Becoming a surrogate

Surrogacy is an important decision; as well as giving the chance of parenthood to others, it also means a serious commitment. At Aria Fertility, we can help prospective intended parents and surrogates realise their dream.

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Becoming a surrogate

Surrogacy is an important decision; as well as giving the chance of parenthood to others, it also means a serious commitment. At Aria Fertility, we can help prospective intended parents and surrogates realise their dream.

There are many reasons why individuals or a couple may be unable to have a baby and surrogacy is required for another woman to carry a pregnancy for them. Some women may are unable to become pregnant and give birth, particularly if they have repeated pregnancy loss or have failed to become pregnant through multiple attempts at IVF. Surrogacy is also required for male same sex couples or single men.

Host surrogacy, also known as gestational surrogacy, is when the eggs of the mother or a donor are used and there is no genetic connection between the baby and the surrogate. These eggs are fertilised by the sperm of an intended parent or a donor and implanted through fertility treatment (IVF). Straight surrogacy however is when the surrogate’s eggs are used and the intended parent provides a sperm sample to fertilise the eggs through insemination (IUI).

At Aria Fertility, we do not match surrogates and prospective parents, but we provide the fertility treatment required.

Frequently asked questions.

To become a surrogate, there are several requirements, including:

  • You must be over the age of 21
  • Have no transmittable diseases
  • Physically healthy with a BMI of less than 30
  • Be a non-smoker
  • Have already had a baby – it’s important you know what to expect from pregnancy

In the UK, there are no strict guidelines on the amount of compensation a surrogate can receive, although it is illegal for an intermediary to profit from the arrangement. Typically, surrogates receive between £10,000 and £20,000 to cover expenses.

If you’re using the surrogate’s own eggs, then we will usually perform intrauterine insemination (IUI) treatment. If the intended parents’ egg and sperm are being used, or donor eggs, we will perform in vitro fertilisation (IVF). Other treatments that may be required include intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI).

The egg and sperm provider will be screened for transmittable diseases before treatment commences.

The success of the process depends on many factors; the surrogate’s ability to get pregnant, the quality of the sperm or eggs being used and the success of the fertility treatment.

Your next step.

When you are ready and the time is right for you, the next step is to contact us and we will help you arrange a face-to-face, telephone or video-call introduction with one of our consultants.

You can do this by filling in the contact form below or by giving one of our friendly team a call on +44 (0) 203 263 6025.