Campaigning

 

At Brilliant Beginnings, we believe:

Surrogates deserve exceptional support

Families thrive with love and honesty, no matter what their structure or how they were made

The law should recognise and support 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

We support the Law Commission’s current project to review UK surrogacy law

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.

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