Hi! I’m Joanne! I live in Southern Ontario, with my Husband, cat and 2 dogs! My three children are grown now, living their best adult life, though we all remain very close. I am also the proud Grandma of 2 very special kids that stole my heart!
With my background of being a gestational surrogate four times as well as an egg donor three times, it is my hope that my personal experience can help to guide you through this highly emotional time.
My goal is to make this a positive experience for everyone involved, as well as to educate and enlighten people about this very viable family building option.
For the time being, I am more ‘behind the scenes’ while working on ‘semi-retirement’. I am content in knowing I’ve passed along my knowledge, passion and love for Surrogacy to my entire team.
It is with the saddest heart that I write that We lost our Matriarch. Joanne passed away December 20, 2019, in the most peaceful way possible and with her family by her side, holding her hand. Our world is just a little bit darker without her with us, but we know she is always watching, always guiding us.
She will never be forgotten. I will continue her legacy with every ounce that I have within. I will make you proud, Mom xoxo
With that, Please meet Robyn:
Well Hello! I’m Robyn! I’ve been with CSO for pretty much my entire life! I am married with 2 kids, a furpup, 2 ninja-cats, a couple of fish and a bird! It’s a zoo around here most days!
While I haven’t been a surrogate, I have been an egg donor a number of times and I know the Surrogacy life as if it were my own. You see, My Mom was the first ever surrogate in Canada! I have been in the Surrogacy world since I was 4!
I am currently the Managing Partner here at CSO. I am responsible for the day to day operations of our Office. I am honoured and thrilled to be involved in such intimate journey’s and to be the Main Point of Contact for everyone!
I am very ‘hands on’ in ensuring you have the journey you envision. From the very first contact you send to CSO, I strive to ensure you have the support needed, whether as a Surrogate, or as an Intended Parent. Support is not a ‘one size fits all’ and I am here to empower you on this Journey!
Ainsley is our newest addition to our Team. She is our Office Assistant and is responsible for the administration duties of our Office. Her work is valuable to the rest of the staff at CSO for keeping us all Organized!