From a wonderful surrogate who delivered
Words cannot begin the thank you for all that
you did for us. It had been amazing and blessing
working with your agency. You found us a
wonderful and beautiful surrogate mother Amanda
and result our baby boy William Weizhi was born
on March 7, 2016. Our family dream came true
with William's birth. It has been a long waiting
for this miracle baby since we started our IVF
journey back in 2005. We had tried for a baby a
couple times before but failed. It was such an
emotional journey. Our baby boy William Weizhi
is a sweet , smart and handsome boy. We have a
lot of joys with him every minutes. He is our
"You have been amazing Shirley!!! I wouldn't
have this precious little baby without you. You
do amazing things and many families wouldn't be
in the position they are without you!!!!"
Julie, Ethan and her Mom are coming up for a
visit tomorrow and we are all over the moon
excited to snuggle with Ethan. I'm amazed at how
well our kids have done with the whole surrogacy
process. They certainly understood that I was
carrying Ethan for John and Julie, but love on
him like he is just a part of our extended
family! We have been blessed beyond
measure to do this journey with John and Julie,
and I truly think that we have created a bond
that will last a life time! Thank you so much
for making a "perfect match!" Take care,
and thank you again for all you've done!
"We are doing well. You
helped to make our dream come true.
We were so grateful to be
referred to you and matched with our wonderful
surrogate. Looking back, that was
such a difficult time in our lives , not knowing
whether we would ever be parents. From our first
meeting, your warmth and sensitivity reassured
us that you would do everything you could to
help us. While yours is a business, it never
felt that way. It felt more like you were a
family member supporting us in our goal to
create a family. Now that we have 3 children, we
routinely look at each other and say, "can you
believe we have 3 kids?!?" Thank you for helping
Since our son was born two and a half years ago, our lives have been filled with immense joy. We are so happy to see him grow and we are able to participate in more and more activities with him. Here are some pictures. A Happy Mom and Dad.
Shirley: It has been so nice seeing you under
such happy circumstances. We have appreciated
your guidance, support and friendship. We are so
happy with our three kids. The twins, our newest
additions, continue to thrive and grow. We
could not have had a better surrogate. She has
Shirley, our son is truly a miracle. He is
healthy and growing every day.
Kaitlyn went home with their mom and dad today
:) Both babies are doing wonderfully.
The are both absolutely adorable
and perfect in every way! Although we had many
ups and downs, this was such a perfect ending.
Thanks for everything you have done for finding
me a perfect match.
wanted to check in and send you a picture of the
been a three year struggle to have a baby. Thank
you so much for all
are a true gem! Thank you for your help in
getting us our wee one
Hello Shirley: For us, a smaller service felt
right. We started with a bigger agency in the
area. But we just didn't feel the connection
that we have with you. Going through surrogacy
is an emotional and expensive undertaking.
You've been there for us every step of the way,
bumps and all. We can't wait to bring our baby
You'll be getting a Christmas letter and picture
every year from us. We consider you our
daughter's fairy godmother!
Thanks to the wonderful match you made for us,
everything worked out great.
"Shirley, you said you wanted to put a baby in
our crib. The day has finally come and we could
not be more content with our little family.
Thank you for all of your help, support,
kindness and all that you do."
"Hello Dr. Jacobs (at Fertility Centers of
Hello Shirley, thank you so much for setting us
up with Alyssa and providing us the opportunity
to complete our family. The whole process was
very easy and smooth. We greatly appreciate your
services. Please let us know if we can provide
you with references.
Dear Shirley: "Thank you
for our blankets. We love snuggling in them. We
are growing bigger each day and are healthy and
happy. Mommy and Daddy tell us that you are
their guardian angel. We love you!
How can we thank you enough for the role you played leading up to this incredible time in our lives? We feel truly blessed. It was so kind of you to send a gift for the baby.
Shirley: I cannot tell you how thankful I am to
have you. You truly have been wonderful
throughout this entire process and have made it
one of the most remarkable experiences of my
life. Thank you for all of your time and effort
to make this the best possible arrangement for
all of us.
We hope this card and
the baby's pictures find you in god health and
Hi Shirley, Just an
update about us. The babies are doing very well.
Hello my name is Annette. I currently live in Florida. I've delivered for two different couples in Chicago. I am now looking for a last journey. I cannot thank Shirley enough for her help and guidance in my previous arrangements. To be a surrogate takes a lot of dedication and patience. Shirley gave 100% to each of my matches. Bills got paid on time. In many agencies, you're just a number or dollar signs. I would not work with anybody else.
