From the Business
Golden Surrogacy is an egg donation and surrogacy agency located in Chicago, Illinois. This agency assists heterosexual and same-sex couples, as well as individuals in becoming parents through the help of a gestational surrogate by providing third-party reproductive consulting and matching services. Their founding philosophy is 'everyone deserves a family'.
Golden Surrogacy was established to advocate on behalf of all loving couples and individuals wishing to start a family regardless of gender, race, religion, infertility, marital status, or sexual orientation.
Surrogates working with this agency can expect a base compensation between $25,000 and $28,000 for a first-time surrogate. Experienced surrogates base compensation rates are between $30,000 and $35,000. Intended parents pay the surrogate's expenses incurred due to the process.
Frank Golden is the co-founder and director at Golden Surrogacy. Moved by the surrogacy journey of his own with his husband Adam, they established this agency. Frank oversees the entire journey from beginning to end for each client. 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 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's husband Adam serves as the director of operations, exclusively managing all aspects relating to finance, policy enforcement, and IT infrastructure. With the agency's support intended parents are free to focus on the well-being of their surrogate.