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Director’s Message – Spring 2023

With spring upon us, I wanted to take a moment to share my thoughts about this year based on trends we are seeing and some significant initiatives that we’re working on as an agency. I also have been reflecting on the fact that we are approaching our 15th anniversary of serving families across Hawaii and the world.

Surrogacy is becoming a more common method for people to grow their families. Our agency has expanded to meet the needs of those we serve with additional case managers, screening, and program support staff. I am very proud of our team and all that we have accomplished.  

Now, more than ever, we face an incredible need for surrogates. With one in six facing a diagnosis of infertility and the occurrence of life-threatening pregnancy complications like preeclampsia on the rise, Intended Parents are desperately seeking carriers to bring their babies into the world safely. Hawaii Surrogacy also enthusiastically supports our LGBTQ+ communities and many single parents by choice as they choose to build their families. All that to say, the waitlist of hopeful parents continues to grow, with intended parents expanding across our state and the ocean to New Zealand and Australia, Oregon, and California. This is a testament to our commitment to providing compassionate, professional, affordable surrogacy services.

Our greatest challenge remains to find those extraordinary women dedicated to providing the most meaningful gift to hopeful parents – carrying their precious child as a surrogate. Over the past 15 years, I have seen women from all walks of life make the incredible decision to become a gestational carrier. Some are partnered, and some are single. They have been stay-at-home parents, teachers, nurses, and hospitality workers. Some are locally born and raised. Others have come to the islands as part of the military community. The one unifying characteristic I see across every surrogate in our program is a deep desire to help others. 

There are no words to fully express my gratitude for every member of our Hawaii Surrogacy ‘ohana. Mahalo for having the courage to make this commitment. Mahalo for being there for your fellow surrogates at our coffee meet-ups, beach playdates, and online support groups. Mahalo for partnering with us on your surrogacy journey.

Hawaii Surrogacy Center may not be the largest agency (nor do we want to be), but we are Hawaii’s surrogacy agency. This year we remain committed to serving more hopeful families and making every effort to foster the best-intended parent/surrogate match. Please help by considering becoming a surrogate in our program. Spread the word to your sisters, cousins, and friends. There is an entire Hawaii Surrogacy team that’s passionate about what we do, and we can’t wait to support you throughout your journey.  

With gratitude,

Andrea

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