Client Testimonials

We are proud of the work we do on behalf of our clients. There is nothing quite so satisfying than helping bring a new life into the world, and knowing you’ve made a couple’s dreams come true.

Gay-SurrogacyBelow are some comments from Intended Parents. We would like to thank each of them for the honor of being part of their extraordinary journeys.

Two Thumbs Up for SENSIBLE Surrogacy

from Kat & Family
“My husband and I were thoroughly satisfied with Bill and his services. He was very sensitive and helpful along each part of the process and was very prompt in his response whenever we had questions or needed his advice… There are many agencies out there in Ukraine, but we would recommend a smaller, intimate one like Bill’s where you are guided every step of the way and there are no hidden agendas. We are forever grateful and hope the same goes for the potential parents-to-be out there.5 Star Rating
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A Wonderfully Rewarding & Positive Experience

from Hari G.
“We came across SENSIBLE Surrogacy while reading about our options and their blog was very useful in understanding our options. Bill was patient in answering all of my questions and we decided to proceed with pursuing surrogacy in Ukraine. Lev guided us regarding the documents that were needed to establish a contract and got us in touch with a clinic there that would perform the embryo transfer. Bill also got us in touch with a medical courier who was very professional in transporting our embryos to the clinic in Ukraine. Lev helped us find a surrogate who we were happy with. Everything seemed to move smoothly after that. A few months later we were traveling to Ukraine for the birth of our child. Overall, the process was very smooth and positive.” 5 Star Rating
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SENSIBLE Was Outstanding!!

from Adriana & Samuel
“Our Experience with Bill Houghton at SENSIBLE Surrogacy was outstanding. He helped us achieve our dreams of becoming parents. My wife and I are extremely thankful for all the work they put in to helping us… If you are considering surrogacy services I recommend a smaller agency like SENSIBLE surrogacy for a more personalized and comfortable experience. They are there for you 24/7.”facebook-recommended
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We Couldn’t Be Happier

from Sarah & Louie
“We talked to a few agencies once we decided to take this step, and Bill was the most personable and easiest to interact with. Other agencies were too focused on signing the agreement; Bill helped answer our questions before we signed and then throughout the process. Our son just had his 10 month birthday, and we couldn’t be happier!”facebook-recommended
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SENSIBLE Changed Our Lives & We’re Forever Grateful

from Renee
“Working closely with Bill and his team on a weekly (sometimes daily) basis for almost a year’s time gave me the opportunity to really get to know him. I can honestly say that Bill operates as a true advocate for his clients as well as his surrogates. He is not a salesman, he will not try and blow smoke and will not try to sell you things you do not need.5 Star Rating
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Bill Will Go the Extra Mile

from Michelle & Barry
“We never considered surrogacy because, having spent nearly all of our savings trying to do IVF, we assumed it was financially out of our reach. Then we found SENSIBLE Surrogacy’s website. I’ll never forget our first video call we had with Bill Houghton. He told us about his own experience with surrogacy and we could hear his babies in the background. All of our fears about ethics and honesty simply disappeared and we just somehow knew we had, at long last, found the means by which we would have our family.”5 Star Rating
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I Can’t Say Enough About How Much They Have Helped

from Michael
“Bill at SENSIBLE Surrogacy completely put my mind at ease when dealing with an overseas surrogacy. His availability and approachability make him extremely easy to work with…. I can’t say enough about how much they have helped me in my surrogacy journey. Five stars – the highest rating possible!facebook-recommended
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SENSIBLE and Bill are also noted sources in the media for subjects related to surrogacy worldwide. Read some of our insights in these publications:


Caseworker Cares for Chinese Couple’s Baby Born to Surrogate

It is common for Chinese couples to seek surrogates in the United States, said Bill Houghton, founder of SENSIBLE. The developing conflict between China and the United States has left these babies stranded, and possibly stateless if their parents are not able to come to the U.S. to claim their newborns. (USNews & World Report)

A view from the inside about commercial surrogacy

Is commercial surrogacy exploitative in undeveloped countries? Commercial surrogacy is a bitterly divisive topic, but conservative website has included this essay by SENSIBLE founder Bill Houghton. “MercatorNet disagrees with surrogacy in principle, but has published this viewpoint in the interest of dialogue.” (

Intended Parents can’t get to their baby, born to a U.S. surrogate. A Tampa caseworker is caring for her.

