“As a first-time surrogate, I researched a dozen agencies before coming across CFC. The majority of agencies in my home city were incredibly hyper-focused on their own financial wellness, which made me feel more like a “number” than a real person trying to help another family. During my initial interview with Nica, I was immediately reassured that CFC was the perfect agency to work with as their values of inclusion and diversity aligned with my own personal values and beliefs. My Journey Coordinator, Jaclyn, was by far the most amazing human being through and through. As a two-time gestational carrier herself, she was responsive when I had questions or concerns, super informative when I needed additional resources and also became somewhat like a second mom to me when I was struggling during the postpartum period. I still have her personal cellphone number and she checks on me from time to time even though she isn’t with CFC any longer. Absolute god sent! My IPs were just as, if not more, amazing! I was able to build lifelong friendships with the most deserving couple I have ever met. I am very fortunate to have been chosen by them with the most valuable and precious thing in life, their soon-to-be (now 3 months old) baby boy. Even with my complaints of morning sickness (more like all-day sickness), body aches, and constant food aversions, my IPs were super supportive and wanted to be part of the process every step of the way which I tried my absolute best to make them feel they we were all in this together; it was OUR pregnancy, and MY experience was also THEIRS. I only really have two complaints which stem from delivery and postpartum. (1) Due to our pre-eclampsia diagnosis, my OB scheduled us for an early induction at 38 weeks. While the staff at our designated hospital were mostly amazing, there was one thing that completely annoyed both me and the parents. Even after providing the hospital staff with our birth plan, noting that I was a GC, practically EVERY nurse kept referring to me as “Mom” which was extremely frustrating to have to keep correcting them. Our induction/birth was 48 hours long, so you can only imagine how many nurses and hospital staff we encountered! To no fault of CFC, more communication, however, to the charge nurses should occur to avoid this from happening with future GCs. (2) My case manager, Jaclyn, resigned from CFC shortly after I gave birth. Even though she kept in constant contact, CFC reassigned me to someone else for the postpartum period and it went practically radio silent. My IPs had to reach out to them in order to get me crucial PP support. Which was great after they did, but at the time with my hormones raging I felt as though I didn’t matter to them anymore and my job for my IPs was essentially “done”. I spoke about it to Robin, and she assured me it was an anomaly, but still inexcusable and I greatly appreciated her for hearing me out. If you’re considering CFC for your first or next journey as a gestational carrier, take this as your sign to do it! I am now 3 months PP and even though I told myself this journey would be my last pregnancy in life, with honesty and clarity I can state that I would do it 1,000,000% do it again as long as I’m with CFC and physically cleared and able! Thank you 100x for everything! <3”
“My family has grown thanks to the incredible team at Creative Family Connections! We had a wonderful surrogacy journey. We recommend and endorse CFC for other individuals and families looking to grow through surrogacy.”
“I am four months postpartum from my surrogacy journey and overall it was a really great experience! I would definitely recommend CFC to both intended parents and surrogates. The staff were all friendly and very helpful. The reason for 4 stars instead of 5 is because the dads and I felt like there were many things that could have been explained to us up front but weren’t. We had a lot of questions we had to google or seek out answers to, all of which I communicated to my case worker at the end of my journey, and they appreciated the feedback. While our questions did all eventually get answered, this could be resolved with a detailed informational packet of FAQs being provided to both surrogates and IPs.”
"Mi marido y yo no podemos expresar suficientes "gracias" al equipo de CFC. Nos entrevistamos con un total de cinco agencias de gestación subrogada diferentes y por múltiples razones elegimos CFC. Durante todo el proceso CFC trabajó sin problemas con nuestra clínica de FIV, CFC fue franca y transparente sobre los gastos, CFC es un bufete de abogados, e incluso nos puso en contacto con otras familias con las que podíamos contactar antes de continuar con CFC. Nuestro coordinador estuvo con nosotros en cada paso del camino y realmente nos hizo sentir cómodos durante esta situación única. Se toman el tiempo necesario para emparejar a los futuros padres y a las madres de alquiler basándose en la compatibilidad y no sólo en un calendario. Me alegra decir que no sólo tenemos un hijo gracias a CFC, sino también nuevos amigos para siempre. Nuestra madre de alquiler y yo estamos planeando otra reunión familiar. Aunque la gestación subrogada no era la forma en la que imaginábamos empezar nuestra familia, CFC hizo todo el proceso mucho más suave y estaremos eternamente agradecidos."
"Fui madre de alquiler con CFC y me lo pasé muy bien. Realmente trabajan contigo para explicarte todo y van más allá para responder a tus preguntas y hacer que tus preocupaciones desaparezcan. Lo volvería a hacer sin dudarlo".
"Una agencia increíble que está a tu lado en todo momento, incluso después del parto".
"El personal del CFC fue parte integrante de nuestro viaje y nos ayudó en cada paso del camino. No podríamos haber pedido mejor apoyo".