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Gay Dads

Brilliant Beginnings helps many same-sex parents (parents who both identify as dads).  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

As same-sex parents, there will be choices to make to create your family. Surrogacy is available to you with a secure legal framework in the UK, the US and Canada 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
  • How many children you want
  • Who will be the biological parent
  • How to choose an egg donor (unless one of you is trans and able to provide the eggs) and how much information you want to be available for your child
  • Finding a fertility clinic
  • What tests are available on your embryo
  • What you need to consider in relation to your sperm
  • Legal implications

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

If you are at an early stage of your planning and need some 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. 

Most popular surrogacy options for dads

We offer support and management services for surrogacy journeys in the UK, US and Canada.

Staying in the UK for surrogacy

As a same-sex couple, you will have made a positive decision to start a family and this is a compelling reason why many surrogates in the UK are keen to help. Our UK Matching and Management service is run by our professional team of surrogacy case managers.  We work hard to match intended parents 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 UK surrogacy Matching and Management service.

Unfortunately we are not currently accepting applications from new intended parents for our UK Matching and Management service.  This is due to the huge demand and our concern to manage expectations and wait times.  However, we hope to be able to do so shortly and review our position regularly so do keep an eye on our website.

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 working 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 same-sex 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 beyond the birth.  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.