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.
ALTA BATES IN VITRO FERTILIZATION PROGRAM
Alta Bates In Vitro Fertilization Program is a supportive LGBTQ-friendly private practice in Berkeley, California (across the Bay from San Francisco). We provide the entire gamut of reproductive services from Gay Surrogacy (donor eggs and a gestational carrier) and Partner IVF (one partner provides the eggs and the other one carries the pregnancy), through Standard IVF and Donor Egg IVF, to IUIs (intrauterine inseminations) with ovulation induction and monitoring. PGS (pre-implantation genetic screening) and egg freezing also are available. We perform donor eligibility determination and semen freezing. Established in 1984, Alta Bates IVF has excellent live birth rates and transparent pricing. ABIVF is fully accredited and a founding member of SART (Society for Assisted Reproductive Technologies).
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.
Have questions about building your family?
We have answers.
Since 1993, Meryl B. Rosenberg, Esq. has been guiding LGBT couples and singles on the path to parenthood. Whether you need assistance with your surrogacy arrangement or legal services for second-parent adoption, birth orders, or egg/sperm/embryo donation — we know how to help.
LEGAL SERVICES FOR LGBT FAMILY-BUILDING: In the evolving field of reproductive law, our expertise and personalized approach are uniquely suited to meet your needs. As LGBT parents, it is essential that you secure recognition as the child’s legal parent(s). We specialize in second-parent adoptions in Maryland and DC, and offer legal assistance with egg/embryo/sperm donation, birth orders, and surrogacy agreements.
JUST ASK: We are devoted to providing our clients with attention, advice and care. Our Founder, Meryl Rosenberg, will personally answer your questions and handle all legal representation.
Call Meryl at (301) 217-0074, or visit www.ARTparenting.com.
ATLANTIC SHARED BEGINNINGS
Atlantic Shared Beginnings is a national donor egg and embryo program that’s unique. We fertilize fresh eggs and therefore are at the top of the list for successful donor egg programs. We offer a diverse range of fresh egg donors as well as success guarantee embryo programs, including a live birth or money back guarantee option. The majority of our new patients find us by word of mouth and recommendations from previous patients. We are known for high success rates and excellent customer service.
The Atlantic Shared Beginnings team takes equality seriously. The LGBTQA+ community can be assured that ASB welcomes all patients and understands some of the difficulties faced while trying to build a family. We participate in diversity and equality training as well as conferences such as Men Having Babies, and we look forward to serving you.
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!
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.
ELEVATE EGG DONORS AND SURROGATES
Elevate Egg Donors and Surrogates is a premium agency aiming to please the discerning intended parent. We will help you find exactly what you’re looking for on your family building journey by offering an array of exceptionally elevated donor and surrogate options. At Elevate we are extremely selective when choosing donors. We rigorously screen our applicants and seek out intelligent, generous, beautiful, and healthy donors from all across the world. We source our surrogates from surrogacy friendly states and adhere to American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) guidelines.
Elevate was founded out of the philosophy that IVF journeys should be a joyful experience. Whether you are looking for an egg donor, surrogate, or both, your dedicated case manager will help guide you through the entire process with concierge-level service.
Our entire staff has been through some sort of assisted reproductive journey either as an intended parent, donor or surrogate. Having been through this process ourselves, we hope to provide an empathetic approach to family building. We look forward to helping you on your journey to parenthood. www.elevatebaby.com.
ELIZABETH SWIRE FALKER, ESQ., PLLC
THE STORK LAWYER
Fairfax Cryobank has a history of and reputation for offering exceptional donor sperm and related services. Part of that history has been helping women, regardless of sexual orientation or marital status, to achieve pregnancy and fulfill their dreams of expanding their family.
We have a knowledgeable and sensitive client services team who is fully supportive of your choice to have children. We are aware of the multitude of challenges faced by women who are forming alternative families and we respond by providing a supportive, friendly environment in which to further your journey. We welcome you to our site and hope that you find what you are looking for both in a donor and in a caring staff dedicated to helping you through this process.
FERTILITY CENTERS OF ILLINOIS
Fertility Centers of Illinois is one of the leading fertility treatment practices in the United States, providing advanced reproductive endocrinology and family building services for over 30 years with more than 35,000 babies born. With a team of 12 nationally and internationally recognized physicians who treat thousands of patients each year, the practice has earned a reputation for helping same sex individuals and couples achieve their dream of parenthood. The practice has one of the largest Collaborative Reproduction Centers in the country complete with our own in-house egg donor program exclusively for our patients, and providing treatment options for Egg & Sperm Donation as well as Gestational Carriers (Surrogacy). With 10 locations across the Chicagoland area, we offer convenient and compassionate care for local as well as out of town clients.
