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MEN HAVING BABIES SOUTH SURROGACY & GAY PARENTING CONFERENCE DALLAS, TEXAS SUNDAY, JUNE 19, 2016
MEN HAVING BABIES SOUTH SURROGACY & GAY PARENTING CONFERENCE DALLAS, TEXAS SUNDAY, JUNE 19, 2016
MEN HAVING BABIES SOUTH SURROGACY & GAY PARENTING CONFERENCE DALLAS, TEXAS SUNDAY, JUNE 19, 2016
MEN HAVING BABIES SOUTH SURROGACY & GAY PARENTING CONFERENCE DALLAS, TEXAS SUNDAY, JUNE 19, 2016

MEN HAVING BABIES SOUTH SURROGACY & GAY PARENTING CONFERENCE

DALLAS, TEXAS SUNDAY, JUNE 19, 2016

WYNDHAM DALLAS SUITES PARK CENTER

& GAY PARENTING CONFERENCE DALLAS, TEXAS SUNDAY, JUNE 19, 2016 WYNDHAM DALLAS SUITES PARK CENTER S

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AGENDA

8:30-9:00am: Registration

9:00-10:45am: Planning your parenting journey—major legal, medical and financial considerations (Windsor ballrooms 1 & 2)

We will open our session with introductions and a comparison of surrogacy with other parenting options. We will then provide the first part of our comprehensive surrogacy workshop that was developed based on the accumulated knowledge of hundreds of gay men who have already gone through the process. In this part we will go over the various surrogacy arrangements available for gay men, and prepare you to make the basic decisions regarding your surrogacy journey.

Topics covered will include:

• Basic terminology, types and components of typical surrogacy arrangements.

• Typical sequence and timeline for gestational surrogacy journeys.

• Major decisions that shape the surrogacy journey.

• Considering your family vision, financial constraints, risk tolerance and ethical preferences.

• Known vs. anonymous egg donations.

10:45-11:00am: Coffee Break

11:00-12:00pm: Picking providers, budgeting and financial assistance (GPAP) (Windsor ballrooms 1 & 2)

On the second part of our workshop we will provide peer advice on selecting service providers, cost saving tips, and resources for financial support. Topics covered will include:

• Where to start (agency, clinic, surrogate or donor)

• Selecting an agency and clinic

• Estimated costs, and factors that affect costs

• Cost saving best practices.

• Financial help through the Gay Parenting Assistance Program.

12:00-1:30pm: Lunch and Gay Parenting Resource Fair— Tables of surrogacy agencies, clinics, lawyers and community organizations (Windsor ballrooms 3 & 4)

Enjoy a buffet lunch (courtesy of Fertility Specialists of Texas) and explore our Gay Parenting Resource Fair: more than twenty five tables where you can meet and receive information from leading clinics, surrogacy agencies, lawyers and supporting community organizations. The expo is co-sponsored by Dallas Voice, and it will resume 4:30pm to 5:30pm.

by Dallas Voice, and it will resume 4:30pm to 5:30pm. 1:30-2:30pm: Personal stories panel—hear from several
by Dallas Voice, and it will resume 4:30pm to 5:30pm. 1:30-2:30pm: Personal stories panel—hear from several
by Dallas Voice, and it will resume 4:30pm to 5:30pm. 1:30-2:30pm: Personal stories panel—hear from several

1:30-2:30pm: Personal stories panel—hear from several surrogates and parents (Windsor ballrooms 1 & 2)

Hear the diverse personal experiences of several gay surrogacy dads and the surrogates who helped them.

2:30-4:30pm: Breakout sessions—learn more about participating surrogacy providers (Various rooms on ground level)

Attendees will have the opportunity to take part in up to 6 introductory 20-minute group consultations with the various seminar sponsors. Take advantage of this opportunity to “shop around” and get to know these agencies and clinics more closely. See the “Breakout Sessions” table on the next page for a list and schedule.

4:30-5:30pm: Resource fair & networking reception (Windsor ballrooms 3 & 4)

Prospective parents, parents (&children!), surrogates, psychologists, social workers, students, researchers and other professionals are invited to network and exchange perspectives over refreshments courtesy of StemCyte. Our Resource fair will run in parallel in the adjacent space.

Resource fair will run in parallel in the adjacent space. 3:00-8:00pm: Optional private Consultations (various rooms

3:00-8:00pm: Optional private Consultations (various rooms on second floor, see signs)

Several clinics and agencies will be available in offices on level 2 of the hotel for private consultations with prospective parents that wish to explore the options they offer in more depth. Consultation slots may be available last minute for those who want to first hear the providers during the breakout sessions.

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BREAKOUT SESSIONS

Time

Warwick

Manchester

Canterbury

Churchill

2:30

2:30
2:30
2:30
2:30

Sam Chally

Jerald S. Goldstein, M.D.

Stephanie Scott

 

Kristen Hanson

Said Daneshmand, M.D., FACOG

2:50

2:50
2:50
2:50
2:50

Sam Chally

Jerald S. Goldstein, M.D.

Stephanie Scott

Gail Sexton Anderson

 

Kristen Hanson

 
  Jessica Galera
  Jessica Galera
Jessica Galera

Jessica Galera

  Jessica Galera

3:10

Lora L. Arnold, M.D., FACOG

3:10 Lora L. Arnold, M.D., FACOG Sunday Crider, PhD, HCLD/ELD

Sunday Crider, PhD, HCLD/ELD

Susanna Park, M.D.

 
 
  Jessica Galera
  Jessica Galera
Jessica Galera

Jessica Galera

  Jessica Galera

3:30

Julian Escobar, M.D. Anil Pinto, M.D.

3:30 Julian Escobar, M.D. Anil Pinto, M.D. Nathaniel Zoneraich, MD, FACOG

Nathaniel Zoneraich, MD, FACOG

Susanna Park, M.D.

 

3:50

Robert Kaufmann, M.D., HCLD
Robert Kaufmann, M.D., HCLD
Robert Kaufmann, M.D., HCLD

Robert Kaufmann, M.D., HCLD

Emily Mounts, MS, CGC
Emily Mounts, MS, CGC
Emily Mounts, MS, CGC

Emily Mounts, MS, CGC

David Cole, Esq.

David Cole, Esq.

Krystal Lemcke

Krystal Lemcke

4:10

4:10
4:10
4:10
4:10
4:10
4:10

Simi Denson, Esq.

Emily Mounts, MS, CGC

Ashely Reeve Basnett, Esq.

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COLLABORATING ORGANIZATIONS

ALL THINGS SURROGACY

COLLABORATING ORGANIZATIONS ALL THINGS SURROGACY All Things Surrogacy is a nonprofit organization bringing information,

All Things Surrogacy is a nonprofit organization bringing information, education, advocacy, and support to those within the surrogacy and infertility communities. We are your village.

www.allthingssurrogacy.org

DALLAS VOICE

We are your village. www.allthingssurrogacy.org DALLAS VOICE Dallas Voice is the premier media source for LGBT

Dallas Voice is the premier media source for LGBT Texas. Publishing since 1984, we blanket the DFW Metroplex distributing in 5 counties, 23 cities and 62 zip codes. Each July we publish a Family LIFE special section. In addition, we publish OUT North Texas, the official LGBT visitors guide and business directory. Dallas Voice is available in print, online, on mobile, in our weekly eBlast! and on social media. Call us about advertising at 214-754-8710.

www.dallasvoice.com

THE HANDSOME FATHER

at 214-754-8710. www.dallasvoice.com THE HANDSOME FATHER The Handsome Father aims to build a community of support

The Handsome Father aims to build a community of support for gay fathers no matter their path to fatherhood: foster care, adoption, surrogacy, co-parenting with a woman, or biological children from a heterosexual relationship. It really doesn’t matter. Dads are dads! We can help fathers-to-be understand their own unique options for becoming a dad and how to be a great one! We strive to make the path to fatherhood easy to access and simple to understand. And once you become a dad, we foster a community of support to help you connect to other men who can understand and appreciate what it means to be a gay dad.

