One option for members of the LGBT community is surrogacy, and as perceptions of family have become more inclusive, lesbian and gay surrogacy has become increasingly common. While the surrogacy process is generally no different for same-sex couples and individuals than for any other intended parent, there are some unique considerations to take Surrogacy is when someone has a baby for a couple who cannot have a child themselves. For the intended father, surrogacy can be a route to having a child biologically related to them. Surrogacy is legal in the UK, but it's illegal to advertise for surrogates. No financial benefit other than reasonable expenses can be paid to the surrogate.