Being a surrogate for someone you know

We can support you if you are being a surrogate for someone you already know.  You might have offered to help a friend, family member or even a work colleague.

Guidance on surrogacy

 

Trust is a key part of UK surrogacy, so your existing relationship is a great starting point, but there is a lot to know about surrogacy which you may not be familiar with. We will have a separate meetings with you and with your intended parents, to explain the surrogacy process, answer any questions you have, air any concerns and help you think through any issues you need to discuss.

We can help you understand the fertility treatment process, work through your expenses, and think about the long term emotional issues for you and your family.

 

Getting ready

 

We will then give you time to digest the advice and talk between yourselves. 

We will also provide you with a template surrogacy agreement to aid your discussions.

By arranging legal advice for your intended parents, we will also make sure they know what they need to do to become their child’s legal parents after the birth.

 

A professionally-mediated agreement process

Once you have had our guidance and template agreement, and have had a chance to think about them, we will help you work through the details of your agreement.  We will help you ensure you have had the chance to talk openly and have recorded things clearly.

Airing topics like expenses and how you would feel if a decision needed to be made about terminating a pregnancy because there was a problem with the baby is not always straightforward and can feel awkward.  With a qualified mediators in our team, we will steer you through this critical part of your journey sensitively and carefully.

From the surrogates we have supported with helping friends and family

Talking through everything properly was a big help. We felt like we knew what to expect rather than muddling through.

Amy

Knowing you are always there was massively reassuring. I never felt I was doing this alone.

Ellen

We understand that you will have questions. Our surrogate managers, Tracey, Teresa and Alyssa, are always happy to chat.

Want our help with your surrogacy journey?