We are just beginning the journey of having a baby through a surrogate as intended parents. The amount of information out there is a little daunting. We have been speaking with a lot of agencies to try and figure out where the journey should begin, and we think that we've narrowed it down to three. We are looking closely at (in no particular order) Surrogate Parenting Services, SurroConnection, and Family Formations.
There are pros and cons to each of them and it's hard to distinguish their advantages after these first conversations.
How did any of you choose a surrogacy agency to work with as intended parents? Which criteria seemed to help the most in choosing?
Have any of you specifically worked with or heard anything about these particular agencies? I would be interesting in hearing both positive and negative experiences.
We are based in the Bay Area of CA. Do you know of any disadvantages of selecting a surrogate outside of moderate driving distance where you live?