www.thehandsomefather.org

SUPPORTIVE COMMUNITY & MEDIA ORGANIZATIONS

and appreciate what it means to be a gay dad. www.thehandsomefather.org SUPPORTIVE COMMUNITY & MEDIA ORGANIZATIONS
and appreciate what it means to be a gay dad. www.thehandsomefather.org SUPPORTIVE COMMUNITY & MEDIA ORGANIZATIONS
and appreciate what it means to be a gay dad. www.thehandsomefather.org SUPPORTIVE COMMUNITY & MEDIA ORGANIZATIONS
and appreciate what it means to be a gay dad. www.thehandsomefather.org SUPPORTIVE COMMUNITY & MEDIA ORGANIZATIONS
and appreciate what it means to be a gay dad. www.thehandsomefather.org SUPPORTIVE COMMUNITY & MEDIA ORGANIZATIONS
and appreciate what it means to be a gay dad. www.thehandsomefather.org SUPPORTIVE COMMUNITY & MEDIA ORGANIZATIONS
and appreciate what it means to be a gay dad. www.thehandsomefather.org SUPPORTIVE COMMUNITY & MEDIA ORGANIZATIONS
and appreciate what it means to be a gay dad. www.thehandsomefather.org SUPPORTIVE COMMUNITY & MEDIA ORGANIZATIONS
and appreciate what it means to be a gay dad. www.thehandsomefather.org SUPPORTIVE COMMUNITY & MEDIA ORGANIZATIONS
and appreciate what it means to be a gay dad. www.thehandsomefather.org SUPPORTIVE COMMUNITY & MEDIA ORGANIZATIONS

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PANELISTS:

PANELISTS: Anthony M. Brown, Esq., MHB board chairman Anthony currently works for the law firm of
PANELISTS: Anthony M. Brown, Esq., MHB board chairman Anthony currently works for the law firm of
PANELISTS: Anthony M. Brown, Esq., MHB board chairman Anthony currently works for the law firm of

Anthony M. Brown, Esq., MHB board chairman

Anthony currently works for the law firm of Albert W. Chianese & Associates heading their Nontraditional Family and Estates Law division serving married and unmarried individuals, couples and families. Anthony is the Executive Director of The Wedding Party and has been a Board member since its inception in 1999. Anthony is the founder of TimeForFamilies.com,

a web environment dedicated to assisting gay and lesbian couples create their own families. Anthony has worked as a law

guardian at The Children’s Law Center, representing the legal needs of children in Brooklyn Family Court. Anthony also worked as a legal intern for Lambda Legal in the summer of 2002. Anthony was appointed as a board member and Secretary of the board of Men Having Babies upon its incorporation in July 2012 and has served as Board Chairman since 2013.

A.J. Edge, MHB Director of Operations & Finance

A.J. began working with Men Having Babies in October 2013 in conjunction with the launch of the Gay Parenting Assistance

Program (GPAP). His day-to-day responsibilities include conference production and logistics, managing GPAP including Stage

II matching and case management, finance, and budgeting. His past professional experience includes working for an array of

not-for-profit organizations including a Children’s Museum, an Opera company, and a Zoo. A.J. graduated summa cum laude from Walden University with a BS in business administration and will be receiving his MBA also from Walden University in August 2016. Originally from Des Moines, Iowa, he now resides in North New Jersey with his husband, Daniel, a veterinarian who works within the animal health industry for a large pharmaceutical company. Together they have two boys through adoption, Jackson and Peyton.

Ron Poole-Dayan, MHB Executive Director

Ron is the executive director and founding board member of Men Having Babies. He has over 20 years of experience in marketing and business strategy development both in the USA and internationally. Ron earned his Masters degree in political economy and comparative politics from Columbia University, and his bachelor’s degree in business administration from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Ron is married to Greg Poole-Dayan, the Administrator of the Jewish Home Lifecare Nursing Home in the Bronx. The couple met in 1994, and are among of the first same-sex couples in the nation to father children through gestational surrogacy. The twins, born in 2001, were conceived with the use of eggs donated by Greg’s sister, and carried by a gestational carrier. Ron has been the MHB program coordinator since 2005, and was appointed as the Executive Director of Men Having Babies upon its in corporation in July 2012.

2016–2017 EVENTS BRUSSELS: SEPTEMBER 24-25, 2016 The 2nd annual conference on Parenting Options for European

2016–2017 EVENTS

BRUSSELS: SEPTEMBER 24-25, 2016 The 2nd annual conference on Parenting Options for European Gay Men. NEW YORK CITY, NOVEMBER 13, 2016 Our 12th annual MHB Conference and Expo. SAN FRANCISCO: JANUARY 2017 The 4th annual West Coast Surrogacy Conference & Expo in collaboration with Our Family Coalition. TEL AVIV: FEBRUARY 2017 The 5th annual Tel Aviv International Surrogacy and Fertility Conference. CHICAGO: APRIL 2017 Our 3rd Midwest Surrogacy Seminar and Expo.

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BREAKOUT SESSIONS:

BREAKOUT SESSIONS: Stephanie Scott Stephanie Scott is the Executive Program Director at Simple Surrogacy. Stephanie is
BREAKOUT SESSIONS: Stephanie Scott Stephanie Scott is the Executive Program Director at Simple Surrogacy. Stephanie is
BREAKOUT SESSIONS: Stephanie Scott Stephanie Scott is the Executive Program Director at Simple Surrogacy. Stephanie is
BREAKOUT SESSIONS: Stephanie Scott Stephanie Scott is the Executive Program Director at Simple Surrogacy. Stephanie is

Stephanie Scott

Stephanie Scott is the Executive Program Director at Simple Surrogacy. Stephanie is responsible for the initial screening of all Intended Parents, Surrogates, and Egg Donors who apply with our program. She reviews all new applicant profiles, records, references, insurance policies, and ensures all applicant background investigations have been completed and cleared before matching within our program (investigation includes a search of both Federal and State criminal records, as well as a Residential History and Social Security Verification). She also ensures that the surrogates in our program have optimal medical coverage to cover the pregnancy and delivery and arranges for all parties to obtain a life insurance policy.

Jerald S. Goldstein, M.D.

Founder and medical director of Fertility Specialists of Texas, Dr. Jerald S. Goldstein is a native Texan who received his medical degree from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, Dallas. He is board certified in both obstetrics and gynecology and reproductive endocrinology and infertility. Dr. Goldstein was an assistant professor in the division of reproductive endocrinology at Washington University Medical Center, St. Louis. He has presented before numerous medical conferences and published in such peer-reviewed journals as Fertility and Sterility and Obstetrics and Gynecology. Dr. Goldstein is a member of the American Society of Reproductive Medicine, the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology and the Society of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility. Dr. Goldstein has repeatedly been recognized by peers and patients alike as a leader in his field. He has been voted a Best Doctor in D Magazine, most recently in 2016, as well as listed as a top doctor in several publications including Texas Monthly’s annual list of Super Doctors.

Susanna Park, M.D.

World renowned for her fertility expertise, IVF success and excellence in medical care, Dr. Susanna Park has practiced as an infertility physician for the past 15 years. Dr. Park joined the San Diego Fertility Center in 2013 following her tenure at Columbia University in New York City. Her passion is to combine her extensive experience as an infertility physician with individualized care and compassion. Dr. Park is double board-certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology, Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility. She graduated summa cum laude from Siena College and obtained her medical degree at Albany Medical College. Dr. Park completed her residency and her fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, at University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. Dr. Park has developed a large international referral practice due to her excellent patient rapport and high success rates with a variety of treatments including IVF, donor eggs, egg freezing and gestational surrogacy. Dr. Park works closely with the leading surrogacy agencies to assist the LGBT community build families.

Jessica Galera

Jessica is the Managing Director at Family Source Consultants, oversees the day to day business operations within the agency. As a former FSC Egg Donor herself, Jessica quickly became passionate in fulfilling the dreams of Intended Parents in building their family and joined Family Source Consultants in 2008. Jessica thoroughly enjoys working closely with fellow reproductive colleagues and professionals in the field of reproductive medicine. Jessica graduated from Northern Illinois University with a B.S. in Family and Child Studies, with an emphasis in Family and Individual Development and a minor in Psychology.

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Sam Chally Sam Chally is the New Client Manager at Northwest Surrogacy Center, LLC. He
Sam Chally Sam Chally is the New Client Manager at Northwest Surrogacy Center, LLC. He
Sam Chally Sam Chally is the New Client Manager at Northwest Surrogacy Center, LLC. He
Sam Chally Sam Chally is the New Client Manager at Northwest Surrogacy Center, LLC. He

Sam Chally

Sam Chally is the New Client Manager at Northwest Surrogacy Center, LLC. He provides intended parents with information and support as they begin the process of surrogacy, focusing particularly on our San Francisco program. He also assists with the development of our international and domestic programs.

