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Frank Golden discusses Fertility, Surrogacy, and Making Babies! #EveryoneDeservesaFamily #GoldenGossip
Mar 5, 2019
Selecting An Egg Donor - Episode 24
Egg donation can be a complex process for first-time Intended Parents. In this episode of Golden Gossip, Frank goes into detail about the egg donation process. He discusses egg donor requirements, types of egg donation arrangements, and shares personal stories of his egg donation experience.
Feb 5, 2019
Second Journeys - Episode 23
Second journeys, the process of adding to your family, is exciting. There is nothing better than giving your child a sibling to love. In this episode of Golden Gossip, Frank discusses second journeys in detail. He shares information about managing expectations, journey timelines, and expresses the importance of showing second-time Intended Parents the same quality care as their first journey.
Jan 7, 2019
Golden Standards - Episode 22
In this expanding industry, it’s getting more difficult to select a Surrogacy Agency that meets all the needs of Intended Parents. In this episode of Golden Gossip, Frank discusses his agency, Golden Surrogacy, and shares its standard of providing each Intended Parent and Surrogate with an excellent experience. Frank discusses Surrogate requirements, shares his thoughts on the importance of customer service, and explains how he instills these crucial values in his team.
Oct 10, 2018
Our Second Year at CampOut Family Camp - Episode 21
CampOut is an overnight camp for LGBT families, hosted by the Lake of the Woods & Greenwoods Camp located in Decatur, Michigan. CampOut experienced its third year of family fun August 17th-20th. Frank and Adam Golden, founders of Golden Surrogacy, took their children to CampOut for a their second year and came back with plenty of stories to share! In this episode of Golden Gossip, Frank and Adam discuss camp activities, meeting other gay families, and their children’s perspectives of this amazing family building event.
Aug 13, 2018
A Surrogate's Responsibility - Episode 20
Surrogates take on a huge responsibility when entering a Surrogacy Journey. In this episode of Golden Gossip, Frank discusses Surrogates role in the process and how they can include their Intended Parents throughout the entire journey. He shares ideas that Surrogates can use to help reassure their Intended Parents and also shares personal stories about his own surrogates.
Jul 11, 2018
What To Expect When Your Surrogate is Expecting - Episode 19
Pregnancy is complex, and it can be stressful for Intended Parents to process it all. In this episode of Golden Gossip, Frank discusses pregnancy and what to expect when a surrogate is expecting. He uses his own experience as a surrogacy agency own to address each trimester, possible complications, and important milestones throughout a typical pregnancy.
Jun 11, 2018
Men Having Babies 2018 Chicago Expo - Podcast 18
Men Having Babies is a nonprofit organization providing support, information, and financial assistance for current and prospective gay Intended Parents. In this episode of Golden Gossip, Frank and his Executive Assistant, Juan share their experience at the 2018 Men Having Babies Chicago Conference. They talk about what Men Having Babies does for perspective Intended Parents, what the program means to the gay community, and what it means to them personally.
Apr 3, 2018
Unravelling The Surrogacy Journey - Episode 17
Surrogacy is an intricate process with many moving parts. There are many pieces of information to gather and new concepts to understand. In this episode of Golden Gossip, Frank provides a general overview of Surrogacy and what the average journey entails. Frank and his Executive Assistant, Juan discuss the role of an agency, IVF, and the average length and costs associated with Surrogacy.
Mar 6, 2018
Choosing a Last Name: I Now Pronounce You Parents - Episode 16
Aside from the regular challenges of parenthood, gay parents are required to make a choice regarding the use of their last names. In this episode of Golden Gossip, Frank discusses last names and how they factor into same-sex relationships. Frank invites his husband, Adam and his Executive Assistant, Juan to share their personal perspectives as gay men. They talk about the current political climate, discuss potential options for gay parents, and offer advice on managing this conversation.
Nov 28, 2017
GayParentsToBe Conference - Episode 15
GayParentsToBe is an organization dedicated to providing education and resources for prospective gay and trans parents. In this episode of Golden Gossip, Frank and his Executive Assistant, Juan discuss their recent experience at the GayParentsToBe Conference held on November 4th, 2017 in Atlanta, Georgia. They detail key moments, pay attribute to contributors and participants, and share their overall takeaways as gay men.
Oct 17, 2017
Interview with a Reproductive Endocrinologist - Episode 14
Experienced Reproductive Endocrinologist, Dr. Angie Beltsos pays Golden Surrogacy a visit to discuss her role in family building. In this episode of Golden Gossip, Dr. Beltsos details the day-to-day of a Reproductive Endocrinologist. She discusses the process of making embryos, diagnostic tests for fertility, fertility preservation options, and shares her most memorable moments as a Reproductive Endocrinologist.
Oct 9, 2017
Path2Parenthood's Illuminations Chicago Gala - Episode 13
Path2Parenthood is a nonprofit organization that provides leading-edge education and resources for infertility prevention, reproductive health, and family building. Frank Golden has been on the Board of Directors for over two years, and currently serves as the Vice Chair of the organization. In this episode of Golden Gossip, Frank and Golden Surrogacy’s Communication Director, Erika discuss the latest Path2Parenthood Illuminations Fundraising Gala, the guests in attendance, and the fun they had!
