Family Source Consultants’ home office is based in Chicago, IL with additional offices in San Antonio, TX, and Miami, FL. We match and facilitate Gestational Surrogacy and Egg Donation arrangements, and we work with traditional, gay or lesbian couples and individuals of all races, religious and ethnic backgrounds. As members of ASRM (The American Society of Reproductive Medicine) and RESOLVE (The National Infertility Association), we are third party reproduction experts who have a deep passion for assisting others with their family building endeavors. We encourage you to browse through our website to learn more about our agency services and what is entailed in order to join our program. We look forward to participating as members of your baby creation team!
Staci Swiderski, CEO and Co-founder of Family Source Consultants has more than 15 years experience in Third Party Reproduction. Staci oversees the company to ensure values are applied consistently from top to bottom, across all departments by implementing the agencies vision, mission and overall direction.
Being a former Intended Mother herself, as well as a known egg donor twice, Staci has the passion, knowledge and personal experience related to reproductive medicine and family building.
In her free time, Staci enjoys reading, spending time with family, traveling and keeping up with the latest technologies.
When my husband and I began our own Surrogacy journey in 2002, I had known for quite a while that I would never bear children. I had a complete hysterectomy due to ovarian cancer in 1994, when I was 23 years old, so I had put much thought into the way I would ever become a mother over this period of time. We considered adoption and attended a couple of adoption orientations; however, the concept of third party reproduction was foreign to us and it was, on many levels, rather overwhelming. Still, once we learned Surrogacy and Egg Donation were realistic options after all, we realized we had found our solution.
We matched with a wonderful and dedicated Gestational Surrogate in the spring of 2002 and welcomed our beautiful boy/girl twins into our arms the following summer, June 2, 2003. No words can describe our level of joy and fulfillment on this miraculous day.
I have a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from Eastern Michigan University and a Master of Science degree in Education from Northern Illinois University, as I was a High School English teacher before our children were born. My passion for educating and supporting others, along with my personal interest in Surrogacy and Egg Donation, is what inspired me to write the book, Surrogacy Was the Way: Twenty Intended Mothers Tell Their Stories, published in 2006.
I have been fortunate in being able to continue my dedication to Family Building via Third Party Reproduction in my position as Director of the Gestational Surrogacy program here at Family Source Consultants. I am forever grateful that I was able to realize my dreams of parenthood with the miracle of Gestational Surrogacy and Egg Donation, and I have made it my life mission to help others achieve their family building dreams as well.
Our Team Members
Jessica Galera oversees the day to day business operations within the agency. As a former FSC Egg Donor herself, Jessica quickly became passionate in fulfilling the dreams of Intended Parents in building their family and joined Family Source Consultants in 2009. Jessica thoroughly enjoys working closely with fellow reproductive colleagues and professionals in the field of reproductive medicine.
Jessica graduated from Northern Illinois University with a B.S. in Family and Child Studies, with an emphasis in Family and Individual Development, and a minor in Psychology.
Vicky was born in Taipei, Taiwan and moved to the United State in 1991. In addition, Vicky received her Bachelor’s degree in Accounting and Music from Northern Illinois University. Currently, Vicky resides in North Aurora with husband Jerry and two lovely children, Annie and Raymond. She enjoys traveling, cooking, gardening, shopping and spending time with family.
Vicky is very happy to have joined the FSC team and to assist more and more Chinese speaking Intended Parents build their families.
Mariana became involved with Family Source Consultants after her sister had struggled with fertility issues of her own and pursued Gestational Surrogacy resulting in boy/girl twins through surrogacy via FSC.
Mariana previously worked as a Human Resources Recruitment & Selection Manager and also owned her own business for many years in Mexico. She is bilingual in Spanish and English, and holds a degree in Business Administration.
Mariana has been married since 2005 and has two amazing sons, Alex and Mateo. She enjoys being with family, has a passion for cooking and exercising, however, Mariana’s favorite activity is anything with her two boys!
As Program Coordinator, Tracy works closely with Intended Parents, Surrogates and Egg Donors throughout their journeys to ensure that they have a positive and supportive experience. Tracy received her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Purdue University, and during her down time, she enjoys spending time with her lovely canine puppy, Emerald. Tracy is also an avid reader and practices hot yoga as a form of relaxation.
