I am looking into becoming a surrogate and have read that my husbands name has to go on the baby's birth certificate even if it's not biologically related to either of us. Is that right? It's really putting him off the idea as he's worried he'll end up with a knock on the door in 18 years time or that the parents will try and get money out of him as it's his name on the birth certificate.
It looks like the law will change soon but for now it is true that if you are married your dh will need to either go on the birth certificate or offer some kind of proof that he didn't agree with you being a surrogate.
There should be no turning up in 18 years stuff though as the parental order bring a new birth certificate with the intended parents on it.