The Premier Program for Loving Families
The Surrogacy Program was established in 1991 by Shelley Smith, a licensed Marriage Family Therapist in California. Our Surrogacy agency is among the oldest and most respected of its kind. Our highly qualified gestational surrogate mothers all reside within the United States and we provide excellent matches. We are the premiere agency in the United States, having coordinated and facilitated the journeys of couples wishing to build their families for over 25 years.
Helping people expand their families is more than a job to me, it is my greatest purpose in life. As a Board-Certified Physician in both Obstetrics/Gynecology and Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility I have had the honor of helping countless clients become parents. Third Party Reproduction is a wonderful option for those struggling to conceive to match with the best egg donor and surrogate candidates and make their dreams a reality. There is not a moment in my many years of practice when I haven’t felt privileged to be able to help people at such a defining moment in their lives. Through over 20 years of experience, we understand the nuances, stresses, and blessings people experience at this pivotal time. We take pride in helping a diverse clientele including recipients from around the world, single parents, and same sex partners.
I completed my fellowship training in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at the University of North Carolina Hospitals at Chapel Hill with a focus on InVitro Fertilization and Third-Party Parenting (Ovum donation & Surrogacy). In 1993, I made the move to Los Angeles to join the Pacific Fertility Centers of Southern California (PFC) and in 1998 became the Medical Director and sole owner of the Pacific Fertility Center in Los Angeles. Through my IVF practice I have blessedly performed over 8000 IVF procedures and made possible the birth of over 5000 babies all over the world. I have also worked with many patients with advanced maternal age including postmenopausal women seeking infertility treatment through egg donation, including the oldest woman on record to have given birth to twins at the age of 67. Over the last decades, I have been closely involved with the LGBT community and helped over 1000 gay couples achieve their dream of parenthood.
As I look back at the faces of the many parents whom we have helped, the sweet babies who have been born, and the tremendous contributions and sacrifices from our donors and surrogates, I feel privileged and fortunate that I am spending my life in the company of angels and continue witnessing miracles of science and the human heart.