Second journeys, the process of adding to your family, is exciting. There is nothing better than giving your child a sibling to love. In this episode of Golden Gossip, Frank discusses second journeys in detail. He shares information about managing expectations, journey timelines, and expresses the importance of showing second-time Intended Parents the same quality care as their first journey.
In this expanding industry, it’s getting more difficult to select a Surrogacy Agency that meets all the needs of Intended Parents. In this episode of Golden Gossip, Frank discusses his agency, Golden Surrogacy, and shares its standard of providing each Intended Parent and Surrogate with an excellent experience. Frank discusses Surrogate requirements, shares his thoughts on the importance of customer service, and explains how he instills these crucial values in his team.
CampOut is an overnight camp for LGBT families, hosted by the Lake of the Woods & Greenwoods Camp located in Decatur, Michigan. CampOut experienced its third year of family fun August 17th-20th. Frank and Adam Golden, founders of Golden Surrogacy, took their children to CampOut for a their second year and came back with plenty of stories to share! In this episode of Golden Gossip, Frank and Adam discuss camp activities, meeting other gay families, and their children’s perspectives of this amazing family building event.
Surrogates take on a huge responsibility when entering a Surrogacy Journey. In this episode of Golden Gossip, Frank discusses Surrogates role in the process and how they can include their Intended Parents throughout the entire journey. He shares ideas that Surrogates can use to help reassure their Intended Parents and also shares personal stories about his own surrogates.
Pregnancy is complex, and it can be stressful for Intended Parents to process it all. In this episode of Golden Gossip, Frank discusses pregnancy and what to expect when a surrogate is expecting. He uses his own experience as a surrogacy agency own to address each trimester, possible complications, and important milestones throughout a typical pregnancy.
Men Having Babies is a nonprofit organization providing support, information, and financial assistance for current and prospective gay Intended Parents. In this episode of Golden Gossip, Frank and his Executive Assistant, Juan share their experience at the 2018 Men Having Babies Chicago Conference. They talk about what Men Having Babies does for perspective Intended Parents, what the program means to the gay community, and what it means to them personally.
Surrogacy is an intricate process with many moving parts. There are many pieces of information to gather and new concepts to understand. In this episode of Golden Gossip, Frank provides a general overview of Surrogacy and what the average journey entails. Frank and his Executive Assistant, Juan discuss the role of an agency, IVF, and the average length and costs associated with Surrogacy.
Aside from the regular challenges of parenthood, gay parents are required to make a choice regarding the use of their last names. In this episode of Golden Gossip, Frank discusses last names and how they factor into same-sex relationships. Frank invites his husband, Adam and his Executive Assistant, Juan to share their personal perspectives as gay men. They talk about the current political climate, discuss potential options for gay parents, and offer advice on managing this conversation.
GayParentsToBe is an organization dedicated to providing education and resources for prospective gay and trans parents. In this episode of Golden Gossip, Frank and his Executive Assistant, Juan discuss their recent experience at the GayParentsToBe Conference held on November 4th, 2017 in Atlanta, Georgia. They detail key moments, pay attribute to contributors and participants, and share their overall takeaways as gay men.
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