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.
INTERNATIONAL EGG BANK
International Egg Bank (IEB) is a premier international egg donation, matching and state-of-the-art banking facility. Offering several oocyte programs for intended parents, IEB offers the convenience and luxury of working within your timeline. With competitive pricing and several program offerings, IEB fits every need.
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.
JILL C. STONE , ESQ.
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.
LAW OFFICE OF JUDITH A. HOECHST, LLC
LAW OFFICES OF ALLIE WEINSTEIN, INC
Law Offices of Allie Weinstein provides legal services to Intended Parent(s) throughout the family formation process. Our mission is to empower and protect every family through effective, results-oriented counsel. Our services include the following:
• Gestational Surrogacy Agreements (nationally)
• California Parent Parentage Orders
• Egg, Sperm, and Embryo donation clients
Get to know us better by calling our office for free consultation (310) 684-3982 or email at email@example.com.
MIDWEST SPERM BANK
Our sperm donors are individually screened, not just for genetics and infectious diseases, but also for character and personality traits. Additionally, Midwest Sperm Bank’s experts thoroughly evaluate potential donors’ emotional and psychological well-being. As a result of our high standards and requirements, less than 5% of the donor applicants are accepted.
At NW Cryobank our business is creating happy, healthy families for our clients around the world. For more than 30 years, our experienced medical professionals have been providing convenient, confidential services for use in family planning. We offer a variety of services such as donor sperm and eggs, personal storage for sperm, egg, and embryos, as well as andrology services. We proudly support the LGBT community, and hope to become a resource on your journey to parenthood. NW Cryobank offers a large selection of donors who have been rigorously tested for over 280 genetic conditions. Our skilled and professional staff have a passion for helping clients achieve their dreams of having a family, and will be able to assist you through the entire process to make sure you find the perfect donor for you. NW Cryobank is registered with the CLIA (Department of Health and Human Services) and adheres to their strict laboratory standards. We are also registered with the Federal Drug Administration (FDA), and our donor standards meet or exceed those set forth by the FDA, and American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM). For more information visit us at www.NWCryobank.com or call us at 800-786-5251!
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.
ROIA BARRIOS, P.A.
Our practice is exclusively dedicated to Assisted Reproductive Technology law. We represent both domestic and international clients in gestational surrogacy agreements, pre-planned adoptions, and donor agreements. Our firm is proud to work with all types of families regardless of gender, sexual orientation, nationality, marital status, and/or race.
TRACHMAN LAW CENTER, LLC
Trachman Law Center’s attorneys are dedicated to protecting LGBTQ+ growing families as well as the donors and surrogates assisting them. We have worked with individuals and couples of all backgrounds in every step of the surrogacy and egg, sperm, and embryo donation process. We also provide clients with a full suite of customizable estate planning services to protect the long-term financial health of families.
Our attorneys have received recognition for their commitment to the LGBTQ+ community including 2015 Entrepreneur of the Year by the Colorado LGBTQ Chamber of Commerce, 2017 Legal Program Volunteer of the Year by The Center on Colfax, and 2020 Ally of the Year by the Colorado LGBT Bar Association.
Trachman Law Center attorneys are licensed in California, Colorado, New Jersey, New Mexico, and New York.
Book a free consultation through our website (trachmanlawcenter.com) or give us a call at 303-243-5014. We are here to 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.
VERMONT SURROGACY NETWORK
Vermont Surrogacy Network provides families throughout Vermont, New England and the world with an ethical, affordable and supportive environment in which intended parents and gestational carriers are matched and guided through the process of surrogacy.
VSN dedicates its efforts to serving intended parents and gestational carriers with diligence and compassion, ensuring all parties understand the complex process of gestational surrogacy.
VSN offers a naturally supportive environment by keeping surrogacy personal with video conferencing, in-person interviews and consultations. Both intended parents and gestational carriers are carefully screened to give families the greatest chance of achieving a successful match. Vermont Surrogacy Network is invested in ongoing surrogacy support from our first conversation to post-delivery. Your dreams are our priority.
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.