Like many couples using IVF and looking for a surrogate, we had first spent several years trying other ways to have a family. Trying to figure out it all was daunting for us, but not long after we decided to go with surrogacy we were able to make contact with Gayle. It was the best decision that we ever made throughout this process.
Trying to match with the right surrogate can be stressful, and she was able to make it all work in finding a great match for us. IVF surrogacy is also fraught with a lot of complicated medical workups as well as a number of legal and some psychological issues. Gayle was with us every step of the way in patiently helping us through all the steps. We had unexpected problems that came up throughout the process and combine that with all the emotion that is present, it was so comforting to have someone to help us through it all. It was also really wonderful to have someone who could give us great advice at a moment’s notice.
During this process and now that we (finally!) have our family; we have said many times how lucky we were to have had Gayle alongside us. We truly know that she cared for us and always was watching out for us. We cannot thank her enough for her kindness and expertise as she helped make our dream come true.
My husband and I wish Surrogate Solutions would have been our first stop!! We knew surrogacy would be a difficult journey but did not realize how difficult. We tried looking for a surrogate through a family member which only ended in family mayhem. Then, we tried an agency which was twice as expensive, and again we were met with disappointment and heart ache. By the time we contacted Surrogate Solutions our hearts were very tired. We needed a completely new path that would give us hope, support and most of all positive RESULTS.
From the moment we contacted Surrogate Solutions, we were met with kindness, understanding and a plan for success. At first, we were a little nervous that Gayle was not located in the Houston area but that turned out to be a very non-issue, because she has always been available for every appointment and readily available for questions via phone or email. We immediately began working with Gayle on a plan that met our needs. We interviewed several surrogates before finding the perfect one. Gayle made sure we had options and did not just make a hasty decision which is easy to do when you are ready to get started. Once we picked our perfect surrogate/Angel, Gayle scheduled counseling sessions for all of us. We were able to determine our expectations for the pregnancy in counseling (this step is more important than I ever imagined). She helped us work with an attorney to develop a contract and has managed the financial portion of the agreement so we do not to discuss monetary issues with our surrogate. She is wonderful about checking in and giving us “next step” instructions.
I am proud and happy to say we are now expecting a baby boy. Our little baby bug is due November 30th. Although, we are very hopeful he will be home by Thanksgiving. Our hearts our full of joy today, and it all started with Gayle East and Surrogate Solutions. I write this testimonial today with tears of joy and excitement. Gayle, thank you for helping to complete our family. You have truly been a blessing!!
We are grateful and very lucky to have worked with Gayle East from Surrogate Solutions. Gayle and her team are simply the “Dream Team”, and their level of service is “top notch”. We would even say further that Surrogate Solutions is definitely one of the best (if not the best) surrogacy agencies in the state of Texas. We interviewed and did research on multiple other agencies, and from the get-go we immediately connected with Gayle. Gayle, with her warm personality, vast experience and knowledge in surrogacy, and contagious positive attitude was an integral part and tremendous help for us from the beginning of the process until the end. Gayle does not only talk the talk, but she also walks the walk. She is a veteran gestational carrier herself who has experienced the process first-hand. This allowed her to provide us with invaluable input in selecting the right gestational carrier, guide us and the gestational carrier through the surrogacy process, and help us cope with challenges. We also found that Surrogate Solutions’ fee arrangement was the most fair and reasonable among other agencies. In contrast to other agencies, Gayle and her team only required us to pay the partial fees up-front, and they did not require the remaining agency fees paid until the right gestational carrier was identified and the contract had been signed. For us, in every aspect of the process, Surrogate Solutions was definitely the single-best resource and sounding board that made our surrogacy journey way more enjoyable and fun! We would highly recommend Gayle East and her team from Surrogate Solutions. They are simply the best!
From the moment I first learned about surrogacy, I knew that I wanted to participate in this amazing process that would bring a child to a loving family. I understood the basic concept of surrogacy, but knew little else. As I started to do my research and begin the process, I checked out many different agencies. Many of them were overwhelming, some of them told me that I could not match if I did not alter my beliefs and give in on my principles. Some of these agencies were huge companies, and most were far away. I desperately wanted a human to speak to. And then I found Surrogate Solutions. From the simple, clear, and easy to understand website, to the friendly and caring voice of Gayle, I truly felt that I had found the best place to be. With Gayle’s help, I was able to learn everything I needed to find out to be prepared for this experience. I was able to match with an amazing couple, and delivered beautiful twins last November. Throughout the entire process, Gayle was there to help us over the hurdles. Whether it was questions for the clinic, frustration with the attorneys, or protocol on how to interact with my intended parents, I had a great support system here. Being a surrogate was, second to being a mother, the most amazing experience of my life. I know that it would not have been as easy and enjoyable if I had not had Gayle there cheering us all on. I truly feel like Gayle knows me – my personality and what is important to me – and because of that, I trust her and know that she will look out for my best interest as well as that of my intended parents. Going through something as challenging as surrogacy can be a difficult journey, but with the support of such an amazing agency behind me, I was able to have a wonderful and peaceful journey. It was, in fact, such a great experience that I am, with Gayle’s help, in the process of surrogacy journey number two.
Gayle is such a remarkable, life changing and life giving woman. We found Gayle after a decade of fertility issues, having been through IVF, a miscarriage, and numerous surgeries. By the time we made our way to Gayle, we were beaten, battered, and emotionally worn down. We’d made efforts to work with other surrogacy agencies, but they all treated the process like a business, rather than what it is…an emotionally taxing journey that isn’t just about “having a baby”, but also about giving up a dream that is a core piece of every woman’s emotional fabric: giving and bearing life.
The first time we sat down with Gayle, it was obvious this wasn’t just a business for her. She truly identified with our plight, and the plight of other couples unable to bear their own children. Our first meeting lasted two hours, with 80 percent of it dedicated to us, our story, our background, who we are, etc. By the end of the conversation, we felt like we were entrusting the beginning of our family to a cherished friend, rather than a sterile service provider.
That was almost two years ago. We now have a beautiful seven-month-old daughter. Our surrogate, Jessica, and her family have become our extended family. And Gayle has been there every step of the way as a friend, adviser, and servant. She is the purest form of love: giving every ounce of herself so that we may have a family.
If you’re considering being a surrogate, please know you will never feel love and protection like you will feel from Gayle. Her girls are her family, and she protects them to the Nth degree. She will go to bat for you on anything and everything, because having been a surrogate herself, she knows not just the personal sacrifice involved, but the emotional toll as well. If you’re a couple considering working with Gayle to find a surrogate to help you begin or extend your family, you are forever blessed by knowing and working with Gayle. You will gain relationships and experiences you cannot even begin to fathom. There is no greater joy than seeing a team of people rally around you to lift you up and take care of you in ways that at times, you feel unworthy of. Gayle is Heaven sent, and you will be blessed immeasurably.
Thank you forever and ever, Gayle. And good luck to each of you considering Gayle and her agency. I hope your journey is even more remarkable, rewarding, and enriching than ours.
Gayle is truly a delightful person. She is so invested in her clients and their goals, and is ever present as they move through their entire process. I have seen the support she has given her clients and their complete respect for her and her work for them! You can’t go wrong with her or the agency!