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SeedTrust Escrow, LLC

SeedTrust is the leading technology-enabled escrow fund manager for egg donation and surrogacy. At SeedTrust, we endeavor to help families grow and reduce the financial stress of the escrow process by providing secure, transparent, affordable, and reliable escrow services to intended parents, surrogates and egg donors throughout their collaborative reproductive arrangements, allowing parents and surrogates to focus on what matters most — building families.

The SeedTrust team provides expertise in managing escrow funds with specialized knowledge of the surrogacy process. Our confidential and easy-to-use online portal ensures that all payments are managed and distributed securely and on schedule, with communication and support throughout the process.

Our simple, secure online platform is supported by best-in-class technology that creates a simple, transparent process—providing the intended parents, egg donor, surrogate, and the agency immediate access to their entire case file online, as well as real-time updates on account balances, payments, and disbursement requests.

SeedTrust escrow funds are bonded, insured, and securely held in an attorney-managed trust account. Disbursement requests are processed within 24 hours, payments are direct-deposited, and notifications are sent instantly via email.

SeedTrust inspires trust and peace of mind—allowing everyone involved to focus on their family-building journey. Schedule a chat with one of our ART Escrow Consultants today!

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Let me help you through the legal process of building your family through surrogacy and egg, embryo, or sperm donation. Over the years, there have been dramatic changes in the field of fertility care, and I have been privileged to have been a small part of those changes through advocacy and my work with countless couples and individuals of various backgrounds. My practice caters to your needs by drafting and negotiating contracts for surrogacy, egg donation, sperm donation, and embryo donation that fit your individual goals and comfort. And of course, I ensure that the proper pre-birth filings are complete.

For over two decades, I’ve been helping people from all walks of life bring the joy of parenthood into their lives.

Contact Teri Robins at 847-682-0463 or to talk about how I can help you.


Licensed to practice in Illinois, Ohio, and Massachusetts.


URA - 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.

Textile Arts Center


Textile Arts Center Summer Camp welcomes children ages 5-14 to create within the world of contemporary and historical textiles in exciting week long programs!

Each camp week features an in-depth project using fiber & textile techniques, with concepts drawn from textile exhibitions and local textile artists.

Textiles exist in nearly every aspect of our everyday lives and function in the world of utility as well as fine art & design. Learning about how something is made and the labor that goes into an object promotes appreciation of making and our ecological impacts. Textile Arts Center empowers youth to see themselves as the makers and innovators of the future and to continue a love of textiles long after summer camp is over.


1240 Montrose Avenue
Bryn Mawr, PA 19010

(610) 642-0233


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Beauvoir School



Beauvoir, located on the grounds of the Washington National Cathedral in Washington, DC, is a coeducational independent elementary school that serves approximately 400 students in Pre-Kindergarten through Third Grade. Beauvoir’s mission is to provide extraordinary early childhood education in a diverse community that values every individual. Its program encourages creative, courageous learners and builds an enduring foundation for a lifelong spirit of inquiry and joy in learning. As an Episcopal School, Beauvoir welcomes students and families of all faiths and backgrounds to celebrate their individual stories and collective experiences. The School aligns its practices and decisions with its goal to be a child-centered, safe, and deeply engaged learning community.


C’E Montessori is an independent, coeducational Spanish/English dual-language Montessori school for Toddlers through Fourth Grade. The school’s philosophy is an evolved take on the Montessori method, and they provide an advanced curriculum that is adapted to the needs of children in NYC today. C’E Montessori is a vibrant community of parents, teachers, and children. C’E defines its vision and staff as Modern Montessori Purists – Traditional Montessori in the classroom for their students, transparent accountability, and metrics online for their staff and parents. C’E Montessori enrolls children for its three different school programs. Toddlers, Primary and Lower Elementary. Children applying for our Toddler program must be two years old upon enrollment; our Primary (3-6), Lower Elementary (1st-3rd grade), and Upper Elementary (4th-6th grade) programs are mixed-aged classrooms. Visit the website for information on virtual tours and admissions information as well as summer camp details.

At C’E Montessori, we prepare the child to transform their world without prejudice to what that world will be, which child will transform it, or how it needs to be transformed. We respect the potential of the child and the fundamentals of our ideas enough to allow our students to imagine that world differently.


8836 Crefeld Street
Philadelphia, PA 19118
7th – 12th grade

A gender-inclusive school serving students in grades 7 through 12, The Crefeld School’s mission is to graduate self-aware, empathetic, lifelong learners, who possess an appreciation for diverse perspectives, their role in society, and their ability to act as agents of change. Located in Chestnut Hill, Philadelphia, Crefeld provides an intentionally different college preparatory program to help students become their best selves.


