Begin with what you believe in and be prepared to watch your beliefs expand. When we started Growing Generations, we did it to help an under-served segment of intended parents—the gay community.
At that time, egg donation was still considered taboo, and so most surrogates used their own eggs. But because so many of our clients were men, egg donation became a greater and greater need. So, we started an egg donor company. One of us said, “Let’s provide videos of every egg donor.” Someone else responded, “Are you crazy? No donor will ever do that.” And another of us suggested, “Well, why don’t we just give it a try.” The rest is history.
To this day, Growing Generations is the only company in the world that has videos on every one of its egg donors.
Then we received our first straight couple. Could we do this? Why not? If our process is thorough enough to support the special needs of gay families, why not straight ones? Aren’t we a gay company? No, we help fulfill dreams. Dreams don’t have sexual orientation. Ok, let’s do it.
That was a big moment for us, not because it was a gay or straight thing, but because it defined our stance in the world. We were about equality for everyone—no one left out.
In 2006, a new technology emerged in the United States that allowed HIV+ men to become biological parents through IVF. GG was one of the very few, if only agency, that immediately embraced this breakthrough and welcomed HIV+ men to become parents through its program. Since then more than 50 babies have been born to parents with HIV.
In 2012, we reached surrogacy baby 1,000. It was a very proud moment for us. We don’t know whether we are the biggest, or whether we help the most clients, or whether we have more babies than anyone else. What we do know is that we love what we do, and we hope you will, too.
Thank you seems like such a small thing to say for how much I feel. How do you thank people for helping me with one of the GREATEST experiences of my life! You each treated me like I was the most important person in your care.Surrogate
I wanted to thank you all for making my experience as a surrogate so amazing! It exceeded my expectations. Very few things in my life turn out better than I expect or imagine.Surrogate
We want to express our deepest gratitude for making our lifelong dream of becoming parents a reality. Thank you all for helping us through a process that at times was overwhelming. Your professionalism, support, and love made us feel at ease.Parents, Boston, Daughter Alexa
I just needed to let you all know how touched I am by all the support and true concern you have shown me. Through the highs and lows, I have felt so surrounded by kindness.Surrogate
Thank you guys for seeing us through. We feel so fortunate that you decided to do what you do, when we decided to do what we’re doing with your help. How’s that for a tongue twister!Parents, Los Angeles, Daughter Noelle
There are so many things I am thankful for when it comes to Growing Generations and the staff. I don’t think I could name them all. In a “nutshell”, thank you for taking such wonderful care of me and my guys.Surrogate
Don and I want all of you to know that we will be forever grateful to Growing Generations for helping to make our dream come true. We appreciate the professionalism and care that everyone has shown us through this journey. Sometimes, it doesn’t seem real. Words cannot express how much we love our little babies.Parents, Arkansas, Daughter Alena and Son Aiden
I wanted the thank you for the adorable silver bear to add to my charm braclet. It was very thoughtful of you. It being your job or not, you all do a distinguished part in making your surrogates happy. I cannot say enough good things about GG and all you do.Surrogate, Delivered Twins
Thank you for this incredible opportunity you’ve given me! Being a surrogate has been one of the most fulfilling things in my life and I cannot imagine doing any of this without you. Your support has been incredible and it means the world to me. I could never thank you enough!Surrogate
Growing Generations was by our side throughout the process of becoming parents – on the good – as well as the bad days. Now, we’re blessed with the two most beautiful girls in the world. Thank you GG for helping make our dreams come true.San Franciso, Parents to Twin Daughters