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.

Meet Some of Our Staff

Our SurrogacyTeam

Alex Maron
Program Manager

I was born in Paris, France and grew up in Spain, daughter of a master painter and artist Salvador Maron and famous 60's model & designer Willy van Rooy and younger sister of a talented designer who still lives in Madrid, Spain. I moved with my parents to Los Angeles when I was 13 to pursue modeling. I have been an entrepreneur for a large part of my adult life and my major interests are fashion and art. I am married to a wonderful man and have 3 awesome children. I can only imagine the thrill a couple feels being able to attain their dream of starting a family through this wonderful program. I have been part of this great team of women for a number of years now and am grateful to have seen our founder Shelley Smith do what she did with so much passion and love up until the day she retired. There is no better reward than to see how she has touched so many lives and know that we continue her legacy. Now with a great new leadership under Dr. Sahakian, I am honored to be part of this wonderful process and see these lovely families grow through our program.

Mykeesha Smith
Intended Parent Coordinator

I am a Southern California native with New York City born parenting and family influence.  My infused upbringing encouraged free thinking, pursuing my passions and instilled a lifelong commitment for personal growth. After working over 6 years as a Human Resources Director in sales and marketing, I along with co-founding support, developed a very successful work-from-home business strategy in the medical field. It was this path in business and through client relationships that I was introduced to Fertility. Utilizing my certified education in medical terminology, anatomy, and medical coding, I went on to work clinically alongside fertility’s most admired physicians in IVF. Presently, as a Match Specialist and Intended Parent Coordinator, I have an incredible desire to help Intended Parents around the world fulfill their desire for growing their family. I have a beautiful blended family, with my amazing Husband and our 5 children ranging from 22 to 3-years of age. My personal joy gives me an unwavering commitment to help Intended Parents experience the same love.

Shoshannah Ingersoll
Surrogate Match Coordinator
I was born and raised in sunny Southern California. I'm a lifetime member of the Girl Scouts of the USA, proud Girl Scout Leader and Gold Award Recipient. My career experience has been rooted in customer service, management, and operations, and I am pursuing my degree in Psychology. I have had the joy of devoting the last six years of my life to working in third party reproduction and I look forward to many more ahead. My dream has always been to find a job that I could be passionate about and at the end of the day know that I had done my part in making a difference in the world, and I count myself very lucky to have found this field which is so close to my heart. Knowing that there are wonderful people in the world who desperately want and deserve to be parents but for many reasons are not able to do it alone inspired me to become a surrogate mother. From the moment I found The Surrogacy Program, I knew that this agency was different from all the others. I had the honor of being a gestational surrogate for two lovely couples with the support of an amazing staff. My firsthand experience as a surrogate inspired me to pursue my dream career in this field at the most loving program for surrogates and intended parents alike. We focus on matching couples and surrogates based on real compatibility so they enjoy this unique journey together. I'm proud to work with an exceptional team of experts and be a part of the incredible work that they do. My husband and two beautiful children are the loves of my life. I feel whole knowing that I am playing a part in a process that gives couples the most wonderful gift in the world: the gift of family.
Janice Chavez
Surrogacy Accounting Associate
I was born and raised in Sacramento and moved to Los Angeles with my Husband in 2011. In March of 2015 we adopted our first little one, Jasper, a 7 month old Australian Sheppard – and he is sweetest pup! Though I miss my immediate family in Sacramento, I’ve embraced sunny Southern California, as I enjoy an active life with my little family: hiking in the local mountains, going to the dog beach, practicing yoga and sharing barbecues with friends. I came from an accounting background with Sutter Health in Northern California, which translates nicely to my current position at The Surrogacy Program! I feel fortunate to be a part of a team that gets to help families in such a profound way. It’s a blessing to work with Shelley and her team, who are all not only intelligent and driven, but also so passionate in helping build families through the surrogacy process. I feel very fortunate for this opportunity and am so thankful to come into work each day at the program.