Sam graduated with a degree in philosophy from San Francisco State University. A Portland native, he lived and worked for many years in Mexico and Nicaragua, where he was a teacher, Peace Corps volunteer, and Sales Consultant. He now divides his time between our office in San Francisco and his home in Bend, Oregon.

Emily Mounts, MS, CGC

Emily Mounts is Director of Genetic Services at Oregon Reproductive Medicine (ORM) and leads ORM Genomics,

a program dedicated to the integration of clinical and laboratory genetics into the care of patients with infertility as well as those from the LGBTQ community. She is a board-certified genetic counselor and has 18 years of genetics experience, during which time she has counseled thousands of patients to help them make informed choices about prenatal and preimplantation testing. She is actively involved in the genetic and family history screening of egg donors and prospective parents at ORM. Emily has a passion for helping patients and providers navigate the increasingly complex world of genetic testing and enjoys working with other members of the ORM team to provide individualized care for each patient. Her professional interests include the genetic causes of infertility, carrier screening, egg and sperm donor screening, prenatal diagnosis, and ethical issues in preimplantation genetic testing. Emily completed her Bachelor’s degree at the University of Michigan and her Master’s degree in Genetic Counseling at the Medical College of Virginia.

Said T. Daneshmand, M.D., FACOG

Dr. Said Daneshmand completed his fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology at the University of California, Los Angeles after completing his residency at UCLA Medical Center. He is Specialty Board Certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology and Subspecialty Board Certified in Reproductive Endocrinology. As the Practice Director of The Fertility Center, Dr. Daneshmand’s focus has been in developing safer and more successful protocols for patients undergoing IVF, especially for patients using an egg donor, a gestational carrier, or frozen embryos. Dr. Daneshmand has expertise in complex IVF cases and his research has included work on endometrial receptivity as

a way to maximize the probability of success in IVF. He is internationally recognized for his expertise in egg donation

and surrogacy and is one of the main providers of third party care in the United States, with patients travelling from more than 35 countries in 2014. His practice is known for developing and implementing cutting edge technologies, including next generation sequencing (NGS), the latest and most precise technique for assessing embryonic genetic viability.

Lori L. Arnold, M.D. FACOG

Lori Arnold, M.D. is Board Certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology, Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility. World renowned for her fertility expertise, IVF success, and excellence in medical care, Dr. Arnold specializes in cutting- edge Assisted Reproductive Technology and has a special interest in Third Party Reproduction. For over 20 years, Dr. Arnold has helped more than a thousand families, many of which are the most difficult and challenging cases, to meet their reproductive goals. She gives all her patients personalized care and performs all her own consults and fertility procedures. At CACRM we assist those in need of Third-Party Reproductive Services with our unique physician-driven Surrogacy and Egg–Donation Program. We maintain a diverse egg donor database from which you will be provided comprehensive information on each donor, including education and medical information, as well as, extensive family medical and genetic history. Our all-inclusive approach to surrogacy means we will be with you from the very start of your journey all the way to the birth of your baby.

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David Cole David Cole is an attorney, specializing in adoption and assisted reproduction. From 1987
David Cole David Cole is an attorney, specializing in adoption and assisted reproduction. From 1987
David Cole David Cole is an attorney, specializing in adoption and assisted reproduction. From 1987
David Cole David Cole is an attorney, specializing in adoption and assisted reproduction. From 1987

David Cole

David Cole is an attorney, specializing in adoption and assisted reproduction. From 1987 through 1993, Mr. Cole represented Dallas County Child Protective Services in suits affecting the parent-child relationship. Following that, Mr. Cole handled the civil prosecution of every case investigated through the Dallas Children’s Advocacy Center. Mr. Cole is a member of the American Academy of Adoption Attorneys; a national organization devoted to the ethical and competent representation of parties in adoption and assisted reproduction matters. Mr. Cole was a charter member of the Dallas County Child Death Review Team and served on the Governor’s Adoption Initiatives Task Force. He is a former board member of the Texas Association for Infant Mental Health and the Dallas Family Connection and, in 1995, was awarded the American Bar Association’s Child Advocacy Award. A recipient of the Dean’s Merit Scholarship Award, Mr. Cole graduated from Pepperdine School of Law in Malibu, California and received a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Texas at Austin.

Robert Kaufmann , M.D., HCLD

Dr. Kaufmann is one of the top board-certified reproductive endocrinologist in Texas specializing in fertility care ranging from intrauterine insemination to in-vitro fertilization (IVF) and pre-implantation genetic diagnosis (PGD). Nationally recognized as a leader in IVF for high successful donor and third-party gestational surrogacy programs, Dr. Kaufmann continually invests considerable resources and his passion for this specialty into establishing the most comprehensive infertility program in the nation. Dr. Kaufmann changed the landscape of reproductive medicine with his research contributions and academic leadership. With over 20 years of experience, Dr. Kaufmann leads a recognized team of physicians, nurses, embryologists and support staff providing personalized patient care across the globe. Fort Worth Fertility demonstrates an extensive and proven track record with over 1,600 gestational carrier cycles and 2,500 PGD cases. Dr. Kaufmann has been recognized annually by both peers and patients. Peers appointed him Top Doctor in Fort Worth, Texas magazine from 2005-2016, and patients bestowed him with the Most Compassionate Doctor Award, Patients’ Choice Award and Top 10 Doctors on Vitals.com.

Simi Denson

Simi Denson is a Texas attorney whose practice focuses solely on gestational surrogacy and assisted reproductive technology law. Simi’s professional commitment to the surrogacy community is grounded in her two personal surrogacy experiences—she delivered a baby boy in 2010 and triplets in 2013 and maintains close friendships with both families. She believes in the positive potential of surrogacy and has represented diverse families in over 1,000 surrogacy arrangements. In response to her clients’ demands for a new and responsive agency model and with her professional colleagues’ encouragement, she founded PrimaVita Surrogacy with partners Tiffany Finley and Amanda Smith. PrimaVita Surrogacy provides personalized matching, professional guidance, and attentive relationship support to ensure a positive surrogacy experience for both intended parents and gestational carriers. The PrimaVita team wants parents and surrogates to look back on their shared surrogacy journey fondly, remembering that it was full of trust, security, and love. Simi and PrimaVita Surrogacy are committed to inclusive and creative family-building, and are proud to support Men Having Babies.

Gail Sexton Anderson

Gail Sexton Anderson is one of the industry’s leading innovators and creative thinkers. She has dedicated her career to helping intended parents from all walks of life build families. She founded Donor Concierge based on the principle of putting intended parents’ needs first, helping them sift through the myriad of decisions that have to be made when building a family through egg donation and surrogacy. Gail is a compassionate and empathic Harvard-trained counselor with nearly 20 years of experience helping intended parents. She completed her graduate research at Yale and went on to start two egg donor agencies, becoming the executive director of one of the oldest and most respected surrogacy programs in the United States. A frequent speaker at fertility conferences, Gail has an impeccable reputation amongst doctors, agencies, clinics and fertility professionals. Gail and her team at Donor Concierge have helped hundreds of intended parents from the LGBTQ community become parents. A passionate supporter of AIDS/LifeCycle Ride and an avid cyclist, Gail is the original Donor Concierge.

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Julian Escobar, M.D. Dr. Escobar is board certified in both Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility and
Julian Escobar, M.D. Dr. Escobar is board certified in both Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility and
Julian Escobar, M.D. Dr. Escobar is board certified in both Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility and
Julian Escobar, M.D. Dr. Escobar is board certified in both Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility and
Julian Escobar, M.D. Dr. Escobar is board certified in both Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility and

Julian Escobar, M.D.

