Would you like to hear more about surrogacy in the UK? UK surrogacy agency Brilliant Beginnings and law firm NGA Law, have teamed up with Herts and Essex Fertility Centre to bring you information on all the key things to consider. There will also be a chance for you to ask the speakers questions as part of the event.
This free event is being hosted on Zoom at 5pm on Wednesday 20th May 2020. It is for UK intended parents and women considering becoming surrogates in the UK.
Registration on Zoom is required, and the event will also be recorded to be made available on social media afterwards.
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As well as speakers from Brilliant Beginnings, NGA Law and Herts and Essex Fertility Centre, we will be joined by both a surrogate and a parent through surrogacy speaking about their journeys. Speakers
Caring, energetic and creative, Helen has worked professionally in the field of fertility, donation and surrogacy for a decade. She is a member of the HFEA's National Donation Strategy Group (an advisory committee of national egg/sperm donation experts hand-picked by the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority), one of the few international members of the American Bar Association’s Assisted Reproduction and Technology Committee, and a former trustee of the National Gamete Donation Trust. As a director of the UK’s leading fertility law firm, she has long experience managing professional services for families created through assisted reproduction, as well as supporting campaigning and policy work on surrogacy and donation. Helen is a CEDR accredited mediator. She has participated in leading international conferences on surrogacy and has an extensive network of contacts with agencies, medics and lawyers, in the UK and internationally. She has two grown-up boys.
Sarah brings over twenty years’ of nursing experience to their team. Fully trained in Fertility Management, she was instrumental in setting up the Egg Sharing and Surrogacy Programmes. She helps with the day-to-day management of the clinic, conducts ultrasound scans, and ensures the smooth running of the Surrogacy and Egg Donation Programmes with Sarah Robinson. Sarah has been a member of the Herts & Essex Fertility Centre nursing team since 2005, but she has worked closely with the clinic as a Ward Link nurse since 2003 when they were based at the Essex Fertility Centre at Holly House Hospital, in Buckhurst Hill.
Natalie is known internationally, not only as the UK's leading fertility lawyer, but also for her gentle tenacity which has enabled much needed changes in the UK legal system. She has campaigned for many years for same-sex parents and fertility patients, winning key legal changes on surrogacy and donation both in Parliament and in the High Court, and representing the parents in virtually all the key court cases which have shaped UK law on international surrogacy. She is a regular voice on the Today Program and Woman’s Hour and has been quoted in Parliament, ranked in the Independent on Sunday's Pink List, invited to meet the Prime Minister at 10 Downing Street, and nominated for the Stonewall Hero of the Year Award. She works closely with charities such as the Donor Conception Network, Surrogacy UK and Stonewall and is a former trustee of Infertility Network UK. She has two donor-conceived children as a same-sex parent, and has herself been an egg donor.
Michael is a dad to two through surrogacy, and he and his partner have a huge amount of personal experience to share about their journey with their brilliant surrogate, and creating embryos with the help of an egg donor.
Tracey joined the BB team as a surrogate manager in 2019. She does an amazing job of supporting women considering surrogates and progressing through the screening and preparation process. She is also a surrogate and prior to that donated her eggs.