About Simple Surrogacy
Simple Surrogacy is a full-service Surrogacy Agency based in Dallas, Texas. We were founded in 2002 to assist couples and individuals with the desire to achieve a family through third party assisted reproduction. We were founded on one simple principle: to provide our clients with the highest standard of care in the surrogacy industry at an affordable price. Creating families through Surrogacy and Egg Donation since 2002, our agency offers a fully rounded knowledge of the experience. Simple Surrogacy does not discriminate based on sexual preference, marital status, race, religion, age, or gender.
We are highly regarded in the surrogacy community for helping our clients achieve success. We are proud members of the Better Business Bureau with which we have held an A+ rating. Simple Surrogacy has been featured in Newsweek Magazine, The LA Times, The Fort Worth Star Telegram, CBC National News Radio, West Virginia Gazette, Dallas Child Magazine, The Sacramento Bee, The Arizona Star, USA Today, The Arkansas Gazette, The Monterey Herald, Radio Health Journal, The North Texas Daily, among many others.
We offer all prospective clients the contact information to former clients who have utilized our program so they can feel comfortable knowing they have made a great choice when choosing Simple Surrogacy to assist them. At Simple Surrogacy it is our belief that our affordability, attention to detail, and personal attention to our clients will make the decision to work with us an easy one! We work very closely with various organizations to provide our clients with the best service for the best price possible. Our referral network consists of some of the most respected doctors, attorneys and psychologists in the surrogacy field. We are highly committed to helping our clients achieve success.
Contact us today to discuss your needs with our team!
Simple Surrogacy Team
Stephanie Scott – Executive Program Director
Stephanie Scott is the Co-Owner/Executive Program Director for Simple Surrogacy and Simple Donations in Dallas, TX. Her passion in life is helping childless couples and individuals realize their dreams of becoming parents. With over 14 years of experience in the surrogacy and egg donation community, having been a surrogate twice before and managing one of the most supportive, well respected and cost-consciousness agencies in the United States, Stephanie has well rounded knowledge of every aspect of the surrogacy and egg donation process. She holds her team and the colleagues she works with to a higher standard, she expects everyone to go the extra mile so that everyone who comes through the program is not only successful, but has had a good experience.
As the Program Director, Stephanie manages the day to day operations at Simple Surrogacy and Simple Donations. Her duties include, but are not limited to, new client consultations, profile review and editing, educating her clients about the process, creating a realistic budget for her clients and ensuring her team is properly supportive all parties throughout their journey.
“The bottom line at Simple Surrogacy is creating a life and a family, everything else becomes secondary.”- Stephanie Scott
Kristen Hanson – Executive Director of Finance and Contracts
Kristin is an Owner and Executive Director of Finance at Simple Surrogacy. Kristin oversees the financial aspects of Simple Surrogacy, as well as solely managing the escrow accounts of our clients.
Kristin’s legal responsibilities include determining state laws and required legal proceedings in the Surrogate’s and Intended Parents state of residency; locating separate legal counsel experienced in surrogacy law for Recipient Couple and Surrogate; review and assist in negotiating the surrogacy contract between Recipient Couple and Surrogate; assure both parties that contractual agreements are met by being a third party to contract; and overseeing all necessary legal filings and procedures (such as pre-birth orders and step parent adoptions) to establish parental rights for Intended Parents.
Kristin’s escrow responsibilities include opening of escrow; manage escrow account; monitor and authorize disbursements in accordance with your contract; reimburse expenses to Surrogate, including prescription medications and co-payments; and sending intended parents itemized monthly statements of the escrow activity.
Kristen’s first priority is to make sure all of our client’s money is handled in the most responsible way, that our Surrogates never receive a late payment, and that our clients are assured that their money is well managed.
Kristen is an experienced Egg Donor, and is very experienced with all aspects of surrogacy involving Egg Donation.
