“After deciding to become a surrogate in 2017, I talked to a few different agencies. Angela was quick to respond, being very friendly and approachable through a video chat. When I decided to go with Canadian Surrogacy Community, Angela sent multiple IP profiles, helping me match with my couple. Sometimes I felt like distance was a challenge, as I am in Saskatchewan, but very quickly it didn’t make a difference.
I’ve seen the company grow in the last couple years, including Christine becoming a part of the agency. She has reached out to me a number of times to make sure I am aware of the support they provide if needed. I’ve also been given more support opportunities, such as meeting other surrogates at a retreat! I feel incredibly lucky to have had a successful journey, and to have met like-minded women along the way. “
Amie – Saskatoon, SK
“Angela has been such a wonderful help through the beginning stages of my second Surrogacy journey. She goes above and beyond for not only her Surrogates but their Intended Parents as well. I am very excited for all of the near future milestones I will be going through with Angela and Canadian Surrogacy Community. There is nothing better than a supportive group of women all wanting to change lives together.”
Rikki – Ottawa, Ontario
In 2019, I completed my third surrogacy journey. I began talking with my IF’s in late Spring of early 2018 and it was a whirlwind “dating period” which landed us with a signed surrogacy contract by the end of that summer. The first 6 months we faced some challenges with fluid in my lining – we had 3 cancelled transfers and a tubal ligation before we were successful with a natural (progesterone only) cycle in January of 2019. The friendship that I built with my IF’s was wonderful. From trips to their hometown of Winnipeg Manitoba, to relaxing at their cottage on Falcon Lake, to axe throwing in Grand Bend and walking the beaches of Lake Huron – so many cherished memories made over the course of year.
Being an experienced surrogate, I was able to help them navigate many things along the way. Of course, Angela was always there behind the scenes for support and to help encourage us, empower us and stand by us at so many milestones over the year. On October 1st, at 39 weeks and 2 days, Miss Ayla made her way into the world. She was 8lbs 2.5oz of pure perfection. Her daddies were instantly in love and have just naturally settled into life as a family of three.
As for me, I am back into the full swing of life and things in the office at CSC. Getting involved in my community and helping my kids grow into healthy, happy young people. Will I do this again?
Christine – Exeter, Ontario
“Deciding to be a surrogate was easy; deciding who I wanted by my side for it all was hard. You want someone determined, supportive and ultimately someone who can be your friend. Then I met Angela; she was a breath of fresh air, her love for helping others through surrogacy is truly incredible. She went from someone I barely knew to someone who came across Canada for my wedding. Her devotion to her surrogates and her Intended Parents is inspiring. When those pregnancy hormones hit Angela is there to vent to and always lends a shoulder to cry on. She changed my life forever.”
Kara – Manitoba
” Why did I choose to work with Angela? Well, she’s a woman who knows herself well and puts her emotions aside to do the very best job she can – for her donors and her surrogate, but also has the very best intentions for her IPs. Unlike some of the other agencies I’ve worked with, CSC values ethics, honesty and respect above making money. Now that’s something I value! Angela is fair, dedicated and tireless. No matter the time of day or night – she answers the phone, email or text. Simply put – she’s amazing! So the real question is – why are you still reading this review? You should have already signed with this agency!”
Lisa – Ontario, Canada
“When I first decided surrogacy was something I wanted to pursue I felt overwhelmed and confused by all of the ‘agencies’ and ‘coordinators’ out there. Even the abbreviations and acronyms were frustrating and confusing. I wanted someone I could trust and who would walk me through every step of the process. Angela came recommended to me by a former surrogate and mutual friends. I knew the first time I met her that she was genuine and cared and was everything I was looking for to help guide me along my journey. There was never any pressure and she always answered my questions thoroughly and quickly. Using appropriate resources and ensuring communication was top notch. She gave my spouse and I support and guidance not only through the beginning stages, but ongoing as the journey progressed. Angela made it a point to make sure I was respected and comfortable at any appointments or pivotal points we have experienced so far. I am grateful for Angela’s keen ability in helping me match with my wonderful IPs. I feel we are an excellent match as they share similar values and characteristics to my spouse and myself. So far our journey has been excellent and the best is yet to come!”
Victoria – Manitoba, Canada
“I was first introduced to the founder Angela in April 2016 when I inquired about becoming a surrogate. Angela was very informative about surrogacy and there was no pressure at all to become one. After making the decision with my husband to become a surrogate and filling out the application form, I heard back from Angela quickly that I had been approved! She soon made me up a profile and then soon after that I was being sent Intended Parents profiles (which I very quickly found the perfect match). Through all the ups and down that come along with being a surrogate, Angela has always been very understanding, patient, helpful and most of all she is an amazing listener. I couldn’t imagine going through this journey of being a surrogate without her by my side as a huge supporter and now a very close friend.