  • Trust-based system: Everyone at Crefeld is a member of the community. As members of this community, trust is essential to our functioning.
  • Commitment to social justice: We believe it is our responsibility to do what we can to eliminate bias based on race, ethnicity, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, age, political affiliation, national origin, or disability.
  • Diversity, equity, and inclusion: Crefeld is committed to building a culture that respects and embraces diversity, inclusion, and equity, believing that these values are critical for advancing knowledge, sparking innovation, and creating sustainable communities.
  • Strength-based approach: At Crefeld, we celebrate what students do well every day and help develop compensation strategies for areas of growth.
  • Embrace individuality: Through the advisory system, each student is recognized as an individual and has a well-supported designated advocate monitoring their education at Crefeld.


Dawson School


10455 Dawson Dr.
Lafayette, CO 80026

Dawson School is the Boulder County region’s leading independent, college-preparatory school for students in grades K-12. Dawson offers challenging academics, robust arts and athletics programs, and renowned outdoor and experiential education. Emphasizing respect, compassion, courage, and integrity, Dawson prioritizes the social-emotional well-being of our community. Dawson graduates are young men and women who achieve their individual potential, savor life, and meet the challenges of the world.

  • Student: Faculty ratio 7:1
  • Average class size of 15
  • 100% graduation rate
  • 7 bus routes daily; multiple convenient stops
  • 48 sports teams; post-season play typical
  • 20 arts program options
  • Over $6m in college scholarships yearly
  • Study abroad options
  • 107-acre campus
  • Integrated technology; K-12 coding
  • 10 hours of specials weekly in Lower School
  • Hot lunch prepared daily included
  • Leadership, public speaking, character education
  • Two full gyms, playing fields, and tennis courts
  • Challenge course; two learning gardens; orchard
  • Involved parent community

THE DAWSON DIFFERENCE: For 50 years, Dawson has been meeting each student where they are and developing them into the world’s leaders, thinkers, and creators. Students experience relevant, real-world learning, discover passions, and cultivate the knowledge and skills they need to succeed in college and beyond — all in a supportive environment that recognizes them as individuals. Please visit our community of students, faculty, staff, and families who value, and share a commitment to leading-edge education.


Rooted in San Francisco and informed by a global perspective, French American + International is the intellectual home for those seeking a world-class education and an inclusive, multicultural community. We inspire students to discover their individualities, pursue their passions, and think internationally.

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The Friends School of Frederick County
3232 Green Valley Rd.
Ijamsville, MD  21754

Authenticity is at the core of Friends Meeting School’s academic experience—we lift up what’s real.  In true Quaker fashion, our community’s energy is warm, welcoming, and sensitive to impacts on others and the world around us.  FMS students engage in healthy risk-taking and work through constructive discomfort.  We know that when you’re “seen” you feel the support necessary to turn these moments into impactful learning.  Along the way, our students develop into curious and engaged scholars aware of their place in the world and poised to make a difference as they prepare for college and beyond.

The only Quaker school in Frederick County, Friends Meeting School’s values offer students a solid foundation for growth in Mind, Body, and Spirit.  All grades, K-12, get hands-on exposure to the world around them – they learn to garden, perform and create amidst rigorous academic courses.  The high school has a 100% acceptance rate to top-choice colleges: every single graduate of their program has had their pick of universities!


1726 W Berteau Ave
Chicago, IL 60613

The German International School Chicago (GISC) is a private, nonprofit IB World School that offers a bilingual, international education to over 185 students from Preschool through Grade 8. Currently in its 15th school year, GISC intends to grow through the completion of high school.

GISC welcomes students of all backgrounds and nationalities. There are currently over 40 nationalities represented and close to 30 languages spoken at home. German language skills are not required for most grades.

Low student-teacher ratios enable students to learn in a supportive and individualized environment that nurtures curiosity and creativity while fostering global awareness. GISC students – fluent in German and English – will become well-rounded, creative, and responsible global citizens.




Mountain View Campus
Preschool – Grade 12
310 Easy Street

San Francisco Campus
Preschool – Grade 8
117 Diamond St. (Castro)

The German International School of Silicon Valley (GISSV) is an independent bilingual immersion school focused on nurturing students using a stimulating project-based learning system that fosters critical, independent and imaginative thinking.

We feature a strong science program and are a recognized MINT (the German equivalent to STEM) school. Our Teachers are at the heart of the GISSV experience. We pride ourselves in our caring, highly qualified, experienced and international faculty, most of whom have gone through Germany’s rigorous teacher training and hold an advanced German degree (Master’s equivalent).

