Our team

Bernadette Aguilar-Hendricks

Founder & CEO

Bernadette Aguilar-Hendricks established San Diego Surrogacy Consulting, a Southern California consulting agency for the purpose of advising intended parents worldwide looking to begin their journey to parenthood. With more than eighteen years of experience in third-party reproduction, she has excelled and elevated in the industry with her knowledge and expertise.

Bernadette’s journey began as a gestational surrogate and blossomed when she began working for two large full-service San Diego, California based agencies. After acquiring both a personal and professional knowledge of surrogacy and egg donation arrangements, Bernadette ventured even further into her journey, and became the Co-founder and Surrogacy Program Director of a full-service boutique agency in Santee, California. There she spent the next five years, helping hundreds of intended parents worldwide complete their journey to parenthood. Bernadette’s valuable knowledge, experience and expertise has provided her with the ability to manage surrogacy arrangements genuinely and delicately with success.

Bernadette has seen firsthand the struggles of infertility and genuinely believes surrogacy is an amazing gift, one that brings little bundles of joy and tiny miracles into the world for people who want nothing more than to become parents. Her compassion and empathy to help intended parents in need, harbors all the passion and dedication necessary to help fulfill the hopes and dreams of those who seek parenthood through third-party assistance.

Bridget DeSoto

Program director

Bridget DeSoto brings kindness, dedication and knowledge to SD surrogacy consulting.

She loves assisting future parents with any need they may have. Her personal experience with helping an infertile couple become parents solidified her passion in the surrogacy industry.

She is eager to guide future parents toward their ultimate dream of parenthood. Her research skills bring SD surrogacy consulting a wealth of knowledge and and desire for success.

Bridget’s favorite saying is that “it is not work, if you love what you do“.