Sandra Lippard  |  Melinda Goetz  

Sandra Litsinger Lippard - Founder of Family Forward Surrogacy

Sandra became passionate about surrogacy when she was unable to carry her own children. She worked with a wonderful Gestational Surrogate, who carried her twin girls. They are still friendly today. Based on her experience Sandra wants to help others experience the joy of parenthood through Gestational Surrogacy.

As president of the agency, Sandra handles Intended Parent relations, finance and administration, management, and oversees FFS’s relationships with IVF clinics, attorneys, insurance professionals, social workers, and psychologists. In addition, Sandra manages the strategy used in recruiting superior Gestational Surrogates for each Intended Parent, through a number of methods including leveraging social media and websites popular with surrogates.

Sandra brings over 16 years of experience in technical education and marketing to the FFS team. She has worked for companies such as 3Com, Nortel Networks, Comverse Technologies, and Openwave (formerly helping them launch new products and recruit users. Throughout her career Sandra has presented at numerous industry panels and educational seminars around the world, to advocate for new platforms and educate corporate customers, consumers, and web developers on the benefits of using various new technologies. Sandra brings her management and marketing experience to FFS.

Sandra is a professional member of the American Fertility Association, RESOLVE and the American Society for Reproductive Medicine. Please see our Resources Page for more information on these organizations.

E-mail:    phone: (301) 320-3086 


Melinda Goetz - Surrogate Recruiting & Support

Melinda has a passion for growing and strengthening families. Not only was she a licensed foster parent, but in 2012-2013, she and her family completed a gestational surrogacy journey with Family Forward Surrogacy.  She was inspired to pursue surrogacy by the love and joy that her family brings to her life, and she wanted the same thing for everyone else who has ever desired a child.

In addition to her personal experience with FFS, Melinda has worked in the Baltimore/Washington, DC area for 10 years in fields including human resources, paralegal and teaching positions. Melinda’s most recent position, working in the Diversity & Inclusion department for Kaiser Permanente has solidified her values of compassion, cultural competency and acceptance.

Melinda grew up in southwest Ohio with her parents, brother, and 2 triplet sisters. She is married to her loving husband James and has an incredible 6-year old daughter, Hazel. In her spare time, Melinda likes to cook and play the viola.

E-mail:   Phone: (571) 643-4040