Intended Parents

Thank you for your interest in Abundant Beginnings, Los Angeles Surrogacy agency.  You are one step closer to your dream of building a family through Surrogacy.


hand-and-footFortunately, today’s advances in medical technology afford couples or singles the opportunity to have children – unlike conditions years ago when the options to conceive were limited. Using a Gestational Surrogate opens the door to parenthood for an increasing number of both men and women, couples and singles.

Surrogacy can be an emotional, stressful, and yet an exciting journey leading to parenthood. However, the process of using a Surrogate has its own language – one that your closest friend or family member most likely will not  understand, never having experienced the Surrogacy journey themselves.

Surrogacy involves the ultimate trust – both in the individual who is carrying your future child and in those who are guiding you through the process.

Abundant Beginnings provides a surrogacy program that is discreet, highly specialized and efficient for both surrogates and intended parents. Our staff understands and appreciates the desire you have to create or extend your family

Our unique approach and range of Surrogacy services offer clients options for surrogacy that can be more affordable, yet still of the highest quality.

What to look for in a surrogacy agency:

Making the initial call to a surrogacy agency is a huge leap of faith.  You are entrusting your life’s dream of building or extending your family to strangers – one who will carry your future child and the other who will guide you through the process – step by step.


When choosing a Surrogacy agency, you should look for experience. Julie Allgood and Nicole Lawson, owners of Abundant Beginnings (previously Alternative Conceptions Surrogacy), have worked in the field of surrogacy for many years. (see:  About Us)  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.

It is important for the intended parents to identify how involved they want to be during and after the pregnancy.  With that in mind, it is essential that the needs of the intended parents be matched with those of the surrogate.  Most couples prefer an open relationship with their surrogate.

Regardless the type of relationship the intended parents desire to have with the surrogate, the staff of Abundant Beginnings will act as a liaison when necessary – facilitating communication and making the journey to parenthood as smooth as possible.


Abundant Beginnings offers competitive pricing with various program options. Please contact us to discuss our “a la carte” Surrogacy program for our domestic clients.

How to get started:


Please contact us at any point to answer whatever questions you might have or to begin your surrogacy journey.

  1. Complete our online registration form for intended parents through surrogacy


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.

med_examMedical 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.

med_syncMedical 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.)

embryoEmbryo 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.

pregOnce 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.