Brand new series!
We’ve been very busy behind the scenes, recording a series of new podcasts that explore the many different aspects of surrogacy – sharing stories, quashing social media naivety and generally informing our listeners about the wonderful world of creating families. Stay tuned for new episodes, available soon!
Saturday 1st April 2023
In this episode, Ayesha speaks with Claire Fenton-Glynn and our own Sarah Jones about the differences in surrogacy law in other counties versus those in the UK, especially now they are due to be impacted by the Law Commission’s report on surrogacy law reform.
Wednesday 29th March 2023
Fresh off the back of the Law Commission’s release of its report on surrogacy law reform, Clare McDonnell interviews Helen Trenchard on what the changes in surrogacy law would mean for people like her – having a child through surrogacy, yet not being recognised as the legal parent right away.
Wednesday 25th January 2023
In this episode, Sarah chats with Liz Quick and her husband Nathan about their experience of Known Egg Donation – how their families have supported them, how their children understand the journey and what motivated them to help their friends on the path to become parents.
Friday 5th August 2022
In this podcast, Alex Pye speaks with Charlotte, Kat and Hazel, three ladies who have become parents through surrogacy and how they have found their journeys, how their children have come to understand their births via a surrogate and any issues they’ve experienced along the way.
To kickstart this year’s Surrogacy Week, Alex Pye speaks with Natalie Gamble, Michael Johnson-Ellis and Sarah Jones about how surrogacy impacts the children born through this method, the ongoing criticism surrogacy receives from certain groups and the upcoming law changes for Intended Parents.
Continuing with our coverage on BBC Radio, Lorna Bailey also shares Kreena’s story and catches up with our own SUK trustee, Rena, on her experience and journey as an egg donor and surrogate.
Changing Hearts and Minds: Kofi Smiles presents three conversations between strangers.
In this clip: Kreena, a mother of four children born with the help of a surrogate, talks to Katie who has twice been a surrogate herself.
The number of parents having a baby using a surrogate in England and Wales has almost quadrupled in the past 10 years. In this podcast, Wyre Davies speaks to Katie Bezant about why she became a surrogate and what advice she would offer anyone else considering surrogacy.
Unfortunately, it seems true surrogacy just isn’t dramatic enough for your average TV plot line! But when friends, family and colleagues start believing what they’ve seen on the screen, that’s when the concerned questions start arising. In this podcast, SUK trustee and 5 time surrogate, Sarah Jones, addresses the all-too-common questions our members are posed.
Starting a family can be an expensive business. Kim & Eileen meet Linder, a surrogate who has helped three couples to have children. We hear about the hurdles you might face and how much it can cost to cross them.
In this episode, Gloria discusses all things surrogacy with Jemma and Kitty from Team Magic 8 and SUK’s first single father through IP, David Watkins.
Sarah starts the day with trusted local news, sport, information and topical chat. In this episode, she interviews Jemma and Kitty from Team Magic 8 about the birth of Jasper.
Having successfully been a surrogate once, Linder wants to do it again – this time to help a gay couple have a baby. But the path ahead is fraught with difficulties.
Every year, SurrogacyUK hold conferences for Intended Parents and Surrogates to meet and potentially begin their journeys. The events cover a wide range of topics from an A-Z of Surrogacy to understanding the legalities behind the whole process and, most importantly, give you an introduction to SurrogacyUK’s “Friendship First” ethos. In this episode, you will hear a taster of the conference and to find out more about events throughout the year.
Recorded on the evening of SurrogacyUK’s Spring Conference – March 2017, Fiona O’Driscoll chairs an honest and frank discussion with four surrogates who are members of SurrogacyUK. In this episode, four women share their decision to become surrogates, how their journey’s were and any advice they have for you if you are thinking of becoming a surrogate.
Nick Scott shares his story about becoming a parent with his partner Michael, with Sarah Jones his surrogate. The couple worked with Sarah on a sibling project.
Kat Mallery and Janine Gregory are a prime example of the wonderful ‘Friendship First’ ethos that is a fundamental part of SurrogacyUK. The pair developed a strong bond ahead of working together and so once they decided to go on a journey together, their friendship went from strength to strength.
Understand what’s involved on your fertility journey as a surrogate, as explained by Dr. Anna Carby, Consultant Gynaecologist at CARE Fertility London and former Medical Director of Boston Place Clinic. Anna gives advice on how to ensure you communicate clearly every step of the way with your intended parents to make the journey as seamless as possible.
To keep up to date with SurrogacyUK’s campaign for legal reform, browse this website and follow us on social media via the links below. To help, please write to your MP asking for their support and forward your response to firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you have any concerns about your partner becoming a surrogate this episode gives you a great insight about what it is like. For more information, browse this website and follow us on social media via the links below.