The path to becoming a parent through US surrogacy

Free online event

Thursday 11th July 2024

7pm – 8pm BST

US surrogacy offers UK intended parents a safe, ethical and legally-recognised path to parenthood. This free online event is for intended parents exploring their options, offering an introduction on how to have a baby through US surrogacy.

Our expert panel will cover the most common early-stage questions from parents, including:

  • Why would I choose the US for surrogacy?
  • Is US surrogacy legal – both in the US and here in the UK?
  • How much does US surrogacy cost?
  • What does the process involve, and how do I make sure I don’t miss anything important?
  • What kind of women act as surrogates in the US?

Our team at Brilliant Beginnings and NGA Law will be joined by some guests from the USA, giving you the opportunity to hear from the experts on both sides of the Atlantic.

Reserve your place

This is a free event. Please sign-up to attend in advance. 

About US surrogacy

A surrogacy journey in the US offers intended parents a tried and tested ethical route to completing their families. Many intended parents want to understand is how much it will cost and how long will it take, as well as the process, avoiding pitfalls and how to make the best choice of professional partners to minimise any risk of complication along the way.


About our speakers

Natalie Gamble, NGA Law and Brilliant Beginnings

Known internationally as both the UK’s leading fertility lawyer and a passionate advocate for families through surrogacy, our co-director Natalie has supported thousands of surrogacy arrangements and fought tirelessly for law reform since 2007.

Gemma Hart-Dyke, Brilliant Beginnings

Having supported UK parents through US surrogacy as a Client Manager for over 9 years, Gemma has extensive experience of building trusted relationships with parents-to-be and the professional partners we work with.


Kelly Blaxall, NGA Law

An experienced surrogacy lawyer, Kelly has worked on hundreds of US surrogacy cases and has extensive knowledge of how to manage the legal aspects of a US surrogacy journey practically and smoothly. 

Rich Vaughn, International Fertility Law Group.

Rich is the founding principal of IFLG as well as a parent through surrogacy and egg donation. He has unparalleled experience working with international intended parents, and supports surrogacy arrangements across the US.  He is past chair of the American Bar Association’s Assisted Reproductive Technology Committee and a proud advocate for LGBTQIA equality.

Gina-Marie Madow, ConceiveAbilities.

Gina-Marie is an attorney and the Director of Legal Services and Client Development at ConceiveAbilities. Gina-Marie has spent her entire career (over 16 years) assisting thousands of parents with all aspects of their surrogacy and egg donation journeys. Gina-Marie works with clients from start to finish providing legal education, support, and oversight for the entire journey. Personally, Gina-Marie is a four-time egg donor and she built her family via IVF.

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Why Brilliant Beginnings and NGA Law?

We are sibling organisations which have been supporting parents building families through US surrogacy for more than 15 years. We are dedicated to ethical safe surrogacy, and seek to set the gold standard of care.

NGA Law represented the very first UK parents through international surrogacy in 2008, and have been at the forefront of shaping UK surrogacy law ever since. The established UK leaders in the field, the team has unrivalled experience and has helped hundreds of parents through US surrogacy to navigate outdated UK laws.

Brilliant Beginnings was founded in 2013 by NGA Law’s directors to provide the practical support our clients also desperately needed. The team has now supported US surrogacy journeys for more than a decade, with unique understanding of the best US professionals for UK parents to work with, the steps in a smooth US surrogacy journey, how to budget accurately, and the logistical and emotional challenges you may be facing.

“There are no words that can express our depth of gratitude for your expert help, kindness, patience and support in bringing our baby into the world. The people and organisations you have introduced us to, and your advice, has been exceptional. We can’t imagine how it would have been without Brilliant Beginnings and NGA.”  – Parents through US surrogacy

Find out more

Our US Surrogacy Pathway

Supporting you through every step of your US surrogacy journey.

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US surrogacy Knowledge Centre

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