Other useful organisations

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British Infertility Counselling Association (BICA) is the 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) is a long-established UK surrogacy organisation run by volunteers, which helps and advises surrogates and intended parents.

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.

Fertility Friends is the UK's leading online infertility community in the UK, with members at every stage of infertiliy, adoption, and parenting after fertility treatment.

Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (the 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) 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.

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.

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Pride Angel is 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 is the national lesbian, gay and bisexual 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.

Surrogacy UK (SUK) is a not for profit surrogacy organisation run by volunteers. Their ethos is “surrogacy through friendship” and through SUK, surrogate mothers and intended parents can meet one another and form the friendships that can lead to surrogacy. SUK can help and support you the stages of surrogacy and their website hosts an online message-board and online community for friendship, advice and support.