Morgan Louvier – Surrogate Support and Social Media
Morgan is a Surrogate Support Coordinator at Simple Surrogacy. She married her husband in 2009 and has 2 wonderful children. She is an experienced Gestational Surrogate who carried and delivered a beautiful baby girl in July 2014 and twins in March 2016. She believes children are a blessing and is humbled to be able to support surrogates through their journey and hopes their experience is as fulfilling as hers was.
Morgan is responsible for the ongoing support of the matched surrogates and does incoming interviews in our program. She checks on each of her surrogates regularly and meets local surrogates in person to answer any questions they have and to offer them support and encouragement throughout their journey. Morgan also reports back to our Executive Program Director weekly and our Senior Intended Parent Support Coordinator with frequent updates on the surrogates’ journey and promptly addresses any questions or concerns they may have.
Danielle Toothman – Texas Surrogate Coordinator
Danielle is an experienced Gestational Surrogate who has carried twin boys through our surrogacy program. She is the senior Surrogate Support Coordinator, overseeing all communications between the Executive director and the surrogate coordinators. As a surrogate herself, Danielle is able to relate closely to the surrogates in our program and offer them the emotional support they need throughout their journey. Danielle’s responsibilities include meeting the surrogate in person and going over the details of what to expect throughout the process; keeping the surrogate up to date on all medical appointments scheduled on her behalf; addressing any questions or concerns she may have along the way; and supporting her throughout the pregnancy and the delivery.
Jill Errera – Intended Parent Coordinator
Jill is an Intended Parent Coordinator at Simple Surrogacy. She is an active mother of one little girl and an experienced Gestational Surrogate who has delivered two sets of twins and one singleton to both local and international Intended Parents. Jill has worked as an Intellectual Property Paralegal for 16 years. Becoming a surrogate touched her life in such a positive way that she decided to continue helping grow families through surrogacy even after her time as a surrogate was over.
Jill is responsible for supporting Intended Parents once they have been matched with a surrogate. She is available 24 hours a day 7 days a week to offer support, answer questions, address concerns, offer encouragement and share in the joys that come with the surrogacy process. Jill works closely with the Executive Program Director to ensure that all concerns are addressed promptly.
Michelle Magers – Medical and Support Coordinator
Michelle Magers is Medical Coordinator and Intended Parent/Surrogate Support Coordinator at Simple Surrogacy. She is a devoted wife, mother, and two-time surrogate who is very passionate about helping others experience the kind of wonderment that only parenthood has to offer. Michelle is an experienced gestational surrogate who carried twins for her first journey and is currently on her second journey for a wonderful set of Intended Fathers. Michelle is currently attending college part time to improve her current MA status to a Registered Nurse. She works directly with Dr. Said Daneshmand at the Fertility Center of Las vegas, and Dr. Parks at San Diego Fertility, assisting Intended Parents, Surrogates, and Egg Donors on their journeys to achieving pregnancy. Michelle handles the scheduling of medical appointments for our Intended Parents, Surrogates and Donors. She assists in obtaining medical records for past pregnancies and deliveries, prior donation histories, and medical screening results. Michelle is also a Support Coordinator for our Surrogate Mothers and Egg Donors. She strives to ensure the women within our program have journeys they can look back on with fond memories.
“I have the personal experience with surrogacy to know that it is one of the most generous and priceless acts one person can do for another. Carrying a baby to a set of people who believed that day would never come; is truly the most amazing feeling anyone could ever experience.” – Michelle Magers
Darla Chayrez – West Coast Coordinator
Darla is the West Coast Senior Support Coordinator at Simple Surrogacy. Darla is married to her high school sweetheart and has three daughters and one son. Darla began her surrogacy journey in 2007 and has experience in egg donation, gestational surrogacy, and traditional surrogacy. Darla was a Gestational Surrogate for Intended Fathers from Ireland and delivered their beautiful baby girl in 2011.
Darla believes surrogacy is such a blessing and hopes surrogacy will become an option for more couples and individuals who have lost faith that children would ever be in their future. With the proper steps it is feasible.
