Picking your agency
Posted 18 May 2012 - 08:19 AM
I made a trip to Sweded a few weeks ago to speak about surrogacy. Being that it's not allowed in Sweden we were educting them on how to do surrogacy the right way here in the states. It was a lot of fun!
Since then I have went to work for my agency. Were looking into why a surrogate chooses her agency. So I'm wondering if you would share with me why you choose the agency you did.
Thanks and I hope that everyone is doing great!! Looks like there is still a lot of action and babies being made like always!!!
Posted 19 May 2012 - 02:59 PM
I know I was with mine becasue I felt that they treated me really good. Then I stayed around for a while. When I did switch and use a different agency I felt like once I was pregnant I was totally left alone and never
heard from them agian. So I went back to my old agency for my next journey.
Posted 19 May 2012 - 07:59 PM
Posted 21 May 2012 - 12:51 PM
I hope this helped a little.
Posted 21 May 2012 - 01:07 PM
My name is Nicole and I've been looking into becoming a surrogate (GS only) for several years now. I am a single mother to an energetic 6 year old little boy. Our family consists of myself and my son, my boyfriend of 3+ years and his three "grown" children from a previous marriage - so we have quite the blended family going on and we love it! I've had an interest in helping others create and fulfill their dreams of having their own family, for quite some time. As I learned more about the process, I became more and more interested. I knew I wanted to experience pregnancy and delivery (especially delivery, call me crazy!) at least once more, but I do not wish to have any more children of my own - I won't have any hair left if I do:) I knew that the most important thing for me was to make sure that I was happy and settled with my own life before I devoted myself to a pregnancy for someone else. I began looking into different agencies before choosing the one that I felt would fit me the best. I wanted a full service agency that would walk me through everything and one that would be very "hands on" for both myself and the intended parents. Once I had my initial phone call with the coordinator, I was even more excited than ever to begin this journey! At that time, I was also working for an employer who (long story short) was stressing me out more than I'd normally admit. I tend to handle stressful situations very well, but this was different and it broke my heart to have to tell my agency that I needed to wait until I found peace in my position or a new employer. I began my job search and came across the Surrogate Coordinator position for my agency - total coincidence. Fast forward and I am now the Surrogate Coordinator and couldn't be happier! I've only been here for a little over 6 months; after I settled in to my position, I finished the screening process and matched with my IPs. I'm really looking forward to the next steps now that our contract is finished. I've learned so much more working for the agency, so I really enjoy talking to others about the agency-side of surrogacy. I'm definitely looking forward to adding the experience of being a surrogate, someday, hopefully very soon! I often refer our potential surrogates to our experienced surrogates who happen to be some of these active lovely ladies on AAS. I also want everyone to know that my desire to be a surrogate is what lead me to this position - not the other way around. My reasons for wanting to be a surrogate are for the "right" reasons, my employment had nothing to do with it. However, it HAS helped me understand more of the process.
I also know that each and every agency is very different from one another. I encourage women to find an agency (if that's the route their taking) that best suits their family and their needs. I found my agency as a potential surrogate, myself, not as an employee - that came later :)/>
PS: I'll get to work on my siggy soon:)
Posted 21 May 2012 - 09:01 PM
On a personal note............I'm turning in my Mommy card today and running away to a deserted island where there is only a cabana boy to fan me and feed me grapes................
Posted 22 May 2012 - 08:29 AM
Posted 06 June 2012 - 05:10 AM
They have one in Tracy, California and also one in the United Kingdom.