Personal Support:  Family Forward Surrogacy prides itself in providing unprecedented personalized service.  FFS is a Washington, DC area based boutique agency that offers face-to-face interaction and unparalleled support for both Intended Parents (IP’s) and Gestational Surrogates (GS’s).  FFS provides clients with the benefit of both the professional and personal experience of our staff members.  Our founder is a former Intended Parent, and our Surrogate Case Manager is a two-time Gestational Surrogate who is an expert at finding high quality surrogates, and supporting them throughout the surrogacy journey. 

Peace of Mind.  FFS performs comprehensive background screenings of our Gestational Surrogates including in-home studies, FBI background checks and Child Protective Services checks.  We work with well-respected psychological professionals who specialize in surrogacy and Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART) to provide psychological screening of the Gestational Surrogate and her partner or spouse, if applicable.  FFS believes that the relationship between the Intended Parents and Surrogate is one of the most critical elements in the surrogacy process, and we work hard to make the right match and continue to foster this relationship throughout the surrogacy journey.

Ongoing Support: We believe the most critical element in a surrogacy is a caring relationship between the Intended Parents and the Gestational Surrogate, and work hard to make the right match and continue to foster this relationship throughout your journey.

Contact Me:  I am passionate about Gestational Surrogacy and would like to help others experience the same joy that I now have with my family.  If you are weighing your options, please feel free to contact me directly.  As a former Intended Parent who had children with the help of a Gestational Surrogate, I would be happy to personally guide you through all the steps in the process, and help you to decide whether surrogacy is right for you.  There is much to consider.  Let’s start the discussion… 


Sandra Lippard

President and Founder

Family Forward Surrogacy


  My name is Sandra Lippard, and I am the founder of FFS.  My husband and I both wanted to have children desperately, but I was not able to carry a child. We couldn’t imagine a life without kids. We didn’t know what to do… That week we saw an article about surrogacy in the New York Times Magazine. From that time on we spent weeks combing the Internet for information about surrogacy. It seemed overwhelming… how would we choose a surrogate from all the women listed on surromoms.com and similar sites? How could we be sure that they were who they said they were and that they could be entrusted with the most precious thing in our lives, our future child?

   A friend suggested using a surrogacy agency that would take much of the worry out of the process. In the end we worked with an agency who found us the most wonderful Gestational Surrogate (GS), and now we have two beautiful twin girls. They are the most precious gift we have ever been given, and we are grateful every day to Missie, our Gestational Surrogate.