Options Review consultations

Personal surrogacy advice, tailored to you


Our Options Reviews give you the chance to draw on our years of surrogacy experience to help answer all your questions about building your family through surrogacy. In a one-to-one personal consultation with one of our client managers, we will help you cut through the overwhelming volume of information to untangle what it all means for you.

Your consultation will be bespoke to your personal situation, but as examples we can:

* Give you a broad overview of all the different ways of finding a surrogate in the UK and all the available international surrogacy destinations if you are starting from scratch, helping you weigh up the pros and cons of each possible path,

* Drill down into one or more surrogacy options you are seriously considering (such as US surrogacy) to help you understand how to navigate the process safely and what to consider,

* Answer your key questions or concerns, whether that means meticulous budgeting for international surrogacy, understanding how to move embryos you have already created or exploring how your child might feel and their long term wellbeing.

How much does an Options Review cost?

Our Options Reviews cost £500 plus VAT, which covers a personal meeting with one of our client managers (usually lasting 1-2 hours) and a detailed personal advice letter.

If you would also like legal advice we can arrange that too through our sister organisation NGA Law, and if you wish we can schedule a joint meeting with a lawyer from NGA Law.

What intended parents we’ve guided have said

From the very first meeting at their offices in London they made us feel completely at ease.  They explained the surrogacy process in detail.

Same-sex couple

I had a very useful initial meeting with lots of information in a comfortable and friendly environment.

Single dad

Why trust Brilliant Beginnings?


We have unrivalled years of both lived and professional surrogacy experience and, together with our sister organisation NGA Law, have seen thousands of surrogacy arrangements across the UK and in every international surrogacy destination. We know the pitfalls and how to make things work well in the UK, and we know the process, risks, costs and ethics of the different international surrogacy options.

You can feel confident that our advice is designed entirely around you. Independent and impartial, we have no hidden financial reciprocity with any other surrogacy organisations or fertility clinics (no directory, no retainers), which means that our advice is only about what we think is right for you.  We are your trusted personal advisors.

We are committed to safe, legal, ethical surrogacy, with a belt and braces approach to ensuring everyone is fully informed, well prepared and safe.


How else can you help me?


Our Surrogacy Pathways take you safely through every step of a surrogacy process in the UK, USA or Canada. You do not need to have had an Options Review before embarking on one of our pathways, although many of our clients do.

If a friend or family member in the UK comes forward and offers to help you, we can also support you with our surrogacy support service.

Whatever surrogacy path you ultimately follow, our sister organisation NGA Law can also provide expert UK legal support.

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