Sep 12, 2017
Bringing Service Back - Episode 12
Many surrogacy agencies lack basic customer service skills and focus on quantity rather than quality. In this episode of Golden Gossip, Frank and his Executive Assistant, Juan discuss customer service and what it means to Golden Surrogacy. They share stories of working in retail, discuss Golden Surrogacy’s client-centric focus, and detail the importance of providing high quality service to Intended Parents and Surrogates.
Aug 30, 2017
Everyone Deserves a Family: Our Experience at CampOut! - Episode 11
CampOut is an overnight camp for LGBT families, hosted by the Lake of the Woods & Greenwoods Camp located in Decatur, Michigan. CampOut experienced its second year of family fun August 19th-21st. Frank and Adam Golden, founders of Golden Surrogacy, took their children to CampOut this year and came back with plenty of stories to share! In this episode of Golden Gossip, Frank and Adam discuss camp activities, meeting other gay families, and their children’s perspectives of this amazing family building event.
Aug 15, 2017
Matching Calls: What To Know - Episode 10
Matching calls are a necessary and exciting part of the Surrogacy process. In this segment of Golden Gossip, Frank discusses matching calls and how to approach them. Frank shares his personal experience with his own Surrogate and offers professional advice to Intended Parents and Surrogates on how to prepare.
Jul 11, 2017
What Makes Us Different - Episode 9
Frank Golden and his Executive Assistant, Laura discuss what makes Golden Surrogacy different from other agencies. In this segment of Golden Gossip, Frank and Laura breakdown our Golden Guarantee, the Surrogate recruitment process, best practices for Surrogacy, and agency communication expectations. You don’t want to miss out on this informative Golden Gossip segment!
Jun 13, 2017
Pregnancy to Parenthood: An Interview with Amy Riley, Author & Pregnancy Coach - Episode 8
Amy Riley, pregnancy coach and author of “Loving the Pregnant You”, visits the Golden Gossip studio to discuss pregnancy coaching, parenting, and Surrogacy. In this segment of Golden Gossip, Amy offers advice to Surrogates on how to overcome stress and anxiety while pregnant. She also discusses embracing yourself as a parent and how to instill confidence in that role.
May 11, 2017
Fertility Centers of Illinois: Nurse's Perspective - Episode 7
Kelly Del Valle, of Fertility Centers of Illinois, pays Golden Surrogacy a visit to discuss her role as a Third Party Reproduction Coordinator. In this segment of Golden Gossip, Kelly offers advice to Surrogates and Intended Parents. She addresses infertility struggles, IVF treatment options, and the best parts of her job in this very special family building industry. Golden Surrogacy is proud to be a valued resource to the Fertility Centers of Illinois Collaborative Reproduction team!
Apr 11, 2017
Working for a Surrogacy Agency - Episode 6
New Golden Surrogacy employees candidly discuss the challenges, benefits, and insights associated with their positions. In this episode of Golden Gossip, Frank joins Kristina and Erika as they discuss their new careers as Surrogate Coordinator and Communications Director. Kristina and Erika discuss their professional backgrounds, fertility, Surrogacy facts, and what they love about working for Golden Surrogacy.
Mar 1, 2017
I'm a Golden Surrogate - Episode 5
The truth behind being a Surrogate. Media's depiction of Surrogacy is not indicative of what Surrogacy actually is. Two-time Golden Surrogate/Gestational Carrier tells us what Surrogacy is really like. In this episode of Golden Gossip, Bridget shares personal details about her Surrogacy Journeys, In Vitro Fertilization, pregnancy, and what else to expect throughout the process.
Feb 10, 2017
The Cost of Making a Baby - Episode 4
The costs associated with Surrogacy vary and can accrue unexpectedly. Frank breaks down the cost of a surrogacy journey for Intended Parents. Many potential Intended Parents are unaware of the true costs of Surrogacy. In this episode of Golden Gossip, Frank explains all of the possible costs of Surrogacy including IVF costs, Reproductive Lawyer fees, Surrogate compensation, agency fees, and more.
Jan 31, 2017
The Surrogate Standard - Episode 3
There are strict requirements for potential Surrogates. Surrogacy Agencies have the responsibility to properly screen all of their potential Surrogates before matching them with Intended Parents. In this episode of Golden Gossip, Frank discusses Surrogate requirements with two of his Surrogate Coordinators. As Surrogate Coordinators, Maia and Chelsea are heavily involved with the Surrogate on-boarding process. They discuss Surrogate medical requirements, psychological requirements, and lifestyle requirements in this fascinating podcast session.
Jan 18, 2017
Time Flies - Episode 2
Surrogacy Journeys are lengthy and involve many steps. The Surrogacy Timeline can be overwhelming for Intended Parents, and therefore professional advice might be required. In this episode of Golden Gossip, Frank and his Executive Assistant, Laura, breakdown the Surrogacy Journey Timeline addressing key milestones such as signing with the right agency, finding the right IVF clinic, matching with a Gestational Carrier, and ultimately, bringing home your baby.
Dec 9, 2016
We are the Golden Team - Episode 1
Golden Surrogacy introduces itself and its employees to listeners. They discuss what makes Golden Surrogacy a unique agency. In the first episode of Golden Gossip, Frank Golden and the Golden Surrogacy Team discuss the growing business, surrogacy, and employee relationships.