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The Leading agency in surrogacy in the UK

The Leading agency in surrogacy in the UK

We make the impossible possible

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surrogacy is our life




Sometimes it can seem that a company like ours, dedicated to surrogacy in the UK, it can be cold or impersonal. But the In reality, our case is quite different. Because it is formed by people who are parents in most cases (others are on the way thanks to surrogacy), to which, above all, we are united by our passion for children, something that nature has denied us at some point




Our mission regarding surrogacy

GestLife® is a company belonging to the INVESTMEDICAL group whose mission is legal and medical advice in order to facilitate the objective of the paternity to certain parents who for various reasons have not had the opportunity to get it so far.

This ethical code is intended to be a decalogue of values ​​and not exclusions that should guide our professional activity and our relationship with our clients, collaborators and with society as a whole.
That every morning you see the smiling face of your baby that gives a new meaning to your life and fills it with color and enthusiasm for living again. We are great, because with important things are not played. Your surrogacy process is ours commitment.


In a process of Surrogate Motherhood each day we live this experience like the first day. Because the greatest reward is not money, but is seeing your children in our offices because you make us feel accomplices of your happiness. Our guarantee is based on the success of knowing that we will make you happy

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After so many years, dedicated to surrogacy , it is still hard for us not to get excited when we see you happy. So for something so important, let yourself be led by our hand, and before you know it, your son it will be here. It is a miracle that we do every week.

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For Surrogacy processes in the UK we have an adapted price that fits your needs with financing plans in case you need it. Get informed fot free on everything we can do for you in terms of surrogate maternity.

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Ethical code

Our code of ethics



Who is affected by this code of ethics on surrogate pregnancy?

GestLife® as well as all the subsidiaries of the INVESTMEDICAL group ensure that everything our staff, including management, as well as our collaborators abroad comply with the following code of ethics and are aware of it.

1. Independence:


We are totally independent from the agencies, we do not owe them any loyalty or We depend hierarchically on any foreign agency or clinic, so we exclusively defend the interests of our clients.

It is strictly forbidden to charge commissions by agencies or clinics abroad. Our clients are parents who want to be in spite of everything. We owe it to them and not to third parties.

2. Professional rigor and ethical conduct:


The GestLife® team and its subsidiaries is not only made up of lawyers, but also Our permanent staff is made up of professionals from different disciplines such as psychologists, gynecologists, embryologists, doctors, etc ... who are essential in the Surrogacy journey.

The people who work at GestLife® have been selected for their experience and professional competence.

All actions carried out in the exercise of their functions must be chaired by rigor and professional responsibility.

All staff must follow honest and ethical conduct in accordance with the values ​​of this code, respecting above all the "professional secret".

3. Quality and Continuous Improvement:

We are nonconformist and critical of our own work. The Department of Inspection, development and constant improvement ”, takes care of methodically reviewing and reiterated over time, all company procedures, verification of the maintenance of quality standards, as well as the implementation of changes that result in a possible improvement of the services provided to parents, Surrogate mother and donors.

We are committed to quality in all our actions, both internal and externally, affecting the entire team.

We promote change and continuous improvement of structures, processes and systems.

Our strategy is based on a job well done and the collaboration of the entire team.

4. Globality and Internationalization:


Our vocation is international, transnational and multicultural. Our team is made up of people of different nationalities and they work continuously and with a common goal in different countries.

In relation to our surrogacy clients



1. Integrity

We work with and for people. Taking care of them is our number one goal, and our reason for being an agency, so we will accompany you at all times throughout the process to make them more bearable, with psychological support if need.

We owe ourselves to our clients fully and consciously, ensuring that we satisfy your needs in a way that is committed to the values ​​of this code.

We care about all the implications of a complex process such as surrogacy, whether personal or social. Our staff receives specialized training to help, advise and accompany our clients.

Our work does not end until the newborn is in the country of origin of the intended parents, correctly registered and legalized and We take care of these procedures if the client requests it.

2. Honesty and Objectivity:


We do not depend on others nor do we have other interests to defend.

Our recommendations are adjusted to previously defined customer profiles, to your financial and personal situation, as well as your specific needs or your own interests.

The information provided to our clients must be objective, verified and updated at all times. Clarity and truthfulness must prevail in all the comunications.

3. Confidentiality:

We maintain absolute anonymity (unless otherwise ordered by the client) to parents who are undergoing a surrogacy process, before, during and after the process.

Non-public information regarding GestLife® or its businesses, employees, customers and suppliers is confidential. Every worker is entrusted this information exclusively for the development of their functions and tasks entrusted. The entire organization must ensure that it is kept safe and secure. All personal data will be treated with rigorous security measures in compliance with current legislation.

4. Tolerance and Respect for diversity:


Our customers are as diverse as our employees. The relationship with our clients must be built on the values ​​of tolerance, full equality and regarding diversity. All our clients are treated without discrimination any and we provide solutions for each of your needs and interests personal.

