I honestly believe in [Family Source]. I know at times I forget we are even going through the process because my life is busy, work, family, friends, etc… but behind the scenes, this group is working and keeping you on track. Was it worth the money? Yes, when I hold my child and just feel those little hands around my neck, I am so happy to have done this route, so will you. – FSC Parents M&M

M&M struggled with infertility, then spent over 4 years in the adoption process before turning to surrogacy. They first contacted FSC in 2018 and were matched with their surrogate within a month. They became parents to a beautiful little girl in April 2020 with the help of TeamFSC Surrogate Amanda. They shared, “We had over 10 years of a nightmare and without any luck, your team was there for us.”

How did you tell friends and family and how did they react?

They were excited and happy that this miracle could happen.

What was your relationship like with your surrogate? Was it different than you expected? What is it like now?

It was wonderful but at times a little lonely. Our surrogate was an over-the-top professional and we could not ask for anything more.

What was your favorite memory of your surrogacy journey?

The 3D imaging. Wow, we saw the baby as if it was in the room. Also, pictures each month of some sort of vegetable or fruit, that was comparable in size to the baby at that time.

Do you have any advice for intended parents who are just starting out?

I have no regrets. I am so happy we did it. We had 2 embryos left and tried again with another surrogate. We tried adoption, and it failed. I wish we would have tried Family Source before adoption.

It’s never too late to live the life you want. I did not have my child until I was 50, and we expect our 2nd when I am 53. Some frown upon that but I don’t care, it’s my life and my children’s. I am healthy, and I have a great chance to live until I am past 90 years old. I have more money now than I did in my twenties, and I can provide for my children and give them a life where they will want for nothing.

I wish I could have had my kids in my twenties, but life did not work out that way and I can only go forward and not backward. So, whatever stage of life you are in, go for it. Honestly, the only regret you will ever have is not trying. Would have or could have, nobody likes those people. Those people are boring. The people that set goals and accomplish goals — people write movies and books about them!


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Staci Swiderski, CEO and owner of Family Source Consultants has been involved in the field of reproductive medicine since 2002. Staci has vigorously grown the comprehensive egg donation and gestational surrogacy agency to become a worldwide leader in the third-party reproduction field. Staci is a former intended parent herself. She and her husband welcomed their son via gestational surrogacy in 2005. Additionally, Staci had the experience of assisting an infertile couple (AKA Recipient Parents) build their family through her efforts as an egg donor, with her donation resulting in the births of their son and daughter.