Growing Families, formerly Families Through Surrogacy, was set up by parents via surrogacy to help others on this journey

Everybody’s circumstances are different. You may be a couple with different nationalities. You may have embryos you need to transport. You may have an egg donor but not a surrogate. You may want to bring your egg donor with you, or create your embryos in one country, but complete surrogacy in another. Surrogacy may be something you are planning for two years hence, or it may be your last avenue after repeated failed IVF. Different providers suit different people.

Experience

Over the past seven years, we have provided detailed advice to over 600 singles and couples from many nations to help them navigate their journeys to parenthood safely and with confidence.

Why Is  Expert Advice Useful?

Surrogacy is a complex area and you deserve to know everything involved. Too often intended parents engage without full awareness of the risks and how to manage them.

Some feedback on providers we are not able to publish online owing to risks of defamation. However we are able to communicate such feedback one-on-one.

Surrogacy laws, destinations, government processes and eligibility continue to change.

What Can we Advise On?

  • Uncompensated (altruistic) surrogacy options in Canada, UK, Australia, India, Thailand and Greece
  • Compensated surrogacy for foreigners in regulated countries (USA, Ukraine, Georgia, Russia, Brazil)
  • Compensated surrogacy for foreigners in unregulated countries (eg Columbia, Kenya, Mexico)

Often client reports will include details on surrogacy options in two or more jurisdictions. Only service providers who have demonstrated high levels of service and care are recommended.

This process takes into consideration your nationality, marital status, medical history, risk profile and budget

· Consult only$190 Consult & support$800 
50-60 minute Zoom-based consultation yes yes
Walk you through all options and approximate costs & timeframes of each yes yes
Walk you through processes needing to be followed for each option yes yes
Answer all your questions on processes, legals, surrogate and IVF communication & compensation yes yes
Detailed written report providing

  • Pros and cons of various pathways
  • an optimal route for your personal circumstances
  •  recommendations on trustworthy IVF providers, surrogacy agencies,  lawyers and other professionals
  •  detailed costs and payment stages to help you budget
  •  guidelines in selecting egg donors (where required) to maximise success
  • Advice on your eligibility and legal protections
  • Tips on travel, accommodation & in-country support
  • Advice on cost-effective international funds transfer
  • Advice on surrogacy loans and funding
  • A Plan B option
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Introduction to Parent referees if desired yes
Introduction to online support group yes
Introduction to embryo shippers (where required) yes
Introduction to foreign exchange provider to facilitate OS payments at better exchange rates yes
Introduction to surrogacy lender if required yes
Personalised introductions to trusted providers yes
One hour follow-up support yes

C:     Country Exit & Citizenship Support (for Australian, New Zealand, UK, Irish and German citizens only).   AU500/ £280 / €310

Ensuring you are prepared with the correct forms, statutory declarations and processes can make your return home following overseas surrogacy a stress-free, rather than anxiety-provoking experience.

This service provides step-by step guidance in respect to gaining citizenship, passports and/or other travel documents and parental orders to facilitate your return home. For Australians, this service also includes essential information on legal parentage, registration for Medicare, Centrelink benefits, Maternal health visits and Immunisations

Payment

Payments can be made by direct debit, international funds transfer or Paypal

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