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Golden Surrogacy - provider profile and satisfaction report

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www.goldensurrogacy.com

Locations: Chicago, IL, USA
Contact: Frank Golden
Email: frank@goldensurrogacy.com
Phone: 800-824-4428


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Services:

  IVF clinic?
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  Law firm?


 

Year founded: 2013
Employees: 10


 


About Golden Surrogacy:*

Golden Surrogacy is owned and operated by married same-sex couple Adam & Frank Golden. Inspired by the success of their own journey through surrogacy they established the agency to advocate on behalf of other loving couples and individuals wishing to following in their footsteps. Together, Adam & Frank have gathered a remarkable team of experts comprised of veteran surrogates, egg donors, attorneys, and psychologists who have over 40yrs combined knowledge in the world of third party reproduction. That team is passionately committed to delivering authentic and trustworthy service by maintaining meaningful relationships. As such, Golden Surrogacy is a Better Business Bureau accredited agency and also a proud member of Resolve (The National Infertility Association) and the American Fertility Association (Path2Parenthood). Please visit our website for more information and to schedule a free consultation. We would love to hear from you!

* 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
Overall
(9.96)
Count: 24
Not Applicable: 0

Agency experience

  Agency rating
Effective (contribution to the success of journey)
(9.96)
Count: 24
Not Applicable: 0
Responsive and supportive throughout journey
(10.00)
Count: 24
Not Applicable: 0
Surrogate screening and matching
(9.96)
Count: 24
Not Applicable: 0
Gay friendly and knowledgeable
(10.00)
Count: 19
Not Applicable: 0
Accommodation of international parents
(10.00)
Count: 8
Not Applicable: 0

Agency recommendation rate

Value Percent  
Yes 100.0%
 
Statistics
Total Responses 24
Average 1.0

Agency reviews and comments

Response
(2014, USA parents) Frank was very dedicated and compassionate throughout the ups and downs. Our surrogate did nothing but rave about him. She was also quite fond of the gal she was paired with for support. My husband and I can only find good things to say. We highly recommend Golden Surrogacy.
(2014, USA parents) I had to fire the agency I was previously with. As a single parent-to-be I had already waited almost 9 months and they still hadn't found anyone who met my criteria. Frank had me matched in just a few short weeks and the first procedure with the surrogate was a great success. I'm happy to recommend these guys anytime. They're doing great work.
(2014, USA parents) I very much so enjoyed the relationship we all built over the course of things. Professional, yes, but not cold or hard to deal with, very understanding and supportive.
(2014, USA parents) We took a chance on this agency given the fact that they were relatively new by comparison to some of the larger companies we discovered. However, we found out that the owner is also a former intended parent, and like us he's also gay. This was the most significant upside of choosing to work with him over the others. Also, he was honest and straightforward about all the fees we'd have to pay to the various people involved. He kept us in the loop and was more of a mentor and friend than a business-person. I think his approach with us was very warm and friendly. Our dream of becoming fathers has finally come true and for that we will be forever grateful. I wish this agency all the best and hope they are able to help many more couples in our community.
(2015, USA parents) Frank and Adam were always timely, courteous, and detailed, and when necessary, entirely impartial. They anticipated not only every single logistical detail in the process, but also the emotional complexity of each decision. And they were always available whenever we had questions. We couldn't have asked for better and trustworthy guidance in this journey!
(2016, USA parents) I cannot say enough good things about this Agency. Before Golden Surrogacy, my husband and I had used two different agencies (both of which are also named in this website) to find a surrogate, both of which were awful. So I believe that my opinion on this matter comes with some experience in having dealt with these other agencies. That said, Frank was always professional, prompt, gave good advice, handled matters perfectly, paid attention to detail and found us a great surrogate that passed medical clearance right away by our overly conservative fertility clinic. He made this whole process so easy for us after we had such a hard time before. If we had a question, Frank had the answer and answered us promptly. We were always so impressed by Frank's immediate attention. Having been through previous surrogates, the surrogate Frank provided was a great match, that continues to be a part of our lives. We just adore her. Also, we continue to use Frank as a reference since he is so knowledgeable about so many matters. I am so grateful that we found this agency. I truly felt like Golden Surrogacy wanted this for us as we wanted it for ourselves. I can never thank this agency enough. Without a doubt, I would recommend this Agency.
(2016, USA parents) Excellent! They were more knowledgeable than other places we interviewed. Great communication skills. We will definitely contract with them again for a second child and hopefully the same surrogate.
(2016, USA parents) This was our second surrogacy. The first I managed independently for us and it was admittedly a lot of work. We decided to go with golden surrogacy for this most pregnancy and it was a great decision. I found Frank and his staff to be very efficient and personable. Our surrogate and her husband were really a great fit for us.
(2016, USA parents) Very attentive and helpful along the entire process. Always there to address concerns and answer questions. Can't ask for a better partner!
(2016, USA parents) We could see why this particular agency has positive feedback. I think they did a fantastic job dealing with us, as challenging as that could have been I am sure, and managing everything in total. It is a pleasure to recommend them.
(2017, USA parents) Frank and his team were an invaluable resource during the entire process. This was a big deal in my life and he made everything seem so easy.
(2017, USA parents) Golden Surrogacy made my dream of having a family come true. Prior - to Golden Surrogacy. I worked with 5 other agencies, it was an nightmare. If you want the least amount of headaches in creating an family - you must go with Golden Surrogacy.
(2017, USA parents) Golden surrogacy was tremendous in guiding us through the process. Frank was very responsive and helpful for any questions, and unforeseen steps that came along the way. Could not recommend him enough.
(2017, USA parents) My experience with Golden Surrogacy was fabulous from the very first phone call. Mr. Golden spoke with me personally for the initial interview. I was so touched that the founder of the company spoke to me. Everyone was wonderful to work with. Throughout the process I needed varying degrees of "hand holding". Sometimes I was very needy and other times I needed some space. Everyone I worked with was able to pick up on my needs and responded accordingly. I truly loved my experience with Golden.
(2017, USA parents) They found our surrogate mother in the specified timeframe that was discussed during our initial conversations and fulfilled all of their obligations accordingly. This obviously was a sign of their effectiveness. We were always looped in and taken care of along the way in a timely and efficient manner. Our surrogate mother is an extraordinary woman who handled herself with grace. Could not ask for things to go more smoothly than they did. Thank you!
(2017, USA parents) We selected Golden Surrogacy because we felt that we wanted the more personalized attention that a smaller agency could give us. Frank, Adam, and the whole team lived up to, and even exceeded our expectations. They were extremely helpful, supportive, and responsive to us as intended parents, as well as to our surrogate, which was important to us. We're delighted that we chose them to help us with the surrogacy journey and wouldn't hesitate to work with them again in the future.
(2018, International parents) We are very happy and feel complete with our children. Of course we would rate Golden Surrogacy a 10 out of 10. The agency has been very helpful all the way.
(2018, USA parents) Golden Surrogacy has been a dream to work with from start to finish. Everyone there is caring, knowledgeable, professional, connected, and responsive. Any and all questions or issues were dealt with promptly. There was also a personal connection, which felt great. We were interested in an agency that was similarly committed to surrogates and felt that Golden Surrogacy shined in this area as well. Overall, a wonderful experience!
(2018, USA parents) I would give a 10 to Golden! Frank is absolutely lovely to work with. As personal a matter as this is, customer attendance is what thrives at this agency. We had ups and downs too but each time we emailed Frank we always got a smiley face and a straightforward solution/answer. The process is pretty streamlined too. Legal was probably the most time-consuming part but we got guidance from Frank as well. We did 6 times IVF and had to have embryos DNA tested so we had to let go a surrogate since we didn't have a good embryo to transfer at the beginning. But as soon as we passed DNA, Frank was able to pair with us with another surrogate within 4 months. We signed the contract with agency in early 2016! Baby was here August 2018!
(2018, USA parents) If I could have come up with my ideal scenario of how this process would go and how Golden would handle everything, it wouldn't be as perfect, smooth and amazing as our journey was. The team knew exactly who the perfect match would be for us (and I'm picky and was petrified going in) and addressed every single part of the process immediately and thoroughly. Everyone was extremely organized and attentive. I am still in disbelief at how positive and awesome this whole experience was! I really didn't think that was possible.
(2019, USA parents) We would recommend Golden Surrogacy over and over again, from our closest family in need or to a stranger looking for guidance on a long journey. Golden makes it a point to walk this journey beside you with a beautiful mix of compassion and expertise. They made a scary and significant experience into a safe and exciting series of milestones because they care. They put the time in to achieve the best outcomes for all parties involved and it shows every step of the way. Thank you Golden Surrogacy!

