About Us

Our commitment is to help you grow your family tree

Family Tree Surrogacy Center, LLC is based out of San Diego, California and our staff has been helping families like yours for 18 years in the United States and all over the world.


Our agency locates surrogate mothers and egg donors to pair with singles or couples with the desire to create and start building a family. Our goal is to find responsible egg donors with those ideal characteristics that you are looking for. We also strive to find healthy and responsible surrogates who wish to take part in giving the amazing gift of life to intended parents. We continuously update our database of egg donors and surrogates to ensure the best selections and matches are possible.


Many of our staff have over 18 years of experience and are educated in English, Spanish (Catalan) and Chinese (Mandarin and Cantonese) in order to communicate with ease through an in person consultation, via email, Skype, or WeChat.

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Contact us to start your journey to parenthood.

Our mission is to plant the roots to building family trees and change lives through pairing future parents and surrogates or egg donors that complement each other through the entire process of creating a family.

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Our Team

Melinda Guy is the Founder of Family Tree Surrogacy Center in San Diego

Melinda Guy


Prior to starting FTSC, Melinda was a surrogate and delivered boy/girl twins in 2011. Immediately after delivery she went to work in the surrogacy field as an Intake Coordinator, Surrogate Coordinator, Case Manager, and Director therefore she understands the importance of communication and support during the surrogate process. Melinda’s educational background is in Business Management and Legal Assistance. Melinda is married with 1 son and 3 stepchildren, all grown. Melinda enjoys walking, traveling and interior decorating. Language: English

Carlos Johnson is the President of Family Tree Surrogacy



Carlos joined FTSC in 2014 with 9 years of prior experience in surrogacy concierge service, legal translation, birth certificate and passport services, Intended Parent case management, and translation services for the entire process. Carlos’ previous background is in Construction and has a BS Degree in Business Administration and Business Management from Panama City, Panama. Carlos has 3 children and 1 stepson. His hobbies include traveling, basketball, history, and cooking. Language: English, Spanish

Monica Buehler is the Agency Director of Family Tree Surrogacy

Monica Buehler

Agency Director

Monica helped mold FTSC from its inception in 2014 and has worked in the surrogacy field for 17 years with experience as an Egg Donor and Surrogate Coordinator, Case Manager, Office Manager, Trust Account Management and Agency Director. Monica is also a Certified Medical and Nursing Assistant with a background in OB/Gyn. Monica is married to her high school sweetheart, has 2 grown boys and her family enjoys camping and off roading. Monica also has a passion for crafting, scrapbooking, and planning surrogate events. Traveling to Scotland is #1 on her bucket list.



Sierra has worked for FTSC since 2021 and has been a surrogate 1 time. She is a mother of 2 and has 5 step children. Sierra has 10+ years’ experience in animal care and dog handling. They enjoy camping, fishing, the rodeo and all outdoor activities.

Vernalette Peralta is the Administrative Assistant at Family Tree Surrogacy

Vernalette Peralta

Administrative Assistant

Verna brought her customer service, organizational and business skills to FTSC in 2017. She graduated with a BS in Management Science and continued taking online classes for Business Administration and Entrepreneurship. Verna is married with 2 daughters. She enjoys spending time with her family and exploring new scenery and restaurants. Verna also likes to dabble in design, gardening, baking, and growing personally and spiritually. Language: English, Tagalog

Krista Chase is the Admissions Manager at Family Tree Surrogacy Center

Krista Chase


Krista has a gift for customer service and helping others which led her to FTSC from 2017 to 2021. She now brings sister support to our surrogates. Krista has been a surrogate 3 times and enjoyed each one. Krista has worked as a school aid and has an Associates in Forensics Technology. She enjoys running, hiking, exercising and anything outdoors. Going to the beach with her daughter is a favorite.

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