Family Creations: Guided by Experience, Fueled by Dedication
At Family Creations, we take immense pride in our extraordinary team of seasoned professionals, a tight-knit group of individuals who embody the very essence of dedication and compassion. Many of our team members have been an integral part of the Family Creations family for a substantial duration, a testament to the exceptional environment we’ve fostered and the shared commitment to our noble mission.
The longevity of our team members speaks volumes about the greatness of our organization and the collective spirit that drives us forward. Their unwavering commitment to helping families find their way through the intricate journey of parenthood has been a cornerstone of our success.
When you partner with Family Creations, you’re not just getting the benefit of industry knowledge; you’re gaining the support of a team that genuinely cares about your dreams. Our team members, with their wealth of experience and genuine empathy, ensure that every aspect of your journey is guided with expertise and handled with care.
From the moment you join our family, you’ll feel the passion that our team brings to their work. We’re here to stand with you, to celebrate the victories, navigate the challenges, and share in the joy of your growing family. Welcome to Family Creations, where our exceptional team turns dreams into beautiful realities. Your journey is personal to us, and we’re privileged to be a part of it.
Julia McConnell, Founder and CEO
” I am amazed by the miracle’s of Third Party Reproduction and have found so much fulfillment in the work that I am blessed to do. I am grateful to be involved in this truly incredible process in which new families are created every day!”
Meet Julia McConnell, the compassionate and visionary CEO of Family Creations, LLC. With an unwavering commitment to ethical egg donation and surrogacy practices, Julia has become an expert guide for aspiring parents around the world.
Armed with nearly 20 years of experience in egg donor and surrogate arrangements and a heart full of compassion, Julia embarked on a mission to create a nurturing and supportive agency for hopeful parents, egg donors and surrogates alike.
Under Julia’s guidance, Family Creations has flourished, becoming a leader in the egg donor and surrogacy world. She has diligently fostered a culture of care, transparency, and empathy, ensuring that everyone involved in the process feels valued and respected. Julia and her team have been relentless in their pursuit of excellence, establishing a network of highly qualified medical professionals, legal experts, and counselors to provide the best possible support to all parties involved.
Beyond her professional endeavors, Julia is a devoted wife and a loving mother of two children. Her own experience as a parent has deepened her understanding of the profound impact that parenthood can have on a person’s life. This personal connection to the beauty of family life further fuels her determination to help others experience the same joy.
Jered Mercer, Chief Operating Officer
“It is such an honor to be a part of this momentous, scary, beautiful journey in the lives of a family.”
We are delighted to welcome back Jered, a familiar face who has rejoined the Family Creations team after leaving an indelible mark as the Director of Development in our esteemed San Francisco branch. His return brings a wealth of experience, a deep understanding of our mission, and a passion that has grown even stronger over the years.
Jered’s journey within the Egg Donor program has been nothing short of remarkable. He has worn every hat within the program, from being a steadfast coordinator to taking on leadership roles, shaping the very fabric of the program. His comprehensive knowledge and hands-on experience have been invaluable, making him an incredible asset to our community.
Currently, Jered plays a pivotal role, extending his expertise and support to both the Egg Donor and Surrogate teams. Additionally, he offers his unwavering guidance to the intended parents, helping them navigate the transformative journey they’re about to embark upon. Jered’s commitment to providing compassionate and knowledgeable assistance ensures that every step is taken with confidence and care.
A native of vibrant San Diego, Jered’s professional path has led him from the bustling streets of San Francisco to the international dynamism of Dubai. Now, he’s thrilled to find his place within the heart of our organization, nestled in our bustling main office in the heart of Los Angeles.
Jered’s return brings a wealth of experience and a fresh perspective, further enriching the tapestry of expertise that defines Family Creations. As we continue our mission of turning dreams into beautiful realities, Jered’s unwavering dedication and unique journey make him an invaluable member of our team, and we’re excited to have him back where he truly belongs. Welcome home, Jered!
Joann Haynes, Egg Donor Program Director
“Being able to assist those on their journey to having a family is something which I find very fulfilling. Children are an absolute blessing.”
As Egg Donor Program Director, Joann guides each client through the donor matching process. She has a wealth of knowlege around our egg donor database to ensure that each client finds the perfect fit.
