AND SURROGACY RESOURCES
The following are descriptions of gay-friendly assisted reproductive businesses that can assist you with surrogacy, sperm donor, insemination, fertility, IVF (In-vitro fertilization), pregnancy and child birth.
ART RISK FINANCIAL AND INSURANCE SOLUTIONS
ART Risk Financial and Insurance Solutions fosters an environment of inclusivity and is committed to advocating for our LGBTQ community on the journey to building a family. We are your dedicated partner to attain insurance solutions that provide peace of mind.
For over 20 years, ART Risk Solutions has been an insurance brokerage specializing in insurance and financial products and services for the ART community. Having the honor to support over 15,000 families on their path to parenthood, we have the knowledge, experience, and heart to guide you through your journey. Our promise to you:
-Communicate transparently and promptly, providing answers to your questions.
-Provide comprehensive options and information allowing you to make the best financial choice.
-Empower you with valuable information while offering guidance and support from our experienced team.
Yearly, ART Risk sponsors and volunteers for organizations supporting the LGBTQ community on their path to parenthood. Staff members have also served as insurance experts when drafting and lobbying for inclusive legislation. From retrieval to implementation and maternity to newborn, we provide the most comprehensive insurance products and services on the market. ART Risk Solutions is the only insurance partner you need to protect what is undeniably invaluable: FAMILY.
BEVERLY HILLS EGG DONATION
Beverly Hills Egg Donation is committed to helping members of the LGBT community become parents through egg donation.
Since its inception in 2007, LGBT Egg Donation has been committed to helping members of the gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender community realize their dreams of having a family. With the help and support of our compassionate, knowledgeable team, hundreds of LGBT people have become parents.
Our dedication has also extended beyond our own clients and into the LGBT community at large through our numerous sponsorships of and participation in LGBT and alternative family organizations around the globe.
As an intended parent or egg donor working with LGBT Egg Donation, you can be assured of our commitment to:
• Provide a positive and nurturing experience for all of our clients and donors
• Deliver thorough and timely information
• Treat each donor and intended parent with respect, dignity, and compassion
• Actively participate in activities benefiting the LGBT community
• Support and promote equality for all
LGBT Donation offers anonymous, semi-open, and fully open egg donation arrangements, giving intended parents and egg donors the opportunity to decide how much interaction they are comfortable having with each other during the donation process and beyond.
Our available egg donors are highly diverse, and include prior egg donors, academic achievers, and donors with proven fertility. All Donors have been thoroughly screened and educated regarding the process of egg donation. We follow the FDA, and American Society of Reproductive Medicine and Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology guidelines for egg donation.
THE CENTER FOR ADVANCED REPRODUCTIVE SERVICES
Farmington, Hartford, New London, Branford CT
At the Center for Advanced Reproductive Services, we know that there are many different paths to parenthood. We know because we help build families every day. We also know that the fertility options and issues facing gays and lesbians are different. There are legal, financial and ethical obstacles that need special attention and knowledge to overcome. Various medical procedures also have benefits and risks that need to be understood. That’s why we offer the very best in comprehensive and personalized care.
Gay and lesbian individuals and couples now have choices that include not only adopted children but genetically related children, as well. Females, depending on their health and age, can use advanced technologies such as sperm donation with Intrauterine Insemination (IUI), In Vitro Fertilization (IVF), shared conception, egg donation, and egg or embryo freezing to achieve a pregnancy. Males, depending on their sperm quality and surrogacy options, can use technologies like artificial insemination, IVF, egg donation, and gestational carriers.
We have used all of these techniques extensively and our experts can help patients determine what is best for their particular situation. We are experts in the field of reproductive endocrinology and infertility and have been nationally recognized for our success, compassion, and commitment.
THE CENTER FOR REPRODUCTIVE MEDICINE AND FERTILITY
Dr. Louis R. Manara
Dr. Manara is board certified in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility with more than 20 years of experience in this area of medicine.
The Center for Reproductive Medicine and Fertility provides highly individualized care in a friendly and supportive environment. Services offered at our center include artificial donor insemination, in-vitro fertilization, egg donation, and gestational carrier care, as well as traditional infertility treatment options such as ovulation induction, management of polycystic ovarian syndrome, and minimally invasive tubal reconstructive surgery. The IVF Laboratory housed at our center functions at the highest level applying the most current and successful laboratory technologies including blastocyst culturing, intra-cytoplasmic sperm injection, laser assisted hatching, and a highly successful embryo freezing program. Our team has accumulated extensive experience in providing highly successful, dignified infertility care for non-traditional families. Achieving a successful pregnancy requires guidance and direction through the complex and confusing world of infertility treatment. You need experienced knowledgeable people who will care for you and educate you as to the best treatment individualized to your age and circumstances. You will need realistic encouragement and support as you progress through evaluation and treatment. You want to enter into a partnership with those providing your care, and you want to be treated with dignity, respect, and honesty. You want to be cared for by our team.
For over 30 years, family building has been our family business.
