A leading UK non-profit organisation created by surrogate mothers and run by a board of Trustees. Run twice yearly conferences and meet ups around the UK where surrogates and intended parents can meet and form lasting friendships that lead to families. Their website hosts an online message board. All members must undertake checks, both criminal and medical to join. Potential members must attend a Surrogacy UK information session to be eligible to attend further events and post on message boards. £800 once-off membership fee for intended parent couples or singles. Open to gay and heterosexual intended parents
Fairly new initiative which aims to help with independent UK surrogacy journeys, facilitating connections between surrogates and intended parents and creating a united community. Free to register. Aims to provide information and stories about others surrogacy journeys. Promotes self-reliance. Once registered, you can browse surrogate or intended parent profiles and post messages
A website (spun off from a popular facebook group) to guide and advise Surrogates and Intended Parents though the independent surrogacy process within the UK. Website has information on legal requirements, types of surrogacy and what expenses are likely. Run by experienced surrogate Kate Fruin-Smith
A voluntary surrogacy organisation assisting surrogates and intended parents undertaking altruistic (unompensated) surrogacy in the UK. Message Boards, downloads, and monthly phone-based support. Run an active Facebook forum. £850 once-off membership fee for intended parent couples or singles. Open to gay and heterosexual intended parents. COTS insists intended parents are prepared to inform their child and close family members of how they were created
a supportive network of 1,700 mainly UK based families with children conceived with donated sperm, eggs or embryos, those considering or undergoing donor conception procedures; and donor conceived people. Support both heterosexual and same-sex families. They run workshops and two national conference allowing members to meet in small groups to discuss personal issues and hear from expert speakers.
Runs a facebook forum and small website. Focus is on UK gay men looking to undertake commercial Overseas surrogacy