Best Surrogacy Agencies

Top rated surrogacy agencies worldwide

A guide to choosing the best surrogacy agency Choosing to start a family is a life-changing decision. Many people also view it as a very private one, opting to walk down that path to parenthood surrounded only by those closest to them.So having to take a stranger with you on the most personal of journeys […]

8 Tips for Finding the Best Surrogacy Agency

8 Tips for Finding the Best Surrogacy Agency

Whether you’re planning to grow your family as intended parents or you want to give the gift of life as a surrogate, choosing the right surrogate agency is essential. You want a company that cares about you and will help you along every step of the way. The best surrogacy agencies will help you find […]

Growing Families – Surrogacy Stories From the Frontline

Surrogacy Stories From the Frontline

Ahead of Growing Families London & Dublin seminars on 2/3 October on international Donor IVF and Surrogacy options,  Sam Everingham interviews one recent couple who created family across borders during the Covid pandemic For UK nationals unable to locate an egg donor locally, countries like Greece, Spain and Czech Republic have been popular options. However […]

Curious about surrogacy as an intended parent? Here are some tips

Curious about surrogacy as an intended parent? Here are some tips

When I was 12 weeks pregnant with my first child, I told my husband that if we ever wanted to have another, we would need to use a gestational carrier (GC). I was about 75% serious. I hated every single minute of being pregnant. I felt terrible and had no desire to do anything other than […]

Japan Gives Legal Recognition To Parents Using Donated Eggs And Sperm

Takashi Okamura (C), secretary general of the House of Councillors, receives a bill from representatives of Japan's ruling and opposition parties on Nov. 16, 2020, in Tokyo, to recognize those who give birth to a baby from donated eggs or sperm as its legal parents

Earlier this year Japan’s front-runner to become Japan’s next prime minister, Yoshihide Suga, proposed to bring insurance coverage for expensive fertility treatments into law. Japan’s parliament enacted a law on Friday that recognizes as legal parents married couples who have children through donated eggs and sperm. The addition to the current civil law, which both […]

Surrogacy In The UK Is Legal Provided The Legal Framework Is Strictly Complied With

Surrogacy In The UK Is Legal Provided The Legal Framework Is Strictly Complied With

Surrogacy is legal in the UK, but if you make a surrogacy agreement it cannot be enforced by the law. The legal parents at birth. A Parental Order transfers parentage from a surrogate mother to the intended parent or parents. This is a process that can only happen once the baby is born and is subject to conditions. Couples or indeed single people […]

8 arrested in Russia’s First Surrogacy Probe

8 arrested in Russia's First Surrogacy Probe

Eight Russians have been arrested and charged with human trafficking in the country’s first surrogacy probe, and a court on Monday was to consider extending the arrests. Surrogacy is legal in Russia and has been a lucrative business for many years. However, a criminal probe was made possible due to “ambiguities” in legislation, defense lawyer Igor Trunov […]

Changes are afoot in the Surrogacy field

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The law relating to surrogacy is currently being reviewed by the Law Commission to see if it is fit for purpose.  As a lawyer practising in this area and dealing on a day to day basis with surrogates and intended parents, I can tell the Law Commission it most certainly is not. The speed of […]

Cross-border Surrogacy – Spending Wisely

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Growing Families annual UK/EU conference is coming up in March, bringing together surrogates, parents and professionals from the UK and around the globe. It can be an expensive route to parenthood. So increasingly Europeans are choosing cheaper destinations such as Ukraine, Russia and Georgia. But one UK mum who wanted the best of US medical […]

16 reasons to have egg donation in Spain

Why Egg donation and why Spain?

Egg donation treatment in Spain is has grown in the last few years at an amazing rate. With more couples and single women choosing to have their treatment at one of the many fertility clinics we asked our new fertility journey partners, Fiv Marbella outline why egg donation has become the treatment of choice for […]

The UK is on the verge of a truly giant leap in Surrogacy Law Reform

The UK is on the verge of a truly giant leap in Surrogacy Law Reform

Surrogacy law reform has been our passion at NGA Law and Brilliant Beginnings for more than 12 years. We were the first UK voice to call for surrogacy reform and we have contributed to many steps forward through our lobbying and litigation, including representing the first UK parents to get a parental order after international […]

The Law Commission suggests a wholesale reform of the law on UK Surrogacy

The Law Commission suggests a wholesale reform of the law on UK Surrogacy

UK Surrogacy law reform has been our passion at NGA Law and Brilliant Beginnings for more than 12 years. We were the first UK voice to call for surrogacy reform and we have contributed to many steps forward through our lobbying and litigation, including representing the first UK parents to get a parental order after […]

Legal Thoughts on Parentage

Legal Thoughts on Parentage

The law surrounding parentage is complex and ever-changing. In days gone by the question of who were a child’s parents was simple. The woman who gave birth was the mother and her husband was the father. The social climate of the time, and the absence of any form of DNA testing, meant this scenario would […]

