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).
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.
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
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.
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.
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 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.