Dr. Escobar is board certified in both Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility and Obstetrics & Gynecology. His training includes degrees from prestigious universities and fellowships at the National Institutes of Health and Harvard Medical School. His research has been presented at national scientific meetings and prominent peer- reviewed journals. Dr. Escobar is passionate about all aspects of fertility treatments and IVF, especially in broadening their reach for people to become parents. He was awarded the “Rising Star Award” by Texas Monthly Magazine, and “Best Doctor in Infertility” by Dallas Magazine. Dr. Escobar is an expert in the fertility field and LGBT/Third party reproduction, and has also been a patient. With his partner Pieter, via egg donation, IVF and surrogacy they built their family. His solid training and experience while treating thousands of fertility patients is deepened by his personal involvement in third-party reproduction coming from the legal and emotional hurdles, as well as the social and cultural challenges that arise when two men form a family in Dallas, Texas.

Ashley Reeve Basnett

Ashley grew up in Plano, Texas where she graduated from Plano West Senior High with honors in 2004. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology and a minor in English from Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas. After graduating cum laude from Texas Tech, Ashley returned to the Dallas/Fort Worth area and received her law degree from Texas Wesleyan University School of Law in Fort Worth. Ashley is a member of the Arlington Young Lawyers Association where she served on the Board of Directors from 2012-2013, Vice President from 2013-2014 and President from 2014-2015. She is also a member of the Arlington Bar Association where she is currently serving on the Board of Directors. Ashley’s other memberships include the Tarrant County Family Law Bar Association and the State Bar of Texas Family Law Section.

Sunday Crider PhD, HCLD/ELD

Chief Scientific Officer, Sunday Crider, PhD, HCLD/ELD (ABB) brings 15 years of professional embryology and IVF clinic operations to 3 Sisters Surrogacy. Dr. Crider has Doctorate in Cell Biology and Biochemistry, and has worked as an embryologist with the Presbyterian Hospital IVF Lab in Dallas, Texas, as well as Women’s and Infant’s Hospital IVF program in Providence, Rhode Island. Upon returning to Texas, she served as Laboratory Director for The Fertility Center at Methodist Charlton Medical Center, and North Texas Fertility, both in Dallas, TX. She continues to act as a consultant for fertility programs. With extensive scientific knowledge and experience in assisted reproduction, Dr. Crider is able effectively counsel families on the nuances of surrogate selection and to make the complex world of IVF and Third Party Parenting manageable for both Intended Parents and Gestational Carriers.

Nathaniel Zoneraich, MD, FACOG

Dr. Zoneraich received his undergraduate degree from Cornell University. He attended medical school in New York City and received his medical degree from the world renowned Cornell University Medical College. He completed Ob/Gyn residency at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, OH and went on to complete his fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology/Infertility at Emory University in Atlanta, GA. After fellowship, he moved to Washington D.C. and joined Washington Fertility Center, where he proved his skills at helping create families. In 2005, Dr. Zoneraich moved to Arizona to open Advanced Fertility Care. Dr. Zoneraich is a Board Certified Ob/GYN and a fellow of the American College of Ob/Gyn. He is a member of the American Society of Reproductive Medicine, Society of Assisted Reproductive Technology, and the American Medical Association. His impressive training and experience have resulted in some of the highest success rates in Arizona as well as the country. His special interests include fertility preservation, in vitro fertilization (IVF), donor egg IVF, and advanced hysteroscopy surgery.

Krystal Lemcke

Krystal Lemcke is the Owner and Program Director at My Donor Connection, a full service Egg Donor and Surrogacy Agency. Krystal lives in Minnesota with her husband and 5 children. She graduated from St. Olaf College with a degree in English and Communications and began her career in Human Resources with a Fortune 500 Company. She was introduced to Third Party Reproduction when she and her husband were faced with challenges of having a biological

child. With her experience as an Executive Recruiter along with CPP certification, Krystal was invited to bring her skills

to one of the most reputable agencies in the country

Connection in 2011 and has been passionately helping other couples grow their families. She has over 10 years experience in Third Party Reproduction, providing match and coordination services to over 230 Intended Parents.

completely fell in love with her job. She founded My Donor

and

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SPONSORS DIRECTORY

SPONSORS DIRECTORY SIMPLE SURROGACY Simple Surrogacy was founded in 2002 to assist couples and individuals in

SIMPLE SURROGACY

SPONSORS DIRECTORY SIMPLE SURROGACY Simple Surrogacy was founded in 2002 to assist couples and individuals in
SPONSORS DIRECTORY SIMPLE SURROGACY Simple Surrogacy was founded in 2002 to assist couples and individuals in
SPONSORS DIRECTORY SIMPLE SURROGACY Simple Surrogacy was founded in 2002 to assist couples and individuals in

Simple Surrogacy was founded in 2002 to assist couples and individuals in achieving a family through assisted reproduction. We were founded on one simple principle: to provide our clients with the highest standard of care at an affordable price. We are one of the largest surrogacy and egg donation agencies in the U.S., and are highly regarded in the surrogacy community for our expertise, support and professionalism. Simple Surrogacy has worked with many International Clients on their journey to becoming parents, using our personal attention to detail, prompt response and matching times, and affordable prices. Our counselors, coordinators and owners are all experienced in assisted reproduction, as former surrogates, Intended Parents or Egg Donors. It is our pleasure to offer our clients that insider’s expert knowledge at significantly reduced costs that enable many people to become Parents through Surrogacy.

www.simplesurrogacy.com

to become Parents through Surrogacy. www.simplesurrogacy.com FERTILITY SPECIALISTS OF TEXAS Fertility Specialists of
to become Parents through Surrogacy. www.simplesurrogacy.com FERTILITY SPECIALISTS OF TEXAS Fertility Specialists of

FERTILITY SPECIALISTS OF TEXAS

Fertility Specialists of Texas created LGBT Fertility, a specialty division of the practice, to better serve the LGBT community and the unique challenges it faces when building families. At FST our goals are simple: to offer same-sex couples the best, most proactive medical plan for having a biological child, to provide equal opportunity to the latest reproductive options available, to serve as a one-stop resource for information, guidance and referrals for navigating third-party fertility, to make family building via fertility treatments efficient, effective and as affordable as possible for the LGBT community

Fertility Specialists of Texas offers cutting-edge technology coupled with individualized, patient-focused care that results in some of the highest pregnancy rates in the nation. We provide the latest in reproductive technology at our state-of-the-art fertility center in Frisco, Texas, as well as at our satellite offices in Dallas, Grapevine and Fort Worth. Though headquartered in Texas, we are an international practice, offering services to patients around the world.

We know you want to be a dad. And, we want to help make that happen. At Fertility Specialists of Texas we’re passionate about what we do, how we do it and why. Fertility Specialists of Texas: where the waiting ends and families begin.

of Texas: where the waiting ends and families begin. www.fertilitytexas.com SAN DIEGO FERTILITY CENTER San Diego
of Texas: where the waiting ends and families begin. www.fertilitytexas.com SAN DIEGO FERTILITY CENTER San Diego

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SAN DIEGO FERTILITY CENTER

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begin. www.fertilitytexas.com SAN DIEGO FERTILITY CENTER San Diego Fertility Center is one of the most highly
begin. www.fertilitytexas.com SAN DIEGO FERTILITY CENTER San Diego Fertility Center is one of the most highly
begin. www.fertilitytexas.com SAN DIEGO FERTILITY CENTER San Diego Fertility Center is one of the most highly
begin. www.fertilitytexas.com SAN DIEGO FERTILITY CENTER San Diego Fertility Center is one of the most highly

San Diego Fertility Center is one of the most highly respected and well-established fertility centers worldwide, serving a diverse patient population with compassion, respect and confidentiality. With more than 60 years of collective experience diagnosing and treating infertility, SDFC is proud to offer the LGBT community solutions in achieving parenthood through egg donation, surrogacy, IVF and Intrauterine Inseminations. San Diego Fertility Center consistently maintains some of the highest live birth rates for Egg Donor IVF worldwide! SDFC experiences clinical pregnancy rates of 70% - 80%. The latest data from the Society of Assisted Reproductive Technology reports that SDFC outpaces the majority of U.S. fertility clinics by an average of 25%-30% every year. SDFC Success Guarantee financial program offers hope, confidence and peace of mind that you have chosen the right team to build your family!

that you have chosen the right team to build your family! www.sdfertility.com FAMILY SOURCE CONSULTANTS Family

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FAMILY SOURCE CONSULTANTS

your family! www.sdfertility.com FAMILY SOURCE CONSULTANTS Family Source Consultants, LLC is an Illinois based
your family! www.sdfertility.com FAMILY SOURCE CONSULTANTS Family Source Consultants, LLC is an Illinois based
your family! www.sdfertility.com FAMILY SOURCE CONSULTANTS Family Source Consultants, LLC is an Illinois based
your family! www.sdfertility.com FAMILY SOURCE CONSULTANTS Family Source Consultants, LLC is an Illinois based
your family! www.sdfertility.com FAMILY SOURCE CONSULTANTS Family Source Consultants, LLC is an Illinois based

Family Source Consultants, LLC is an Illinois based Gestational Surrogacy & Egg Donation Agency. We match and facilitate Gestational Surrogacy and Egg Donation arrangements, and work with traditional, gay or lesbian couples and individuals of all races, religious and ethnic backgrounds. Our agency handles all aspects of each assisted reproduction program, whether it involves Egg Donation and/or Gestational Surrogacy. We work closely with each and every client to ensure arrangements are customized to meet the specific needs of prospective parents, surrogates and egg donors. Family Source Consultants are proud members of the American Society of Reproductive Medicine, and Resolve. In addition, we have aligned our agency with the highest levels of Reproductive Endocrinologists, Reproductive Attorneys and Psychologists. We welcome you to contact us for additional information. Family Source Consultants looks forward to participating as members of your baby creation team!