After completing a sibling journey for my Intended Parents in February of 2015, it became apparent that I wanted to pursue a career in the surrogacy field on a more professional level. I love helping families in the capacity of a surrogate, but knew that I wanted to do more to help grow their families. Family is very important to me, and having a career that helped to build other families just seemed perfect.
I graduated from St. Ambrose University in Davenport, IA with my Bachelor of Music Education. Throughout my course of study, I learned that my true passion is for children. After graduating, I accepted a position as a Toddler Teacher at Early Head Start, where I worked for almost 3 years. I left my position as a Toddler Teacher to welcome my first baby girl into this world in March of 2008. Her sister would follow in January of 2011.
After the birth of my second daughter, my sister-in-law and I talked about the possibility of her not being able to achieve pregnancy. This broke my heart and began my search into surrogacy. In my search to find a local agency, the closest I found was out of Chicago. I decided to reach out to Family Source Consultants and begin my (hopefully) many journeys through surrogacy.
I look forward to helping guide other surrogates through their own journeys and providing support to intended parents along the way. I know I will enjoy helping others achieve their dreams in growing families!
My parents informed me from an early age that I was adopted. As I became an adult I knew that I had wanted to help out a child like my parents have helped me, therefore, becoming a Gestational Surrogate was the perfect opportunity in helping others become a family.
I have delivered boy/girl twins for a wonderful couple and am currently on my second journey carrying a singleton. I wanted to become more involved within the surrogacy community. As I am nearing my age limit for Surrogacy, being a Program Coordinator here at FSC allows me to be involved in the Surrogacy community to work closely with fellow Surrogates in assisting them, along with their Intended Parent(s) through their own journeys.
I have a wonderful husband who has been 100% supportive of me being a Gestational Surrogate. I have two very active children of my own as well as two wonderful step children. Between the four children, we are constantly on the go with practices, games, concerts and events. In addition, we have three fur-babies and I throughly enjoy cooking and baking as well.
New beginnings can be hard to come by, so when I first learned of FSC I jumped at the opportunity to become involved in their mission. I am so excited to be a part of others’ new beginnings, the first stages of a family! As I learned more about the surrogacy and egg donation journey, I knew that I found the rewarding job that I had always hoped for. The gratifying feeling of helping people reach their goals is what I love most about being a Program Coordinator.
I am originally from Saint Paul, Minnesota, so cabin vacations, hot dishes, and Scandinavian traditions are in my bones. However, I quickly found a home for myself in Chicago in the Fall of 2013. I am thrilled by what a big city has to offer! I try to keep up with the trending restaurants and attractions, though I am easily satisfied with staying home and entertaining guests with my roommate. In my free time, I enjoy reading modern fiction, watching reality TV, traveling around the world, sending and receiving snail mail, and exploring the many awesome neighborhoods of Chicago.
Throughout Adriana’s career, she has worked with children and families in a variety of settings. As the Intake Coordinator at Family Source Consultants, she works closely with Egg Donors nationwide and Gestational Surrogates in Illinois and the surrounding areas. Adriana is thrilled to be able to help donors and surrogates connect with Intended Parents to achieve their family’s dreams.
Adriana enjoys working for Family Source Consultants embracing diversity and advocating for families by working as a team to offer comprehensive support and resources to families near and far.
Adriana graduated from Loyola University Chicago in 2009 with a B.S. in Psychology with an emphasis in Social Sciences, and is currently pursuing a M.A. in Family Counseling.
In Adriana’s free time, she enjoys painting, exploring Chicago’s dining scene and spending time with her puppy!
A long struggle with infertility is what introduced me to Family Source Consultants (FSC). There were many agency choices but the ability for me and my husband to meet our potential donor, and with the amazing communication and follow up by Staci, our decision to partner with FSC was a no brainer. After having my twin girls with their help and the help of the wonderful donor we found and still remain close with, I decided I wanted to give back and become a surrogate. We initially looked into international couples to help, but after speaking to Staci and Zara, they felt there was a couple here in the states that would be a great match based on my personality. We met them and immediately felt this was the couple we wanted to help. I was matched with a truly perfect intended mommy (and daddy!) for me. We instantly became best of friends with a great deal of mutual trust and respect between us. I could not have been matched or had the whole process handled more perfectly, all thanks to Staci and Zara at FSC. In August of 2013, I gave birth to a beautiful girl and helped create a family. Besides having my own girls, nothing made me feel more complete than being able to help make a couples dreams come true. I was then asked by Staci and Zara to help guide surrogates through their journeys as well. As the Surrogate Support Group Coordinator, I have the experience of meeting monthly with other surrogates who share questions, stories and laughs with each other. It is something I look forward to every month.
