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Finding an egg donor for surrogacy

We specialise in finding and matching altruistic egg donors for intended parents (IPs) that need the help of a surrogate to have a child.

All you need to know about surrogacy in the UK

Surrogacy is legal in the UK, however as with donating eggs, it is an altruistic act and a surrogate cannot be paid. Surrogacy involves a lot of complicated legal issues and it’s recommended that you seek legal advice to support you. 

In the UK, the surrogate is the legal mother of the child, even with donated eggs and sperm. You will need to obtain a parental order from the court to ensure that the surrogate cannot retain any legal rights or obligations to the child.

Apricity is partnered with My Surrogacy Journey, a non-profit organisation that supports intended parents through the surrogacy process. 

What is surrogacy?

Surrogacy is when a woman becomes pregnant, carries and gives birth to a baby for another individual or couple. This may be due to infertility or medical history, or because the couple is same-sex male. In this instance, surrogacy is a way of having a child that is genetically related to one parent. There are two types of surrogacy; gestational surrogacy and partial surrogacy. 

Surrogacy for gay couples

Surrogacy provides the opportunity for male same-sex couples to start a family and have a child from birth. One parent will also be biologically connected to their child and will need to provide their sperm during the process. Some gay couples decide who the father will be based on importance to each individual, or by choosing a different person if they have more than one child. Whereas others choose not to know who the biological father is by both providing their sperm during the process.


What's full surrogacy?

Full surrogacy (gestational or host surrogacy) is when the surrogate has no genetic link to the baby they carry. The surrogate undergoes an IVF cycle with an embryo created from donor eggs and the sperm from one of the intended parents, or a sperm donor (known as double donation). 

What's partial surrogacy?

Partial or traditional surrogacy is when the surrogate’s eggs are fertilised using one of the intended parent’s sperm and she undergoes a fertility treatment such as IUI or IVF.

Fertility Assessments ahead of surrogacy

It is important to assess a man’s sperm ahead of surrogacy treatment to ensure that there are no issues that could make pregnancy more difficult. We offer male diagnostics which enable men to test semen from the comfort of home, or at a clinic, and review results with a fertility doctor.

How successful is surrogacy?

The success rates for surrogacy are dependent on a number of different factors such as the fertility of the surrogate and her ability to conceive, the age and quality of the donor eggs, the success of the fertility treatment (e.g. IVF, IUI, ICSI) and the quality of the sperm. 


Probably the most important factor is the quality of the eggs, and therefore the age of the egg donor. At Apricity our donors are carefully selected to meet the egg donation criteria including age, AMH levels, BMI and fertility. 


The age of the surrogate can be important, as women over 35 face greater risks of complications during pregnancy. 

Who is surrogacy treatment for?

Same-sex male couples that need donor eggs

Single male or transgender women

Individuals experiencing recurrent miscarriage

Absence or malformation of the womb

Numerous IVF implantation failures

What is the cost of surrogacy in the UK?

The cost of surrogacy can vary in the UK depending on the clinic and package you choose, as well as whom the surrogate is (whether it be a friend or unknown surrogate). Typically it ranges from £12,000 to £50,000+ including the cost of treatment, legal fees and surrogate expenses.


At Apricity, we provide all-inclusive costs that mean you don’t pay any hidden fees. Starting from £12,300, our embryo creation packages include £750 compensation for your egg donor, plus the fee for the matching process, treatment and frozen embryo storage.

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Book a free consultation with a fertility advisor

Finding a surrogate in the UK

You may have a family member or friend that is willing to be a surrogate for you. If not, the best place to start would be one of the organisations in the UK that support surrogacy. Fertility clinics are not allowed to search or provide surrogates.


We are partnered with My Surrogacy Journey, an independent organisation that provides professional, practical and emotional support for those going through surrogacy.

Things to think about


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How much contact will I want my child to have with their surrogate in the future?
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How much contact do I want with a surrogate before, during and after the pregnancy?
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When is the best time to talk to my child about how they were conceived and born?

Reasons to choose Apricity’s egg donation surrogacy service


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Cost-effective egg donation packages
We offer different packages to suit your needs, giving you the greatest chance of pregnancy success.
2
Short match times
No long waiting lists - our egg donation specialists are continuously recruiting and matching altruistic donors in the UK.
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Altruistic donors
Our donors are ‘direct donors’ motivated by selfless altruism. They are not egg sharing or going through fertility treatment themselves.
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Extensive donor information
This includes physical attributes, background information, as well as words written by the donor. We include a photograph of her as a baby or child up to age 6.
5
Opportunity for genetically-related siblings
With all of the donors eggs going to the intended parents, embryos can also be created with both partner’s sperm
6
Virtual clinic model
This cuts down on unnecessary travel for both intended parents and their donor
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Round the clock care and support
During the fertility treatment phase our fertility advisors are available 7 days a week through extended hours
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Mobile app
Supporting intended parents and their donor instant access to a dedicated medical team

Our egg donation for surrogacy service

We offer a comprehensive donor search and match service for those requiring surrogacy, and our partner clinic provides outstanding care for the surrogate during her treatment. 