Irelands first fertility expo takes place in Dublin this November

Irelands first fertility expo takes place in Dublin this November

Looking to start or expand your family? The inaugural Fertility Forum will take place in Dublin on Saturday 16th November and will cover the full range of fertility and reproduction issues. The Fertility Expo is a one day conference and exhibition exploring the entire range of options to help you make an informed choice about […]

The stubborn persistence of Surrogates

The stubborn persistence of Surrogates

Many of the dozens of surrogates I have encountered over the last decade share a common trait – a refusal to give up. Kate Fruin-Smith is a great example. Yorkshire-based, Kate was about 31 when she first looked into surrogacy. She was motivated to do so by her own need for a sperm donor as […]

10 historical facts you never knew about surrogacy – from the Bible till now

10 historical facts you never knew about surrogacy - from the Bible till now

Surrogates have been crucial in the making of families from the beginnings of human history – from the ancient Middle East to the Spanish Royalty in the 12th siècle, to today. Even though it is not a new concept, surrogacy’s landscape has been evolving in line with the evolution of reproductive technologies. Biblical Times The […]

30 Years of making babies with love and science

30 Years of making babies with love and science

We applaud one of our UK Fertility Journey partners as they celebrate their 30th birthday! The Herts & Essex Fertility Centre was founded on 13 July 1989 by Mr. Michael Ah-Moye, CEO, and Consultant Gynaecologist.

Our world spins madly on

Our world spins madly on

Since we started to talk openly about our fertility journey back in 2015, the feedback has been generally very positive and public support has been better than we hoped.  We set out originally with a couple of basic missions, they were to help raise awareness of UK Surrogacy and to normalize Same Sex Parenting by […]

Interview with Toyia-Moore Borrelli founder of American Fertility Expo

American Fertility Expo 2019

The American Fertility Expo & Conference 2019 is an empowering event focused on informing and motivating those who want to start or expand their family. The event will feature local, national and international exhibitors, a marketplace with products and services to buy, interactive workshops, rejuvenating activities, and educational seminars from some of the best fertility […]

Fertility clinic owner Virtus profit down 7.6% after relocations

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Fertility clinic owner Virtus Health’s full-year profit has slipped 7.6 per cent despite a rise in revenue following costs incurred from multiple facility relocations and then refurbishments, and a downturn in international volumes. Revenue for the 12 months to June 30 rose 6.1 per cent to $280.1 million but additional technology and infrastructure investment, expansion […]

The Pursuit of Parenthood explores the history of assisted reproductive technologies to present day

The Pursuit Of Parenthood Explores The History Of Assisted Reproductive Technologies To Present Day

Baby Steps: Rutgers–Camden Scholar’s Book Explores History of Assisted Reproductive Technologies Through Present Day. When Louise Brown, the world’s first in vitro fertilization (IVF) baby was born, many people found it shocking for women to have babies from embryos created in a laboratory, explains Margaret Marsh. Since then, says the Rutgers University–Camden researcher, eight million […]

UK Surrogacy is on the Rise

UK Surrogacy Is On The Rise

By Sarah Jones, Trustee, Surrogacy UK Since the first surrogacy laws were created 30 years ago, surrogacy has grown considerably. The UK Governments independent fertility regulator, the HFEA, reports that the number of IVF treatments being undertaken by UK surrogates has nearly tripled in the last 10 years. Where are all the surrogates and how […]

Perspectives on The Law Commission and Surrogacy Law Reform

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Last Friday, 19 July 2019, I attended The Law Commission’s surrogacy consultation event at Exeter University “Building families through surrogacy: a new law”. The Law Commission explained its proposals for surrogacy law reform and its new pathway to legal parenthood for surrogate born children. It also invited feedback on a wide range of issues raised […]

Five Industry Experts Reveal Their Fertility Advice Secrets

Industry Experts Reveal Their Fertility Advice Secrets

FIVE EXPERTS, FIVE SOLUTIONS Fertility Road’s impeccable contacts book sees us line up five of the industry’s most respected voices in matters of fertility, each using a career’s worth of experience in their chosen field. Our Five Experts DR SARAH JARVIS Sarah is a leading UK general practitioner who regularly appears as an expert on […]

Gennet City Fertility Clinic Free IVF Treatment Offer

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At Gennet City Fertility we offer you bespoke fertility treatment using an individualised approach and cutting-edge technologies. Our promise to you is that we will look thoroughly into your fertility difficulties; that we will use state of the art treatment protocols and technologies, and when appropriate, we will also ‘think outside the box’. The members […]

Family Building Options for Older Couples

Surrogacy & Egg Donor Seminar 2019

Maureen O’Halloran is best known as a celebrity fashion stylist with over 30 years of experience in image & style consultancy for Irish celebrities and female politicians, including clients around Europe. Maureen is also. Qualified Breast care specialist in advising post-mastectomy clients. Now resident in London, in 2011 an Irish medical specialist removed Maureen’s womb […]