Gina joined FSC after giving one of the greatest gifts anyone can give to her amazing Intended Parents from Spain. Gina gave a life, that not everyone can do! She had the ability to see life differently in many ways than hers. She created a family that changed the world of two parents and develop an emotional bond that she did not believe would happen.
After delivering two beautiful girls via surrogacy, she knew that she wanted to continue to be involved with surrogacy. She chose to be a part of an amazing team and educate potential surrogates.
Gina has a passion for helping people and making them laugh! She enjoys lots of laughter and tons of smiles daily!
In her spare time, she enjoys gardening, long walks, bike riding, water activities, traveling, KAROKEE, home improvement, eating and family night BINGO! Gina enjoys spending quality time with her son and her dog “Bella”.
Gina graduated from Northern IL University with a B.S in Psychology and North Park University with a Master’s in Human Resource Management.
Alyssa, Donor Intake Manager, joined Family Source Consultants in 2013. Alyssa plays an integral role in assisting prospective egg donors with complete guidance through the application process. Alyssa provides egg donors with quality, individualized and compassionate care.
Alyssa is also a certified makeup artist, as well as enjoys spending time with her adorable dog, Miles and two cats, Ellie and Cooper.
As Director of Internet Operations, Matt manages FSC’s online presence. Matt creates video documentaries highlighting FSC’s Surrogate, Egg Donor, and Intended Parents’ journeys. Matt also publishes FSC’s newsletters and blog.
Matt is CompTIA A+ certified and a technology enthusiast. He is currently attending school for Computer Info Systems and Networking Specialist.
As Communications Coordinator here at FSC, Christopher builds the profile and client base for the company through strategic marketing and communications.
Christopher joined the Family Source team in 2012 and thoroughly enjoys working together and assisting potential candidates. In his free time, Christopher enjoys watching any Chicago sports team as a die-hard fan.
I was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and I moved to the United States in 2000. As a mother of two daughters, I understand completely the desire to be a parent. It gives me much fulfillment to help Spanish speaking Intended Parents as their interpreter. I also have a special connection to Family Source Consultants, as one of my daughters donated her eggs to Zara and her husband in order for them to have their children. I am extremely proud of my daughter, as I believe she has done a wonderful thing by helping to create a family. When I was approached to help Family Source Consultants with interpretations for Spanish speaking Intended Parents, I felt it was a perfect fit for me. I am a Spanish teacher, and I enjoy helping those who need assistance in navigating through this process. While my role is to translate the language, this is only one portion of what I do here. I am also a liaison between different cultures, and I create a translation that effectively mirrors the factual details of what Intended Parents want and expect. I help them as they sort through their feelings and emotions, and ensure that they are comfortable with all aspects as they begin what will likely be the most important journey of their life time. I am pleased to be a part of the Family Source Consultants team, and I look forward to helping more and more Spanish speaking Intended Parents build their families.
Diego was born in Mexico City and moved to the US at an early age. After living in New York, Diego and his family then moved to Chicago, becoming completely multi-cultural. He studied at Columbia College in Chicago, receiving a bachelor’s degree in Marketing and Advertising.
Diego became involved with Family Source Consultants after his sister had struggled with fertility issues of her own and pursued Gestational Surrogacy via the help of FSC, resulting in boy/girl twins. With his experience in customer service roles in different industries, Diego’s passion for helping others and the enthusiasm he has for Family Source Consultants’ philosophy and process, his role as Office Manager comes naturally in making the San Antonio branch a great success.
In Diego’s spare time, he enjoys swimming, soccer, cross-fit, traveling and outdoor activities, as well as cooking homemade meals in which he finds to be a real pleasure.