From the business
Creative Family Connections is a law firm and surrogacy agency based in Maryland. They provide a full suite of surrogacy services nationwide and internationally. Their guiding principle is 'everyone can build a family'. LGBT intended parents make up half of their client base. Many of their clients are international.
The agency provides surrogacy journey services for the intended parents from a legal perspective. They handle all the legal steps required and represent the IPs during the journey. This includes drafting surrogacy contracts, setting up a trust account or escrow and establishing parentage. The agency will recommend a suitable attorney for the surrogate as well.
Creative Family Connections provide surrogate matching services for their clients by finding surrogates that match the IPs criteria. They include one re-match in their fees, in case the first match does not achieve medical clearance. Further agency services include coordination of cycles and facilitating communication between all the parties involved. CFC also provides a concierge service to fit individual needs in case the full set of services are not needed.
At CFC, they work with gestational surrogates from any surrogacy-friendly states. Surrogate candidates have to pass an extensive pre-screening process. Those who make it through then have to pass a vetting process which includes a home visit.The compensation rate for their surrogates ranges from $32,000 to $42,500 for a first time surrogate. However, the amount varies depending on the state where the surrogate lives.
Their experienced team includes Diane Hinson, who is the founder and owner. Diane is an elected Fellow of the American Association of Assisted Reproductive Attorneys, a member of the American Bar Association's Reproduction Law Committee on Assisted Reproductive Technology, a professional member of theRESOLVE organization, as well as a professional member of ASRM. She graduated from Harvard Law School and is a member of the District of Columbia, Virginia, and Maryland Bars.