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NORTHWEST SURROGACY CENTER

NORTHWEST SURROGACY CENTER Founded in 1994 by attorneys specializing in surrogacy and adoption, Northwest Surrogacy
NORTHWEST SURROGACY CENTER Founded in 1994 by attorneys specializing in surrogacy and adoption, Northwest Surrogacy
NORTHWEST SURROGACY CENTER Founded in 1994 by attorneys specializing in surrogacy and adoption, Northwest Surrogacy
NORTHWEST SURROGACY CENTER Founded in 1994 by attorneys specializing in surrogacy and adoption, Northwest Surrogacy
NORTHWEST SURROGACY CENTER Founded in 1994 by attorneys specializing in surrogacy and adoption, Northwest Surrogacy

Founded in 1994 by attorneys specializing in surrogacy and adoption, Northwest Surrogacy Center, LLC is the leading and most successful surrogacy program on the West Coast. NWSC is dedicated to helping people of all kinds create the families they have dreamed of by matching intended parents with caring, responsible surrogates. We provide unparalleled service throughout the surrogacy process, from the application process

to the birth and beyond. NWSC is consistently ranked one of the best surrogacy agencies overall by the Men Having Babies survey, with lower than average

costs and wait times, and higher than average success rates. We work with Oregon Reproductive Medicine (ORM), one of the most successful IVF clinics in the world. In addition to its flagship office in Portland, Oregon, NWSC also has an office in the heart of San Francisco, California.

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OREGON REPRODUCTIVE MEDICINE

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www.nwsurrogacycenter.com OREGON REPRODUCTIVE MEDICINE Love is Family, grow your family with the fertility experts
www.nwsurrogacycenter.com OREGON REPRODUCTIVE MEDICINE Love is Family, grow your family with the fertility experts

Love is Family, grow your family with the fertility experts at Oregon Reproductive Medicine (ORM). We understand that our work can have a profound effect on the lives of our patients. Our mission is to provide the most compassionate and advanced fertility care possible. ORM is globally recognized for our personalized care and for our extraordinary live birth success rates. Working with out of state or international families is

one of our specialties. Surrogacy is a specialty, as well as working with HIV+ intended parents. We have an integrated Donor Egg Program in house with donors that are carefully medically screened & selected by ORM. Our in house Genetics team contributes to our high success rates. We are honored to be

a part of each family’s journey. We cherish our work with our LGBTQ families across the globe.

cherish our work with our LGBTQ families across the globe. www.oregonreproductivemedicine.com WORLDWIDE SURROGACY

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across the globe. www.oregonreproductivemedicine.com WORLDWIDE SURROGACY SPECIALISTS, LLC Worldwide Surrogacy
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WORLDWIDE SURROGACY SPECIALISTS, LLC

WORLDWIDE SURROGACY SPECIALISTS, LLC Worldwide Surrogacy Specialists (WSS) is dedicated to assist

Worldwide Surrogacy Specialists (WSS) is dedicated to assist couples and individuals with the desire to achieve a family through third party assisted reproduction by providing attentive, individualized representation at an affordable price. WSS is a caring and highly competent team of professionals led by Founder and Legal Director Victoria T. Ferrara, Esq. We are here to save Intended Parents time, anguish and money, and to be a source of support for all parties so they can focus on the joys of creating a family. Worldwide is a member of Resolve (The National Infertility Association), the American Fertility Association, and the prestigious American Academy of Assisted Reproductive Lawyers. Please visit our website to learn more about our dedicated team of professionals or like us on Facebook to get updates and the latest news about the surrogacy journey.

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IARC

about the surrogacy journey. www.worldwidesurrogacy.org IARC At IARC, we have extensive knowledge and experience in the
about the surrogacy journey. www.worldwidesurrogacy.org IARC At IARC, we have extensive knowledge and experience in the
about the surrogacy journey. www.worldwidesurrogacy.org IARC At IARC, we have extensive knowledge and experience in the
about the surrogacy journey. www.worldwidesurrogacy.org IARC At IARC, we have extensive knowledge and experience in the
about the surrogacy journey. www.worldwidesurrogacy.org IARC At IARC, we have extensive knowledge and experience in the

At IARC, we have extensive knowledge and experience in the field of surrogacy and ovum donation. Our agency’s procedures are based on over 1,000 surrogate and ovum donor births to intended parents of all types around the globe. We are proud to offer full-service support with all legal, medical, financial, emotional, and educational aspects of this process while always remaining concerned about the well- being of each client, fertility helper, and unborn child. You may count on thorough education, transparency, and personalized attention. This is not a “one

size fits all” process, and we help intended parents to make decisions that are best for their needs. We know this is an emotional step, but it is also one that

is filled with excitement and hope. We hope to have the honor of speaking with you as you decide your path forward.

www.fertilityhelp.com

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CT FERTILITY Founded by Dr. Michael Doyle, since 1991 CT Fertility has created over 5,000
CT FERTILITY Founded by Dr. Michael Doyle, since 1991 CT Fertility has created over 5,000
CT FERTILITY Founded by Dr. Michael Doyle, since 1991 CT Fertility has created over 5,000
CT FERTILITY Founded by Dr. Michael Doyle, since 1991 CT Fertility has created over 5,000

CT FERTILITY

CT FERTILITY Founded by Dr. Michael Doyle, since 1991 CT Fertility has created over 5,000 babies

Founded by Dr. Michael Doyle, since 1991 CT Fertility has created over 5,000 babies for gay and straight parents from around the world. As evidenced by the high ratings, popularity and success rates reported on the Men Having Babies website, CT Fertility is clearly the leading choice among gay men for surrogacy and egg donation. Based in Bridgeport, CT, and with offices in Manhattan, the clinic achieves exceptional results by coordinating every aspect of the medical process, all under one roof, including the finding and pre-screening of highly qualified and immediately available local egg donors and surrogates. CT Fertility personalizes the parenting journey by offering a wide range of treatment and egg donation options, including unique features such as non-anonymous donors, a guarantee number of donor eggs across all programs, unlimited IVF packages, progressive discounts for frozen embryo transfers, automatic access to back-up frozen eggs when needed, and a new “freeze & hold” option.

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a new “freeze & hold” option. www.ctfertility.com THE FERTILITY CENTER OF LAS VEGAS The Fertility Center
a new “freeze & hold” option. www.ctfertility.com THE FERTILITY CENTER OF LAS VEGAS The Fertility Center

THE FERTILITY CENTER OF LAS VEGAS

www.ctfertility.com THE FERTILITY CENTER OF LAS VEGAS The Fertility Center is among the leading fertility centers

The Fertility Center is among the leading fertility centers in the world and since 1988 has helped create thousands of families by providing the most advanced fertility treatments available today. Together, Dr. Shapiro and Dr. Daneshmand have pioneered groundbreaking research, improving upon the success and safety of IVF treatment and garnering them worldwide recognition from both patients and physicians. Their expertise has made them some of the most sought after physicians in their field and they are often called upon by their colleagues to treat complex cases or patients with previously unsuccessful cycles. Their client list consists of parents from all walks of life, including celebrities, physicians, and dignitaries from across the globe. With over 30+ years providing assisted reproductive technology treatment, hopeful parents can be assured they will receive the highest quality care at The Fertility Center. Offices located in Las Vegas, Beverly Hills and New York.