5. Trust:


Nobody likes to take a trip alone. The process we undertake is a complex and long path, so the relationship with our clients must be sustained in the mutual trust. GestLife® assigns each family a “personal manager” who will accompanies throughout the process. The manager must perform his duties in a manner "Next" to the client, understanding her needs, solving their doubts and guiding her throughout the process.

GestLife® is committed to offering comprehensive care to its customers by offering every day more and better number of services. The problems of our clients are our problems. Problems can always arise, but our obligation is offer one or more solutions that inevitably lead to the objective effective desired.

6. Transparency:


We maintain a policy of absolute transparency, reporting at all times, from the moment in which it is known, any information that affect the customer.

Communication with our clients must be continued with the commitment to make get a weekly report at least.

In a process that requires a significant investment, we account for every last cent spent by customer account.

In relation to surrogacy mothers


1. Surrogate mother are treated with the same care protocol as the clients, without distinction or preferences.

2. Surrogate mother have the right to legal advice on the process, carried out by attorneys other than those assigned to the intending parents. The counseling service lasts up to one year after the end of the process.

3. Surrogate mothers have the right to a psychological support service provided by a company psychologist, for any help they need in this matter. Said Service extends up to two years after the child's birth.

4. The comfort and well-being of Surrogate mother is essential, and therefore if a surrogate mother comes from a city other than the city where the clinic is located where she is going to undergo the assisted reproduction process, accommodation will be provided and diets for feeding her, so that she can always rest when she reaches the city ​​before treatment.

5. In the event that the surrogate mother has a child that still requires her care, The surrogate mother will have a baby sitter service for the moments when she needs to absent for medical treatments.

6. Surrogate mothers have the right to receive fair financial compensation, commensurated with the compensations they pay in other countries in relation to the level of life of each one of them. GestLife® will fight openly and vigorously against exploitation of Surrogate mothers by some clinics, where they can receive a inhuman, humiliating, discriminatory or exploitative treatment.

In relation to the implementation of our surrogacy code


This code will be implemented and communicated in accordance with the instructions of GestLife® Management.

The Management undertakes to monitor compliance with this code and will resolve the consequences that may imply the violation of the same.

Finally, it will establish deadlines and procedures for control, review and update of the code.

The code of ethics and deontology also controls professional standards and ethical when performing Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART) treatments and Surrogacy Gestation (GS).

The Code is used as a reference point for all fertility centers of whom we work with in an effort to seek and guarantee the highest standard of practice for all personnel involved in clinical activities, as well as in Ethical / Moral Medical Dilemmas.

The Code of Ethics is based on the four main principles that exist in the modern medicine:

First, do no harm (primum non nocere): the safety and health of patients is the most important value in medicine. Health professionals they should always ensure that no harm is caused to patients.

b. Beneficence: Health professionals must always act in their best interest of the patient, doing everything in their power to improve the health situation of patients and their quality of life. They are expected to choose the most suitable and beneficial methods for treatment.

c. Autonomy: patients must have the full right to make a free decision and independent when considering medical treatment. The consent for the treatment will be sought solely on the basis of clear and balanced information provided by doctors.

d. Justice: all patients should be treated equally and have access similar to medical advice, diagnosis and treatment.

and. Frequent scientific and technological advances in the field of medicine fertility constantly poses new ethical dilemmas. The Code of Ethics will be a dynamic document that will require continuous development as they emerge new problems.

Fundamental principles


The Key Principles provide a clear statement of good standards doctors who support the provision of care within the Centers of INVESTMEDICAL fertility. These key standards serve as a means of communication for staff, patients, donors, conceived persons by the donors and the public with which the Fertility Centers of INVESTMEDICAL.

to. We will treat potential and current patients and donors fairly, and We will not illegally discriminate against you.

b. We will have due respect for privacy, confidentiality, dignity, the comfort and well-being of patients and donors.

c. We will have due respect for the special status of the embryo when performing clinical and laboratory procedures.

d. We will take due account of the welfare of any child born as result of the treatment provided by INVESTMEDICAL clinics.

and. We will provide current and potential donors and patients with information sufficient, accessible and up-to-date so that they can make decisions informed.

F. We will ensure that patients and donors have provided all the relevant consents before carrying out any activity authorized.

g. We will carry out all activities with the appropriate skill and attention and in an appropriate environment, in accordance with good clinical practice, to ensure optimal results and minimal risk to patients, donors and descendants.

h. We will ensure that all facilities, equipment, processes and procedures used in carrying out authorized activities are safe, safe and fit for purpose.

i. We will ensure that all personnel engaged in authorized activity are competent and recruited in sufficient numbers to ensure clinical practice and safe laboratory.

j. We will keep correct and accurate records and information on all clinical and laboratory activities.

k. We will keep records of all adverse incidents (including events adverse reactions and reactions) and we will investigate all complaints in a appropriate and we will share the lessons learned throughout the organization.

l. We will ensure that all authorized investigations conducted comply with with appropriate ethical standards, and are only carried out when there is a clear scientific justification.

m. We will conduct all activities with due consideration of the frameworks regulators governing treatment and research with gametes or embryos within the particular country where the services are provided.

