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Golden Surrogacy - provider profile and satisfaction report

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?
  Surrogacy agency?
  Egg donation?
  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
(9.92)
Count: 13
Not Applicable: 0

Agency experience

  Agency rating
Effective (contribution to the success of journey)
(9.92)
Count: 13
Not Applicable: 0
Responsive and supportive throughout journey
(10.00)
Count: 13
Not Applicable: 0
Surrogate screening and matching
(10.00)
Count: 13
Not Applicable: 0
Gay friendly and knowledgeable
(10.00)
Count: 11
Not Applicable: 0
Accommodation of international parents
(10.00)
Count: 5
Not Applicable: 0

Agency recommendation rate

Value Percent  
Yes 100.0%
 
Statistics
Total Responses 13
Average 1.0

Agency reviews and comments

Response
Very attentive and helpful along the entire process. Always there to address concerns and answer questions. Can't ask for a better partner!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.

Fertility clinic used

Value Percent   Count
RMA NJ (also IVF NJ) 28.6%
2
ReproMed 14.3%
1
aParent IVF 14.3%
1
Other 14.3%
1
HRC Fertility 14.3%
1
Fertility Center of IL (FCI) 14.3%
1
  Total 7
Statistics
Total Responses 7

Other clinic

CountResponse
1 CCRM



Journey statistics for service provider

Overall cost of surrogacy journey

Value Percent   Count
$70,000 - $89,000 7.7%
1
$90,000 - $109,000 7.7%
1
$110,000 - $129,000 38.5%
5
$130,000 - $149,000 38.5%
5
$150,000 - $169,000 7.7%
1
  Total 13
Statistics
Total Responses 13
Average 126.2

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

Value Percent   Count
One 61.5%
8
Two 23.1%
3
Three 15.4%
2
  Total 13
Statistics
Total Responses 13
Average 1.5

Length of journey from signup to birth (months)

Value Percent   Count
13-15 months 38.5%
5
16-18 months 53.9%
7
34-36 months 7.7%
1
  Total 13
Statistics
Total Responses 13
Average 17.2

Known / Anonymous egg donation

Value Percent   Count
Unknown 77.8%
7
Known 11.1%
1
Other 11.1%
1
  Total 9
Statistics
Total Responses 9
Responses "Other" Count
Left Blank 12
she\'s a friend 1

Egg donation source

Value Percent   Count
Intended mother (no donor) 30.8%
4
Family or friend 7.7%
1
Surrogacy agency 15.4%
2
Independent Egg donation agency 38.5%
5
Fertility clinic 7.7%
1
  Total 13
Statistics
Total Responses 13



Demographics / family makeup

Gay / straight

Value Percent   Count
LGBT 53.9%
7
Straight 46.2%
6
  Total 13
Statistics
Total Responses 13

Countries

Value Percent   Count
United States 100.0%
13
  Total 13
Statistics
Total Responses 13