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in Las Vegas, Beverly Hills and New York. www.cacrm.com CALIFORNIA CENTER FOR REPRODUCTIVE MEDICINE At the
in Las Vegas, Beverly Hills and New York. www.cacrm.com CALIFORNIA CENTER FOR REPRODUCTIVE MEDICINE At the

CALIFORNIA CENTER FOR REPRODUCTIVE MEDICINE

At the California Center for Reproductive Medicine (CACRM), we believe that everyone who dreams of having

a healthy family should have that opportunity regardless of marital status, sexual orientation or nationality.

CACRM is proud to deliver the highest quality of service to all our patients and is recognized both internationally and nationally as one of the Best Centers for IVF, Egg Donation and Surrogacy. Our all-inclusive boutique-style fertility center is proud to boast a state-of –the-art facility offering a comprehensive array of fertility diagnosis and treatment options. We are committed to providing you with the utmost respect, confidentiality and personalized care. We sincerely look forward to helping make your dreams of a family come true.

forward to helping make your dreams of a family come true. www.cacrm.com THE LAW OFFICE OF

www.cacrm.com

make your dreams of a family come true. www.cacrm.com THE LAW OFFICE OF DAVID COLE The

THE LAW OFFICE OF DAVID COLE

family come true. www.cacrm.com THE LAW OFFICE OF DAVID COLE The Law Office of David Cole
family come true. www.cacrm.com THE LAW OFFICE OF DAVID COLE The Law Office of David Cole

The Law Office of David Cole specializes in providing quality legal services to prospective adoptive parents, birth parents, intended parents, gestational carriers, adoption agencies, and surrogacy agencies maintaining only the highest of ethical standards. The sole focus of our practice is adoption and assisted reproduction, and we are dedicated to assisting every client successfully maneuver through the legal maze of family building. Additionally, we are insistent upon providing our services for less than those charged by our competitors. When choosing someone to assist you in this process, we believe that no one can match us in reputation, services provided, or cost.

www.adoptlegal.com

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FORT WORTH FERTILITY Selecting the right fertility specialist is essential for success. Dr. Robert A.

FORT WORTH FERTILITY

FORT WORTH FERTILITY Selecting the right fertility specialist is essential for success. Dr. Robert A. Kaufmann,
FORT WORTH FERTILITY Selecting the right fertility specialist is essential for success. Dr. Robert A. Kaufmann,
FORT WORTH FERTILITY Selecting the right fertility specialist is essential for success. Dr. Robert A. Kaufmann,

Selecting the right fertility specialist is essential for success. Dr. Robert A. Kaufmann, founder of Fort Worth Fertility, created a legacy of excellence and a place where miracles begin. Our state-of-the-art facility is home to a world- renowned fertility specialist, embryologist and compassionate support staff committed to your successful outcome. As a board certified reproductive endocrinologist, Dr. Kaufmann practices advanced in-vitro fertilization (IVF) techniques leading to thousands of baby births. We help intended fathers meet their goal of sharing a biological connection with their baby by utilizing split-fertilization. Furthering our high standard of care, we only partner with reputable egg donor/surrogate agencies. Under Dr. Kaufmann’s leadership Fort Worth Fertility reports superior clinical results, outpacing most other fertility clinics reporting IVF success statistics. At Fort Worth Fertility we strive to make affordable, personal treatment options a reality for all hopeful parents.

treatment options a reality for all hopeful parents. www.fwivf.com PRIMAVITA SURROGACY PrimaVita Surrogacy
treatment options a reality for all hopeful parents. www.fwivf.com PRIMAVITA SURROGACY PrimaVita Surrogacy

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options a reality for all hopeful parents. www.fwivf.com PRIMAVITA SURROGACY PrimaVita Surrogacy empowers positive
options a reality for all hopeful parents. www.fwivf.com PRIMAVITA SURROGACY PrimaVita Surrogacy empowers positive

PRIMAVITA SURROGACY

PrimaVita Surrogacy empowers positive surrogacy experiences. Based in Austin, PrimaVita Surrogacy matches Texas gestational carriers with diverse intended parents throughout the world. The Executive Director of PrimaVita is Simi Denson, a leading surrogacy attorney and a two-time surrogate, who created the agency’s business model

in response to her clients’ concerns and demands. Recognizing that every family’s needs and budget are different, PrimaVita offers three levels of service without sacrificing commitment to legal and medical best practices and the highest ethical standards. The PrimaVita team believes every child should be born into a loving relationship—in the world of creative family-building, that means not only the relationship between the child’s parents, but also the relationship between the intended parents and their surrogate. Proudly inclusive, PrimaVita Surrogacy supports all families through personalized matching, professional guidance, and attentive relationship support.

professional guidance, and attentive relationship support. www.primavitasurrogacy.com DONOR CONCIERGE Donor Concierge

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attentive relationship support. www.primavitasurrogacy.com DONOR CONCIERGE Donor Concierge is a hands-on expert service

DONOR CONCIERGE

support. www.primavitasurrogacy.com DONOR CONCIERGE Donor Concierge is a hands-on expert service that helps find
support. www.primavitasurrogacy.com DONOR CONCIERGE Donor Concierge is a hands-on expert service that helps find

Donor Concierge is a hands-on expert service that helps find the right egg donors and surrogates to match with client families. Our trained case managers have a track record of outstanding results helping families find the right donor/surrogate through the best industry connections. This team of compassionate, highly educated case managers tailors each search to find the best egg donor and surrogate matches to help you create your family. We work closely with more than 100 of the best agencies and fertility professionals and bring a unique insight and understanding of the third party fertility industry world. We are your advocate and friend through this most poignant journey – guiding you and helping you make decisions that will enable you to welcome the child you’ve been waiting for.

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the child you’ve been waiting for. www.DonorConcierge.com VIVERE HEALTH Repromed Fertility Center encompasses all the

VIVERE HEALTH

been waiting for. www.DonorConcierge.com VIVERE HEALTH Repromed Fertility Center encompasses all the aspects of
been waiting for. www.DonorConcierge.com VIVERE HEALTH Repromed Fertility Center encompasses all the aspects of

Repromed Fertility Center encompasses all the aspects of reproductive health. Dr. Julian Escobar and Dr. Anil Pinto offer the complete gamut of fertility treatments at our 5 convenient clinics in North Texas, including our main office near the Oak Lawn area in Dallas. We have a wealth of experience with IVF, donor gametes, surrogacy and the LGBT community. Our IVF is performed at Vivere-Dallas, one of the multiple Surgical Centers and Fertility Labs throughout the US that are part of Vivere Health. Vivere treats each patient as an individual and is committed to providing compassionate, quality care that is personalized for every patient. Our expertise goes well beyond the clinic setting and our mission is personal, as Dr. Escobar, one of our fertility specialists has IVF boy/girl twins through donor egg and surrogacy with his partner Pieter.

www.rainbowfertility.com

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LAW OFFICE OF LAUREN GAYDOS DUFFER At the Law Office of Lauren Gaydos Duffer, P.C.,

LAW OFFICE OF LAUREN GAYDOS DUFFER

LAW OFFICE OF LAUREN GAYDOS DUFFER At the Law Office of Lauren Gaydos Duffer, P.C., we

At the Law Office of Lauren Gaydos Duffer, P.C., we focus on guiding your journey to creating YOUR family. Attorneys at The Law Office of Lauren Gaydos Duffer, P.C. have represented Intended Parents, donors, and surrogates across the world for over 9 years. We can represent you throughout your journey from locating an agency that may fit your needs to drafting and reviewing your legal contract and legally establishing your parental rights to your child. It is extremely important that you have your own independent legal counsel that you can trust review legal documents with you. In addition, Lauren Gaydos Duffer owns Footprints in Our Hearts, an escrow company that can help manage distribution of payments to donors or surrogates.

manage distribution of payments to donors or surrogates. www.txfamilylawatty.com LOTUS BLOSSOM CONSULTING As one of