Our unique homeroom teacher system allows students to stay with the same teacher for several years, forging a strong bond, and for students joining us with little or no knowledge of either German or English, we offer individualized language learning support.

GISSV is accredited by WASC (Western Association of Schools and Colleges) and is recognized as the only official German School Abroad (DAS) in California. This enables our students to graduate with dual diplomas, the California High School Diploma and the German International Abitur offering worldwide opportunities.

Schedule a tour with our Admissions Director and discover more about GISSV.

Hillbrook School


300 Marchmont Drive
Los Gatos, CA 95032
(408) 356-6116

Be Kind, Be Curious, Take Risks, Be Your Best: these are the Core Values of Hillbrook, an independent JK-8 school in the hills of Los Gatos, California, where students can play, dream, and explore. At Hillbrook, children find a close, welcoming community of friends, parents, and educators, a place where every child is known, loved, and encouraged to be exactly who they are. In addition to strong academic programs in math, science, the arts, history, languages, and more, Hillbrook students are invited to explore their passions and curiosities and reach beyond themselves to make a difference. At The Scott Center for Social Entrepreneurship, students are encouraged to transform their ideas into impact, explore their passions and curiosities, and see themselves as part of the world. As a school, we move into the future with intention—diversity, equity, and inclusion are woven into our academic curriculum, preparing students to see the world as it is, imagine what it might be, and develop the knowledge, skills, and confidence to build a better future.

In the Fall of 2023, we will be opening the doors to our Upper School—now accepting applications for 9th grade!

To learn more and apply, please visit


LFSF, the Lycée Français de San Francisco, offers a unique multilingual and multicultural education program designed to empower students to become adaptable global thinkers, able to make meaningful contributions to our world. From Preschool, 2 years old, to High School, LFSF students grow up cultivating curiosity and critical thinking, empathy and respect for others.

Our international community (50+ nationalities / 30+ languages) supports and deeply cares about the DEI work done everyday. LFSF is proud to celebrate and include all members of its community at large.

Our program, which is also composed of an international section starting in Elementary school, allows students to graduate with a double diploma (French Baccalaureate and U.S. High School Diploma), and is an excellent preparation for universities in North America (for 80+% of our students), Europe or anywhere in the world.

Accredited by CAIS (California Association of Independent Schools) as well as the French Ministry of National Education, LFSF brings you close to 60 years of experience in bilingual education.

LFSF is a Candidate School* for the internationally renowned IB program to add an international track (LFSF iTrack) from Kindergarten to Gr 12. This continuous program provides students with an outstanding French language acquisition curriculum that will lead to an IB Bilingual diploma. Contact our Admissions office for more information.

*This school is pursuing authorization as an IB World School. These are schools that share a common philosophy—a commitment to high quality, challenging, international education that LFSF believes is important for our students.

*Only schools authorized by the IB Organization can offer any of its four academic programmes: the Primary Years Programme (PYP), the Middle Years Programme (MYP), the Diploma Programme, or the Career-related Programme (CP). Candidate status gives no guarantee that authorization will be granted. For further information about the IB and its programmes, visit

McDonogh School


Owings Mills, Maryland

McDonogh is a welcoming community dedicated to providing a learning environment based on mutual respect, understanding, and kindness. It is a place where joy is ever-present and opportunities abound for deep thinking, innovating, collaborating, and discovering passions. Under the guidance of talented and caring teachers, students in prekindergarten through twelfth grade are empowered to be self-reliant, critical thinkers who can form, test, and revise their ideas—for themselves, and in the service of others.

In addition to state-of-the-art academic, art, and athletic facilities, McDonogh’s 800-acre campus provides countless opportunities for exploration. Learning also takes place at Roots, the school’s 11-acre farm, where students discover how to be good stewards of the Earth and its people by planting and caring for crops and harvesting produce for local food pantries.

With a fleet of 20 buses that make stops in Baltimore City and surrounding counties, McDonogh is right around the corner! Upper School students also have the option of participating in our five-day boarding program that allows them to live on campus during the school week and become further immersed in campus life.

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318 Warren Street Suite A
Brooklyn, NY 11201

For nearly 50 years, Open House has maintained an open door to all families and their children aged 2.5-5. At Open House, we believe in the central importance of a child’s social and emotional growth. We provide many rich play-based experiences in art, music, math, natural science, and literature, and through these, children gain cognitive skills and a confident social identity. Our developmentally sensitive and interactive approach allows children to be both self-directed and adult-supported, even while we follow Covid precautions.

Our school, located steps from the Bergen Street F/G stop, was designed with young children in mind and has six classrooms and a sunny enclosed rooftop playground. We offer highly flexible scheduling, with extended days, so that families may create programs that best suit their needs.

