From twins as a gestational carrier, to more than 100 babies born: Family Tree Surrogacy Center

Rebecca Hochreiter

CMO of GoStork

Based in San Diego, California, Family Tree Surrogacy Center has assisted hundreds of intended parents through their surrogacy journey. I spoke with Melinda Guy, Founder and herself a former gestational carrier, about how incredibly rewarding it was to experience her intended parents’ joy as their children were born and how this inspired her to continue working in the field, and eventually starting her own agency. Today, her team assists both domestic and international intended parents throughout the surrogacy journey, from inception to delivery. Here is the Family Tree Surrogacy Center story and Melinda’s advice to intended parents considering surrogacy…

Founder Melinda Guy with the Family Tree Surrogacy Team

Founder Melinda Guy with the Family Tree Surrogacy Team

What inspired you to work in the fertility industry?

After delivering twins as a surrogate in 2001, I was fortunate to be able to work for the agency I went through my surrogacy with for 8 years. I went on to work for an attorney owned agency for another 6 years. Learning the process and sharing my knowledge of being a surrogate I believe helped both surrogates and intended parents feel more at ease through their journey.

We’d love to hear your story – can you share some highlights of the journey since opening in 2014?

Starting with 1 employee and quickly hiring more and have been increasing ever since. FTSC has helped singles, couples and LGBT from around the world complete their family with the help of our team.

Celebrating every milestone

Celebrating every milestone

What has been your most rewarding experience personally over your years in this work?

When I gave birth to twins, watching the intended parents’ faces fill with an abundance of joyful emotions was the most rewarding experience. At that very moment I truly knew why I became a surrogate.

What is your advice for intended parents just beginning to consider surrogacy?

Do your research and make sure you feel comfortable with the Agency you work with. We will provide you with clinic and attorney referrals, whom you can speak with about working with our agency. We believe a good match is not only with your surrogate, but with the agency as well.

Working together towards one aim

Is there anything else you’d like to share about Family Tree Surrogacy?

Family Tree Surrogacy Center has over 20 years of experience in this field and several staff having delivered surrogate babies, along with prior medical experience. FTSC is known for its hands-on team approach.

Thank you, Melinda, for sharing the Agency’s story and for helping so many intended parents navigate their surrogacy journey.

Ready to start your search for a surrogacy agency? Learn more about Family Tree Surrogacy Center and many other wonderful options, here.