Mum-dad families

Mums and DadsSurrogacy is an established way of building a family for mum-dad families (whether cisgender or trans) who need help with carrying a pregnancy

We can help you understand your options through our Options Review service, and we can guide and support you through a surrogacy journey in the UK, USA or Canada.

Book an Options Review meeting to learn more

Many intended parents have already had a difficult journey behind them and we know that you may feel daunted by what lies ahead. Our support and experience can alleviate that worry. Surrogacy is available to you through various different UK routes and international destinations and we can help you work out which one is best for you.  You will need to consider: 

  • Whether to look for a surrogate in the UK or abroad
  • Who to help you with your journey (personally and professionally)
  • Budget and costs
  • Timescales
  • The future relationship you want with your surrogate
  • What to think about in terms of embryo creation or in terms of embryos that you already have
  • How to choose an egg or sperm donor if you need one (and how much information you want to be available for your child about them)
  • The legal implications
  • What the most important priorities are for you

Which is the right surrogacy path is a very personal choice for every couple, and we can help you decide and work through a plan step by step. 

If you are at any early stage of your planning and need some personalised advice, then we suggest booking an Options Review meeting with us.  We will spend a couple of hours with you and afterwards write with a personal letter confirming our advice on your options for both UK and international surrogacy (covering not just our own services, but other organisations and destinations as well).  We can meet with you face to face at our offices in London or the New Forest, or arrange a Skype or telephone meeting.

Options Review meetings are available at £500 plus VAT.

Contact us to book a meeting

Most popular surrogacy options for mum-dad families

We offer support and management services for surrogacy journeys in the UK, USA and Canada.  Other options may be available to you (for example in Ukraine, Georgia and Greece) which we can advise on as part of an Options Review, but do not directly project-manage for you. 

Staying in the UK for surrogacy

Our UK Matching and Management service is run by our professional team of surrogacy case managers.  We work hard to match intended parentes with a surrogate who is aligned with you and has been screened and fully prepared for the process ahead.  We aim to guide you from the outset through every step, so that you have the key decision-making information upfront and are supported comprehensively through each stage from matching, getting to know your surrogate, putting an agreement in place, fertility treatment, pregnancy, birth and bringing your baby home.

Find out more about our matching and management process

If you have already found a surrogate, we also offer a UK Surrogacy Support service to guide you through your journey. We can if you wish screen and prepare your surrogate as we would with a Brilliant Beginnings surrogate. Alternatively if you are workign with a friend or family member you already know well, we offer a Friends and Family service which through mediation and legal advice helps you discuss all the issues you need to consider and put a written agreement in place.

Find out more about Surrogacy in the UK

Going abroad for surrogacy: the US and Canada

Surrogacy in the US and Canada are popular choices for intended parents given the legal certainty and the surrogacy matching services available internationally.  There are a variety of options available to you and all have their advantages and disadvantages, so choosing the right path and the right professionals to work with is critical.  You will need to follow the legal requirements in the country where your child will be born, and take into account how you bring your child home and become legally recognised as a family in the UK. 

We can help you navigate all the legal and practical steps you need to take as international intended parents conceiving through surrogacy in the USA or Canada, working with proven professionals and walking you through the international surrogacy process step by step from the planning stages to birth and beyond.  Find out more about:

Contact us to find out more

If you would like to arrange an Options Review meeting, or to discuss one of our surrogacy managment services please contact us by email, by phone or via our contact form.