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Worldwide Surrogacy Specialists LLC - provider profile and satisfaction report

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www.worldwidesurrogacy.org

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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Services:

  IVF clinic?
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  Egg donation?
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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.

 


 


 


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Ratings and reviews - from our Surveys

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Surrogacy agency satisfaction - overall score (out of 10)

  Agency score
Overall
(9.16)
Count: 70
Not Applicable: 0

Agency experience

  Agency rating
Effective (contribution to the success of journey)
(9.18)
Count: 72
Not Applicable: 0
Responsive and supportive throughout journey
(9.08)
Count: 73
Not Applicable: 0
Surrogate screening and matching
(9.13)
Count: 71
Not Applicable: 0
Gay friendly and knowledgeable
(9.78)
Count: 60
Not Applicable: 0
Accommodation of international parents
(9.07)
Count: 42
Not Applicable: 0

Agency recommendation rate

Value Percent  
Yes 96.0%
No 4.1%
 
Statistics
Total Responses 74
Average 1.0

Agency reviews and comments

Response
(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) They were great in all aspects. As added bonus, Worldwide Surrogacy is local to NYC, CT.
(2018, USA parents) Worldwide found us a wonderful surrogate and was helpful and responsive throughout the process.
Our journey and experience with worldwide it was amazing, no words can express how effortless and stress-free the entire process was. Extremely professional and during the entire process that communication was constant and very effective, we cannot imagine doing this With any other agency. This is our first time and the overall experience was amazing. We feel grateful because the support not only legally but emotionally was very important and significant for us.
The Agency was very supportive and matched us with a surrogate that was very comprehensive. We are thankful to all staffs for making our lives meaningful with the birth of our Daughter.
We had a great experience with our agency. They gave us the support we needed, when we felt hopeless, worked with us to find a match, and took the time to help us set up all legal and paperwork and made sure we stayed up to date with all tasks that needed to be completed.
Wij kunnen ons agentschap echt aan iedereen met een gerust hart aanbevelen. Voor ons hebben ze een super match gevonden met de draagmoeder en de fertiliteitskliniek. Het was een enorm spannende reis maar wij hebben ons steeds goed omkaderd gevoeld en hebben nooit ergens aan hoeven twijfelen. We waren duidelijk in goede, oprechte en eerlijke handen.
Worldwide Surrogacy did a fantastic job. They matched us with a wonderful surrogate who we remain close with. We have twins. They did their job and did it well. They are also lovely people.
Worldwide Surrogacy was recommended to us by our fertility doctor. We felt very at ease from our initial consultation. The entire staff was very supportive and the process was explained to us thoroughly. Any questions we had were answered easily. We do not have enough good things to say and we would definitely recommend them to anyone looking for a gestational carrier. We are blessed that through this agency we finally have the family we dreamed of.

Fertility clinic used

Value Percent   Count
CT Fertility 68.7%
46
Other 17.9%
12
RMA CT 10.5%
7
San Diego Fertility Center (SDFC) 1.5%
1
ORM 1.5%
1
  Totals 67
Statistics
Total Responses 67

Other clinic

CountResponse
4 CT Fertility
1 CT Fertility Dr De Pinho
1 CT fertility Clinic
1 Center for Advanced Reproductive Services-UCONN Health Center- Farmington, CT
1 UConn The Center
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 2.8%
2
$70,000 - $89,000 5.6%
4
$90,000 - $109,000 18.1%
13
$110,000 - $129,000 33.3%
24
$130,000 - $149,000 19.4%
14
$150,000 - $169,000 9.7%
7
$170,000 - $189,000 6.9%
5
$190,000 - $209,000 4.2%
3
  Totals 72
Statistics
Total Responses 72
Average 127.8

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

Value Percent   Count
One 65.6%
42
Two 15.6%
10
Three 9.4%
6
Four 6.3%
4
Five 1.6%
1
Six 1.6%
1
  Totals 64
Statistics
Total Responses 64
Average 1.7

Length of journey from signup to birth (months)

Value Percent   Count
9 months or less 1.4%
1
10-12 months 9.5%
7
13-15 months 14.9%
11
16-18 months 27.0%
20
19-21 months 24.3%
18
22-24 months 14.9%
11
25-27 months 2.7%
2
31-33 months 2.7%
2
34-36 months 1.4%
1
More than 3 years 1.4%
1
  Totals 74
Statistics
Total Responses 74
Average 18.7

Known / Anonymous egg donation

Value Percent   Count
Unknown 40.3%
25
Known 53.2%
33
Other 6.5%
4
  Totals 62
Statistics
Total Responses 62
Responses "Other" Count
Left Blank 70
Known but not willing to meet the child 1
She said known, but never answered my messages 1
We hope our schild can meet her in future if she wants at her 18 years 1
anonomous for now but willing to meet children later 1

Egg donation source

Value Percent   Count
Intended mother (no donor) 8.8%
6
Family or friend 2.9%
2
Surrogacy agency 8.8%
6
Independent Egg donation agency 16.2%
11
Fertility clinic 63.2%
43
  Totals 68
Statistics
Total Responses 68



Demographics / family makeup

Gay / straight

Value Percent   Count
LGBT 65.7%
46
Straight 34.3%
24
  Totals 70
Statistics
Total Responses 70

Countries

Value Percent   Count
United States 63.9%
46
United Kingdom 6.9%
5
Denmark 5.6%
4
Greece 4.2%
3
France 4.2%
3
Germany 2.8%
2
Brazil 2.8%
2
Colombia 2.8%
2
Norway 1.4%
1
Belgium 1.4%
1
Netherlands 1.4%
1
Mauritius 1.4%
1
Barbados 1.4%
1
  Totals 72
Statistics
Total Responses 72