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



BICA Accredited counsellors are recognised by the HFEA.


Adoption & Fostering




Breast feeding your child

La Leche League GB 



National Breast Feeding Helpline




Cancer Support

Cancer Research UK


Daisy Network 

Early Ovarian Failure Support Group and Endometriosis.





National Childbirth Trust


Active Birth Centre






Conception & Kits     


SME Fertility
Ovulation & Pregnancy Kits etc. 


Babystart Ltd



Medisave (UK) Ltd



Online DBS Check Application | DBS Check Online


Government Bodies          

British Medical Association
BMA House, Tavistock Square, London, WC1H 9JP  Telephone: 020 7387 4499 - Fax: 020 7383 6400  Website


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

Surrogacy Act
Some links on the HFEA site that may be of interest - Section 27/28/29/30 regards surrogacy

HFEA ACT 1990  (
Section 27  (
Section 30 (
Children's Act (
Surrogacy Act  (



Independent Midwives        


Independent Midwifery UK



Infertility Support Groups   


Fertility Friends


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.

Sovereign Finance




Maternity Rights

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. 


Medical Tests

The Doctors Laboratory
58 Wimpole Street, London W1M 8LQ
Telephone +44 (0)20 7307 7373 - Fax +44 (0)20 7307 7374
Website  Email
For all medical tests required by COTS ie HIV etc. + DNA testing



DNA Diagnostics Centre

Non Evasive Pre Natal DNA Testing



Miscarriage/Recurrent Miscarriages  


Miscarriage Association    





Legal Support

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.

Almond Wills 

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 her profile is

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