Below are a collection of podcasts, both created by SurrogacyUK and where we have appeared in the media. These podcasts will give you an insight into the many different aspects of surrogacy.

BBC Radio CWR: Lorna Bailey
Monday 29th November 2021

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.

BBC Radio 4: The Listening Project
Sunday 21st November 2021

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.

BBC Radio Wales: Wyre Davies
Wednesday 22nd September 2021

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.

Surrogacy Mythbusting with Sarah Jones
Friday 6th August 2021

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.

BBC Radio Scotland: The Cost of Surrogacy and Adoption
Monday 26th July 2021

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.

Times Radio: Gloria De Piero
Saturday 27th February 2021

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.

BBC Radio Nottingham: Sarah Julian
Monday 18th January 2021

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.

BBC Radio 4: The Untold - Diary of a Surrogate

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.

The SurrogacyUK podcast series below aims to give you an insight into a surrogacy journey from the perspective of both an intended parent and a surrogate, as well as helping you understand how surrogacy works in practice and how the current surrogacy laws pose additional challenges for those creating families through surrogacy. You will also learn about Surrogacy UK and their “friendship first” ethos.

Episodes
Episode 1: An Introduction to SurrogacyUK
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.
Episode 2: SurrogacyUK Roundtable
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.
Episode 3: Birth Story 1 - Nick and Sarah

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. 

Episode 4: Birth Story 2 - Kat and Janine

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.

Episode 5: The Fertility Clinic - For a Surrogate

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.

Episode 6: The Legal Lowdown
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 natalie.smith@surrogacyuk.org.
Episode 7: The Unsung Heroes

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.