We invite you to read the following testimonials from our clients and friends:
Dear Juli and John,
I just wanted to take a moment to let you both know that it was such a great experience being a Surrogate Mother. I found a perfect match with my Intended Parents. This has been such a rewarding experience for me. I want you to know that what you do for these couples and the Surrogates is very special. I know that you place a lot of emphasis on how special the Surrogates are in this whole process but you have to know what an important part you are in this process as well and how special you are too. It is because of your agency that perfect matches are made and perfect families evolve. Every step of this journey could have been intimidating for a new Surrogate, but instead I felt extremely comfortable and confident and it was because of you and your staff. Thank you for your professionalism and caring spirits. Not only did I find a perfect match in my couple, but also in Coastal Surrogacy. You and your staff will always hold a special place in my heart.
Coastal Surrogacy Surrogate- delivered twins in 2012
I got very lucky to be matched with my Intended Parents. It seemed like we had a lot in common. I got pregnant on the first IVF with Dr. Kan, who was an outstanding doctor that had an awesome staff and beautiful office. They made me feel very comfortable. The Intended Mother came to all my appointments, but also gave me privacy when needed. I have very easy pregnancies and births, so everything went very smoothly. The agency was great to work with. I did do research on different agencies, and I chose this one due to the kindness of Juli when I called with questions. I can't say anything negative about my experience. It was wonderful, and I feel like my life is fulfilled, due to this wonderful experience, thanks Juli, John, and Nicole.
Coastal Surrogacy Surrogate- delivered a baby girl in 2012
I feel so privileged to have found you and your agency and wanted to thank you also for all of the support you have given me (and continue to give!) throughout this journey. Your hard work and warm heart are evident and I wish there were more people like you in this world!
God bless you and your family!
Coastal Surrogate who delivered twins in 2012
My name is Nicole and I am currently a second time surrogate with Coastal Surrogacy. I am the mother of 3 beautiful little girls and the wife of an amazing husband. I had the pleasure of meeting Juli Dean 2 years ago. I spent 6 months researching Surrogate Agencies. I researched everything from their background, policies, business ethics, and approval ratings. I finally came across Juli's agency in early 2008. She answered every question I threw at her and was very patient with me.
I already had my mind set on what it was I wanted to do and how I wanted to do it. I was very upfront with what my limits, beliefs, and expectations were with Juli. To say the least, I was matched with the perfect couple. Juli always made sure I understood that I had the right to refuse any couple I did not feel comfortable and they had the same rights. This was very different from the other agencies; you got what you got with them.
I gave birth to my first surrogate baby on March 18, 2009. Juli was by my side the entire journey, from phone calls, emails, the transfer procedure, ultra sounds, and finally to visiting me in the hospital after the delivery. She made sure the hospital knew exactly how the parents and I wanted the birth to be handled. The entire process was so amazing that I decided to do it again, and that was never the initial plan.
I am currently 5 months pregnant with my second surrogate baby. I could not be happier! I was again matched with an amazing couple! Somehow Juli was truly given a gift in life and has ran with it. She is now a dear friend of mine and always will be!
Surrogacy can be exciting and scary at the same time. When you have the support and the resources now available with Coastal Surrogacy, it's just an amazing journey. Whenever I tell my testimony to a friend, they are always amazed by it. I have even referred 2 friends to Coastal Surrogacy with complete confidence.
Surrogacy is an amazing gift to give to a couple. Being apart of it is a great feeling that you will treasure for the rest of your life.Nicole- CS Surrogate who delivered in 2009 and expecting in 2010
My name is Griselda and I would like to share with you my wonderful experience as a surrogate. My story begins about 4 1/2 years ago when conversing with my sisters the subject of Surrogacy came up. It sparked such an interest within me that immediately I was surfing the internet for any and all information I could find on Surrogacy. There were so many websites and agencies but was drawn to none of them, until.....I came across Coastal Surrogacy. I instantly knew and felt this is where I needed to be.
Starting the screening process for me was not the hard part of all this, the hardest part for me was telling my husband of my future plans to become a surrogate. After I had all the information I needed, it was time to tell my husband of my plans. I basically talked about it almost every day for about 6 months until he understood what exactly it was I wanted to do. He was not opposed to something so beautiful he was just scared of the unknown, that's why it took so long for him to agree and jump on board.
Now, it is just the funniest thing ever that he is just so involved being a surrogate dad, he tells everybody and anybody who will listen what I do. He comes to all my appointments, he gives me my hormone injections, he picks up the slack big time when in the last few months of pregnancy I can barely walk let alone bend down to pick something up. We have two children together 5 and 6. We both also have children from previous marriages ranging in ages from 21 to 17, 16, and 10. So I guess you could say that we were both blessed by the Lord to have this many children and now it was time to help others experience the absolute joy of having a family.
I'm honored to be able to say that I have helped two wonderful deserving women become mothers and that I have already started my third surrogate journey in hopes of helping someone else start a family.
Both of my pregnancies were everything I hoped they would be and so much more. Nothing compares to the look on the expectant parents faces as the child they have always longed for is born into this world.
I delivered a beautiful, very healthy 10.2 oz boy in January of 2008 to a sweet woman from Taiwan who now is planning to have her third child through Coastal Surrogacy. May of 2009 came my second delivery of a real cutie pie, he was 8.4 oz born to a loving couple from Los Angeles. From the very beginning to after birth, my relationship with each of these parents was awesome. With my last couple I also pumped breast milk for their son for five months.
None of these experiences would have been possible or have been as special as they were without Julia Dean (Director of Coastal Surrogacy). I knew since the first day I met her that she was a very unique and dedicated individual. I consider myself blessed to have found her through her website and lucky to work with her on each of my pregnancies through her agency. I love what I do so much; I will continue to help others become parents as long as God and my body will allow me to do so.
