Organisations we support

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Brilliant Beginnings works alongside many other professional organisations and charities in the UK and abroad, as well as other fertility and surrogacy organisations and supporters.

Below are some of the other organisations we support, and who you might find it useful to get to know:

NGA Law

NGA Law is a leading specialist fertility law firm, and our sister organisation. The NGA Law website includes free information, guidance and resources on surrogacy and donation law.

British Infertility Counselling Association (BICA)

BICA is the only professional association for infertility counsellors and counselling in the UK, seeking to promote the highest standards of counselling for those considering or undergoing fertility investigations and treatment.

COTS (Childlessness Overcome Through Surrogacy)

COTS is a long-established volunteer-run non-profit UK surrogacy organisation which helps and advises surrogates and intended parents.

Donor Conception Network (DCN)

Donor Conception Network (DCN) is a supportive network of 1,600 mainly UK-based families with children conceived with donated sperm, eggs or embryos, those considering or undergoing donor conception procedures and donor-conceived people.

Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA)

Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA) is the UK's independent regulator overseeing the use of gametes and embryos in fertility treatment and research. The HFEA licenses fertility clinics and centres carrying out in vitro fertilisation (IVF), other assisted conception procedures and human embryo research.

Fertility Network UK (FNUK)

Fertility Network UK (FNUK) is a national infertility charity, dedicated to the support of everyone affected by infertility. It also leads the National Infertility Awareness Campaign for fair and equitable access to NHS-funded treatment.

Pride Angel

Pride Angel is a website committed to helping single, lesbian, gay and infertile couples become parents through donor conception and co-parenting and matches sperm donors, egg donors and co-parents worldwide.

Stonewall

Stonewall is the national lesbian, gay,  and bisexual and transgender rights charity.  From its origins fighting Section 28 in the 1980s, Stonewall has put the case for equality on the mainstream political agenda by winning support within all the main political parties and has offices in England, Scotland and Wales.

Mermaids

Mermaids is an award winning UK charity which supports trans and gender variant children, and their families. Their work focuses on embracing and empowering trans and non-binary children and young people, as well as educating professionals and the general public on gender nonconformity in children and young people.

Chana

Chana is an organisation which offers practical and emotional support to Jewish couples with fertility issues. Comprising of support workers, medical professionals, trustees, admin staff and volunteers, they provide a range of services to individuals and couples.

Doula UK

Doulas are professional training in providing the breadth of support needed during pregnancy, childbirth and immediately after. Doula UK is a non-profit membership association of some 700 doulas. It was founded in 2001 and is run by its members.

National Childbirth Trust

NCT is the largest UK charity for parents. Their goal of ensuring no new parent is unsupported is enabled through their network, where new parents can share knowledge, forge friendships and work to change policies. Their community is over 100,000 members strong and growing.