After working within the same corporation for 12 years, Darla decided to become a full time mom and obtained a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business and Management. With many years in the private and public business sector, she will be a great asset to Simple Surrogacy supporting surrogates and Intended Parents during their journeys.
Renae and her husband Eric have been married since 1997 They have four kiddos of their own; Endymion 12, Draven 10, Theoden 9, and Warrick 7. Endymion and Theoden have Cystic Fibrosis, the other two do not. Their diagnosis is relevant because it was a motivating factor in choosing to become a surrogate, and subsequently becoming a coordinator. Choosing surrogacy was in part motivated by Renae’s simple enjoyment of pregnancy, and the fact most people who have Cystic Fibrosis need surrogates in order to have children. Renae wanted her children to see the process, and wanted to help people who deserved to be parents but couldn’t do it on their own to realize their dream.
Renae has happily completed two singleton surrogate journeys, and both kiddos are completely perfect! Her first journey was in 2013, and her second was in 2015.
After six uncomplicated pregnancies Renae decided not to push her luck, and retired this year from the pregnancy game. She hopes to inspire, assist, and generally be a support for current and future Simple surrogates and Intended Parents!
Nicole McGeHee – Surrogate Support Coordinator
Nicole is a married mother of two amazing children. She is an experienced surrogate mother to 4, delivering girl/girl twins in 2009, a boy in 2011 and a girl 2013 for Intended Fathers through our program and is currently on her 4th surrogacy with a wonderful couple from Texas.
Nicole is responsible for the ongoing support of the matched Surrogates in our program. She checks on each of her Surrogates regularly to answer any questions they have and to offer them support and encouragement throughout their journey. Nicole also reports back to our Executive Program Director weekly and our Senior Intended Parent Support Coordinator with frequent updates on the Surrogates’ journey and promptly addresses any questions or concerns they may have.
Nicki Patterson – Surrogate Coordinator
Nicki is a Surrogate Support Coordinator at Simple Surrogacy. She met her husband in 2005, moved to his home state of Texas in 2009, and welcomed their amazing son in 2010. Nicki is an experienced surrogate who completed a wonderful journey with a local couple in 2015. She is passionate about healthy living; specializing in pre- and post-natal fitness and natural birth and pregnancy options. She strives to ensure the surrogates she supports are as fulfilled in their journeys as she was in hers.
Nicki is responsible for the ongoing support of the matched Surrogates in our program. She checks on each of her Surrogates regularly to answer any questions they have and to offer them support and encouragement throughout their journey. Nicki also reports back to our Executive Program Director weekly and our Senior Intended Parent Support Coordinator with frequent updates on the Surrogates’ journey and promptly addresses any questions or concerns they may have.
Autumn Hill – Surrogate Support Coordinator
Autumn is a Surrogate Support Coordinator at Simple Surrogacy. She was blessed to meet the man of her dreams at a young age and has been happily married for 6 years with 2 beautiful children. She is an experienced Gestational Surrogate who carried and delivery a beautiful baby girl in August 2013 for one of our couples from Georgia. She feels very passionate about surrogacy and helping others achieve their dreams of parenthood. Autumn loves being a mother and believes that all people should have the opportunity to feel the joy she has felt from her children. Autumn is also a Labor and Delivery licensed vocational nurse and working towards her nursing degree to become a Registered Nurse. Ultimately she plans to complete her Master’s degree and become a Certified Nurse Midwife. She is a wonderful support to the surrogates in our program and cares very deeply about ensuring their journey is as pleasant as the one she experienced.
Autumn is responsible for the ongoing support of the matched surrogates in our program. She checks on each of her assigned surrogates regularly to answer any questions they may have, ensure they are aware of any appointments that have been scheduled on their behalf, and to offer them support and encouragement throughout their journey. Autumn reports back to our Executive Program Director and our Senior Intended Parent Coordinator with frequent updates on the Surrogates’ progress and promptly addresses any concerns they may have.