If you are thinking of becoming a surrogate you have come to the right place, if you are looking to start a family, your dream is closer than you realize.Griselda- CS Surrogate who delivered in 2008, 2009 and now on her 3rd Surrogacy adventure
Thank you so much for everything you do! You have made this whole experience a great one, not to mention what a good friend you have become to me. I care about you a lot and I am so excited to be working together again!CS Surrogate who delivered in 2009
As a previous gestational surrogate in 2008, I wanted to share a little bit about my wonderful experience with Juli Dean and Coastal Surrogacy. I cannot say enough about what an amazing experience it was, but I will try to “briefly” do it justice.
I had considered being a surrogate for several years, but always put the subject off because it was not yet the right time in my life (finishing college, having my own children, etc…). I have always felt so much empathy for people who struggled with infertility, since my own children are my greatest joy and purpose in life. So, I would research here and there on the internet and look into it every once in a while, because I felt this strong pull to help someone achieve the kind of happiness and love that I have been blessed with. After finishing my bachelor's degree and having my third son, I began to look into surrogacy more intently and began finding agencies in my area of Southern California. I visited and spoke with several agencies and was disappointed to discover that all of the agencies that I encountered were very clinical and did not seem to care very much for the desires and hopes of the surrogate. It was very clear that the main emphasis of these other agencies was on the intended parents, and that the surrogate was just a paid employee whose wishes or desires for the process did not matter. In all honesty, I was about to give up and say that surrogacy was not for me. I called one last agency whose website I was intrigued by because of the emphasis it seemed to place on the happiness and well being of the surrogate. The first time I talked to Juli (the director of Coastal Surrogacy) I felt so much hope that maybe I was on the right path after all. She was very confident that she could match me with the perfect couple. I could sense instantly that she meant what she said and had a heart that wanted to love and help people.
Imagine my surprise when just a few months later she had me matched with the perfect couple that met every one of my wants and strict qualifications (I had a long
list of what I did and did not want). Not only had she matched me with the perfect couple that all of the other agencies said that I would never find, it all happened so quickly! On my first embryo transfer, we were pregnant with twins. My relationship with my intended couple and Juli continued to grow through the miraculous journey of that pregnancy. The parents were there for every doctor appointment and ultrasound and even visited me daily in the hospital after the birth when they came to see their babies. Even through the difficult parts, like injections, a few weeks of bed rest, and having my first C-Section, I felt cared for and completely supported.
Through this journey, I lost nothing (so what…I have a little C-Section scar) and gained so much more. I have a lifetime friendship with the parents that I treasure, and two more babies to love (even though it's often by email and a few get-togethers a year). I also learned so much about myself through the process and gained extra patience, love, and empathy. One of the most important things to me is the pride that I feel every time that I see smiling pictures of the beautiful babies and their family. I think to myself “I did that!
” I know that I did an amazing thing and changed their lives forever. I am so grateful that I did not give up or settle for one of the other agencies, and that I made the phone call that day to Coastal Surrogacy. I will forever be grateful to Juli and everyone in the agency for changing my life in such an incredible way.CS Surrogate who delivered twins in 2008
We wanted to thank you for being the sweet person that you are and were all through this last surrogacy and with the first one too. I'm so proud and thankful to be a surrogate with your company; it is a real blessing to have you in our lives. You do so much for me and my family there's no way to repay you for all the blessings you have given us. We can't wait to start our next adventure with you, giving the gift of parenthood to someone who so much deserves it.
God Bless you and your family!2 x's CS Surrogate
God Bless you and thank you for your support and friendship. I am very thankful for all that you have done for me and my family. There will never be another person like you.
With all my love and gratitude,Ana, CS Surrogate who delivered in 2008
My name is Michelle and I was a former surrogate with Coastal Surrogacy. For me personally it was an experience that makes me feel good about being able to be there for someone else.
Fifteen years ago I wanted to have a baby for my best friend. Her husband wanted it to be his wife's egg and that wasn't possible. They decided then that they were ok it being the two of them. Some time had passed and having five children of my own I decided I wanted to help a couple. I had seen the pain in couples who wanted a baby and I wanted, in every way, to be there for them. What can I do to help? For me I had no idea how to get started. With prayers and "meant to be's" I was lead to Julia and her agency. I was matched with a couple but sadly the first cycle ended in a miscarriage and after some time we decided we weren't meant to work together. Shortly later, Julia found another couple who picked me and I knew they were the ones. We had dinner and soon after that became friends.
I was asked often how could you be a surrogate. People would say, "Oh I could never do that." This is how I felt then, during and now, how could you not?
The other comment is how could you carry a baby then just let it go? For me I feel this way, it was never my baby to begin with
. You are nurturing and caring for the pregnancy so a couple can start their own family and dreams. An example I share is when you babysit you are protecting, caring and responsible of the child. Then the parents come to pick up the baby. You care about the baby you've been entrusted with but you never get attached. There are couples who want to start a family and for their personal reasons aren't able to on their own. What an honor it is to be a part of the greatest gift, the gift of life.
When the couple and I found out the transfer was successful we were more than happy. To see the little flicker on the ultrasound screen for all of us was a blessing from Heavenly Father. On November 13, 2008 the baby was born and held by the couple who were waiting with open arms. The couple and their new baby boy couldn't be more blessed to be together. The baby, although early, weighed 5 1/2 pounds with red hair and was perfect in every way. I have received cards, letters and phone calls from the family which I hold dear to me. This experience has changed me and my family for the better. We were chosen to be a part of the greatest gift and we all are so thankful.
I am thankful for my very special experience. I am grateful and will never forget.Michelle, CS Surrogate who delivered in 2008