Advice & Guidance – How We Support You

Why would I need independent support?

Intending Parents may require our expert advice for a variety of reasons and may engage with Growing Families at different stages of their international IVF, surrogacy or donor In-vitro fertilisation (IVF) journey. Our packages are designed to join at any stage, so you have come to the right place!

You may have hit a roadblock and/or require professional advice moving forward to navigate that problem efficiently.

  • Deciding on an agency or clinic
  • Understanding which providers are best for your nationality
  • Setting expectations and budgets.
  • Bridging communication gaps between you and your agency.
  • Preparations for each stage of the journey
  • Advice on cost-effective providers
  • Shipping support

What if I only need support for a short while?

Growing Families recognises that you may only need us part way throughout the journey. So, we have designed our packages to be time specific. If you require end to end support, review the concierge packages suitable for your international surrogacy journey and speak to our consultant for more information.

What Information do you need?

So, we can best assist you, we require specific information regarding your individual situation. In such a complicated area, we cannot advise you without understanding your marital status, age, household income, nationality, country of residence, specific needs and any medical conditions. These will allow us to help set your expectations, discuss options and logistics

All information provided is kept strictly confidential.

What happens when I complete the form?

Once your form is received, a Growing Families team member will be in contact by email or phone to discuss how we can best assist you.
A follow up paid consultation is often required to provide you with professional advice to support your unique circumstances. This advice may include problem solving, program eligibility, wait times, costs, legal referrals, embryo creation advice, donor issues, agency or IVF clinic recommendations, risks and how to avoid them.

What are the costs for a consultation?

We need to assess each case independently. A two hour consultation and support package is AUD $395+gst / USD $250 and this will assess your needs, explain your options in details, including costs, timelines, risks and potential hurdles. This is followed up by written information, introductions to providers, access to discount programs and follow up support after you have reviewed the information and spoken to providers.

Why Pay for a consultation?

Cross-border surrogacy and donor IVF are highly complex, requiring thorough planning. With over 10 years experience in a changing landscape, we can empower you with the knowledge and insights to save yourself anguish, time and money. We work with clinics and agencies to secure you discounts. Our role is to reduce complexity, provide you with right information, help you to mitigate risk and save money wherever possible.

What is the difference between a consultation and concierge support?

Concierge support is designed to support you during your surrogacy journey. This support is particularly popular for those dealing with foreign providers, those who have not engaged in surrogacy before and those who lead busy lives and appreciate a local advocate to look out for their needs, assist with foreign exchange, logistics, paperwork, translations, and professional interactions . Concierge Support is designed to save you time, money and energy at critical milestones.  While we have seen IP’s navigate the process alone with success, many need support especially if they end up dealing with difficult providers chosen independently.

What if Growing Families cannot support my journey?

Growing Families has a wide range of professional connections globally to assist with the most complicated journeys. Start with our situation assessment form or a professional consultation. We can provide a solution to most problems here at Growing Families working alongside our industry professionals.

Can I speak to a Growing Families representative first?

Yes of course. If you would prefer to have a conversation first email us your name, contact number and country of residence and enquiry at [email protected]