The next section explores a number of specific situations encountered in the provision of fertility services that raise ethical issues of concern for professional staff and service users. A brief background overview, highlighting key issues and establishing a policy for practice related to the Key Principles (above).

1. The moral state of the pre-implantation embryo



The embryo prior to implantation is a symbol of human life. This status special treatment of the embryo will be properly respected when performing Assisted Reproductive Technology, reflecting a responsible attitude towards the child that will be born as a result of these treatments. The preimplantation embryo cannot reach its potential to become a fetus and potentially a child unless it is transferred to the uterus. Therefore, the attitude towards the previous stages and post-implantation should be classified according to its potential to lead to development of a human being

2. The handling of cryopreserved embryos and the fate of the leftover embryos.


After one IVF cycle, 1-2 of the previously created embryos are transferred to the patient's uterus, while the remaining good-quality embryos are cryopreserve. In some cases, when patients have not expressed their wishes about the fate of their embryos and cannot be contacted, surplus Cryopreserved embryos are stored, causing problems in the clinic of fertility due to high maintenance costs.

Cryopreserved preimplanted embryos represent the first stage of life human, its main use will be for the original couple, but the option to donate to another couple or to investigate.

to. In all the INVESTMEDICAL Fertility centers, an agreement is signed with the parents expected before the start of treatment on the destination of the embryos supernumerary cryopreserves; this includes a request to keep them for the partner, including the obligation to cover costs, and consent to donate them to another couple or for research. Within the contract / consent For storage, it is imperative that patients commit to informing the clinic for any changes in contact details. Consent must refer to the problem of handling the embryos if couples are separate.

b. Pre-implantation embryos can be offered for donation only after proper medical evaluation of the donor couple and after the counseling and consent of both partners.

Oocyte donation


When a woman cannot use her own oocytes for IVF, we can use donor oocytes. Young and fertile women are willing to donate their oocytes. Donors are generally awarded compensation for cover your efforts. Short-term medical risks (due to hormones used for ovarian hyperstimulation, anesthesia and the procedure surgical) and potential unknown long-term health outcomes may be associated with the oocyte donation process.

to. All oocyte donors and recipients will be informed about possible legal, medical and emotional issues involved in donating oocytes.

b. An egg donor may receive compensation to reasonably cover any financial loss incurred in connection with the donation.

c. Donors should be offered the option to enter the donation program egg cells as an identifiable or anonymous donor, but are encouraged to remain identifiable in the interests of the resulting child or children.

d. Donors will be informed that they no longer have dispositional control over their oocytes once they have been retrieved, and they have no legal or Resulting duties to raise children.

and. Donors will be informed that they will be screened for infectious diseases and other health-related risk factors, which will be provided with the test results, and recommended to more counseling or medical attention if necessary after the evaluation. 6. INVES MEDICAL has the duty to provide written information on the form and the moment of conception, both to the recipient and to other professionals of the involved in your care if requested.

4. Gender selection prior to conception for medical reasons



After natural conception, the probability that a child is of a gender in particular is approximately 50%. People may want to choose the sex of your baby for medical or non-medical reasons:

• Medical reasons: avoid or reduce the risk of inheriting genetic diseases known to affect children of a specific sex or diseases that show a Unequal sexual incidence.

• Non-medical reasons: social or economic reasons for preferring a child of one specific sex over the other, "sex balance" when there are only children or predominantly of one sex.

to. Sex selection must be allowed if the risks to sexual activity are to be avoided. offspring's health, including reducing the chances that a child will become be affected by a disorder with unequal sexual incidence.

b. Gender selection for non-medical reasons is not accepted. It is also not accepted when it can be applied as an additional selection in the context of PGD ​​/ PGS Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis procedures medically indicated.

5. Fertility treatments when the prognosis is useless or very poor



Patients may reach a point where their chances of achieving a live births are very low or non-existent. Some of these patients have difficulties stopping treatment These situations can generate conflicts of interest between physicians and their patients. While the patients will try anything to have a child and may wish to take autonomous decisions regarding medical treatments, physicians have professional interests in minimizing the harm and avoiding the frustration (and cost) of provide virtually useless treatments.

