The role of an agency in the surrogacy process

Family Therapist Kim Bergman, PhD, explains how a surrogacy agency helps your through the surrogacy process by serving a contractor and manager of the entire process
The Role Of An Agency In The Surrogacy Process
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The role of an agency in the surrogacy process

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The surrogacy process is a collaborative effort on the part of the experts. Kind of like building a house. The role of the agency is to serve as the contractor. They are going to know what all the moving parts are and all the things are that need to be managed. From screening the surrogate, screening the donor, managing the match with the parents; all of the way through managing the part of the pregnancy, psychologically, medically, legally; all the way to the birth of the child. They are going to, essentially, hold your hand as you go through it, since there are hundreds of moving parts in the process.
PREGNANCY, Fertility, Surrogacy

Family Therapist Kim Bergman, PhD, explains how a surrogacy agency helps your through the surrogacy process by serving a contractor and manager of the entire process

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Kim Bergman, PhD

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Kim Bergman, PhD, a licensed psychologist of 22 years, has specialized in the area of gay and lesbian parenting, parenting by choice and third party assisted reproduction for the last two decades. Dr. Bergman has created a comprehensive psychological screening, support and monitoring process for Intended Parents, Surrogates and Donors. She is the co-owner of Fertility Counseling Services and Growing Generations and is a member of the American Society of Reproductive Medicine, the American Fertility Association, the American Psychological Association, the Los Angeles County Psychological Association, the Lesbian and Gay Psychotherapy Association, and the Gay and Lesbian Medical Association. She is on the national board of the Family Equality Council. Dr. Bergman writes, teaches and speaks extensively on parenting by choice. Along with co-authors, she published "Gay Men Who Become Fathers via Surrogacy: The Transition to Parenthood" (Journal of GLBT Family Studies, April 2010). Dr. Bergman created her own family using third party assisted reproduction and she lives with her wife of 28 years and their two teenage daughters. 

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