Here are some useful links that people have asked us to list, Surrogacy in the UK, Other Organisations, Groups and Government Bodies.
Please note C.O.T.S. does not sanction any of these external links and cannot be held responsible for any of their content. Should you find a link that isnt working please email us with details to firstname.lastname@example.org.
BICA Accredited counsellors are recognised by the HFEA.
Adoption & Fostering
Breast feeding your child
La Leche League GB
National Breast Feeding Helpline
Cancer Research UK
Early Ovarian Failure Support Group and Endometriosis.
National Childbirth Trust
Active Birth Centre
Conception & Kits
Ovulation & Pregnancy Kits etc.
Medisave (UK) Ltd
British Medical Association
BMA House, Tavistock Square, London, WC1H 9JP Telephone: 020 7387 4499 - Fax: 020 7383 6400 Website http://bma.org.uk/
Department of Health
Richmond House, 79 Whitehall, London SW1A 2NS
0207 210 4850 (line open from 10.00 to 17.00 Monday to Friday).
Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority
Paxton House, 30 Artillery Lane, London E1 7LS
Tel 0207 291 8200 (line open from 9.30am to 5.30pm Monday to Friday) Fax: 0207 291 8201 Website http://www.hfea.gov.uk/
Some links on the HFEA site that may be of interest - Section 27/28/29/30 regards surrogacy
HFEA ACT 1990 (http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/1990/37/contents)
Section 27 (http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/1990/37/contents#mdiv27)
Section 30 (http://www.surrogacy.org.uk/pdf/section30hfea.pdf)
Children's Act (http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/1989/41/contents)
Surrogacy Act (http://www.surrogacy.org.uk/pdf/Sur-act.pdf)
Independent Midwifery UK
Infertility Support Groups
Infertility Network UK
Life insurance for surrogate mother's. Single policy for Two year for at least £500,000 on life. If you can afford it please add critical illness cover. Please make sure that the policy is set in place before any attempts at inseminations/transfers take place.
Childrens and Family act new information (includes new maternity rights and pay information)
Additionally a surrogate can get advice through the ACAS Helpline which is the official organisation that helps resolve issues
between employees and employers. http://www.acas.org.uk/index.aspx?articleid=2042
The Doctors Laboratory
58 Wimpole Street, London W1M 8LQ
Telephone +44 (0)20 7307 7373 - Fax +44 (0)20 7307 7374
Website http://www.tdlpathology.com/ Email email@example.com
For all medical tests required by COTS ie HIV etc. + DNA testing
DNA Diagnostics Centre
Non Evasive Pre Natal DNA Testing
Please note COTS cannot recommend one solicitor over another. Please check their fees before proceeding.
For the writing of wills any local solicitor can be used. Parental Orders do not always require a solicitor, it's your choice entirely. Surrogacy Agreements are unenforceable by law so no solicitor required for them either.
Telephone: 0843 886 5767
Very reasonable fees.
Freeths LLP is a firm of solicitors providing specialist help and advice to parents and parents-to-be. We guide our clients through all of the legal issues around domestic and international surrogacy, fertility treatment and donor conception.
A City Law Firm
64 Clifton Street, London EC2A 4HB
Tel: 020 7426 0382
Contact is Andrew Spearman
Mills & Reeve
Two Specialist Contacts
Amy Starnes tel 0207 648 9256
Rose-Marie Drury tel 0161 235 5443
Stowe Family Law. Are the largest family law firm in the UK with 18 offices all over the country, Bethan Carr is based in their Winchester office in Hampshire. She can travel or do meetings over Skype/telephone etc. She is the specialist contact for surrogacy.
Tel is 01962 850408 email is firstname.lastname@example.org. https://www.stowefamilylaw.co.uk/children/surrogacy/ her profile is https://www.stowefamilylaw.co.uk/team/bethan-carr
Fiona Lyon: Partner & Head of Family Law- London Region, , 0345 357 9490,
Office Address: 16 Upper Woburn Place, Euston, London, WC1H 0AF
-Paul Hicks: Solicitor, , 0345 357 9661
Office Address: Broad Quay House, Broad Quay, Bristol, BS1 4DJ