Why choose Fertility Match?
The most important thing for us is to make your journey the best it can be. And it can be a wonderful and fulfilling journey with the right match and proper support from a caring Fertility Consulting company like Fertility Match.
Our Co-founders have been there as a Surrogate and an Intended Parent. We genuinely empathize from all perspectives and our primary goal as your Fertility Consultants is to make this an incredibly positive experience for all parties involved.
This is the advantage of working with us. Fertility Match is grounded in the belief that Intended Parents, Surrogates and Egg Donors should be optimally supported in their journey with compassionate, professional Fertility Consulting services to make families a reality, equally but in different ways.
To ensure we can deliver the level of Fertility Consulting all parties deserve, we developed our Core Values: Respect, Support, Trust and Integrity. It is our promise to you that we will always act in accordance with these values when working with our clientele and partners.
Professionalism. Compassion. Experience.
Thank you for your high standards!
My husband and I found Fertility Match through a recommendation from our lawyer and we could not be happier with our choice!!! We had looked at a different Canadian agency but friends of ours had a previous bad experience… and both our lawyer and clinic shared the concerns. We wanted an agency that was going to be of high integrity, legally sound, and was looking out for our best interests. From the first phone call with Liz and Lisa we knew right away they were “The One”!
One thing that drew us to them was that they have experience from both sides of the process… Liz is a former Intended Parent and Lisa was a Gestational Surrogate. They make sure everyone in the process is looked after. It’s amazing to have the support for ourselves, but also to know that our Surrogate is getting support throughout the process as well.
One major thing that made us want to work with them above other agencies… they made clear to us that they carefully choose Surrogates and Intended Parents to be a part of their program. They spend the time to find out if people are in this for the right reasons and don’t accept all applicants. They introduced us to the most incredible Surrogate within 2 months of submitting our profile… I didn’t know that people as kind and altruistic as her could exist… she is truly a super-human! We are now 8 1/2 weeks pregnant!!
They have truly made this an incredible experience for us… from details like driving down to Toronto to visit us, sending gift baskets and congratulatory phone calls, they make it such a personalized experience and it is so clear they are passionate about what they do! I highly highly recommend using these ladies!
-A&S, Intended Parents
We’re so thankful and excited!
We were referred to Fertility Match just as they were starting up. Liz and Lisa took the time to really get to know us and understand our journey and our needs. It was so easy to talk to them. They really understood our situation as they’d been through it themselves – Liz from the Intended Parent side, and Lisa from the Surrogate perspective. They have come to feel like team members, cheering us on, and stepping in for support through the process when we’ve needed it. They coach us, hope with us, get nervous with us, and get excited with us. They brought us the kind of woman as a Surrogate that we could only hope for – a wonderful woman with a big heart and a generous spirit. She is kind, caring, bubbly and determined. She feels like family. If I can’t carry the baby myself, I am glad she is the one to do it.
T & J, Fertility Match Intended Parents, Toronto, October 2017
My Wonder Woman!
We were really fortunate to find a Surrogate like her. Often times, people would ask me, aren’t you worried she’s not eating right, or doing anything that would jeopardize the pregnancy? I can honestly say, no, not at all. Our entire journey with Lisa was incredible. We trusted each other completely. We spent time together after each doctor’s appointment just getting to know each other. We’ve met each other’s families. She’s is a wonderful mom, with amazing children of her own. I called her my wonder woman!
My twins are now 16mths old now. Lisa and I still keep in touch, and she will forever be a part of our family. We are so grateful for the wonderful gift she gave us! Now that she is consulting for other families, I can honestly say that there is no person I would trust more to guide you through this journey!
A, Lisa's Intended Mother, Montreal, May 2017
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My wife Lisa (Fertility Match co-founder) has given birth to two sets of twins as a gestational surrogate mother. These have been wonderful journeys for our family as well as for us as a couple. Partners need to have a strong relationship to go through an experience like this. When my wife explained to me her desire to help others who were unable to have children become parents, I thought that was a wonderful thing she wanted to do. I supported her 100% through both of her surrogacies. There will be ups and downs, just like in other areas of life; But if you love and support each other and have a strong relationship this can be one of the most rewarding experiences you will ever have.read more
Surrogacy is a very personal choice. The reasons why a woman chooses to be a surrogate vary. I chose to be a surrogate mother to help another woman who couldn’t conceive become a mother. When starting out on your journey as a surrogate, take time to think about who you are meant to help. Is it a single parent, a heterosexual couple or a same sex couple? Once you decide who you want to help, you will begin to “date” potential intended parents. This is a very important part of the process. Just like dating a potential romantic interest – you quickly learn what you are looking for in this relationship.read more
Selecting a surrogate mother to share this journey with is one of, if not the most, important decisions you will make during this process. I have been working in the fertility industry for over 10 years and have been through choosing a surrogate myself; the right match can make the experience fulfilling and very predictable. Unfortunately, many parents are in such a hurry to get the process started they may overlook some important details that can lead to stress and conflict down the road. Here are five questions I think you should ask yourself as an intended parent when deciding if a potential surrogate is the right fit for you.read more