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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.

What is surrogacy?

Surrogacy is when a woman becomes pregnant, carries and gives birth to a baby for another individual or couple. There is both gestational surrogacy and partial surrogacy. 

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.

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. 

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

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. 

Where can I find a surrogate?

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

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

Reason to choose Apricity

Cost-effective egg donation packages
We offer different packages to suit your needs, giving you the greatest chance of pregnancy success.
Short match times
No long waiting lists - our egg donation specialists are continuously recruiting and matching altruistic donors in the UK.
Altruistic donors
Our donors are ‘direct donors’ motivated by selfless altruism. They are not egg sharing or going through fertility treatment themselves.
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.
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
Virtual clinic model
This cuts down on unnecessary travel for both intended parents and their donor
Round the clock care and support
During the fertility treatment phase our fertility advisors are available 7 days a week through extended hours
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 provide 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:

Find the perfect egg donor for the intended parents
Perform strict screening
Medical screening and legal requirements such as blood tests and implications counselling for the donor
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
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.

All-inclusive packages

Our 1:1 Egg Donation package includes everything you’ll need to find an egg donor and create embryos. These can be done in a fresh egg donation cycle with a surrogate, and the remaining embryos frozen for future use. 

Total cost: £16,000

All inclusive cost. No surprises. Includes £750 donor compensation.


Everything included, from appointments to medication


No unexpected payments


Pay in full or set up a plan

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