We hosted a free in-person event on US surrogacy: costs and timelines on 15th September 2022

This event has already taken place. Get in touch if you want to hear about our next event when it is announced.


A surrogacy journey in the US offers a tried and tested, ethical route to completing a family through surrogacy. With a shortage of UK surrogates and an uncertain legal framework at home, increasing numbers of UK parents are instead looking to the USA. Some of the key aspects that those starting out on their journey want to understand is how much it will cost and how long it will take. We can answer those questions and more.

Meet us and some of the US’s most preeminent expert surrogacy professionals at this in-person event in London for the practical advice, guidance and specialist knowledge you need to understand US surrogacy.


Event Details

The event will take place on: Thursday 15th September 2022

This event will take place at our London office: 55 Leroy Street, London SE1 4SN


Planned agenda:

6.30pm – Arrival drinks

7.00pm – Welcome – Helen Prosser, Brilliant Beginnings

7.05pm – Overview of practicalities and where to start – Laura Clarke, Brilliant Beginnings

7.15pm – Understanding the clinical stages – Guy Ringler, CFP

7.25pm– US law and Roe v’s Wade – Rich Vaughn, IFLG

7.35pm– US health insurance, surrogates and new-borns – Virginia Hart, ART RISK

7.50pm– Bringing your baby home and UK law – Natalie Gamble, NGA Law

8.00pm – Q&A

8.30pm– End of event


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Our speakers

Laura Clarke, Brilliant Beginnings

Laura is a client manager at Brilliant Beginnings, a nurse and three times experienced surrogate who has a wealth of experience supporting UK parents through every step of a US surrogacy journey. She will explain the practical steps of managing a US surrogacy journey from the UK and how Brilliant Beginnings supports intended parents.

Dr. Guy Ringler, California Fertility Partners, a proud partner of the Pinnacle Fertility network

Guy is a renowned clinician with decades of experience treating international intended parents working with US surrogates, and will discuss the clinical steps that intended parents need to plan and budget for.

Virginia Hart, ART Risk

Virginia is widely regarded as the leading US expert on the notoriously complex topic of US health insurance for surrogacy and will explain how this works for UK intended parents, including an overview of the types of policies required, when they need to be in place and costs, including considerations for a twin pregnancy.

Rich Vaughn, International Fertility Law Group

Rich is a US attorney with unrivalled experience supporting international intended parents through US surrogacy and will provide an overview of the legal process for entering into a surrogacy agreement and securing parentage in the US, as well as discussing the impact on surrogacy of the recent decision by the US Supreme Court to overturn Roe vs Wade.

Natalie Gamble, NGA Law

Natalie is a co-founder of Brilliant Beginnings, and the UK’s leading surrogacy lawyer with experience of working with more than 1,500 families, including handling most of the leading cases which have shaped UK law. She will cover the legal process for securing parentage under UK law and avoiding common pitfalls.


Please register in advance for this event.

We are thrilled to be able to welcome some truly pre-eminent speakers to London and would love you to join us to meet them. Places at the event are limited so early registration is advised to avoid disappointment.

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