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of payments to donors or surrogates. www.txfamilylawatty.com LOTUS BLOSSOM CONSULTING As one of the first infertility
of payments to donors or surrogates. www.txfamilylawatty.com LOTUS BLOSSOM CONSULTING As one of the first infertility
of payments to donors or surrogates. www.txfamilylawatty.com LOTUS BLOSSOM CONSULTING As one of the first infertility
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of payments to donors or surrogates. www.txfamilylawatty.com LOTUS BLOSSOM CONSULTING As one of the first infertility

LOTUS BLOSSOM CONSULTING

As one of the first infertility consultancies in the United States, Lotus Blossom Consulting acts as patient advocates helping our clients to plan effectively for the often overwhelming journey through surrogacy. We identify egg donors and surrogates to suit client’s specific and individual needs. We are able to do this through carefully selected strategic alliances we have cultivated with egg donor agencies and surrogate recruiters. These alliances allow us to exponentially expand the pool of qualified and available candidates and match close to desired criteria in a two week time frame. We deliver psychologically and medically cleared surrogates. Patient advocacy does not end there. Being able to implement a multi-disciplinary team of unbiased professionals including the fertility specialist, attorneys, insurance agents, financial and estate planners to suit our clients individualized needs is truly what differentiates and distinguishes Lotus Blossom Consulting.

differentiates and distinguishes Lotus Blossom Consulting. www.LotusBlossomConsulting.com ABUNDANT BEGINNINGS We are a

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Lotus Blossom Consulting. www.LotusBlossomConsulting.com ABUNDANT BEGINNINGS We are a California based full service
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ABUNDANT BEGINNINGS

www.LotusBlossomConsulting.com ABUNDANT BEGINNINGS We are a California based full service surrogacy agency

We are a California based full service surrogacy agency providing individualized, compassionate care for couples and singles looking to explore surrogacy. We begin by educating and sharing our years of experience regarding the process with each client. As we get to know each person/couple’s unique needs, we match them with a highly qualified surrogate, and the journey begins! Throughout the matching process and the pregnancy, we pay attention to our clients’ needs with our caring, compassionate staff. Over the years, we have formed excellent partnerships with experienced and dedicated professionals in the field, and we share these resources with our clients knowing that they will be in good hands. With years of experience, and a true love for this multi-cultural world of surrogacy, we confidently welcome all to the Abundant Beginnings family.

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all to the Abundant Beginnings family. www.abcsurrogacy.com MY DONOR CONNECTION My Donor Connection is a full

MY DONOR CONNECTION

Beginnings family. www.abcsurrogacy.com MY DONOR CONNECTION My Donor Connection is a full service Egg Donor &

My Donor Connection is a full service Egg Donor & Surrogacy Agency. With 10 years experience navigating the complexities of Third Party Reproduction, we can confidently bring you closer to your dreams of being a parent. We partner with a team of industry professionals to coordinate all aspects of your cycle: Medical, Financial, Legal, Emotional. We have a diverse database of exceptional young women who are ready to assist you on your journey to start a family. Your Egg Donor and/or Surrogate Cycle will be managed by our experienced team with knowledge, compassion, and the understanding that each cycle is entirely unique. We look forward to being your Partner in Family Planning.

www.MyDonorConnection.com

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3 SISTERS SURROGACY Texas-based 3 Sisters Surrogacy offers family building services to clients all over

3 SISTERS SURROGACY

3 SISTERS SURROGACY Texas-based 3 Sisters Surrogacy offers family building services to clients all over the

Texas-based 3 Sisters Surrogacy offers family building services to clients all over the United States, as well as internationally. Our company stands apart from other surrogacy agencies in that we are owned and operated by ART industry professionals. With over fifteen years in ART and Third-Party Reproduction experience, CEO Mary Fusillo, RN, BSN, MS, is well-versed in matching families with just the right egg donor or gestational carrier, with a unique educational and professional experience that streamlines the entire process, from initial complementary consultation through delivery. Scientific Liaison, Sunday Pirkle, Ph.D., HCLD/ELD (ABB) served as a Laboratory Director for two fertility programs in the last 10 years, Sunday’s extensive scientific knowledge and medical background allows her to effectively guide families through the complex world of IVF and Third Party Parenting.

through the complex world of IVF and Third Party Parenting. www.3sisterssurrogacy.com EGGSY INC At Eggsy Inc.,

www.3sisterssurrogacy.com

of IVF and Third Party Parenting. www.3sisterssurrogacy.com EGGSY INC At Eggsy Inc., we create families by

EGGSY INC

Third Party Parenting. www.3sisterssurrogacy.com EGGSY INC At Eggsy Inc., we create families by carefully guiding

At Eggsy Inc., we create families by carefully guiding future parents through the steps it takes to have a child. From finding the right egg donor to picking the best surrogate mother, we partner with people and companies that make your dreams of creating a family come true. Because we truly understand what it means to want a baby and build a life with a child. Our Dallas-based company works with future parents, donors, and surrogates from across the country and around the world to ensure you have a successful experience creating the love of your life. And we’re with you — holding your hand and directing your path — every inch of the way. Take the first step in creating your family today atThird Party Parenting. www.3sisterssurrogacy.com EGGSY INC www.eggsy.com EMD SERONO EMD Serono, the biopharmaceutical

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first step in creating your family today at www.eggsy.com EMD SERONO EMD Serono, the biopharmaceutical division

EMD SERONO

in creating your family today at www.eggsy.com EMD SERONO EMD Serono, the biopharmaceutical division of Merck

EMD Serono, the biopharmaceutical division of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, is a specialized biopharmaceutical company dedicated to developing therapies with groundbreaking potential. At EMD Serono, we recognized the potential of specialty pharmaceuticals and patient care long ago, and have been dedicated to delivering on their promise ever since. We have a legacy of both trying to find solutions to hard to treat conditions, as well as developing patient assistance programs that help ensure that those who need our therapies are able to access them. As one of the top five U.S. companies exclusively focused on specialty care, we see our innovation as a matter of balancing science with emotion —integrating our top minds in research and development with the insights from patients and health care practitioners confronting real- world concerns.

health care practitioners confronting real- world concerns. www.emdserono.com STEMCYTE StemCyte is a global cord blood

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confronting real- world concerns. www.emdserono.com STEMCYTE StemCyte is a global cord blood therapeutic company

STEMCYTE

confronting real- world concerns. www.emdserono.com STEMCYTE StemCyte is a global cord blood therapeutic company offering
confronting real- world concerns. www.emdserono.com STEMCYTE StemCyte is a global cord blood therapeutic company offering

StemCyte is a global cord blood therapeutic company offering public and private cord blood banking. StemCyte is dedicated to helping the world’s physicians save lives by providing high quality, safe and effective stem cell therapies. Cord Blood stem cells are used to fight over 80 diseases for the child and their siblings. Researchers are also studying these stem cells as a treatments for autism, cerebral palsy, spinal cord injuries, Type 1 diabetes, stroke, heart disease, alzheimer’s, and parkinson’s. StemCyte’s over 2000 + Cord Blood units have been shipped to 38 countries on 6 continents. StemCyte’s Cord tissue is available for the entire family. Researchers are studying the use of Cord Tissue Mesenchymal stem cells as treatments for autism, cerebral palsy, spinal cord injuries, Type 2 diabetes, muscular dystrophy, MS, stroke, heart disease, alzheimer’s, and parkinson’s.

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disease, alzheimer’s, and parkinson’s. www.stemcyte.com ADVANCED FERTILITY CARE Advanced Fertility Care is excited

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and parkinson’s. www.stemcyte.com ADVANCED FERTILITY CARE Advanced Fertility Care is excited to guide you through the
and parkinson’s. www.stemcyte.com ADVANCED FERTILITY CARE Advanced Fertility Care is excited to guide you through the

Advanced Fertility Care is excited to guide you through the fertility treatment part of your journey. We will always act in your best interest. No matter whom you are, or what you have been through, our mission is to offer you a warm, compassionate hand to guide you through the process of starting your family. Our personalized care, success rates, and dedication to cutting edge technologies put us as one of the top clinics in the country, giving you the best chance of starting your family. At each step, we will spend the time to answer all of your questions, return phone calls/not keep you waiting, and our physicians will always be available and reachable. We encourage you to do your research, as we are confident that once you make your own comparison, you will choose us for your care.

www.azfertility.com

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To Start Your Family, Start With A Caring Partnership. Our caring, knowledgeable professionals provide exceptional

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Our caring, knowledgeable professionals provide exceptional guidance along the path to parenthood through surrogacy, from comprehensive surrogacy matching services to legal advice and counseling.

