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Worldwide Surrogacy Specialists LLC - provider profile and satisfaction report

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Locations: Fairfield, CT, USA
Contact: Victoria Ferrara OR Jennifer McArthur
Email: vferrara@THEFERRARALAWGROUP.COM OR jmcarthur@worldwidesurrogacy.org
Phone: 203-255-9877

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About Worldwide Surrogacy Specialists LLC:*

Worldwide Surrogacy Specialists (WSS) is dedicated to assist couples and individuals with the desire to achieve a family through third party assisted reproduction by providing attentive, individualized representation at an affordable price. WSS is a caring and highly competent team of professionals led by Founder and Legal Director Victoria T. Ferrara, Esq. We are here to save Intended Parents time, anguish and money, and to be a source of support for all parties so they can focus on the joys of creating a family. Worldwide is a member of Resolve (The National Infertility Association), the American Fertility Association, and the prestigious American Academy of Assisted Reproductive Lawyers. Please visit our website to learn more about our dedicated team of professionals or like us on Facebook to get updates and the latest news about the surrogacy journey.

* This description was provided by the service provider.






Ratings and reviews - from our Surveys

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Surrogacy agency satisfaction - overall score (out of 10)

  Agency score
Count: 56
Not Applicable: 0

Agency experience

  Agency rating
Effective (contribution to the success of journey)
Count: 58
Not Applicable: 0
Responsive and supportive throughout journey
Count: 59
Not Applicable: 0
Surrogate screening and matching
Count: 58
Not Applicable: 0
Gay friendly and knowledgeable
Count: 50
Not Applicable: 0
Accommodation of international parents
Count: 35
Not Applicable: 0

Agency recommendation rate

Value Percent  
Yes 95.0%
No 5.0%
Total Responses 60
Average 1.0

Agency reviews and comments

(2009, USA parents) I had a great experience with my surrogacy agency. Great group of people . Wonderful staff. Fertility agency also great. My attorney was fantastic. My gestational surrogate was also well matched and extremely caring. I am so thankful and grateful for my 5 year old boy/girl twins. They areally my world.I love them so much!
(2010, USA parents) The staff at Worldwide Surrogacy well suited to support intended parents on this journey. I found them to be professional, available, thoughtful and supportive throughout the process I very strongly recommend them to others.
(2010, USA parents) Worldwide Surrogacy provides excellent service. They are knowledgeable, compassionate and supportive - and they are EFFECTIVE. They provided viable candidates within a week of signing and successfully matched me within 6 - 8 weeks signing. I strongly recommend the agency to others on this journey.
(2011, International parents) Agency was excellent for me. I just was expecting better knowledge on paper work for international parents (apostille)
(2012, USA parents) Serena Lugo was instrumental in making our journey a success!
(2014, International parents) (português) A agência nos atendeu da melhor forma possível, considerou todas as nossas solicitações, os funcionários são extremamente honestos e sinceros, gentis e afáveis. Fizeram de tudo para nos ajudar e escolheram uma excelente gestante para nós. Recomendamos fortemente para todos.
(2014, International parents) Worldwide Surrogacy was just perfect! Everybody there was attentive, responsive and kind to us since the first prospective meeting. Victoria Ferrara is the best in her field! She did everything along with everyone in the agency to make our journey easier, especially for us: we are international parents from Brazil. Her team is very talented and helping people. We felt like home when travelling overseas and passing by. About expenses and paperwork, they were always honest, clear and explained every detail. Very trustful! All paperwork and court orders were done properly and efficiently. Victoria did a nice job in Court! We left the hospital with the Birth of Certificate (Two days latter!). The agency even prepared the delivery hospital staff to accommodate us the best as possible. Best experience ever.
(2014, USA parents) Overall we had a great experience with World Wide Surrogacy, the start of the journey was smooth and they were very helpful with all of our calls and emails. It was once the journey was well under way that communication started to falter. Information was either not shared with us or it seemed that employees at World Wide were not speaking with each other.
(2014, USA parents) Very satisfied with process from beginning to birth and post birth. Everyone has been helpful along this journey
(2015, USA parents) At the beginning of the journey, we were a bit concerned that WWS would be less professional and maybe less organized than larger agencies. We chose WWS because we liked the people we talked to and we felt comfortable around them. We knew that the women working at WWS would be trusted and appreciated by our surrogate as well. Throughout our journey, everybody working at WWS was extremely helpful and responsive. WWS found us an amazing surrogate. We feel that the money spent to get their help and support was worth every dollar. We also liked the fact that most employees are women who had their own experience with surrogacy and/or parenthood.
(2015, USA parents) Worldwide was wonderful and it was wonderful to have them join us in our journey. They are even okay with weird questions as we did not know exactly what we were getting into. They matched us with a great surrogate.
(2016, International parents) Overall, Worldwide did a good job. Positive aspects included sound legal advice and knowledge particularly of international law, friendly and helpful when approached. Improvements could be made to better matching surrogates to parents' needs and having a clear project lead/contact for the parents throughout the process. Sometimes attention to detail in legal documents was lacking.
(2016, International parents) Thank you so much to all the Worldwide Surrogacy! You will be always in our hearts! Our baby is the best and loveliest person in our lives 😍
(2016, International parents) We are fully satisfied with our agency. They wear very friendly, sympathetic, very helpful and clear. We still have very good contact and cannot wait to make the contract with them for our second journey.
(2016, International parents) We were very satisfied with world wide Surrogacy. They found a very good surrogate very quickly. And we had very good communication with World Wide all through the journey. If we had questions, were worried or did not understand something. They took their time to explain us. We were very happy that we chose World Wide certainly.
(2016, USA parents) From our experience we felt Worldwide Surrogacy was very organized and efficient. You can tell they have been doing this for awhile. We would definitely use their services again.
(2016, USA parents) Tremendous experience. The entire staff was wonderful. We can't wait for the sibling journey!
(2016, USA parents) We had a wonderful experience with Worldwide, an agency recommended to us by a friend. They literally held our hand the entire process. We had so many questions, they had every answer. We could not have been more happy with our experience and outcome.
(2017, International parents) Overall a very friendly and professional team who has supported us with warmth throughout our journey and to a very successful outcome. Areas for improvement would be - communication between members of the team, better progress updates during surrogate search, more help on understanding surrogate contractual terms and related advisory and improved advisory on international immigration considerations. But overall team were very helpful and I would certainly recommend and use the agency again. The relationships were fantastic and the agency ensured good support of both intended parents and the surrogate which eased the journey significantly.
(2018, USA parents) Worldwide found us a wonderful surrogate and was helpful and responsive throughout the process.

