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Global Surrogacy Services LLC
3.9 Stars - Based on 14 User Reviews
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For my first surrogacy journey I wanted to be sure I had compassion and lots of experience backing me up. That's exactly what I found with CSP. Every member of the staff that I've been involved with has been kind, informative, and always ALWAYS willing to answer questions or explain steps. This process has been a wonderful, exciting experience since I haven't had to worry about anything other than taking care of myself and this little baby girl for my amazing couple.
As part of the interviewing process for surrogacy agencies, I reached out to the Center for Surrogate Parenting to set up an intro call. The name made it seem almost like a non-profit and the appointment process was simple and efficient.
Unfortunately things went downhill from there, as during the roughly 45 minutes I spent speaking with the outreach manager (Fay), I found her to be condescending and fairly arrogant - several times questioning whether I had "the commitment required to be a good parent". This generally came in response to me asking reasonably straightforward questions about the process and contract/boilerplate to which she continued to stress the need for the "full consultation and evaluation" session - four (4) hours with both myself and my husband. Look, I completely understand the need to be committed to the process of becoming a parent, but four hours at this early stage of just deciding on a short list of agencies seemed completely overkill to me. All I wanted was to understand what the contract between us and her agency would include before agreeing to spend half a day with them. It struck me as a fairly aggressive sales tactic - get the customer to commit so they feel locked in, even before signing any agreement. If I had done this with every agency I was considering, it'd have been nearly 50 hours of time!
Fay got quite defensive when I pushed back on this and gave a non-committal response about "checking with her boss" as to whether she'd be able to send the contract. She never followed up.
CSP is a very reputable, respectful, and professional company. The website is extremely informative and very user friendly. I especially enjoyed the plethora of videos posted. Throughout the initial application process I felt as though it was easy to follow and I received emails along the way letting me know what to expect. The day after I completed my initial application I was informed that I would be unable to move forward in the process due to my beliefs (I am uncomfortable terminating a pregnancy due to Down Syndrome. Also, I am uncomfortable reducing the pregnancy of multiples.) This is the quote taken from the email I received.
"The couples in our program, if faced with this unfortunate decision, want the ability to decide whether to end a pregnancy with their doctor’s advice if their baby has serious birth defects. This includes Down Syndrome. They also want to have the choice of a selective reduction, if necessary, in order to increase their chances for a healthy pregnancy by transferring multiple embryos.
Unfortunately, we do not have any couples at this time that share your beliefs regarding termination and reduction. Our couples feel that such decisions are theirs to make and struggle with giving those choices to a surrogate mother."
To all women considering to be surrogates who have the same beliefs as me, there are agencies who have intended parents that feel the same way.
Whether or not you agree with my beliefs, my brief experience CSP has shown me that they will treat you with respect and keep you informed in a timely manner.
Amazing.... and continues to be amazing...This journey is for life, two families working together, supporting each other and committed to helping each other achieve the ultimate human expression of love....a life..helping create a family and in during the process hoping to create an extended family
This was our guiding principle when we began our surrogacy journey five years ago.
Why America?, because surrogacy and how it is operated is as a mature business Agencies you contact have years of experience. The regulations and legislation is clear and in English.
Why choose the agency we did?....Because the surrogate family chooses who they want to work with. They read our story and what lead us to seek and need help in creating our family. We read their stores and select whom we believe is the right family for us to work with. Then we are connected...
The journey we took together was not smooth sailing - not every egg transfer is a success and not every pregnancy ending with a healthy, happy baby; but as a team we all navigated the emotional roller coaster that eventually created our wonderful full term, healthy baby boy.
That was 13 month ago..his birth...but together we continue to share his life..even across this distance - Australia to the USA. We Facebook, Skype, email, texts.....attend Birthday parties through technology...Right now we are planning our son's second birthday in the USA with our surrogate family...just like a regular family holiday.. we might all go camping, rent a house, visit the theme parks..who knows...we (both families) have not decided yet..over the next few weeks we will get there... Like all of our endeavors together - this will take time, lots of discussion, but together we will choose the right option for both families.....
CSP is wonderful, helpful and their staff has given me oodles of time. I very much appreciate them. I see some negative comments and I am surprised. CSP gave one person 45 minutes of their time (he stated this) yet he is unhappy when they won't give him more? Another lady claims their surrogate mother had a criminal history. This seems so unlikely as we were presented with several surrogates and each came fully screened and we could see the screening, both medical and her criminal search. Nothing seems plausible. Also why are 2 ladies posting the same story but with different names? Anyway, CSP has been around for over 30 years and made us happy parents. Thank you CSP