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About The Center For Surrogate Parenting

The Center for Surrogate Parenting, Inc. (CSP) is a world-renowned surrogacy agency with offices in Encino, California, and Annapolis, Maryland.

CSP was established because we strongly believe that couples who are ready and willing to take on the responsibility of parenthood deserve that opportunity. Having a child with the help of a surrogate can be an exciting and fulfilling way to meet that need.

Unlike some alternative methods of creating a family, the surrogacy process allows a child to be biologically related to either one or (in the case of In Vitro Fertilization) both parents. It also gives the couple the opportunity to become involved in the pregnancy itself.And finally, since their child is conceived only because of their own existence, the true genesis of the child is its creation in the minds and hearts of the couple.

Raising a child is one of the special joys of life. Unfortunately, nearly one out of five couples is denied this experience because of problems beyond the control of the medical profession.

Founding director, Bill Handel, started his practice of surrogacy in 1980, through the Law Offices of William Handel. In 1986, the Center for Surrogate Parenting, Inc., was incorporated. Bill Handel and Karen Synesiou are the co-directors and co-owners of CSP. In our over years of helping infertile couples become parents, we have celebrated the birth of over 1,400 babies.

We believe that surrogate parenting should be a collaboration of professionals who guide the entire process. The team should consist of doctors, psychologists or psychotherapists, attorneys and an agency that is the liaison between all the participants. CSP has created a "team" that is unsurpassed anywhere in the world. CSP is unique because we have created a team that is involved with each surrogacy arrangement from beginning to end.

Today surrogacy agencies remain unregulated in almost every state. This means that anyone can start their own surrogacy program regardless of whether they have any significant knowledge or expertise of the complex legal, medical or psychological factors involved. They may not even have any experience running a business, only their own personal journey as a surrogate. Each agency can set its own standards and rules. Therefore, it is imperative that you thoroughly investigate your choices and only consider an agency with skilled professionals, appropriate experience and had an excellent reputation. What could be more important than entrusting the right people to help you create your family.

CSP has a worldwide reputation as being the leader in the field of surrogacy and egg donation. We are proud of our practice of always looking after our surrogate mothers and their family.

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