Fertility clinic used

Value Percent   Count
CT Fertility 83.6%
RMA CT 7.3%
Other 7.3%
San Diego Fertility Center (SDFC) 1.8%
  Totals 55
Total Responses 55

Other clinic

1 Center for Advanced Reproductive Services-UCONN Health Center- Farmington, CT
1 Valley Health New Jersey
2 Yale Fertility Clinic

Journey statistics for service provider

Overall cost of surrogacy journey

Value Percent   Count
$50,000 - $69,000 3.5%
$70,000 - $89,000 5.2%
$90,000 - $109,000 20.7%
$110,000 - $129,000 32.8%
$130,000 - $149,000 17.2%
$150,000 - $169,000 10.3%
$170,000 - $189,000 5.2%
$190,000 - $209,000 5.2%
  Totals 58
Total Responses 58
Average 126.6

Number of IVF / IUI cycles done until journey resulted in a birth

Value Percent   Count
One 63.5%
Two 15.4%
Three 11.5%
Four 5.8%
Five 1.9%
Six 1.9%
  Totals 52
Total Responses 52
Average 1.7

Length of journey from signup to birth (months)

Value Percent   Count
9 months or less 1.7%
10-12 months 11.7%
13-15 months 10.0%
16-18 months 26.7%
19-21 months 25.0%
22-24 months 15.0%
25-27 months 3.3%
31-33 months 3.3%
34-36 months 1.7%
More than 3 years 1.7%
  Totals 60
Total Responses 60
Average 19.0

Known / Anonymous egg donation

Value Percent   Count
Unknown 43.1%
Known 51.0%
Other 5.9%
  Totals 51
Total Responses 51
Responses "Other" Count
Left Blank 57
Known but not willing to meet the child 1
She said known, but never answered my messages 1
anonomous for now but willing to meet children later 1

Egg donation source

Value Percent   Count
Intended mother (no donor) 7.3%
Family or friend 1.8%
Surrogacy agency 10.9%
Independent Egg donation agency 18.2%
Fertility clinic 61.8%
  Totals 55
Total Responses 55

Demographics / family makeup

Gay / straight

Value Percent   Count
LGBT 64.3%
Straight 35.7%
  Totals 56
Total Responses 56


Value Percent   Count
United States 63.8%
Denmark 6.9%
United Kingdom 6.9%
Greece 5.2%
France 5.2%
Colombia 3.5%
Germany 3.5%
Brazil 1.7%
Netherlands 1.7%
Barbados 1.7%
  Totals 58
Total Responses 58