“I have a lot of titles in the different jobs and hobbies I participate in but the most prized title I carry is mommy. To give another family the blessing of a child is one of the most amazing things I have ever done in my life.” –Autumn Hill
Richard and Ronnie Sawyer
Richard and his partner Ronnie are the intended parent coordinators for the UK. They are fathers to twins born through surrogacy with Simple Surrogacy in 2015. Richard and Ronnie used Simple Donations for their egg donor and Simple Surrogacy for their gestational carrier. Their surrogate was based in North Carolina, USA. Richard and Ronnie have been through the parenteral order process in the UK.
Ronnie owns a real estate business in the UK but now works part time since the twins arrived.
Richard works in the healthcare technology space and enjoys trying to make sure all patient journeys are as smooth as possible.
Ronnie and Richard are responsible for making sure that the UK intended parents journeys are as smooth and informed as possible.
Eitan Keret – International Intended Parent Psychologist
Eitan Keret is a licensed Clinical Social Worker and a Psychologist, fluent in both English and Hebrew, residing in Tel Aviv, Israel. Eitan provides psychological evaluations, assessments and counseling for our International Intended Parents.
Eitan got his BA in psychology from Hunter College New York City in 1993 and his MSSW from Columbia University New York City in 1996. He graduated from a four year program in Psychoanalysis Psychotherapy from the Post Graduate Center in New York City in 2001.
Eitan has a private practice in Tel Aviv, Israel and devotes his time to working with young adults, Gay and Lesbian individuals and couples, and Intended Parents pursuing surrogacy in the United States. Eitan and his partner are proud to be the parents of a baby boy born through our surrogacy and egg donation programs.
Timothy White, Ph.D, MA, LPC, NCC – Psychologist/Counselor
Timothy White is a Ph.D and Licensed Professional Counselor residing in Dallas, Texas who provides psychological evaluations, assessments and counseling for potential Egg Donors, Surrogates, and Intended Parents.
Tim has graduated with his Ph.D. from Texas A&M University-Commerce, and has dedicated most of the seven years of his career as a licensed clinician and evaluator to working with children and families. He has a professional interest in assisted reproduction issues and a personal interest as well; he and his partner are proud fathers to a baby boy born through our program.
Tim maintains flexible working hours in order to expedite the assessment process and accommodate the busy schedules of Egg Donors, Surrogates, and Intended Parents.
Blake Mitchell, Ph.D
Dr. Mitchell currently lives with his wife and two children in Frisco, Texas. He began his local practice in June 2006 and currently has offices in North Dallas and Grapevine, Texas. In addition to private practice, he enjoys his position as an adjunct faculty member at Dallas Theological Seminary in the counseling department.
Prior to the move to Frisco in 2006, Dr. Mitchell was an active duty officer and a psychologist in the United States Navy from 2002 to 2006. While in the Navy, Dr. Mitchell served as a psychologist at The National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland for two years and then transferred to the USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72), an aircraft carrier stationed in Everett, Washington for the remainder of his service. He enjoyed a variety of experiences including training at a world-class hospital in NNMC and two deployments on board the USS Abraham Lincoln.
Bruce Mitchell – Foreign Relations Liaison
Bruce Mitchell is the Foreign Relations Liaison at Simple Surrogacy. Bruce is an experienced teacher and translator of French, Spanish, and German. He holds an MA in French and German (Tufts), as well as a BA in Spanish (UMASS-Amherst). He also has knowledge of Italian, Dutch, and Yiddish. Bruce enjoys using his language skills to help others create their own families through surrogacy.
Bruce is responsible for the written and verbal communication between Simple Surrogacy and our International Clients who are unable to speak fluent English. Bruce translates all required documentation and legal agreements into our client’s native languages. Simple Surrogacy’s International Clients can feel secure in knowing that they will have an interpreter/translator who will be there for them throughout their journey. Bruce is the proud father of two boys born through our program.