In keeping with our progressive educational philosophy, no screening, interview, or formal application determines admission to Open House. All that is required is interest, as established by taking a tour, filling out a brief application form, and paying an application fee of $100.  Please visit our website for more information and to schedule a fall tour for this school year (we have limited openings) or the following school year. Admissions decisions for next year are usually made in January. We look forward to seeing you at the Open House!


2425 Old Court Road
Baltimore, MD 21208
Pre-Kindergarten through Grade 12

The Park School of Baltimore is an independent, gender-inclusive, non-sectarian Pre-K through Grade 12 progressive school located on a 100-acre wooded campus minutes from the city. As a leading progressive institution in Baltimore, Park serves as a model for other schools, emphasizing child-centered, individualized education that encourages a high degree of engagement with academics, the community, and the natural world.

Park was founded over 110 years ago in response to limited choices for independent school education in Baltimore. Challenging the common practices at the time, Park opened the school to many, and continues to commit to sustaining a diverse environment where multiple perspectives are encouraged and valued.

To get to know Park, talk to a student, engage a faculty member, follow the paths of its alumni, and consider the school’s mission statement:

Devoted to intellectual inquiry, a collaborative spirit of learning, and an appreciation for the diversity of human experience, The Park School of Baltimore is a community founded on positive expectations of our students and respect for individual differences. We cultivate children’s innate curiosity by nurturing their interests and engaging them as active participants in their own education. We support young people in becoming confident questioners and responsible citizens of the world.

The Park School is hosting multiple opportunities for families to learn more about the philosophy, curriculum, co-curricular programming, and community. Some events introduce Park specifically to parents, some are geared towards children, and others are designed for the whole family. Visit Park’s website for the most up-to-date information on ways to experience the school this fall.


Discover More at Roycemore.

Roycemore is an independent PK-12 college preparatory school in Evanston, Illinois founded on Northwestern University’s campus in 1915.

Our diverse and intimate community, rooted in academic excellence, inspires each student to:
• Discover their passions: Student-centered and experiential learning opportunities allow students to explore topics they are deeply curious about.
• Think without limits: Students are challenged where they excel while being supported where they need it.
• Find their voice: Our Portrait of a Graduate emphasizes the importance of social-emotional skills alongside scholarship and citizenship. Students learn how to advocate for themselves and others.
• Live courageously: Our intentionally small community prioritizes personal relationships. Students feel seen, heard, and known by their teachers and peers which helps them reach their full potential.

Now enrolling! Learn more about Roycemore and arrange a visit to campus:

Woodland School


Educating preschool through eighth-grade students, Woodland is a small school with a big heart. Families choose Woodland because they feel connected to our core values of curiosity, resilience, integrity, equity, respect, and stewardship, which are reflected in our curriculum, classrooms, and our grounded and inclusive community. Woodland is a school for the whole family as children grow and develop throughout their earliest educational experiences. While our preschool students explore their natural curiosity in a hands-on early childhood environment, our kindergarten through fourth-grade students develops a love for learning through small class sizes and nurturing teachers. During middle school, our fifth through eighth-grade students are supported through their adolescent years as they learn critical tools of self-advocacy, responsibility, and strength of voice.

Each day, Woodland strives to live its mission of developing collaborative, creative, and confident learners with the strength of voice to follow their hearts and make a difference. Located just west of Stanford University, Woodland students are kind to one another, are curious learners, are inclusive in the classroom and on the playground, lead daily assembly, and create and complete stewardship projects. Our students make Woodland a comfortable place for all children. Go Wildcats!

York Prep


40 West 68th St.
New York, NY 10023

York Prep is a New York City independent school committed to creating a nurturing environment that challenges and supports each student in a diverse and inclusive setting. Compassionate educators guide students through a traditional and rigorous curriculum, while employing a range of innovative techniques to cultivate each individual student’s skills, abilities, and interests. York strives to support all students as they grow into lifelong learners and responsible citizens.
Their program offers an unparalleled Jump Start Program with one on one personalized attention, along with Honors courses, AP classes, and a world class Scholars Program. The thorough and student-centered college counseling program provides guidance tailored to each student’s particular needs and interests.

York has built a community based on a fundamental principle. As founder and headmaster, Ronald Stewart loves to say, “Character trumps Algebra.” While the curriculum is challenging and prepares students to succeed academically in top schools, York prepares them to do much more than just earn good grades. York prepares them to be confident people of character.

“My daughter’s success is due to all the dedicated staff and faculty at York. I am proud of my daughter’s achievements but if she were a beautiful flower, York would be the sun and the rain.”
-York Prep Parent


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