So…Neil and I decided we wanted to have children several years ago. In 2015, we looked into adoption but wanted to have the genetic link so discovered surrogacy. After much research we discovered SurrogacyUK, the country’s leading organisation who provides support for IPs (intended parents) and surrogates through a friendship first approach. You meet people … Continue reading Surrogacy and how it works – our journey
Anyone who knows me knows that I carried two babies for 2 other families because I wanted to, I chose to do this not for money but simply because I wanted to and was able to. I was not coerced or extorted, it wasn’t my low socio-economic status, poor education or the colour of my … Continue reading I’ve been a surrogate…. twice
We are pleased to announce that one of our members, Ferrari Hernandez, has been appointed as Surrogacy UK’s first Diversity and Inclusion Officer. In this role he is helping us, in a structured way, to do our best to meet the needs of everyone wanting to create a family through surrogacy in the UK. Trustees … Continue reading Appointment of Surrogacy UK’s first Diversity and Inclusion Officer
Janine and I had the tiniest glimpse through the window of infertility early in our married lives and that has perhaps affected my perspective on surrogacy and the brilliance of it. I have spoken to a few worried partners as part of Janine’s support of potential surros over the years, which I am not entirely … Continue reading A Surrogate Partner’s View
On 6th June, at a conference entitled ‘Reforming Surrogacy Laws: Future Directions and Possibilities’, the Law Commission of England and Wales and the Scottish Law Commission will launch their public consultation on reforming the UK’s outdated surrogacy laws. You can find a copy of the press release here: Surrogacy consultation press release final Surrogacy UK has long … Continue reading Surrogacy UK welcomes Law Commission Consultation Paper on Reforming UK’s Outdated Surrogacy Laws
Our first Surrogacy UK conference was completely overwhelming – in a good way. We arrived the night before, and had no idea what to expect. It was 9:30pm and we had lost all ability to make friends. What on earth had we got ourselves into? An early night and we were ready. We shuffled over … Continue reading What’s it like to attend Surrogacy UK’s conference for the first time?