Our egg donation package combines our expertise in egg donation with our excellence in fertility to meet the needs of intended parents on the surrogacy pathway. Within this service we:

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Find the perfect egg donor for the intended parents
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Perform strict screening
Medical screening and legal requirements such as blood tests and implications counselling for the donor
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Support the egg donor through an egg donation cycle
All of the eggs collected will go to the intended parents, giving excellent chances of both pregnancy and having genetically-related siblings as you grow your family
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Perform the necessary steps for embryology
From receiving and washing a sperm sample to culturing the eggs and sperm into embryos, ready for transfer to the surrogate

About My Surrogacy Journey

My Surrogacy Journey offers exceptional, professional, practical and emotional support for everyone on a journey through surrogacy in the UK, US and Canada. Founded by Michael and Wes Johnson-Ellis, who had two children born via UK independent surrogacy. Michael and Wes campaign for Surrogacy Law Reform in the UK, and educate healthcare professionals in relation to UK Surrogacy. 

They offer individualised membership options to help intended parents create a family.

8 Egg Fresh Embryo Creation Package

This all inclusive package includes the embryo transfer to your surrogate, any of her tests and investigations would be charged directly by the clinic arranging the surrogacy treatment.

Total cost: £12,295

All inclusive cost. No surprises.

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Everything included, from appointments to medication

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No unexpected payments

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Pay in full or set up a plan

What's included:

Egg Donor Recruitment & Matching fee - £3,300

Donor Compensation - £750

Embryo Creation Treatment - £8250

8 eggs maximum from one donor's egg collection (remainder used for Apricity's frozen egg bank)

Embryo Creation, Freezing and 1st year annual storage of embryos included


In some cases, the eggs or embryos will require a 3 month quarantine before being available for treatment. A repeat screening test is required at the end of this quarantine period for the egg donor. This repeat test is an additional charge.


Refund policy:

In event donor withdraws/is withdrawn - free of charge rematch as soon as we possibly can, however can take up to 4 months. Refund of paid treatment fee (not Egg Donor Recruitment & Matching fee) if no rematch against mutually agreed essential criteria can be offered within 4 months.

If 4-7 eggs only are collected, the option to pursue with the donor is offered at a discount of £1,000 per missing egg (£3,000 discount if 5 eggs, £2,000 if 6 eggs, and £1,000 if 7eggs). The patient can choose to decline, in which case the eggs collected are banked for Apricity future use and a rematch within 4 months is offered free of charge

If less than 4 eggs are collected, a free of charge rematch within 4 months is offered

12 Egg Fresh Embryo Creation Package

This all inclusive package includes the embryo transfer to your surrogate, any of her tests and investigations would be charged directly by the clinic arranging the surrogacy treatment.

Total cost: £16,295

All inclusive cost. No surprises.

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Everything included, from appointments to medication

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No unexpected payments

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Pay in full or set up a plan

What's included:

Egg Donor Recruitment & Matching fee - £3,300

Donor Compensation - £750

Embryo Creation Treatment - £11,700

12 eggs maximum from one donor's egg collection (remainder used for Apricity's frozen egg bank)

Embryo Creation, Freezing and 1st year annual storage of embryos included


In some cases, the eggs or embryos will require a 3 month quarantine before being available for treatment. A repeat screening test is required at the end of this quarantine period for the egg donor. This repeat test is an additional charge.

Refund policy:

In event donor withdraws/is withdrawn - free of charge rematch as soon as we possibly can, however can take up to 4 months. Refund of paid treatment fee (not Egg Donor Recruitment & Matching fee) if no rematch against mutually agreed essential criteria can be offered within 4 months.

If 9-11 eggs only are collected, the option to pursue with the donor is offered at a discount of £1,000 per missing egg (£3,000 discount if 9 eggs, £2,000 if 10 eggs, and £1,000 if 11 eggs). The patient can choose to decline, in which case the eggs collected are banked for Apricity future use and a rematch within 4 months is offered free of charge

If less than 9 eggs are collected, a free of charge rematch within 4 months is offered

12 Egg Fresh Embryo Creation Package with two sperm providers

This package is if you wish to create embryos with each of your sperm.

Total cost: £18,30

All inclusive cost. No surprises.

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Everything included, from appointments to medication

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No unexpected payments

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Pay in full or set up a plan

What's included:

Egg Donor Recruitment & Matching fee - £3,300

Donor Compensation - £750

Embryo Creation Treatment - £11,700

Embryo Creation treatment for the second male provider- £1600

12 eggs maximum from one donor's egg collection (remainder used for Apricity's frozen egg bank)

Embryo Creation, Freezing and 1st year annual storage of embryos included


In some cases, the eggs or embryos will require a 3 month quarantine before being available for treatment. A repeat screening test is required at the end of this quarantine period for the egg donor. This repeat test is an additional charge.

Refund policy:

In event donor withdraws/is withdrawn - free of charge rematch as soon as we possibly can, however can take up to 4 months. Refund of paid treatment fee (not Egg Donor Recruitment & Matching fee) if no rematch against mutually agreed essential criteria can be offered within 4 months.

If 9-11 eggs only are collected, the option to pursue with the donor is offered at a discount of £1,000 per missing egg (£3,000 discount if 9 eggs, £2,000 if 10 eggs, and £1,000 if 11 eggs). The patient can choose to decline, in which case the eggs collected are banked for Apricity future use and a rematch within 4 months is offered free of charge

If less than 9 eggs are collected, a free of charge rematch within 4 months is offered

Speak with a specialist advisor

Start with a free consultation to see how we can support you with finding an egg donor through surrogacy

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