THE GOLDEN ESSENCE
Located in Chicago, Illinois, Golden Surrogacy is the premier resource for third-party reproductive consulting. We assist heterosexual and same-sex couples, as well as individuals in becoming parents through the help of a Gestational Surrogate.
Golden Surrogacy is ranked #1 in the country on surrogacyadvisor.com for providing consistent service to every client!
Here is the story of our inspired beginning . . .
In the summer of 2011, Adam & Frank Golden set out to create the family they had always wanted by embarking on their first journey through surrogacy. Concluding several months of surrogate matching, clinic appointments, and taking careful consideration to select the perfect egg donor, they could proceed to that next big step!
By February 2012, Adam & Frank were finally at the clinic for an embryo transfer that would be a forever life changing event. After squirming through a seemingly long and impatient two week waiting period, their Surrogate tested positive! Nine months later, baby Sophia Marie Golden was born and placed into the arms of her two Daddies.
From this heartwarming endeavor, Adam & Frank were invigorated by the idea of helping others to achieve the same success. Golden Surrogacy was established to advocate on behalf of all loving couples and individuals wishing to follow in their footsteps, regardless of: gender, race, religion, infertility, marital status, or sexual orientation.
The mission of Golden Surrogacy is guided by a fundamental philosophy: Everyone deserves a family.
Frank Golden has a B.S. in Management and over 14 years of expertise in consumer psychology. Throughout his career in various roles Frank was tasked with developing innovative processes to streamline the customer experience. Inspired by the success of his own journey to become a father Frank joined with his Husband Adam to establish a third-party reproductive consulting agency: Golden Surrogacy. The pair now works passionately to assist all loving couples and individuals who wish to follow in their footsteps.
In Frank’s role as Program Director, he meticulously oversees the entire journey from beginning to end. He conducts all initial candidate pre-screening for agency admittance, as well as coordinates all outside psychological and medical testing with the chosen fertility clinic. In addition to the screening process, he spends time building rapport with his Intended Parents and Surrogates in hopes of tailoring the perfect match. Frank believes that everyone involved needs to share an element of chemistry, and must be passionately committed to the same goals.
Frank serves on the Board of Directors for Path2Parenthood, and is also a representative on the Corporate Member Council of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM). In addition, Frank is a professional member with RESOLVE, The National Infertility Association and his agency is A+ accredited with the Better Business Bureau. In furtherance of promoting education for gay parenting options, Golden Surrogacy is a major supporter of the not-for profit organization Men Having Babies; listed as one of their highly rated service providers. Frank has become a leading resource for those who wish to pursue a path to parenthood through surrogacy.
Adam is the Director of Operations, exclusively managing all aspects relating to HR, finance, policy enforcement, and IT infrastructure. He is a graduate of Purdue University, having obtained a B.S. in Information Technology.
As members of the LGBT community, Adam and Frank are the proud parents of their 4 year old daughter, Sophia and newborn son Silas. They have been Intended Parents on three separate gestational surrogacy journeys over a span of 5 years to finally complete their family.
Adam’s unique perspective, having been through the process numerous times, combined with a meticulous eye for detail make him the best advocate for our Intended Parents. He understands the delicate bond between Intended Parents and Surrogates and what it takes to nurture that relationship with mutual respect. Adam eliminates the unpleasant chore of clients having to address financial matters with their Surrogate directly. This leaves our Intended Parents free to focus on the well-being of their Surrogate.