• Surrogacy Experts from around the world

  • Families Through Surrogacy is a non-profit organisation

  • Run by parents for intended parents

  • We hold annual conferences to promote best-practice surrogacy

  • Meet and network with surrogates and intended parents


Unbiased Advice and Insight from Parents & Professionals

Conference Tickets available from GBP 25

This annual conference is a friendly, supportive and informative annual event to assist prospective parents and surrogates, whether heterosexual or gay, singles or couples.The one day event focused on parent and surrogate feedback, as well as expert sessions on the medical, legal, logistics and psychological considerations of surrogacy and egg donation in the UK & US. Sessions also provide insights and discussion of surrogacy in Canada and Russia.


UK Conference 10 Mar 2018

IconLondon Surrogacy Seminar 10 March 2018
Timing Description

Surrogacy Options – Key Decisions

Current trends, financial, legal and practical considerations

Sam Everingham, Families Through Surrogacy

Understanding IVF Processes in Surrogacy

Oregon Reproductive Medicine does a huge amount of surrogacy-related IVF each year, so one of their most senior reproductive endocrinolgists is perfectly positioned to walk you through some essential issues for consideration in this most important component

Dr Elizabeth Barbieri – ORM, Oregon, USA

Egg & Sperm Quality – Important Factors Predicting Success

You are asking much of your surrogate, so ensuring you have strong embryos to implant is crucial. Whether you are using your own or donor eggs, this session will clarify the factors that affect egg & sperm quality and what you and your team can do to give you best chances of success.

Dr Guy Ringler, California Fertility Partners, US

What has 27 years of Surrogacy Facilitation Taught Me About Best Practice?

In a world where many countries are struggling with the demand for surrogacy, what can the long-standing Californian model teach us about ideal surrogacy practice? Covers psychological screening and matching of surrogates and mental well-being.

Dr. Vesna Radojevic, Building Families, California

IVF Add-ons – What you really need

IVF clinic are increasingly offering a vast array of add-ons such as Pre-genetic testing, scratch tests, embryo ‘glue’ to regular IVF. But is there evidence that these provide any added benefit? An expert cuts through to provide the facts

Dr Said Daneshmand, San Diego Fertility Center, USA

Altruistic Surrogacy in Canada

Nir Keren, Create IVF, Canada

Parent Panel

Panelists: David Gonzales (used UK), Hannah Bailey (used Canada), Tracy Akoun (used UK – host), Alec Cohen (used USA)

The Perfect Fit – Surrogate – IP matching

Kathryn Kaycoff-Manos, Agency for Surrogacy Solutions, Calif, Jen Ahern, Creative Family Connections, USA,  Jen McArthur Worldwide Surrogacy USA, Guy Tatsa, Baby Bloom



Surrogacy Agreements & Contracts


Panelists: Natalie Gamble, NG Associates, Helen Prosser, Brilliant Beginnings, UK; Molly O’Brien, California

Surrogacy in Emerging Destinations

A panel of surrogacy professionals discusses the logistics, challenges and trends they are seeing in emerging surrogacy destinations such as Greece & Russia. Who is eligible? How are surrogates recruited and screened? What legal protections and rights exist to protect various parties?

Panelists: Rosa Propato, EmbryoClinic Greece, Sergey Malozemov, Nemama, Russia

Who Qualifies to be a surrogate?

Moderator: Sarah Jones, SUK

Panelists: Carol Weathers, Building Families, US; Kate Fruin-smith, Caroline Evans, SUK

Building Relationships & Resolving Disputes in Surrogacy Arrangements

Sandra Bateman, National Fertility Society

Parental Orders and Legal Parentage Issues following Surrogacy

Colin Rogerson, Dawson Cornwell Solicitors

Guidelines for Domestic Surrogacy

The UK government  guidelines to assist its citizens.

Steve Pugh, Department of Health

UK Surrogacy Law Reform

Summarises these, the rationale behind them; the likely changes ahead and how they will affect you

Dr Kirsty Horsey, University of Kent Law School TBC