6. The well-being of the child in medically assisted reproduction

Fertility treatments treat or prevent medical problems that may be interfering with the ability to have children. The fertility specialists usually focus on the medical aspects of the situation, but sometimes they face patients who do not appear to be well adapted to provide care safe and suitable for children. Concerns about parenting ability children and the possibility of causing significant harm to a future child are legitimate.

to. Those seeking treatment have the right to a fair evaluation. Will be held in the wishes of all involved are taken into account and the assessment will be conducted in a non- discriminatory.

b. Services may be withheld based on well-founded judgments of the inability of the patient to provide minimally adequate or safe care for the offspring. The assessment of the patient's inability to care for a child or the possibility of causing harm to a child must be done jointly between the different professionals of the team, always including an opinion Independent. The psychological evaluation must be complemented in some cases by social assistance professionals.

c. People with disabilities should not be denied fertility services solely because of your disability.

7. Medically assisted reproduction in single, lesbian couples and gays and transsexuals



Medically assisted reproduction is offered primarily to couples heterosexual (whether they are married or in a stable relationship). Without However, there are more and more requests from single people and people with other identities sexual partners, including gay (lesbian) female partners, male partners homosexuals (homosexuals) and, more recently, men and women transsexuals.

Reproduction is a basic element of people's autonomy regardless of your sexual orientation. Medically assisted reproduction in The situations described above is morally good in many cases. There is no a good reason to rule out access a priori in these situations.

Health is not only defined by medical facts but also by conventions and social justifications. Medically assisted reproduction in these cases is you can see in this broader sense.

to. INVESTMEDICAL fertility clinics will always consider frames legal in the countries where they operate, while fulfilling their mission of helping those who wish to procreate and create a family.

b. If there are concerns about the implications of assisted reproduction in the welfare of any of the persons involved, including the future child, a surrogate mother or the applicants themselves, these concerns should be considered carefully in light of the available evidence.

8. Surrogacy



A gestational carrier (pregnant) is a woman who has a child that she does not have no genetic relationship with herself, for a person or partner who pretends to be the legal father or mother of that child. Initially, gestational surrogacy is applied to cases of alleged parents of the opposite sex who had problems with fertility or doctors who prevented the female partner from carrying the pregnancy. In the Currently, the process is also used for individuals and couples of the same sex who they want to become parents.

to. Surrogacy can be facilitated through reproductive technology assisted, but only if permitted by law within the country where it operates the center.

b. There must be legal agreements to spell out and then protect the roles and responsibilities of each participant.

c. The surrogate mother must be at least 21 years old, healthy, have an environment stable social status and having had at least one pregnancy that resulted in the delivery of a child.

d. It is the duty of the treating physician to inform all parties about the problems medical, social, psychological, emotional, moral and legal related to surrogacy.

and. When permitted by local laws and regulations, Surrogate mother should Receive fair and reasonable financial compensation.

F. Surrogate mother have the right to receive adequate medical care during the treatment and throughout pregnancy.

g. Surrogate mother will be evaluated and will receive adequate advice to consider the potential impact of Surrogacy on their own families.

h. The same precautions should be implemented as for gamete donation, including the detection of infectious diseases (HIV, hepatitis B and hepatitis C) and those that the doctor deems appropriate.

i. Only one or two good quality embryos will be transferred as a general rule, no being able to exceed in no case more than 3 embryos.

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GestLife received the European Award for Business Management

The European Association of Economy and Competitiveness (AEDEEC), granted the European Award for Business Management with the idea of ​​recognizing the work of all those professionals, companies or institutions that make a firm commitment to seek new formulas to promote and strengthen business creativity, one of the basic engines in the European economy. This AEDEEC distinction will be awarded to those who, after a detailed study carried out by our team of specialized consultants, it is decided that they are deserving of said privilege. This initiative aims to give value and recognize the effort of those who bet on projects to implement new models of business management that improve competitiveness, production and efficiency.



GestLife received the European Award for Business Quality

The European Association for Economics and Competitiveness has created the European Award for Business Quality to recognize the work of all those professionals, companies and institutions that are committed to quality systems in their production processes and management of goods and services, in addition to promoting new quality formulas business. This distinction from AEDEEC will be awarded to who after a study detailed, carried out by our team of specialized advisers, decide that they are deserving of said privilege. The European Award for Business Quality has also been conceived as a tool to stimulate the implementation of total quality plans in companies. They also serve as an instrument for evaluating and improving the quality of a company.



GestLife received the Professional Excellence Award

The Institute for Professional Excellence delivers each year this distinctive to the most outstanding Spanish institutions, companies and professionals. Are potentially award-winning institutions, companies and professionals capable of create and promote good economic and social development, with a philosophy oriented towards Total Quality in all its actions, which present positive trends with a commitment to continuous improvement and always respect Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR).



Fatherhood changed our lives. There was a before, and an after. And the after, it was much better. So neither short nor lazy, we started this subject years ago of making the unreal real, the impossible possible. Today we are more than 100 people in 7 countries.


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