Christine – Winnipeg, Manitoba
“Infinite gratitude to Angela and Canadian Surrogacy Community. As a surrogate that had a damaging experience with a previous agency, I cannot adequately put into words how much Angela has improved this second experience. Through the matching process, she understood how vulnerable of a stage this is and took careful time and energy to help me match with a couple I jive with so beautifully – which is so incredibly important. Although our journey has been a bit slower than others, she has taken the time to ensure we’re always comfortable with the process, and have the information we need. Thank you, Angela, for being the cheerleader on the sidelines, and the crutch when we need it. This journey wouldn’t be nearly as effortless without you by our side. “
Courtney – Calgary, Alberta
“Being an experienced surrogate I thought I knew what it meant to be with an agency. I knew the agency was there if I had questions or needed a referral. I didn’t expect much more than that. Angela isn’t an agency. She’s a loving human being who is genuinely passionate about surrogates and their journey. She has been with me for every step of my journey. Speaking up for me and helping me figure out what to do. I tend to shy away, or concede when I’m unsure, Angela makes sure I am confident and comfortable. Having her in my corner makes for a completely different journey. It’s obvious that she cares deeply for the people she helps, and I am incredibly grateful to be at the beginning of a new journey with her. ”
Sarah – Ennismore, Ontario
“Where to start? I guess I will start right from the beginning of my journey. I met Angela over the phone. She did my consultation for another agency I first applied with. She was kind and helpful. We hit it off right away and she was always there to answer any of my questions.
My journey started. It was a very rough one. I was matched and then hit a bump in the road. My Intended Parents backed out. I was devastated and Angela was there to pick up the pieces. At that time she was no longer helping with support services at the other agency. She supported me as a friend. Shortly after, she decided to start her own agency. After my heartbreak when my match ended, I took some time to re-evaluate my journey. Angela was very supportive throughout the whole process. The owner of the other agency was not kind, nor was she helpful. In fact, she was very rude and unsupportive, which is why I ended up leaving that agency and moving forward with Angela. She answered all my questions and yet I was undecided about moving forward with another journey. Angela waited patiently to see what my decision was. She never pressured me or hounded me with questions; she was just supportive. Choosing her agency was the best decision I ever made in this whole process.
I am now matched. I am 19 weeks pregnant with my surrogate baby. It’s been a wonderful Journey so far. She was amazing and she helped me find the right couple. She has supported me in doctor’s appointments, paperwork, and anything that I needed to know. Knowing she was a surrogate twice, made me feel comfortable. I knew she could understand everything I was going through. I feel that I wouldn’t be so happy with my wonderful Intended Parents if it wasn’t for her. I am honoured to be her first surrogate through her program. She is a wonderful women and she knows her place in this world. She is bringing people together to make this world better. She is creating families. I am only thankful that I get to be part of her own journey in life helping other people through this experience.
I know she is a wonderful woman and she is going to do great things for the people who need her help creating their family.”
Mazyline – Markham, Ontario
“I had already decided that I was going to be a surrogate before I had even contacted Angela. Our first chat went great and she answered all my questions and then even set up a call to include my husband so that he felt comfortable with the process. Full disclosure, I was not sure about Angela. She was passionate, knowledgeable, honest and organized but ……she was VERY outgoing and I am NOT. I let very few people into my inner circle. I am fairly private. Socializing is not something I enjoy. However after a few days of mulling it over, I decided that this journey was for me to step out of my comfort zone- to push myself to be uncomfortable. I knew that putting some of my fears aside and opening myself up to new experiences was the only way to do this. So I took a deep breath and jumped in with both feet and arms waving! I made it through the agonizing matching stage where I connected with many wonderful couples and felt overwhelmed by the stories of intended parents from across the globe and wondered how I would come to match. Angela was there to remind me to go with my gut and to trust myself. Then when I went for screening I knew I would be going alone. I had matched with intended parents from Europe. But Angela drove down and spent hours waiting with me in a clinic lobby and kept my nerves under control and saved me from boredom. Then transfer time came-again Angela was there. And when the first transfer failed and I needed some support, not only was Angela there but a whole community of amazing women were there to help lift my spirits. A community that she built. A community that I am proud to be a part of. Now, having just had a second transfer, there is no doubt that I chose the right agency. I look forward to the year ahead and know that whatever bumps may happen along the way, not only does my agency have my back but some amazing new friends do as well. And that’s a great feeling.”
Shaunessy — Ottawa, Ontario