“…The spread of the coronavirus has hurt the surrogate industry. Families planning such a pregnancy or in the beginning stages have put it on hold, said Bill Houghton, founder of SENSIBLE Surrogacy, an independent surrogacy agency. “Couples are worried about the health of their pregnancy,” he said. (Tampa Bay Times)


International Patients Flock to U.S. for Assisted Reproductive Techniques

“As surrogacy has become more popularized in the media, different groups have battled over ethical concerns about the practice. The United Nations’ Universal Declaration of Human Rights (article 16) says, “Men and women… have the right to marry and found a family.” Article 27 goes on to say, “Everyone has the right … to share in scientific advances and its benefits.” If the UN speaks for the world community, then it seems that the consensus is that surrogacy is an inherent human right….” (Berkley University)


Thousands of childless families find hope with the SENSIBLE’s 2020 Cost Guide

“Infertility wrecks families both financially and emotionally,” Houghton said. “By the time couples consider a surrogate, they’ve already been through countless expensive fertility treatments and failed IVF cycles. These are couples that need to know how they can reach their goal of being parents. They need some practical information about how they’re going to afford this.” (Yahoo! Finance)


US surrogacy agency withdraws from ‘perilous’ Kenya

“With restrictions appearing in southern and southeast Asia, several surrogacy agencies are offering low-cost options in Kenya and similar destinations,” says Bill Houghton, director of SENSIBLE Surrogacy. “The lure of being able to have a baby ‘on the cheap’ is attracting desperate couples into what could be a dangerous situation.” (Business Today)


Amid Scandals, SENSIBLE Surrogacy Issues Advisory for Surrogacy in Ukraine

“Since 2009 when surrogacy in Ukraine was legalized, several large-scale surrogacy-only services have popped up,” said Bill Houghton, director of SENSIBLE Surrogacy. “These organizations exist solely to cash in on the legality of commercial surrogacy in Ukraine. (Business Insider)

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‘Wombs for rent’ business flourishes in communist Laos

But there was a risk that Laos would also ban commercial surrogacy, he warned, a fear aired in February by another group, the Nevada-based SENSIBLE Surrogacy, which warned couples to avoid Laos and halted services in Southeast Asia. (Reuters)


How Asia’s surrogates became a cross-border business

“Laos is now in the position Cambodia was in early 2016,” said US organisation SENSIBLE Surrogacy. “There is no law, so surrogacy is permitted only because the government has not stepped in to regulate the practice yet.” (South China Morning Post)


Rent-a-womb trade goes cross-border in parts of Indochina

“While the government may not crack down for several months… the movement by the government is likely to be swift and comprehensive,” noted SENSIBLE Surrogacy, an agency based in Las Vegas… (Straights Times)


Where in Europe is surrogacy legal?

Bill Houghton, founder of consultancy group SENSIBLE Surrogacy, told Euronews that despite the restrictive legislation, surrogacy is becoming “much more popular”.
Houghton noted that many Europeans opt to go to Ukraine, where surrogacy costs around $50,000 (€43,970), compared to more than $100,000 in the US. (EuroNews)


Surrogacy agencies move to Kenya

Surrogacy in Kenya is a lower-cost option (only US$45,000), but at least one American agency has pulled out because of the risks. “With restrictions appearing in southern and southeast Asia, several surrogacy agencies are offering low-cost options in Kenya and similar destinations,” Bill Houghton, of SENSIBLE Surrogacy. (BioEdge)


El Ministerio de Sanidad de Camboya prohíbe los “vientres de alquiler”

La maternidad de alquiler se ha vuelto muy popular para las parejas australianas y del mismo sexo que han visto cerrada la puerta en Tailandia para este fin, según el portal “SENSIBLE Surrogacy”. (La Vanguardia)