Welcome to Surrogacy Talk! I am Frank Golden, the founder and agency director of Golden Surrogacy, one of the nation’s leading surrogacy agencies. I will discuss all things surrogacy, IVF, family building, and making babies! #EveryoneDeservesAFamily #SurrogacyTalk
“Everyone Deserves a Family”
Over 10 years ago, the birth of Frank and Adam’s daughter lit a spark that ignited the inspiration for what Golden Surrogacy is today. It has been 10 years and in this Surrogacy Talk, Frank reflects on that day and how one thought he had while holding his daughter became Golden’s slogan.
Managing Expectations as An Intended Parent
No one likes to hear that their expectations are unrealistic. This is especially true for Intended Parents embarking on a surrogacy journey. But the truth of the matter is that no two surrogacy journeys are the same, and if Intended Parents are unwilling to budge on certain expectations, they are setting themselves up for disappointment. Whether it be regarding costs, timelines, chances of success, or even levels of involvement, it is important to manage expectations to get the most from a surrogacy journey.
How Much Does Surrogacy Cost?
The question, “How much does surrogacy cost” can be intimidating. If you are an Intended Parent looking for a surrogacy agency to work with, you have probably seen a wide range of numbers from different agencies. In this Surrogacy Talk, you will get an overview of the numbers you can expect if you partner with Golden Surrogacy. Frank will also discuss the dangers of working with an agency that advertises inaccurate costs. At the end of the day, whether you choose to partner with Golden or another agency, you deserve accuracy and transparency.
Why Your Agency Does Not Need to Be Local
You want to become a Surrogate and you are living in Florida. Where should your surrogacy agency be located? Are you limited to only working with agencies that are also in Florida? In this Surrogacy Talk Frank will let you in on a little secret: your surrogacy agency does not need to be in the state you reside in. Believe it or not, whether you are an Intended Parent or a Surrogate, you will never have to visit your agency in person.
Remaining Friends After the Journey
For Intended Parents and Surrogates, it is important to be open to developing a relationship with each other during your surrogacy journey. But what about once your journey is complete? Are you expected to remain friends? In this Surrogacy Talk, Frank answers a question submitted by Mary, a two-time Golden Surrogate. He opens up about his relationship with both of his Surrogates and how he navigated those relationships during and after his children were born.
Busting Surrogacy Myths part 1
“Women only become Surrogates for the money.” Have you ever heard someone say this? Even if you haven’t, this Surrogacy Talk is for you! Frank will address and break down three common myths about surrogacy. He will discuss why not only are they false but also how they are harmful to the surrogacy community. Buckle up because this Surrogacy Talk will provide you with the vocabulary to respond the next time Karen leaves a negative comment on a video.