More single dads are opting for surrogacy, and this is set to continue as the UK law now reflects single parent surrogacy (although there continues to be a shortage of surrogates in the UK).
Being single won’t preclude a surrogate from wishing to help you, but you being well supported is an important factor in her decision to work with you. Brilliant Beginnings can help support your surrogacy journey from the legal and logistical side, but it is important that you have a support system, a close friend or family member, in place for the practical parts.
If you are at the early stages and wish to find out more about how surrogacy can work for you then an Options Review is a good starting point. During your meeting we can outline how being a single parent affects your surrogacy options, both in the UK and internationally.
This meeting can help facilitate your surrogacy planning by touching on all the areas you need to be aware of in the process, including:
Options Review meetings can take place face-to-face at our offices, in London and Burgate, but they can also be done over the phone, Skype or Facetime if preferred. These meetings typically last 1–2 hours and also include a detailed letter of everything discussed to help settle your thoughts.
You can book an Options Review meeting at £500 plus VAT.
Our matching and management services are available for single parent surrogacy in the US and Canada. Single dads can now pursue surrogacy here in the UK as the recent change in law reflects this (although there continues to be a shortage of surrogates in the UK).
After meeting with you, and your support system, we can assist you in managing your surrogacy relationship an journey, including clinics, hospitals and other organisations. We can be there every step of the way, from conception to birth, and beyond.
Though there are many countries where surrogacy is possible surrogacy for single dads is now possible in the UK as the recent change in law reflects this.
We are delighted that this change has finally caught up however there is still a shortage of surrogates in the UK and something that we continue to work on.
We are also happy to advise on other destinations in an Options Review meeting, i.e US & Canada.
With both the US and Canada, we offer a full management service. This means we can guide you through where to go, including which states or provinces are best, introduce you to the organisations in your chosen destination and support you all the way through to birth and getting back to the UK.
Learn more about these destinations:
Single parents who conceive through surrogacy have long been discriminated against by the law and denied the legal solution of a parental order which is available to couples who have a child through surrogacy. Having worked with many single parents through surrogacy, we have been campaigning for years for law reform. Our campaigning has led to changes to single parent surrogacy and it's therefore now legal and possible for single dads to pursue surrogacy in the UK.
However, there is still a shortage of surrogates in the UK and this is something that we are working hard to change.