Abundant Beginnings Co. was founded by the expertise of two women who have a combined 16+ years of both professional and personal experience in all phases of surrogacy. Our loyal dedicated staff are ready to support and guide you through each phase of the surrogacy process.
Julie began her career as an early childhood specialist in Chicago, and continued her studies while raising her own children, receiving an MA in psychology with additional training as a mediator. Continually developing skills, she is a strong communicator and has unique insight into people.
Julie makes it a priority to educate people about infertility, surrogacy and this new path to parenthood. Her gentle approach makes her a strong, yet safe touchstone in the sometimes challenging and confusing process of surrogacy, offering hope and guidance to clients all over the world.
Nicole and her husband chose surrogacy as their route to parenthood after many years of struggling. Now a mother to two daughters, born via surrogacy, Nicole is a compassionate companion to those embarking upon the surrogacy journey. Nicole is extremely relatable, and Abundant Beginnings Co. clients are a top priority in her life. She understands the strong desire to be a parent, and with each interaction she brings personal experience, knowledge, and understanding. Nicole is also the Co-Founder of the Baby Question Foundation, which is a non-profit organization offering grants to those struggling with fertility treatments.
Emily holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Child Psychology with an emphasis in Human Development and Family Life. With over a decade of experience as a case manager specializing in foster care and child advocacy, Emily offers immense compassion with a keen knowledge of logistics across the entire surrogacy process. Helping intended parents achieve their goal of growing their family fuels her passion and commitment to Abundant Beginnings Co. Emily resides in Los Angeles with her husband, 3 children, and labradoodle, Lucy.
Stacie began her career with a Bachelors degree in Health Education with an emphasis on Family Planning. Through working for more than 15 years in Women’s Healthcare, she has developed an understanding and sensitivity to the unique needs of those dealing with pregnancy and infertility. Her extensive communication and listening skills have enabled Stacie to support surrogates and intended parents through the journey of creating the families they so deeply desire. She is a great communicator who helps the intended parents and surrogates develop the positive and open rapport that is so necessary in the surrogacy experience.
Jessica is a physician assistant (PA) with over 9 years of experience as a reproductive endocrinology and fertility specialist. As a PA, she has provided exemplary and personalized care with an evidence-based approach to help patients achieve their dream of building a family. She was also a leader of the surrogacy and egg donor program. She has a passion for helping intended parents find the perfect surrogate and is excited to be working with Abundant Beginnings to help make this process easier for everyone involved. Jessica thoroughly reviews every surrogacy candidate’s medical history and provides a detailed medical summary to help expedite the matching process.
Surrogacy Intake Coordinator
My name is Heather Tonkins, and I am a Certified Nutritionist and a Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) Lifestyle Coach. As a Certified Nutritionist, I specialize in working with adults and teens. I have extensive experience working with women who are going through the fertility process, who are pregnant, and/or postpartum. I am passionate about and dedicated to improving the health of all the individuals I am fortunate enough to work with as a Nutritionist. I’m happy to be supporting women who are willing to be surrogates with Abundant Beginnings Company.
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