Golden Gossip

Surrogacy Journeys are lengthy and involve many steps. The Surrogacy Timeline can be overwhelming for Intended Parents, and therefore professional advice might be required. In this episode of Golden Gossip, Frank and his Executive Assistant, Laura, breakdown the Surrogacy Journey Timeline addressing key milestones such as signing with the right agency, finding the right IVF clinic, matching with a Gestational Carrier, and ultimately, bringing home your baby.

By: Frank Golden

Last week Ellen Pompeo announced the birth of her third child with husband Chris Ivery. Pompeo gave birth to her first child, while her second was born via surrogate. It is unknown how her third, Eli Christopher, joined the family but it could likely be via surrogate.

Pompeo spoke on Jimmy Kimmel Live! about her surrogacy journey saying, “This is an incredible thing to do with your life, to give the gift of carrying someone’s child. I am forever grateful and feel very blessed and grateful to her.”

Ellen’s news and her speaking out about her journey made me think about the amount of celebrities who have also spoken about their own surrogacy or IVF journeys. Some celebrities who have had a child via surrogate include Neil Patrick Harris, Elton John, Tyra Banks, Jimmy Fallon, Giuliana and Bill Rancic, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Nicole Kidman. Recently, John Legend and Chrissy Teigen, Maria Menounos, Celine Dion, and Real Housewives Meghan King Edmonds have been vocal about the success and disappointment of their IVF treatments. Olivia Munn has also been open about freezing her eggs, while Kim Kardashian was in the process of having her eggs frozen when she became pregnant with North West.

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By: Frank Golden

The process of gestational surrogacy has many moving parts that must synchronize in near perfect rhythm to reach the ultimate goal of producing a baby for a loving couple or individual. Through my three personal journeys and with experience running my own surrogacy agency, I have become quite familiar with the vital role that ethics play in the proper management of a surrogacy journey. There is business, ASRM (American Society for Reproductive Medicine), legal, and medical ethics to consider.

One of the most important ethical aspects of a surrogacy journey is the selection of a surrogate. Intended Parents put their trust and confidence into a woman with the hopes of making their parenting dreams come true. It takes a special type of individual to become a Surrogate, and most agencies lose sight of their moral compass when selecting which applicants to accept. I have personally witnessed in-take specialists, at various agencies who actively onboard underqualified candidates. They simply choose to accept the candidate because it is more expedient and financially beneficial.

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Golden Gossip

Golden Surrogacy introduces itself and its employees to listeners. They discuss what makes Golden Surrogacy a unique agency. In the first episode of Golden Gossip, Frank Golden and the Golden Surrogacy Team discuss the growing business, surrogacy, and employee relationships.

This week Golden Surrogacy Founder and Program Director, Frank Golden attended the Path2Parenthood Illuminations NYC fundraising gala. While at the event he met with P2P National Spokesperson Brenda Strong. Golden Surrogacy was a proud sponsor of the event that raises funds to help couples and individuals find their unique pathway to parenthood!

Frank is on the Board of Directors for Path2Parenthood and was named their Vice Chair at the event. Congratulations Frank!