Single mums

Single Mum

Single mums can now opt for surrogacy more easily as UK law now includes single parents. If you are planning to conceive with your own eggs as a single mum (or your own sperm if you are a trans woman), Brilliant Beginnings can support you through surrogacy in the UK, US or Canada, we can advise on other destinations more broadly.

Understand your options with an Options Review meeting

The complexities and logistics of surrogacy for single mums can seem daunting, but we are highly experienced in breaking down and negotiating these challenges. 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.

In this meeting we can run through all the key considerations and discuss with you how your family goals can be met through surrogacy. Areas we look at include:

  • How to create embryos if you have not done so already
  • How to find a fertility clinic
  • How to choose a sperm donor (or egg donor if you are trans)
  • Whether to look for a surrogate in the UK or abroad
  • Who to help you with your journey
  • What to budget for
  • How long it will take What the legal implications are

You can book into an Options Review meeting at either our London or Burgate offices. We are also happy to conduct them via Skype, Facetime or over the phone is that is more suitable for you.

Each meeting lasts around 2-3 hours and comes with a detailed letter summarising everything we have discussed during the meeting. Options Reviews are charged at £500 plus VAT.

Contact us to arrange a meeting.

Our Matching Process

Our matching and management services are available for single mums pursuing surrogacy. Single mums who are able to use their own eggs (or sperm, if trans) 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).

Our matching process for single parents involves meeting with you, and your support system (which could be a close friend or family member) and helping you to select the right way forward. We can then help facilitate your match with a surrogate, clinic and other organisations you will need to work with.

Brilliant Beginnings can support you from deciding on your destination, through the pregnancy, to birth and until you are settled back home in the UK.

Most popular destinations for single mums

Surrogacy is available in many countries, though how suitable and safe the systems are varies widely. Though there are countries like Greece where surrogacy is possible, Brilliant Beginnings only operates in the UK, US and Canada.

We are happy to advise on all the options for surrogacy as a single mum during an options review meeting, if you would find it helpful.

Going abroad for surrogacy: the US and Canada

We offer a full management service in both the US and Canada. We are highly experienced with the processes in both countries and have established connections with all the reputable agencies, consultancies and clinics that you might want to work with.

Find out more about how we can guide and support you with:

Staying in the UK for surrogacy

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 mums who will be the biological parent 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. 

Contact us by email, contact form or by phone to find out more