The Surrogacy Center of Philadelphia was started out of the desire to offer Intended Parents and Surrogates in the Greater Philadelphia area something different.  We believe that family is personal, and you deserve the best process we can offer: in-person support, financial transparency, open and honest communication. The surrogacy process can be overwhelming.  It is our job to walk with you on this journey, providing expertise and compassion.

Meet Our team




Andrea entered the world of assisted reproduction over twenty years ago as a three-time egg donor. The experience profoundly impacted her, and she maintains contact with her recipient families to this day. In 2008, she founded the Hawaii Surrogacy Center. Over the next ten years, Andrea established strong working relationships with every fertility clinic in Hawaii, as well as nationally and internationally renowned legal professionals specializing in family and assisted reproductive technology law. Upon relocating to the Philadelphia area with her family (it is her husband’s hometown), colleagues encouraged Andrea to establish a local sister agency, following the same highly personalized, successful approach that resulted in Hawaii Surrogacy Center being the leading provider of surrogacy services in her home state.

Andrea is honored that so many Intended Parents have trusted her team to help complete their families. She is excited to bring this same service to the Greater Philadelphia area. You will often find Andrea chatting at all hours with parents from Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, or Europe. She loves providing as much information as possible to clients (with a side of humor) so that they can feel confident about their investment in the surrogacy process.

Andrea is a graduate of Questrom School of Business at Boston University and the Maryland School of Public Policy. She is married to an Army veteran and has two children.



Jessica is a 2x gestational surrogate, mom of 3, and Philadelphia native.  She also serves as our Surrogate Ambassador. Jessica carried singleton and twins during her own surrogacy journeys, and has worked with both local and international parents.  We love the way she candidly shares her insights with prospective surrogates. In her free time, she enjoys being outside playing and working in the garden. Jessica is working on becoming a Doula and has lived in South Carolina, New York, Washington State and Hawaii.  Her family recently returned home to the Greater Philadelphia area after her husband finished his service with the Navy. We’re so thrilled to have her as part of our team – first as a surrogate, and now as a staff member.

JESSICA SPERA Surrogacy Center
ANNA GOODWIN Surrogacy Center



Anna recently graduated from the University of St Andrews with a degree in International Relations. Growing up one of five siblings, she is looking forward to having several kids of her own in the (distant) future. For now, she is thrilled to help others become parents and build their families. Even better, she has the privilege of doing so at a women-led agency dedicated to uplifting and serving their community.



Kate is a New Jersey native but has traveled the country gaining an extensive background as a non-profit program administrator. She has a passion for helping small operations utilize technology to advance their causes with a special interest in women and minority-owned businesses. As a board member of the League of Women Voters New Jersey, she takes pride in advocating for several social issues to the public, including LBGQTIA+ equality, climate action, and voting rights.  You will often find Kate volunteering with her local community and children’s school in New Jersey. Having three children in the last six years, she wishes to support the greater Philadelphia community of families within her new role as a Surrogacy Coordinator. She hopes to help all persons experience the joy of raising a family and support the phenomenal women who are choosing to help them on that journey. On the rare days that she has time off, she enjoys yoga, pilates, and wine (kids are hard too!).

KATE SCHUMACHER Surrogacy Center



Prizzilla was born and raised in Southern California with her four siblings until she enlisted in the Army after high school. She left the Army after starting her family and dedicated her life to being a stay at home mom to her two kids. Prizzilla and her husband decided to stop having children of their own, and after seeing Hawaii Surrogacy Ambassador Gernisha Myers share her own surrogacy story, she decided to become a surrogate herself. She delivered a baby boy for her Intended Parents at the beginning of 2020. Prizzilla enjoys sharing her surrogacy experience through social media and heads up our marketing and outreach efforts across the Greater Philadelphia region.

Ready to start your journey?

We would be honored to help you.  We know that your story has had heartbreak, but we’re here to take the next steps by your side.

The Surrogacy Center of Philadelphia Experience

When you start a family through the Surrogacy Center of Philadelphia, you’re joining our family too. We’re with you every step of the way. From answering questions about each step of the gestational surrogacy process to being there with you during the birth and the days that follow.