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Gifted Journeys is an egg donation and surrogacy agency in Pasadena, California. They offer an egg donation program and surrogate matching services for intended parents in the US and internationally since 2009. Their motto is ‘where hope becomes life’.
Gifted Journeys is there to help guide you along the way and help make this process just a little bit easier for you. With the goal of sharing the burden of the journey and to help facilitate everything that needs to be accomplished so that you can move forward.
The agency carefully chooses, screens and presents egg donors and surrogates realistically, so that intended parents can get to know them better. Before accepting them into the surrogacy program, the agency takes care in getting to know each surrogacy applicant as well as possible in order to make the best possible surrogacy matches.
To ensure your surrogate also has the best possible experience during her pregnancy, surrogates are provided with a surrogacy support group and psychological services. They offer a benefits package which includes financial gifts for the surrogates children and all expense paid fun days for the surrogates’ family.
In order to help surrogates to maintain a positive and empowered experience before, during and after the pregnancy, the agency also provides workshops in guided meditations, journaling, communication, and postpartum healing.
About the team
Gifted Journeys was founded by Wendie Wilson-Miller in 2009. Wendie was an egg donor before deciding to dedicate her professional life to helping all types of families achieve their dreams of having children. She also co-founded the Society for Ethics in Egg Donation and Surrogacy (SEEDS). She is an active board member of Parents Via Egg Donation, the largest support site for families going through the process of using donor eggs, as well as a member of the American Society of Reproductive Medicine (ASRM).
She is also the co-author of the book, “The Insider’s Guide to Egg Donation: A Compassionate and Comprehensive Guide for All Parents-to-Be” published in 2012.