Brilliant Beginnings Fees

Brilliant Beginings is a professionally managed non-profit organisation.  Being non-profit means that our fees only cover the costs of the services we provide - we don't make any profit.  Being professionally-managed means that this is what we do all day and every day. 

Options review meetingcircles

This meeting lasts around two hours, and sets out the practicalities and costs of surrogacy around the world to help you decidewhat is the best route for you.  The cost of this is £500 plus VAT which includes a detailed letter to help you settle your thoughts.  We can meet you at our offices or, if you prefer, by Skype or telephone.  If you would like to arrange legal advice on your options at the same time (as many of our clients do) a solicitor from the NGA Law team will be happy to meet you as well (charged separately by NGA Law).

UK matching and management service

If you have decided that you definitely want to stay in the UK, then we offer a UK matching and management service for surrogacy.  You can find out more about our professionally-managed UK surrogacy process here. Our fee includes our professional service throughout, the screening of your surrogate (and legal advice and counselling for her) as well as a legal review for you with a solicitor from NGA Law and ongoing legal support up to the point of birth.

Our fee is £12,500 plus VAT payable in the following stages: £500 plus VAT on application, £6,000 plus VAT when your application is taken forward, and £6,000 plus VAT when you reach an agreement with your surrogate. 

US management service

circlesIf you are looking to go to the US as a solution to creating your family through surrogacy, then we are able to help you through our US management service. Generally there is a more widely-accessible pool of surrogates in the US, and more treatment choices.  The first stage is for you to fill in one of our application forms and sign our contract.  From there, we will help you put together a budget and select an appropriate clinic, agency and attorney in the US as well as supporting and guiding you in the practicalities of what you need to do and think about. 

We have two levels of service:

  • Basic Service - This service will help start you off by helping you identify an agency, clinic and attorney to work with.  We would gather a shortlist for you based on your circumstances and then introduce you so you an make an informed choice about who to work with.  We would also help you work out what practicalities you will need to think about once your arrangement commences.  This service includes a legal review to advise on the UK legal aspects (both family law and immigration) with a solicitor from NGA Law. The fee for this service is £6,000 plus VAT.
  • Enhanced Service - This service includes, in addition, practical support through to the delivery of your baby and bringing them home to the UK. As well as your initial legal review, you will also have ongoing UK legal support from NGA Law with reviewing your US documents etc.  The fee for this service is £9,000 plus VAT payable in the following stages: £6,000 plus VAT on application and £3,000 plus VAT when you reach an agreement with a US surrogate.

UK surrogacy support service

If you have already found a surrogate here in the UK and wish us to help support you in screening and then facilitating your arrangement, we offer a surrogacy support service. You first fill in one of our application forms and we will carry out the appropriate background checks on you and your surrogate.  We will provide you with guidance and information on issues to discuss with your surrogate (and her partner) before going ahead.  Once you have reached an agreement, we will provide you with practical support throughout your fertility treatment and during your surrogate’s pregnancy.  We will be on hand to make the journey as straightforward as possible. The service includes a legal review to advise on your match with one of the team at NGA Law and ongoing legal support up to the point of birth.

The fee for this service is £8,000 plus VAT payable in the following stages: £4,000 plus VAT on application and £4,000 plus VAT when you reach an agreement with your surrogate.

Finally, if you wish us to help just with your surrogacy agreement stage, then we can do this.  We can provide you with advice and guidance on what to think about whilst you are working through your agreement and provide you with a template agreement prepared by our solicitor colleagues at NGA Law.  The service also includes a legal review with a solicitor at NGA Law. We will then arrange a professional mediation session involving you and your surrogate (and her partner) to finalise the agreement. The fee for this service is £4,000 plus VAT which is payable in one instalment.