A very special Christmas card…


This weekend we received our first Christmas card…nothing unusual about that at this time of year right? Except this is a Christmas card that, a few years ago, it didn’t occur to me I would receive! Let me explain… It was this time 2 years ago that I ‘dropped the bombshell’ to my husband that … Continue reading A very special Christmas card…

A day in the life of Surrogacy UK’s Admin Manager


Someone once commented to me that my role was ‘just answering a few emails and making ‘The Call’ every once in a while, wasn’t it?’ so I thought I’d share what it is I do on a typical day for Surrogacy UK.  8.30am – Monday morning and an early start today straight after the school … Continue reading A day in the life of Surrogacy UK’s Admin Manager

Research findings from a longitudinal study of surrogacy families in the UK


Around the year 2000, a group of researchers, headed by Professor Susan Golombok, began a study of families created using surrogacy. I have worked on the project from its beginnings, when children in the study were one year old infants. Since then, our team has revisited the families five times and last saw them when … Continue reading Research findings from a longitudinal study of surrogacy families in the UK

Surrogacy options through a fertility clinic


In the UK through an HFEA (Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority) licensed fertility clinic, we offer two main surrogacy journeys. Straight (sometimes referred to as traditional) surrogacy and host/gestational surrogacy. The terms that healthcare professionals tend to use when explaining both pathways are Straight surrogacy or host surrogacy. The couple wishing to create their families … Continue reading Surrogacy options through a fertility clinic

Host or Straight Surrogacy – Choosing your path


If you’re reading this then you will have most likely either made the choice that surrogacy is the path to parenthood that you wish to take, or you are close to taking that first big step. Once you have chosen the surrogacy route, the next big decision you will need to make is your preferred … Continue reading Host or Straight Surrogacy – Choosing your path