Our services and fees

Brilliant Beginnings offers a number of different surrogacy services on a non-profit basis.  Our services are delivered by a full-time team which provides professional support throughout the surrogacy process, and our fees also include various services provided by third party professionals (such as counselling and legal advice).  We do not make a profit from our fees, which means that our fees only cover the costs of providing our services. 

UK surrogacy services

UK Matching and Management - £12,750 plus VAT payable in the following instalments:
  • £750 plus VAT on application
  • £6,000 plus VAT when we have received your application and have a surrogate or potential match for you
  • £6,000 plus VAT when you are at the final stage of your agreement with your surrogate

The initial application fee enables us to get to know you and your special circumstances in detail through an in-depth meeting, and put you formally on our radar for a potential one-to-one match.

The remaining two instalments fall due only after we identify a surrogate match for you, and cover the costs of our in-depth screening and preparation service for surrogate candidates, our bespoke matching service, and the professional support we provide to you and your surrogate throughout the agreement stage, treatment and pregnancy.

Our fees also include (at no additional cost to you) the following third party expenses: criminal records checks, surrogacy preparation counselling for your surrogate (provided by a BICA accredited counsellor), legal advice for you (provided by NGA Law solicitors) and independent legal advice for your surrogate (provided by an independent solicitor).

UK Surrogacy Support - £8,000 plus VAT, payable in the following instalments:
  • £4,000 plus VAT on application
  • £4,000 plus VAT when you reach an agreement with your surrogate

Our fees cover the cost of our in-depth screening and preparation service which we will provide to you and the surrogate you have already identified, and the professional support we provide to you and your surrogate throughout the agreement stage, treatment and pregnancy. 

Our fees also include the following third party expenses; criminal records checks, surrogacy preparation counselling for your surrogate (provided by a BICA accredited counsellor), legal advice and support for you (provided by NGA Law solicitors) and independent legal advice for your surrogate (provided by an independent solicitor).

UK Surrogacy Support (Friends and Family) - £4,000 plus VAT

This service is available for intended parents who are working with a surrogate who is an existing friend or family member.

Our fees cover surrogacy preparation discussions with you, and separately with your surrogate and her partner, to ensure you have considered all the issues you need to think about and discuss.  We will also provide you with a working surrogacy agreement template document to aid your discussions.  As the intended parents you will be given a legal review with a solicitor from NGA Law to ensure you understand all the legal implications of the arrangement you are entering into.  Having done all this, we will arrange a mediated Agreement Meeting facilitated by a professionally-qualified mediator involving all parties to help you pull together your discussions before you finalise your written agreement.

International surrogacy services

We offer project-management and support services to UK intended parents conceiving through surrogacy in the USA and Canada.

US Matching and Management - £6,000- £9,000 plus VAT

Basic US Service - £6,000 plus VAT  

Our fees cover our working with you to help you understand the overall US surrogacy path and identify a well-suited and vetted US agency, clinic and attorney to work with, introducing you to them and helping you set out your practicalities.  Our fees also include a UK legal review (including a meeting and advice letter) with a solicitor from NGA Law.

Enhanced US Service – £9,000 plus VAT

This service continues on from the basic service, giving continued professional support through your matching, fertility treatment and pregnancy to bringing your baby home to the UK. You will also receive enhanced UK legal support included in our fee, with a solicitor from NGA Law being on hand to advise on the specific UK legal issues associated with your match and to review the US legal documents you are entering into.  Our fee is payable in two instalments: £6,000 plus VAT upon application, and £3,000 plus VAT when you reach an agreement with a US surrogate.

Canada Matching and Management - £6,000 - £9,000 plus VAT

Basic Canada Service - £6,000 plus VAT  

Our fees cover our working with you to help you understand the overall Canadian surrogacy path and identify a well-suited and vetted Canadian agency, clinic and attorney to work with, introducing you to them and helping you set out your practicalities.  Our fee also includes a UK legal review (including a meeting and advice letter) with a solicitor from NGA Law.

Enhanced Canada Service – £9,000 plus VAT

This service continues on from the basic service, giving continued professional support through your matching, fertility treatment and pregnancy to bringing your baby home to the UK. You will also receive enhanced UK legal support included in our fee, with a solicitor from NGA Law being on hand to advise on the specific UK legal issues associated with your match and to review the Canadian legal documents you are entering into.  Our fee is payable in two instalments: £6,000 plus VAT upon application, and £3,000 plus VAT when you reach an agreement with a Canadian surrogate.

Options reviews

Our Options Review costs £500 plus VAT payable in advance of your meeting with us.  We will sit down with you (either face to face or by Skype or telephone), usually for a couple of hours, to discuss all the different surrogacy options in the UK and overseas and help you decide on the right path for you.  Our advice covers not just the services we offer but also other surrogacy organisations and destinations, and is tailored to your personal circumstances.  Following the meeting we will write to you with a personal letter confirming our advice, which is included in the Options Review fee.

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.