Meet Joanna!

“FSC is an amazing company to work with. They always helped me throughout the entire journey. Anything I needed I could count on them for. I was never confused and felt confident the whole way through thanks to FSC!”

Q: What led you to become a Surrogate?

It’s just always something I’ve wanted to do. I know quite a bit of people who can’t have kids in my life, and have also watched some of them end up with kids in their lives- it was so endearing and amazing, that was my inspiration really. I thought how great it would be to help someone achieve their dreams of having a baby.

Q. Who was/is your greatest support person/s throughout your journey?

My Fiance, Dylan. Also His aunts Mary Jo & Tiffeny. Everyone was great, anytime I needed anything, including just someone to talk to, they were there!

Q. What made you decide to choose your Intended Parents?

They just seemed like great people, once we did our first video chat- it was like an instant connection. They are awesome!!

Q. What are some of the highlights of your journey?

My favorite part is actually getting to meet the parents, I was nervous to meet them. Once I met them though, everything seemed so natural and not weird at all – it was like we all knew each other forever.

Q. Do you have advice for women who are interested in becoming a gestational surrogate?

Surrogacy is an amazing thing if you are able to do it. The beginning will feel like it’s taking forever, don’t focus on that!!

Q. What did you find was the biggest misconception people had about surrogacy?

I find a lot of people question how you’re able to “give the baby up”.. I always tried to explain that it never was my baby, and that part of the amazing process (and the best part) is watching the parents become parents.

Q. What would you like other people to know about surrogacy?

I thought it was going to be easy peasy lemon squeezy. It wasn’t. It was a lot of hard work and sometimes there were bumps in the road, but we always got over those bumps and everything turned out great and was worth it!

Q. How has becoming a surrogate impacted your life?

Surrogacy is amazing, I am very happy I was able to help a family out, it was always a life goal. The family is amazing, we gained lifetime friends through helping them which is great.

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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.