Here are some photos of the new baby.
My name is Laura
and I have been a surrogate with Shirley twice.
The reason I
Message to Parenting Partners from a surrogate
who is “retiring.”
would be more then happy to talk to any other
surrogate in your program who wants to contact
me. have worked independently and also through
your agency. Working with your agency has been
so much easier on me. I'm so ready to do another
surrogacy as soon as I'm allowed and I'm coming
straight back to you for another match. I loved
helping my IPs and I'm so glad that we all had a
very happy ending. Their baby is just so
beautiful and healthy! Thank you so much for
getting us together. You really helped make a
I always wanted a loving wife, a
nice home and good job. God gave me all these
things. But, though we prayed, we couldn't start
a family. We had to go
through surrogacy to conceive our child. With
Shirley's help, we wound up with a
wonderful surrogate who carried our precious
daughter. Shirley took us
Shirley - I
can't thank you enough for all you have done for
my couple and me.
Hello: My name is Ann. I live in Wisconsin. I
was matched with a couple in Jan of 2006 through
Parenting Partners and gave birth to my first
surrogate baby in 2007. Parenting
Partners was there to help when I ran into
problems with the parents. She calls all of the
surrogates angels but I think she is the leader
angel because she has made it her life mission
to assist couples with making their dream of
parenthood come true. There is no gift greater
than the gift of life.
On July 27th, 2007 I gave birth to a
beautiful, healthy, baby boy. On this day I was
able to give a family the blessing that they
were longing for such a long time. All of
that was possible
Parenting Partners and Shirley Zager. I went to
Shirley eager to become a surrogate and help a
family. She was able to match me with the most
amazing couple. We were a perfect match for each
other. I can tell you that our bond is very
strong. I have no doubt that we will be lifelong
friends and I have Shirley to thank for it all.
I would recommend Parenting Partners for
surrogacy, to anyone who is ready to start a
remarkable journey into parenthood. The
experience I had was wonderful and I know that I
will be a surrogate again. I look forward to
working with Parenting Partners again in the
When it was time for
us to begin the baby process, we knew we were
directly to Shirley Zager and Parenting
Partners. Shirley was recommended to us
through another couple who had a wonderful
experience. They now have 2
beautiful babies because of her. We were so
happy with Shirley's knowledge of all
aspects of the surrogacy process. We had the
most special experience
When I decided to become a surrogate, I talked with my OB/GYN first and he referred me to a fertility specialist, who recommended I contact Shirley Zager at Parenting Partners. Shirley was wonderful in helping match personalities. She is very intuitive, informative, and thoughtful. The intended parents were wonderful to work with and will make great parents. Parenting Partners made the whole process flow very smoothly. I had a wonderful pregnancy and delivery. I would definitely recommend anyone who is considering becoming a surrogate or looking for one talk with Shirley at Parenting Partners.
Last week I gave birth to a beautiful baby girl to a couple that will forever be an extension of our family. Our match was so perfect. This is the first time I have been a surrogate and because this experience was so perfect it will not be my last. I thank Shirley all of the time for bringing me such a great couple. I also owe a lot of thanks to a supporting husband and daughter. Without them my dream of being a surrogate would still just be a dream. I truly found my calling in life and I cannot wait to do this again. You can trust Shirley to find a great match for you and to help you through this wonderful experience.
In 2005, I chose Parenting Partners to find me a
couple. Shirley matched me
It was an amazing experience partly due to the
fact that Shirley made me a good match. She was
wonderful about handling the escrow and getting
payments out on time. She would call every once
in a while to see how things were going. I think
Shirley has just the right combination of
business and heart.
I had a baby
for a couple through Parenting Partners last
year. I am now in another arrangement through
the same agency. The service that Parenting
Partners provides is great. I have had
the opportunity to work with great couples. The
information and attention I received, the good
matches and help and support all the way through
is what I found special about the agency. It
really takes somebody with first hand experience
to work well with couples and surrogates. It has
been a very wonderful journey for me. I have
never had to worry about bills being paid or
worry about not being taken care of. I recommend
Parenting Partners to anybody who is thinking
I was matched with a wonderful couple. Their baby is due in October, 2007. I have been very pleased with this agency. I wouldn't go anywhere else. Not to mention that Shirley (the owner of Parenting Partners) has been helpful in every aspect. I've been very happy with the service and would recommend it to other surrogates.