Fertility clinic used

Value Percent   Count
RMA NJ (also IVF NJ) 30.0%
3
ReproMed 10.0%
1
aParent IVF 10.0%
1
RMA CT 10.0%
1
Pacific Fertility Center - Los Angeles (PFCLA) 10.0%
1
HRC Fertility 10.0%
1
Other 10.0%
1
Fertility Center of IL (FCI) 10.0%
1
  Totals 10
Statistics
Total Responses 10

Other clinic

CountResponse
1 CCRM



Journey statistics for service provider

Overall cost of surrogacy journey

Value Percent   Count
$70,000 - $89,000 4.2%
1
$90,000 - $109,000 8.3%
2
$110,000 - $129,000 41.7%
10
$130,000 - $149,000 37.5%
9
$150,000 - $169,000 4.2%
1
$170,000 - $189,000 4.2%
1
  Totals 24
Statistics
Total Responses 24
Average 128.3

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

Value Percent   Count
One 70.8%
17
Two 16.7%
4
Three 8.3%
2
Six 4.2%
1
  Totals 24
Statistics
Total Responses 24
Average 1.5

Length of journey from signup to birth (months)

Value Percent   Count
13-15 months 33.3%
8
16-18 months 37.5%
9
19-21 months 16.7%
4
22-24 months 4.2%
1
25-27 months 4.2%
1
34-36 months 4.2%
1
  Totals 24
Statistics
Total Responses 24
Average 17.9

Known / Anonymous egg donation

Value Percent   Count
Unknown 75.0%
12
Known 18.8%
3
Other 6.3%
1
  Totals 16
Statistics
Total Responses 16
Responses "Other" Count
Left Blank 23
she\'s a friend 1

Egg donation source

Value Percent   Count
Intended mother (no donor) 33.3%
8
Family or friend 12.5%
3
Surrogacy agency 8.3%
2
Independent Egg donation agency 33.3%
8
Fertility clinic 12.5%
3
  Totals 24
Statistics
Total Responses 24



Demographics / family makeup

Gay / straight

Value Percent   Count
LGBT 45.8%
11
Straight 54.2%
13
  Totals 24
Statistics
Total Responses 24

Countries

Value Percent   Count
United States 95.8%
23
Estonia 4.2%
1
  Totals 24
Statistics
Total Responses 24