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.

2 parents holding a child, join as a KED

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

Complete and submit the application form below to join SurrogacyUK and pay your administration fee of of £400. 

Your administration fee covers all administration costs of joining, plus costs of a mandatory information afternoon and an individual membership advisory session, and allows you to access all of our resources for applicants, such as our social events.

If your application is accepted in principle you will be placed on our rolling waiting list to become a full member, which will take a few months, at which point you will be required to pay a membership fee of £1,200.

Step Two

After receiving your application the IP Applications Team will send you a list of documents that are needed to process your application.

Whilst you are on the waiting list ensure that your associated paperwork is completed and sent to the IP Applications Team on 

You will need to request a Health & Wellness report for each applicant from your GP.

Step Three

Attend a mandatory online information afternoon where you will learn all about UK surrogacy, SurrogacyUK and how it works, plus ask any questions to our panel of surrogates, intended parents, completed families and professionals.

Become involved with the organisation – join in with socials, participate on the Facebook group, ask questions and build connections.

Step Four

Have a Membership Advisory session with SurrogacyUK.

This session is the last step of your application for membership.  At this session we will ask questions to find out more about you, what you are looking for, what support you require and how SurrogacyUK can help you individually.

For any queries contact us here.