Cryobio is committed to getting it right when it comes to diversity, equity, and inclusion. We believe all people deserve to be treated as equals regardless of race, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, and socioeconomic standing. Our team has been trained on delivering culturally humble and competent care. Anyone coming to us for help will be treated with respect, empathy, and compassion.
There are many ways to form a family, and our mission at Cryobio is to provide care to anyone who needs help either forming a family or preserving their ability to form a family in the future.
Under the direction of our founder and laboratory director, Dr. William C. Baird, PhD, HCLD, our team works tirelessly to provide you with the following services:
• Donor sperm services available throughout the country
• Directed or known donor processing
• Fertility preservation and andrology testing at our andrology laboratory and fertility preservation center, Reproductive Diagnostics
For more information on our donor sperm services and directed donor processing please visit www.cryobio.com
For more information on andrology testing and fertility preservation please visit www.reprodiag.com
We look forward to working with you!
CRYOGAM COLORADO, LLC
For over 30 years CryoGam has offered patient-centered service and expertise both locally and nationally. As a small-scale sperm bank, CryoGam is committed to keeping prices affordable for patients and prides itself in the individualized services offered.
CryoGam provides anonymous donor sperm along with directed donor services, meeting all FDA mandated criteria for infectious disease donor testing. CryoGam is also inspected and licensed by CLIA, the New York State Department of Health, the State of California Department of Health Services, and Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene.
CryoGam offers many FREE SERVICES! There are no account set-up fees! Free photo matching and phone consultations are also available.
Already have sperm, oocytes or embryos cryopreserved? Contact CryoGam for long-term storage pricing. CryoGam specializes in long term storage, shipping and transferring cryopreserved specimens. You will be relieved to find out how easy and stress-free transfers can be.
CryoGam proudly serves the LGBT community. Visit www.cryogam.com to find out more information or call toll-free at 800-473-9601 to speak with one of our helpful and knowledgeable staff members.
Let CryoGam help you on your journey towards family!
ELIZABETH SWIRE FALKER, ESQ., PLLC
THE STORK LAWYER
THE LAW FIRM OF VICTORIA FERRARA, PC
CREATING FAMILIES, LLC
Attorney Victoria Ferrara-Loris founded Creating Families, LLC in order to further her law firm’s work in assisting people to create the families of their dreams.
Both Creating Families, LLC and The Law Firm of Victoria T. Ferrara, PC provide the finest and most attentive boutique representation for their clients who are taking the journey toward parenthood, and for the surrogates and gestational carriers who are giving the gift of life and family to these Intended Parents.
Attorney Ferrara has represented numerous couples and singles, gay and straight, from the United States and many other countries, including Italy, England, Israel, Hong Kong and Argentina. The work of the company and the firm incorporates matching Intended Parents and Surrogates; attending to and assisting the journey from the initial contact through the birth of the child; drafting legal contracts for gestational surrogacy, traditional surrogacy, egg donation, sperm donation, and embryo donation; and handling or facilitating court proceedings to ensure that the Parents will be named on the child’s birth certificate. Call or email for a consultation.
The Law Office of Jennifer P. Maas, PLLC is a family formation law firm dedicated to helping LGBTQ+ New Yorkers looking to form, expand and secure their families.
The law firm works with parents to secure their parental rights through Judgments of Parentage or Orders of Second or Step-Parent Adoption, having obtained Parentage Orders for many of the firm’s lesbian and non-binary clients throughout New York City, Long Island and beyond. The firm works with LGBTQ+ clients to draft Embryo, Egg or Sperm Donation Agreements when working with known donors, and reviews such Agreements on behalf of donors themselves. Additionally, the law firm is operated by an attorney who formed her family using surrogacy, and proudly represents intended parents seeking to build their families through the use of gestational surrogacy.
With locations in Manhattan and Long Island to conveniently meet clients when needed, the Law Firm takes a modern and compassionate approach to its practice by using technology and flexible hours to accommodate clients’ busy schedules. We pride ourselves on the limited need for in-person meetings, while still providing comprehensive legal services and individualized attention.
Visit our website for more information or contact us for a consultation!
Pacific In Vitro Fertilization Institute
Pacific In Vitro Fertilization Institute is Hawaii’s first IVF clinic with some of the most experienced IVF doctors in Hawaii. Since 1985, we’ve quietly built a history of successful pregnancies for people who previously had no hope of bearing children on their own.
Today, Pacific In Vitro is led by a team of 4 board certified physicians with decades of experience in IVF, reproductive endocrinology, fertility and OB/GYN. Our team also consists of an on-site Ph.D. embryologist who is a board certified laboratory director. Together, the physicians, laboratory director, nurses, office and lab staff work closely together to ensure the highest level of individualized care for you.
REPRODUCTIVE MEDICINE ASSOCIATES OF MICHIGAN
Reproductive Medicine Associates of Michigan’s (RMA of Michigan) is a fertility clinic in Southeast Michigan led by the physician team of Brad Miller, M.D., Lynda Wolf, M.D. and Karen Wheeler, M.D. We provide personalized fertility care in a supportive and compassionate setting. RMA of Michigan is a proud supporter of the LGBTQ community and have helped many within that community achieve their dream of having a family.