Originally from New York, Joann earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Health and Society at SUNY College at Old Westbury and has taken subsequent courses to continue her education. She is the mother of two wonderful children.
Elizabeth Lloyd, Senior Surrogacy Case Manager
“Helping families reach their ultimate dream of starting a family is extremely gratifying. It is such an honor to be trusted with someone’s dream.”
As a Surrogate Case Manager, Elizabeth walks surrogates and intended parents through every step of the surrogacy journey while being the central point of contact for all parties involved in the experience.
Elizabeth was born and raised in Southern California. She earned her bachelor’s degree in Sociology at the University of California, Riverside. As an Egg Donor Case Manager, Elizabeth prides herself on her diligence, empathy, and integrity when guiding clients and donors through the entire donation process.
Ashley Neal, Egg Donor Coordinator
“The gift of a child’s unconditional love is priceless”
Ashley expertly guides prospective donors through the application and interview process. Family Creations is very selective in the donors they invite to join their program, and Ashely’s role is to facilitate the applications to ensure only the most qualified donors are approved. Only after Ashley personally interviews each prospective donor, are they invited to join Family Creations’ program.
Ashley does a fantastic job of getting to know each donor while assessing their maturity level and commitment to the process. Ashley educates each prospective donor about her responsibilities going forward in the process so each donor knows exactly what to expect once she is selected by Intended Parents. Ashley takes pride in her work and feels inspired by these incredible young women every day.
Stephanie Torres, Surrogate Case Manager
“Helping families come together is one of the greatest joys in this field! I take great pride and care in forming relationships with each of my surrogates and intended parents.“
Stephanie was born and raised in Southern California, she earned her bachelor’s degree in Psychology at California State University, Chico. As a Surrogate Case Manager, Stephanie plays a key role in guiding surrogates and intended parents through every aspect of the surrogacy journey. With a background in working with children with autism, Stephanie found that she’s always had a passion for helping others. She prides herself in going above and beyond on ensuring every encounter is seamless and filled with love and understanding.
Danielle Dryer, Bookkeeper
“Having and raising my children has been my dream come true, and it means so much to me that I am affiliated with an organization whose mission is to help others make their dreams come true.”
Danielle is the Family Creations bookkeeper and handles the recording of all financial transactions for all branches of the program.
Danielle was born and raised in Southern California and is married with two beautiful children. She graduated from the University of California, Santa Barbara, and she holds her Bachelor Degree in Business Economics with an emphasis in Accounting.
Brittnee Lanier, Egg Donor Case Manager
As an Egg Donor Case Manager, Brittnee guides our egg donors and recipients through the entire egg donation process. Brittnee prides herself in being as compassionate, empathetic, and as thorough as possible to make the process seamless for everyone involved.
Brittnee was born and raised in Oregon but now resides in California. She worked in the medical field for over 10 years before she became a surrogate herself and fell in love with the assisted reproductive world and made the easy decision to join our team. “I have two beautiful children of my own and a stepson that I adore. Nothing gives me greater joy than being able to help our recipients become parents and experience the love that having a child fills you with.”
Monica Goldsmith, Egg Donor Case Manager
“Children are a gift and being a parent is one of the greatest joys in life.”
As an Egg Donor Case Manager, Monica guides donors and intended parents through the whole egg donation process. Having many friends who struggle with infertility inspired me to become a surrogate. It was the most rewarding experience, and I was honored to be part of bringing a life into this world for my intended father. With that experience it influenced me to pursue a career in fertility, and I am happy to be part of the Family Creations team.
Monica was born and raised in San Diego and is happily married with four children. She earned two degrees and a certificate from Palomar College.
She looks forward to helping families fulfill their dream of parenthood.
Jayde Greenfield, Records Coordinator
“The greatest good is what we do for one another.- Mother Teresa”
Jayde was born in South Dakota and raised in Central Iowa. She currently resides in Des Moines, Iowa with her fiancé and three bonus children. After many years working in the mortgage industry, Jayde desired to pursue a career helping families experiencing infertility, which is something near and dear to her heart. As the Medical Records Coordinator, she is proud to be a part of an organization touching so many lives and giving the wonderful gift of children.