Intended Parents

Thank you for your interest in Abundant Beginnings Co., a full service surrogacy agency. You are one step closer to your dream of building a family through surrogacy.


When choosing a Surrogacy agency, you should look for experience. Julie Allgood and Nicole Lawson, owners of Abundant Beginnings Company, have worked in the field of surrogacy for over 13 years. Their extensive knowledge of the intricacies of surrogacy enables them to guide you smoothly through each step of the process. The compassion and care with which they handle each case create an environment of trust in both the surrogate and the intended parent.


The element of trust is key in supporting the emotional process associated with surrogacy. Maintaining open and steady communication between the agency and the intended parents enables each party to feel more comfortable and at ease during the process.

Surrogacy Process

We pride ourselves on choosing surrogates who are physically healthy and emotionally stable, who have had easy pregnancies and deliveries, and have the strong desire to help others create a family. Based on your specific requests and the input on your completed questionnaire, you will receive a profile of a potential surrogate. Once you have found a surrogate you consider a potential match, Abundant Beginnings will then arrange a conference or Skype call between you and your desired surrogate. Please feel free to contact us for more specific details on the matching process.

Medical Evaluation of Surrogate

The surrogate is medically evaluated by a reproductive endocrinologist of your choosing. Results of the exam are complete in approximately ten days. When the surrogate is medically cleared, the process can proceed to the next phase. We work with many doctors all over the country, so please let us know if we can support you by making a referral.


Abundant Beginnings will provide intended parents with a list of preferred family formation attorneys.  The agency will guide you through each step involved in the drafting of the contract between the intended parents and the surrogate.

Medical Preparation Cycle

The surrogate and intended parent begin medications to coordinate their bodies in preparation for egg retrieval and embryo transfer. (If an egg donor is being used, this medical phase refers only to the surrogate.)

Embryo Transfer

The embryo transfer (or donor egg implantation) takes place at the fertility clinic being used by the intended parents. Abundant Beginnings coordinates all details for the surrogate’s travel and accommodations.

Once Pregnant

Abundant Beginnings will maintain regular contact with the intended parents and surrogate throughout the entire pregnancy. We are available to assist in anyway we can.


Each surrogacy relationship is as unique, and we have the processes and resources in place to help couples and individuals create families no matter where they live. We spend time educating surrogates on the communication styles and procedures required to work with international couples, and they love the specialness of helping to create families and build bonds across cultures. Our professional resources are intimately familiar with family formation as it applies to international couples.