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recent surrogacy & egg donation births & baby updatesNew Dad Bill Guest Beat Biological Clock With Help Of Surrogate

By Michael P. Coleman
Originally published in Gay Parenting Magazine

Most of us think of the “biological clock” as a construct that only women experience. Gay Parent Magazine reader Bill Guest of Chicago begs to differ.

Read more about Bill’s journey to fatherhood


Recent Deliveries

Congratulations to:

Baby Girl – Parents “E&J” – Egg Donor “K” – 7/30
Baby Boy “T” – Parents “T&J” – Surrogate Andrea – 8/7
TWIN GIRLS “S&O” / Parents “E&J” – Surrogate Kendall – 8/11
Baby Boy “N” / Parents “H&S” – Surrogate Bethni – 8/12
Baby Boy “D” / Parents J&S / Surrogate Teri – 8/18
Baby Girl “A” / Parent “G” / Surrogate “A” – 8/24
Baby Boy “G” /Parents “B&L” / Surrogate Sarah – 8/27


Frequently Asked Question

What are the different types of Surrogacy?

The Intended Parents, along with their doctor/reproductive endocrinologist, will determine the surrogacy option that will increase their chances of success. When an Egg Donor is needed, the process is very similar to that involved when the Intended Mother uses her own eggs – at least in terms of the cycle (egg retrieval and transfer). In addition to reviewing the below definitions, please view our page outlining the different types of egg donation.

Gestational Surrogacy – In this case, there is no biological connection between the Surrogate and the baby/ies she is carrying. A Gestational Surrogate becomes pregnant via the IVF procedure, in which the eggs of the Intended Mother (or Egg Donor) and the sperm of the Intended Father (or a Sperm Donor) create embryos. A Gestational Surrogate is considered the “birth mother” of the child/ren; however, she is not the genetic mother. If the Intended Mother can provide her own eggs, there is a strong likelihood that Gestational Surrogacy will be the preferred option. The appeal, as mentioned above, is that both parents will have the opportunity to share their genetics with their future child/ren.

Gestational Surrogacy with Egg Donation – Even when the Intended Mother cannot provide her own eggs, for many Intended Parents, the choice will still be Gestational Surrogacy and Egg Donation. In this case, the embryo is created with an Egg Donor’s eggs and the Intended Father’s (or a Sperm Donor’s sperm) and the transfer into the Surrogate is carried out in the same way it would be if both of the Intended Parent’s genetics created the embryos. Thus, the Surrogate has no biological connection to the child she is carrying, just as she wouldn’t if the Intended Mother’s eggs had been provided.

To request an information packet, simply submit an Intended/Recipient Parent Contact Form through our website, or call us at (800) FSC-0529.

Consultations are of no cost to you and may be held at one of our office locations, or online via Skype. Family Source Consultants’ home office is based in Chicago, IL with additional offices in Dallas, TX, and Miami, FL.

Parenting Pointer

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Agency News

recent surrogacy & egg donation births & baby updatesWelcome Back, Tracy!

It’s wonderful to have our FSC Program Coordinator Tracy Leitner back from her maternity leave!

Congratulations to Tracy on the birth of her sweet, healthy little girl, Fiona!

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If you live in the Chicago area, we highly recommend Pulling Down the Moon. They offer support groups for those who are dealing with the challenges of infertility, and work with top medical professionals to provide education, research and integrated care.

Pulling Down the Moon are practitioners, patients, and a community passionate about making your dream a reality!

Their purpose is to support healthy conception, healthy pregnancy, and healthy families. Their pursuit is to support your journey, provide community, and turn patients into parents.

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Share Your Story

Do you have an experience you’d like to share? We’d love to hear from you!

Tell us about how you came to choose Surrogacy or Egg Donation to build your family. Other topics we’d love to hear about are your transfer experience, meeting your Surrogate, how you explained Surrogacy to your children, or any other topic you’d like to share with other intended parents considering Surrogacy.

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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.