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for over 25 years fertilityhelp.com info@iarc-usa.com With over 500 babies created for gay fathers worldwide, CT

With over 500 babies created for gay fathers worldwide, CT Fertility is the leading choice among gay men for surrogacy and egg donation.

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• Non-anonymous donors.

• Fresh / frozen / shared or unlimited IVF with PGS

• A guarantee number of

• Automatic access to back-

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FROM THE SURROGACY ADVISOR PEER RATINGS DIRECTORY

from www.menhavingbabies.org/ratings as of 5-15-16

       

Average

 

Agencies

Overall

#

of

Average

Journey

Web Site

Score

Reviews

Journey Cost

Length

 

(months)

 

Golden Surrogacy

9.83

6

123,000

16

www.goldensurrogacy.com

Creative Family Connections

9.59

44

133,000

19

www.creativefamilyconnections.com

All Families Surrogacy, LLC

9.33

3

127,000

15

www.allfamiliessurrogacy.com

IARC

9.29

24

105,000

23

www.fertilityhelp.com/

NW Surrogacy

9.25

36

111,000

17

www.nwsurrogacycenter.com

Tammuz

9.21

28

76,000

16

www.tammuz.com

Fertility Miracles

9.19

21

124,000

17

www.fertilitymiracles.com

Worldwide Surrogacy Specialists

9.18

28

123,000

17

www.assistedreproductionlaw.com

Lotus Surrogacy

9.10

21

66,000

14

www.lotussurrogacy.com

Canadian Surrogacy Options

9.00

 

5

84,000

22

www.canadiansurrogacyoptions.com

The Surrogacy Source

8.75

 

8

110,000

16

www.thesurrogacysource.com

Simple Surrogacy

8.69

49

95,000

17

www.simplesurrogacy.com

Surrogate Alternatives (SAI)

8.63

19

128,000

24

www.surrogatealternatives.com

ConceiveAbilities

8.60

 

5

104,000

19

www.conceiveabilities.com

Family Source Consultants

8.47

19

93,000

18

www.familysourcesurrogacy.com

Circle Surrogacy

8.14

118

130,000

19

www.circlesurrogacy.com

Lotus Blossom Consulting

7.83

6

128,000

23

www.LotusBlossomConsulting.com

ARTParenting

7.83

6

110,000

23

www.artparenting.com

Growing Generations

7.58

19

166,000

21

www.growinggenerations.com

Extraordinary Conceptions

7.55

20

138,000

18

www.extraconceptions.com

Reproductive Possibilities

7.46

24

127,000

21

www.reproductivepossibilities.com

Center for Surrogate Parenting (CSP)

6.45

11

129,000

20

www.creatingfamilies.com

 

Overall

#

of

First cycle

success

Average

 

Clinics

Score

Reviews

cycles per

journey

Web Site

Virginia Center for Reproductive Medicine

9.74

31

71%

1.5

www.vcrmed.com

San Diego Fertility Center (SDFC)

9.67

6

100%

1.0

www.sdfertility.com

California Fertility Partners

9.67

12

56%

2.6

www.californiafertilitypartners.com

ReproMed

9.60

 

5

60%

1.4

www.repromed.ca

Reproductive Medicine Associates of CT (RMACT)

9.50

4

50%

1.8

www.rmact.com

CT Fertility

9.40

144

77%

1.4

www.ctfertility.com

Fertility & Surgical Associates of CA

9.38

 

8

75%

1.9

www.fertilityassociates.com

Center for Assisted Reproduction (CARE Fertility)

9.33

6

83%

1.2

www.embryo.net

Fertility Specialists of Texas

9.33

6

100%

1.0

www.fertilitytexas.com

La Jolla IVF

9.27

22

82%

1.3

www.lajollaivf.com

Fort Worth Fertility

9.23

22

65%

1.6

www.fwivf.com

Oregon Health & Science U. (OHSU)

9.20

 

5

75%

1.5

www.ohsu.edu

Fertility center of Las Vegas

9.19

27

85%

1.3

www.fertilitycenterlv.com

Oregon Reproductive Medicine

9.13

38

90%

1.1

www.oregonreproductivemedicine.com

Fertility Center of IL (FCI)

9.06

16

73%

1.7

fcionline.com

RMA NJ

8.64

14

62%

1.4

www.rmanj.com

HRC Fertilty

8.44

16

73%

1.5

www.havingbabies.com

Pacific Fertility Center (PFCLA)

8.18

28

56%

1.7

www.pfcla.com.

Cardone Reproductive

7.25

4

25%

2.3

www.cardonerepromed.com

New England Fertility (NEF)

7.21

14

50%

2.2

www.nefertility.com

Markham (Canada)

5.86

 

7

43%

2.4

www.markhamfertility.com

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ABOUT MEN HAVING BABIES

ABOUT MEN HAVING BABIES With over 4,500 future and current gay parents worldwide, the international nonprofit

With over 4,500 future and current gay parents worldwide, the international nonprofit Men Having Babies (MHB) is dedicated to providing its members with educational and financial support. Each year over a thousand attendees benefit from unbiased guidance and access to a wide range of relevant service providers at its monthly workshops in NYC and conferences in NYC, Chicago, Brussels, San Francisco, Dallas and Tel Aviv. The organization’s Gay Parenting Assistance Program (GPAP) provides dozens of couples annually with over a million dollars worth of cash grants, discounts and free services from over fifty leading service providers. Collaborating with an advisory board made up of surrogates, MHB developed a Framework for Ethical Surrogacy, which has received endorsements from leading LGBT parenting organizations worldwide. In addition, MHB offers extensive online resources, a directory with ratings and reviews of agencies and clinics, a Surrogacy Speakers Bureau, and a vibrant online community forum.

SURROGACY WORKSHOPS AND CONFERENCES

online community forum. SURROGACY WORKSHOPS AND CONFERENCES MHB offers monthly workshops in NYC, as well as

MHB offers monthly workshops in NYC, as well as annual conferences in New York, San Francisco, Chicago, Dallas, Tel Aviv and Brussels. These conferences, which are organized with the help of prominent LGBT parenting organizations, provide unparalleled opportunities to get unbiased information, access a wide range of relevant service providers, and connect with others going through the surrogacy process. Special interest panels for parents, prospects and professionals include topics such as parenting for HIV+ men, speaking to your children about surrogacy and gay parenting, testimonies from teenagers born via surrogacy, and ethical considerations in surrogacy.

THE GAY PARENTING ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (GPAP)

in surrogacy. THE GAY PARENTING ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (GPAP) The Gay Parenting Assistance Program (GPAP) was created

The Gay Parenting Assistance Program (GPAP) was created as part of our mission to make surrogacy services more affordable for gay men. GPAP annually provides dozens of couples with access to substantial discounts and about $750,000 in cash grants and free services from about fifty leading service providers. Funds for this program come from event sponsorship fees and direct donations. Applications for discounts (Stage I) are accepted on a rolling basis, and candidates for grants (Stage II) are evaluated annually.

THE SURROGACY ADVISOR DIRECTORY

II) are evaluated annually. THE SURROGACY ADVISOR DIRECTORY In an effort to promote transparency and affordability,

In an effort to promote transparency and affordability, MHB conducts extensive surveys of hundreds of surrogacy clients. Using the data we receive, we compile exclusive rating tables with satisfaction levels for various agencies and clinics, as well as success rates, and real cost figures. This information has already helped many prospective parents save thousands of dollars by identifying affordable, effective providers. The directory includes a comprehensive listing of over 100 providers from the USA and beyond with contact information, descriptions of services, video introductions, and reviews. A universal consultation request form allows our members to contact dozens of providers in one step.

ADVOCACY AND RESEARCH

dozens of providers in one step. ADVOCACY AND RESEARCH Together with our Surrogates Advisory Board and

Together with our Surrogates Advisory Board and community partners worldwide, MHB works to promote a Framework foe Ethical Surrogacy that benefit all parties involved. We also work to raise awareness about surrogacy by assisting academic studies, maintaining the MHB Surrogacy Forum on Facebook for dads and surrogates, and setting up the first ever Surrogacy Speakers Bureau.