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.
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!
Cryos International is the world’s largest sperm bank and egg bank. Cryos is here to help people make the dream of having a child come true. For over 30 years, Cryos has provided specialized reproductive products, excellent customer care, and personal consultation to customers. Sperm donors and egg donors come from all backgrounds and can be used for both home insemination and fertility treatments at IVF clinics. Cryos ships to more than 100 countries with a wide selection of high-quality, extensively screened, frozen donor sperm and donor eggs. Products are highly recommended by physicians around the world and can be purchased at www.cryosinternational.com.
At Dominion Fertility, the hallmark of our practice is personalized care combined with state-of-the-art technology. Our philosophy is that good communication is vital to excellent care.
For over 32 years, we have offered the most comprehensive set of fertility treatments in the Washington D.C. metropolitan area. Our experts have helped thousands bring their dreams of becoming parents to life. We use the most cost-effective treatments to help you achieve your goal of becoming a family. Financial guarantee programs are available for most of our treatment options.
Dominion Fertility is a proud supporter of the LGBTQ community and we work with individuals and couples to achieve their goal of parenthood. Whether you are a lesbian, gay or transgender couple or individual, we offer the full gamut of fertility treatments options to include; egg donors, sperm donors, IUI, IVF, 3rd party coordination (gestational carrier or egg/sperm donor) and fertility preservation ensure your dream of being a parent is achieved. We are also proud to offer IVF with Preimplantation Genetic Testing (PGT), a cost-effective embryo-screening program, giving you a higher chance of having a healthy baby while greatly reducing the risk of miscarriage.
Are you ready to start your family? Please call or click to visit us today: (703) 920-3890 www.dominionfertility.com.
ELIZABETH SWIRE FALKER, ESQ., PLLC
THE STORK LAWYER
FAMILY LEGAL ADVOCACY GROUP, LLC
With changes in the law, LGBTQ individuals and families in Maryland still face unique legal issues. Family Legal Advocacy Group, LLC (FLAG) can assist you with your legal issues.
As the legal landscape for LGBTQ families continues to evolve, having an attorney who is knowledgeable about the best and most current ways to secure family rights is extremely important.
FLAG can assist you with:
Reproductive Rights and Protection
Estate and Medical Care Planning
Marriage and Divorce Issues
Name and Gender Changes
FLAG believes in supporting all individuals with family-related legal issues. Whether your family consists of a single individual or many members, our attorneys understand how to assist clients in getting the appropriate legal protections for their families.
Although we often work with parents who are separating, one of the most rewarding areas of our practice is helping to protect families as they are newly forming.
Contact FLAG at 410-884-0400 for assistance with any LGBTQ legal issues.
GIFT OF LIFE SURROGACY
Gift of Life Surrogacy is a full comprehensive service surrogacy agency located in Ohio. Our mission is to provide a complete experience that is unique and compassionate for intended parents and gestational carriers. Our goal is to support and facilitate a comprehensive journey for a seamless and stress-free process. Our services include medical screening hosted by our sister company IVF Michigan, psychiatric screening and background checks for carriers and intended parents.
Gift of Life was founded by one of the leading reproductive endocrinologists and infertility specialists in Michigan and Ohio, Dr. F. Nicholas Shamma. Dr. Shamma is accompanied by a team of professionals to facilitate the surrogacy journey for both carriers and intended parents. Our team hosts the following professions: nursing, medical, licensed mental health professional, and legal.
The screening process for carriers and intended parents is based on FDA suggested guidelines for screening and is in the best interest of both parties. Our full comprehensive package includes the following: medical screening, psychological screening, background checks, carrier’s legal fees and insurance policy verification, travel arrangements for carrier and support person, carrier’s life insurance policy, escrow management, home visits. GOL Surrogacy package takes stress off the intended parents and allows us to guide both parties through this unique journey.
IVF Michigan has been the recognized leaders in the treatment of infertility for over 30 years. The medical team includes experts in all aspects of reproductive medicine, including IVF and urology. Their extensive experience in the field allows IVF Michigan Fertility Center to continually improve medical protocols, contributing to one of the highest success rates in the nation. With eight locations throughout Michigan and Ohio the physicians, Dr. F. Nicholas Shamma, Dr. Ahmad Hammoud and Dr. Hanh Cottrell are committed to fulfilling dreams of parenthood by delivering compassionate and personalized care to patients.
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.
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.
THE SAINT YVES LAW FIRM
As the Managing Owner of The Saint Yves Law Firm, Attorney Marie-Yves Nadine Jean-Baptiste concentrates her legal practice on Estate Planning and Administration, Taxation, Contract, and Family Law. Located in Towson, Maryland, Marie-Yves is passionate about providing a better future for those in need of legal services/protection.
To ensure the LGBTQIA community members enjoy equality and continue to remain equal, Marie-Yves focuses on the areas already mentioned as well as additional legal issues affecting the community, one that is near and dear to her heart.
Coming from a working-class family in New York City, Marie-Yves credits her personal experiences and upbringing for her ability to be empathetic and effective with all of her clients. Marie-Yves is licensed to practice law in Maryland and Federal District Court.
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.
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.