Three Module Online Workshop: Surrogacy Support

Surrogacy in Canada is a legal and highly successful alternative for those who have had difficulty or need assistance creating a family of their own.

This course is designed to equip birth support with the tools they need to work with surrogates and intended parents on their unique journey to parenthood.

The course will encourage and empower you in your ability to use the skills you already have, and help you to translate them to best suit the needs of clients.

This course is broken down into 3 modules. Each one will explore in detail the support  Intended parents and surrogates need before, during and after delivery.
One-time fee : 150 $ + HST
Interested persons can register at any time and will have instant access to the course modules as soon as their registration has been processed by the DTC staff.

Questions about the course can be emailed to 

Through 3 modules (4 units per module) this course will help you:

Understand the various steps and stages in a surrogacy journey

Learn the language and procedures relevant to the journey

How to support the surrogate in their relationship with the intended parents

What support looks like for the surrogate and intended parents

Module 1 :

Unit 1: Surrogacy in Canada

Unit 2: Surrogacy in Other Countries

Unit 3: Language and Acronym

Module 2:
Unit 1: Egg Donation and selection
Unit 2: In vitro Processes
Unit 3: Medications in Surrogacy
Module 3:

Unit 1: Becoming a Surrogate
Unit 2: Supporting Surrogates

Unit 3: Supporting Intended Parents


Even though this is an online course it is important for you to have your questions answered as they come up and a place to discuss client cases and have clarity around your role when it comes to surrogacy and support. Doula Canada and Julia Ross will provide an online forum where you can post questions and receive answers. If the questions are more of a private nature you may email Julia Ross directly for one on one support as it pertains to course content.

Who is Canadian Surrogacy Options?

Canadian Surrogacy Options was founded in 1992 by Joanne Wright.  Joanne was not only the founder but she was the first Canadian women to become a surrogate.
The CSOFamily was born out of a need Joanne identified.  As the years passed Joanne encouraged many persons to join her in her mission.

Over the last 28 years CSOFamily has helped bring more than 2500 babies into this world, and into the arms of their intended parents.

Through Joanne’s mission the CSO Team has been taught that becoming a surrogate was not a decision that affected one, two or three people. It in fact is a decision to create a whole new branch of a family tree.

In our creating Surrogacy Support we will look for ways to ensure our clients and surrogates are treated in an affirmative and compassionate way.

In Joanne’s spirit we forge ahead and infuse that family feel in all we do.
Joanne Wright 1959-2019

  • One time fee of $150 plus applicable taxes
  • Payment can be made by Credit card, PayPal, or Email Money Transfer. More details on this will be sent when registration is processed.
  • Students are responsible for the purchase of any required readings (not applicable to this course at this time).
  • All payments are non-refundable.  Please read our cancellation policy prior to registering.

*applicable taxes not included in base fee*

Julia Ross (she/her) is a passionate advocate for alternative family building Julia is an adoptive parent, infertility survivor, a 3x gestational carrier and Doula.  Julia brings a unique perspective and lived experience to all she does. Helping couples and individuals navigate their journey to parenthood and beyond. With a emphasis on helping families create alternative options for supporting children with complex needs. She has developed this course from a trauma informed attachment awareness.

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