What a wonderful community and lovely group of people.  Everyone is so open and happy to share about their story.  I have had some incredible conversations and made some valuable connections


To have a What Can We Learn from our Kids Panel was a stroke of genius. The young adults panel last year was good but hearing from the kids is a whole new level


I now feel that I have options, before I felt like there was no hope 


“I loved so many of the talks, I can’t stop crying.  I’m feeling too emotional.  I enjoyed the Impact on Surrogates Families Talk” 



“Thank you so much for the webinar on the weekend. The speakers were great, I would love to attend more events. Thank you for sending the links and recordings, this is also useful.”


“Thanks again, the webinar was very informative and helpful”


“I was extremely satisfied & overwhelmed with the service we received from Sam. He dealt with case with empathy & compassion. Sam is a true professional.”

J & J

“Sam from Growing Families was the first person we met to discuss our surrogacy plans. He prepared a comprehensive plan for us which proved invaluable throughout our journey. Sam was available to answer any questions we had and his responses were timely. Importantly he helped to instil confidence in the process. We had a successful journey and he helped get the ball rolling for us, and he did this with a high degree of professionalism and integrity. Thanks Sam,”

Julian & Sophie Parkinson

“Sam has been an amazing support for us throughout our surrogacy journey, from initial fact finding right through until the arrival of our beautiful boy. Even when the global Covid 19 Pandemic looked to derail us from being in Ukraine for or sons birth Sam worked tirelessly to find solutions and fight for us the whole way. We are so grateful to Sam and Growing Families for their unwavering support, compassion and absolute professionalism, they have made a such a huge difference to our lives. A thousand thank you’s Sam.”

Michael, Australia

“My partner is unable to carry, which has been quite the emotional journey. Being able to connect with others and hear from real people that have been (or currently going) through this, has been an enormous help. Sometimes you think you’re alone in this journey, but your seminar helped us more than you can imagine!”

Catherine, Australia 2018

“Thank you for the session. We found it really helpful and it made us feel like surrogacy is a real option for us. I loved the families that got up at the end and spoke about their own experiences. You can’t beat first-hand knowledge!”

Scott, Australia 2017

“If anyone is questioning whether this is beneficial or not to go to a Seminar, you absolutely should go. My fiancé and I went along and were gobsmacked with the amount of information available in an understanding level along with support and great people! Do it!”

Leah, Australia

“We had a great time at the conference, really enjoyed meeting those we did get to meet and wished we had more time to chat to those we didn’t get to meet. Thank you to all of you who shared your stories with us, such an emotional few days. Heartfelt thanks to all who made the weekend happen”

Emma, Australia 2017

“Wow what a weekend! We went into the conference with an open mind and came away with so much fantastic content. Thanks to the organisers and thanks to all those who shared their stories!”

Trevor, Australia

“Thanks so much to the Growing Families team for running such a great conference which had a wealth of information.”


“Wow what a weekend. Thank you everyone who made us welcome and all the speakers who shared their stories. The conference has really given us clarity on our options. Thanks again”

Brad, Australia

“We met so many like-minded couples with such warmth and willingness to share their knowledge. It was a priceless experience and we hope to be able to pay-forward with our experience one day”

Lisa, Australia 2017

“Such a wonderful weekend & thank you to all the lovely souls who introduced themselves to us & to all the surrogates & IPS who gave us advice”

Adeline & Mick, UK

“My husband and I attended the conference in Windsor at the weekend. It was brilliant… very informative and has really helped us plan out next steps in finding our surrogate.”

Dean Beynon, UK

“Was invaluable information & much better than anything I had attended before”

Stacey B.

Parent thru Surrogacy

“A wonderful weekend …. with lots of information shared. Also lovely to meet up again with old friends from last year and also meet many new ones.”

Fabio (from Italy), UK

“Beautiful and very useful conference in Windsor. Thank you very much”

Mariam Kukunashvili

New Life Global

“thanks a lot for inviting us …. It is really great opportunity for clinics/agencies… I (have) visited many fertility shows during the last couple of years in UK , Europe, Israel (and) Medical Tourism Conferences in USA but absolutely none of them were so fruitful for every involved party as your annual gathering.”

Alisa Moody

Parent thru Surrogacy

“was so touched by the amazing people I met and heard speak. What a journey this is for so many people”

Karen Mills

Parent thru Surrogacy

“what an amazing conference. Must admit that tears were rolling down my face as well when Matt, Alice and James all shared their stories.”

Brett J

Intended Parent

“it’s stories like yours that give us the motivation to keep on!. ….. it means a lot to be in touch with people who know exactly what we’re going through”

Danni M

Intended Parent

“At the Conference and l have one word = Amazing!!!!!!!! Karen and her amazing son Matt completely and utterly changed mine and my husband’s life when they talked …. They completely helped our understandings with so many things on so many levels.”

Rachel Kunde


“A great conference. …. It’s so nice to see some grown children of surrogacy tell their stories in their own words”

Helene O.

Intended parent

“Thanks so much to all those that made this conference possible. From the incredible team of organizer’s, to every presenter, it was an educational, emotional & uplifting weekend.”