There is so much information available on the web, that we wanted to point you towards some sites we think would be helpful.
We believe that the organisations listed below may be useful, although we can’t be held responsible for the quality of information or service(s) offered.
Alternatively, you can get in touch with us if you have any other questions.
The Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA) is the UK’s independent regulator, overseeing safe and appropriate practice in fertility treatment and embryo research. This body licenses and monitors all IVF centres in the UK, and offers a range of detailed information for patients, professionals and the government.
The National Institute for Health & Clinical Excellence (NICE) gives guidance on the health technologies, medicines, treatments and procedures available from the NHS.
This charity raises funds to invest in medical research and in the professional development of doctors and nurses specialising in reproductive and gynaecological health.
Aspire offers practical support to the 40,000 people in the UK living with a spinal cord injury, allowing them to lead fulfilled and independent lives.
This organisation provides information and support to women who have gone through an early menopause (before the age of 45).
Unique – a charity – offers information and support to families affected by any rare chromosome disorder.
A charity for women whose lives are affected by polycystic ovary syndrome.
An organisation that offers information and practical support to anyone affected by fertility issues.
The online community of Fertility Friends has free message boards and chat rooms for people experiencing infertility, and for those needing support in parenting after infertility and adoption.
The association offers support and information to people suffering the effects of pregnancy loss.
An annual event focusing on same-sex parenting, co-parenting and surrogacy.
Based in Cambridge, this informal and friendly group provides an opportunity to meet other lesbian/bisexual parents/partners and those considering parenthood.
Stonewall offers support and guidance in relation to all lesbian and gay parenting issues.
The Multiple Births Foundation works to improve the care and support of multiple birth families.
The Twins and Multiple Births Association (Tamba) offers information and support to families of twins, triplets and more.
Surrogacy UK supports and informs anyone with an interest in surrogacy within the UK.
Childlessness Overcome Through Surrogacy (COTS) gives support and advice to surrogates and intended parents.
Gamete and Embryo Donation
The National Gamete Donation Trust (NGDT) is a charity that aims to raise awareness of the shortage of gamete (sperm, egg and embryo) donors, and to find ways to alleviate the shortage.
A self-help network of families created with the help of donated sperm, eggs or embryos. It also supports adults conceived using a donor, and those contemplating or undergoing treatment.
Macmillan Cancer Support works on behalf of people affected by cancer, raising awareness as well as funds for research, and lobbying for change wherever it’s needed.
Part of Cancer Research UK, CancerHelp UK provides patients and their families with a free, comprehensive information service about cancer and cancer care.
National Health Service Groups/Units
This charity gives self-help information, advice, support and training on all aspects of adoption.
ARC Adoption North East is not for profit, voluntary adoption agency established as part of the government reforms of the adoption system.
The British Association for Adoption & Fostering (BAAF) co-ordinates adoption agencies, publishes information guides and runs the ‘Be My Parent’ service. The aim is to bring children and permanent families together.
The Adolescent and Children’s Trust (TACT) is the largest charity offering fostering and adoption services across the United Kingdom. TACT provide fostering or adoptive families for children and it campaigns on behalf of children and young people in care, carers, their families and adoptive families.
The website of the Merck Serono pharmaceutical company that contains easy-to-follow instructions on how to self-administer IVF medicines.