Surrogacy is required for same sex male couples or due to several medical reasons:

  • Absence of uterus (congenital or acquired)
  • Medical conditions making pregnancy unsafe
  • Fibroids or scar tissue within the uterus that cannot be corrected by surgery

The management of potential surrogacy arrangements involves close liaison between health care professionals within and outside the Aberdeen Fertility Centre with support from skilled counsellors and general practitioners. Embryos will only be created with the intention of transfer to a surrogate after both the commissioning couple and the surrogate have been accepted for treatment.

Laws around Surrogacy are under review and likely to change over the next few years. For further information click here.

If you would like to discuss this further please get in touch with the Donor Programme Team at We will be happy to guide you through the process and answer any questions you may have.

Please visit the following websites for information regarding surrogacy: