About Surrogacy

About Surrogacy

Surrogacy is when a woman carries a baby for a couple who are unable to conceive or carry a child themselves.  It should never be forgotten that this is an extraordinary act of giving on the part of the surrogate mother and her family – and this should be celebrated.

Usually the intended mother cannot conceive, or carry a child to term, due to a medical problem.  Common reasons why Intended Parents may look at surrogacy are:

  • Recurrent miscarriage in spite of all possible treatment
  • Repeated failure of IVF treatment
  • Premature menopause, often as a result of cancer treatment
  • A hysterectomy, or an absent or abnormal uterus

Since April 2010 it has also been possible for same-sex couples to undertake surrogacy in the UK, and Surrogacy UK immediately reflected this in our membership rules.

Surrogacy is legal in the UK, but:

  • No third party should be involved on a commercial basis – that is, receive fees for ‘brokering’ a surrogacy relationship.  Surrogacy UK does not broker surrogacy relationships.  Rather, through our boards, IP profiles and events we create opportunities for surrogate mothers to get to know their parents to be
  • Advertising for a surrogate is not allowed, nor is advertising to be a surrogate
  • The surrogate can only receive payment to cover the expenses that she has incurred in being pregnant for her intended parents

There are two types of surrogacy, ‘straight’ and ‘host’: click here to learn more

 

News

Parents through Surrogacy

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2016 Round Up

2016 has been a tremendously busy year for Surrogacy UK.

Firstly, we have made huge strides in the campaign for legal reform. Following the ... >>

2016 Round Up

Events

Spring Conference 2017 – Booking now open

The first of Surrogacy UK’s 2017 conferences is now open for bookings. ... >>

18/03/2017

Spring 2017 Conference

We will be having our Spring Conference in Northamptonshire on 18th March ... >>

Autumn 2016 Conference – FULLY BOOKED

This conference is now fully booked.

Our very popular Surrogacy UK ... >>