My name is Diana Olmeda, I am the President and CEO of Surrogate Alternatives, Inc. In 1997 I chose to pursue a career in third-party reproduction after a close family friend approached me about becoming a surrogate for her and her spouse. She had a severe medical condition that prohibited her from carrying her own child. Unfortunately, her health deteriorated quickly and I wasn’t able to fulfill their dream.
I had two previous, uncomplicated pregnancies and loved being pregnant, so the thought of being able to give the gift of life to someone else was something I felt determined to do. I met with a local couple and became pregnant with their TWINS later that year. I felt surrogacy was my passion so, after months of research and meetings with industry professionals, I launched Surrogate Alternatives, Inc. in 1998.
Built from the ground up when there were only a handful of agencies located in the state of California, Surrogate Alternatives has become known and recognized worldwide as one of the leading surrogacy and egg donation agencies in the United States. The goal I had in mind when choosing my career path was to implement the strong morals and values I grew up with and build a company my employees and I could be proud to be a part of.
I have spent over 20 years perfecting the complicated process of building families through third-party reproduction, with the knowledge and experience I have gained and shared with all of my staff. I will always make sure my team puts your interests and needs first and gives you the personalized attention you deserve. I am confident in our ability to make your experience as enjoyable and as memorable as possible!
At Surrogate Alternatives, my employees are like family to me, I want them to feel like they are sharing in my success because, without them, I wouldn’t be able to live out my dream of helping others build their OWN families.
The things I love about my job:
- The people we get to meet and help
- The professionals & their staff who make miracles happen
- The amazing, wonderful surrogates we get the pleasure of meeting
- The challenges we face every day that help us to grow and learn
- The opportunities to see the new parents with their child at the end of the journey
- The ability to do what I do every day and absolutely LOVE it!
I enjoy traveling and am a total foodie! I love trying out food from new places. I enjoy a quiet day at the spa and some retail therapy never hurts when it’s been a long day. I love to read and can get lost in a good book. I have read over 325 books in a 3-year span. I am an only child, have 3 children and a step-daughter of my own. I have been an egg donor 5 times resulting in the birth of 7 children around the world. I have also been a surrogate twice, delivering twin boys and a little girl.