RMA of Michigan specializes in the following services:
In Vitro Fertilization (IVF)
Intrauterine Insemination (IUI)
IVF with Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI)
Gestational Carrier Services
Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis (PGD)
Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis of Aneuploidies (PGT-A)
RMA of Michigan has the most advanced and comprehensive infertility treatment options available. Call us to schedule an appointment today at (248) 619-3100 or visit our website www.rmami.com.
REPRODUCTIVE SCIENCE CENTER OF NEW JERSEY
The Reproductive Science Center of New Jersey is a leading provider of advanced reproductive technologies. This state-of-the-art facility offers comprehensive care and all of the latest infertility treatments, ranging from in vitro fertilization and artificial insemination to drug therapies and tubal reversal. The physicians at RSCNJ have specialty training in both male and female infertility, and are widely recognized for their expertise and success in assisting reproduction. Our experienced staff fully understands the difficult emotional and medical challenges that confront infertility patients. They strive to make patients feel calm, comfortable, and confident throughout their course of treatment.
The Reproductive Science Center of New Jersey seeks to meet the special needs of each couple experiencing fertility problems. Our patients are made to feel like guests in our home, and the entire RSC staff takes part in the emotional journey. We have expanded our office hours to meet the needs of your busy schedule by offering convenient evening and weekend office hours. Our center offers free phone consultations and free second opinions. We will go to any extent to answer all your questions, allay all fears, share with you the joys and disappointments of the infertility process, and help identify the best treatment to help you get pregnant. If you’re ready to start on the road to parenthood, we can help.
UNIVERSITY REPRODUCTIVE ASSOCIATES
Everyday miracles really do happen, and here at University Reproductive Associates, we’ve helped thousands of couples become loving families. From the moment you call us until the time you leave, you will receive the finest personalized, compassionate, and confidential reproductive care. Our physicians are award winning, and leaders in their field. Our multidisciplinary team of medical experts is committed to providing you with the best fertility care.
As one of the most experienced infertility practices in the United States, University Reproductive Associates delivers the most comprehensive expertise and clinical care to help couples become a family. Our physicians are faculty members in Obstetrics, Gynecology and Women’s Health at Rutgers – New Jersey Medical School. We also participate in cutting edge IVF/Infertility research projects funded by both industry and the National Institutes of Health (NIH), which allows our patients access to the most up-to-date care possible.
University Reproductive Associates utilizes the most advanced state-of-the art diagnostic testing procedures and treatment options to assist our patients in reaching their dream of having a healthy baby. Our team of expert physicians, laboratory specialists, nurses and staff delivers care 365 days a year, allowing you a greater chance for success.
THE VALLEY HOSPITAL FERTILITY CENTER
At The Valley Hospital Fertility Center, we feel privileged to help people on their path to parenthood, including our friends and neighbors in the LGBT community. Here, gay and lesbian individuals and couples can expect compassionate, respectful fertility care from experts who understand both the joys and complexities of building a family.
Intended parents can depend on the Fertility Center for help in exploring possible fertility avenues, including third-party reproduction services (donor sperm, donor egg and/or gestational carrier), used in conjunction with in vitro fertilization or intrauterine insemination.
We know that the road to building a family isn’t always an easy one. Our staff is always available to help make your experience less stressful—whether you need clinical information about your chosen service, financial answers from our billing coordinator or simply a reassuring shoulder to lean on.
We’re so happy to partner with you on the journey to parenthood—and we’ll be with you every step of the way.
YALE MEDICINE FERTILITY CENTER
At Yale Medicine Fertility Center, we share your dream. We are physicians, specialized staff, and scientists who have dedicated our life’s work to help you to start a family. Our team is proud to have successfully helped many individuals, same gender and transgender couples to become parents through assisted reproductive technology.
We appreciate the unique reproductive needs of couples in the LGBTQ community and offer opportunities for one or both partners to be involved in the journey of becoming parents. If you would like to preserve your options for the future, we also offer egg, sperm, and embryo freezing.
Our offices are located along the Connecticut shoreline in Stamford, Westport, Orange, Guilford, and New London. Call us today to explore your options 1-877-YALEMDS.
ZAMANI & ASSOCIATES, PLLC
Sogand Zamani is the founding principal of the firm. She is a strong and persistent advocate of her client’s interests in all aspects of family and domestic relations law, which includes: adoption, assisted reproductive technology (ART), child custody, divorce, division of businesses and complex assets, Hague abduction matters, relocation, child support, spousal support, domestic violence protection orders, premarital or cohabitation agreements, and parenting agreements. In her family formation practice, she partners with adoptive parents and birth parents in independent, agency, foster parent, second-parent, and stepparent adoptions, break the seal petitions, and guides intended parents engaging in ART, such as gestational carrier (surrogacy) arrangements and donor egg and/or embryo arrangements to create or expand their family.