Join as a Team

Criteria for Surrogates


Surrogates must be a minimum of 21 years old. There is no maximum age limit for surrogates, however you must be eligible to be treated by a fertility clinic. Criteria for host surrogacy can differ from clinic to clinic, however some UK clinics are happy to treat surrogates in their mid to late 40s.

Medical Health

Surrogates must be healthy enough to carry a pregnancy. GP reports are obtained during the application process however, if you have a medical condition, please do speak to us as it may not hinder your application.


Surrogates should have a healthy BMI and be eligible to be treated by a fertility clinic. As such a surrogate’s BMI should ideally be no higher than 35. If you feel your BMI may hinder your application, please speak to us and we can give you more information as to your options.


Surrogates must be resident in the UK.

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Criteria for Intended Parents

Unable to Sustain a Pregnancy Personally

Intended mothers must provide evidence that they are unable to carry a pregnancy themselves by way of a letter from their GP. Additional supporting documents from a fertility clinic may be requested.

Relationship Status

If applying as a couple, intended parents must be in a long term relationship or married. Sole, individual parents are now eligible to apply to SurrogacyUK and apply for the parental order.


One intended parent must be genetically related to any baby born through surrogacy, so they must be able to use their own embryos, or only use donor sperm OR donor eggs. Double donation is not allowed.


Intended parents must be domiciled in the UK and, if in a couple, be living together. If you are not resident in the UK you must be able to prove your domicile status and how you can support your surrogate throughout the pregnancy.

How to become Team with Surrogacy UK

Step One

Submit your online application form (link below) and pay the £600 administration and application fee to begin your journey with SurrogacyUK. This fee covers administrative costs, our surrogacy preparation course, and access to resources and events.

As a team you are not subject to any waiting lists for intended parents, so once your application is processed (typically within a few months) and approved, membership can be granted immediately.

After approval, you’ll be required to pay a membership fee of £1,800 and an annual renewal of £120.

Your surrogate can join for FREE and we will cover all costs associated with her application.

Step Two

Work with the Applications Team to gather and submit all necessary documents, including completing your ID verification, online DBS check, and our Health and Wellness Form (links below).

Simultaneously, enrol in our bespoke Surrogacy Preparation Course to gain comprehensive knowledge about surrogacy, covering legal, emotional, and practical aspects, and to prepare yourself for the journey ahead.

Engage with the organisation and attend our free social events to enhance your understanding and preparation, and to start becoming a part of our community.

Step Three

Engage in a thoughtful reflection of your upcoming journey and expectations by completing our Self Reflection Form.

This self-assessment is crucial for a clear understanding and alignment of your surrogacy aspirations.

Following this step, schedule a one-to-one personal consultation with our team to review your application in detail and outline your specific support needs.

This step ensures your readiness and that your expectations align with our understanding of your individual needs as an intended parent.

Step Four

Once all the above steps are completed and you’re fully prepared for the journey ahead, finalise your membership by paying the £1,800 membership fee.

This marks the beginning of your active engagement as a member of SurrogacyUK, where you’ll continue to build connections, participate in events, and embark on your surrogacy journey.

Our application process is designed to ensure that each applicant is thoroughly prepared and supported, reflecting our commitment to investing in the future success of our members.