At Brilliant Beginnings, we believe that:
Surrogates deserve exceptional support
Families thrive with love and honesty, no matter what their structure or how they were made
UK law should fully support and recognise ethical surrogacy
Our campaigning work
Education and awareness
We research, write and speak about surrogacy
Surrogacy law reform
We are at the forefront of the campaign for UK surrogacy law reform
Law Commission surrogacy project
UK surrogacy law is being reviewed
We regularly speak to the media
Positive changes we have won through Brilliant Beginnings and our sister organisation NGA Law
Single parents through surrogacy (2019)
NGA Law won a High Court battle to end discrimination against single parents, enabling them to be granted parental orders.
Government guidance on surrogacy (2018)
Brilliant Beginnings helped author the UK’s first ever government guidance on surrogacy.
Parliamentary debate on surrogacy law reform (2014)
We worked with Jessica Lee MP on the first Parliamentary debate about surrogacy since the 1980s, prompting the creation of the cross-governmental working group on surrogacy.
Maternity leave rights for parents through surrogacy (2014)
Following a five year campaign we won adoption leave and pay for parents through surrogacy, equivalent to full maternity/paternity leave.
Embryo storage for surrogacy (2009)
Through a media and lobbying campaign, we persuaded the government to change the law on embryo storage, enabling parents through surrogacy to store their embryos for as long as parents conceiving without a surrogate.
Championing same-sex parents (2008)
Our founder Natalie Gamble was a leading LGBT+ champion in the 2008 fight for same-sex parents to be recognised as legal parents. She was nominated by Stonewall for their Hero of the Year award and invited to meet the Prime Minister at 10 Downing Street.