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ASSISTED REPRODUCTION & RELATED SERVICES

Creative Family Connections

CREATIVE FAMILY CONNECTIONS
THE UNITED STATES SURROGACY MAP

2 Wisconsin Circle, Suite 700
Chevy Chase, MD 20815
240-235-6006
info@creativefamilyconnections.com
www.creativefamilyconnections.com
www.surrogacymap.com

Surrogacy agency and law firm Creative Family Connections has compiled the leading state-by-state surrogacy law map as actually practiced in the 50 states. Surrogacy law, whether by statute or case law, is constantly evolving and changing. The laws are different from state-to-state, and sometimes even from county-to-county. We know from daily practice that the laws as written can differ dramatically from how the laws are actually practiced. Therefore, it is critically important to arm yourself with knowledge and obtain legal representation to navigate the legal challenges that exist in a surrogacy journey.

Creative Family Connections, a boutique surrogacy agency & law firm in the DC area, has been matching LGBTQ parents to gestational surrogates since 2001. CFC helps prospective parents of all kinds (gay and straight, partnered and single, domestic and international) build families through gestational surrogacy with rigorously screened surrogates. We serve our clients as both a surrogacy agency and a law firm, by providing surrogate matching services, concierge level support, and legal services – all in one integrated entity. Schedule your complimentary consultation with us today.


URA - University Reproductive Associates

UNIVERSITY REPRODUCTIVE ASSOCIATES

201-288-6330
www.uranj.com

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.


Worldwide Surrogacy Specialist, logo

WORLDWIDE SURROGACY SPECIALISTS, LLC

Everyone Deserves the Gift of Family

We embrace the fact that the path to parenthood is different for everyone. We’re dedicated to helping intended parents of every race, gender, and sexual orientation build their families through surrogacy.

There is no greater gift than the gift of family, and we’re proud to be your dedicated partner on your journey to parenthood. As one of Connecticut’s first full-service surrogacy matching agencies, we operate under the firm belief that every successful surrogacy journey starts with the right match. Specializing in assisted reproductive technology law, our Founder and Legal Director, Victoria T. Ferrara, approaches the surrogacy process with the utmost sensitivity and professionalism, protecting your best interests as an Intended Parent and helping you build the family of your dreams.

With Worldwide Surrogacy Specialists, you get:

  • An in-house attorney
  • An in-house escrow management company
  • A rigorous surrogate screening process
  • Exceptional matching process
  • Access to reputable Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART) options

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.


DAY & OVERNIGHT CAMPS

WOLF PERFORMING ARTS CENTER

http://www.wolfperformingartscenter.org


FLORISTS

FLORISTS NEARBY

https://www.florists-nearby.com


PERIODICAL

GAYELLOW PAGES

www.gayellowpages.com


PSYCHOTHERAPY

SUSAN EISENBERG, LCSW

Lesbian Psychotherapy and Life Coaching for Individuals Psychotherapy and Couples.
Manhattan and Queens, New York City Offices
917-294-1446
susanelcsw@yahoo.com
www.queenscouplestherapy.com


PRESCHOOLS AND INDEPENDENT DAY & BOARDING SCHOOLS

Crefeld School

THE CREFELD SCHOOL

8836 Crefeld Street
Philadelphia, PA 19118
215-242-5545
www.crefeld.org
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.

Values

  • 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.

GERMAN INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL OF SILICON VALLEY

650 254 0748
www.gissv.org
admissions@gissv.org

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 holds 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 world-wide opportunities.

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

Open House Nursery School

OPEN HOUSE NURSERY SCHOOL

318 Warren Street Suite A
Brooklyn, NY 11201
718.625.5252
www.openhousekids.org

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 Open House!


PUGET SOUND COMMUNITY SCHOOL

660 South Dearborn St.
Seattle, WA 98134
206-324-4350
www.pscs.org
6th – 12th grade

“Puget Sound Community School: Celebrating 28 years helping kids turn passion into achievement.

PSCS is a community oriented middle and high school whose first focus is not limited to an academic program, but is to recognize the full range of human development. PSCS provides a safe, loving, nurturing environment in which the curriculum is based on responsibility and the goal for graduates is maturity. The school is dedicated to surrounding all students with talented people of high character who help them find out what they’re passionate about, and then help them DO something with that passion.

PSCS’ academic program is delivered to students by a highly committed teaching staff and a network of volunteers and is a natural by-product of a compassionate environment. The program is gleaned from a philosophy grounded in first-hand observation of how kids learn and grow. PSCS asks students to dedicate themselves to three simple core commitments: Practice Integrity. Engage the Community. Act with Courage.


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