Resources

CLINICS we frequently refer to:

CRM (Center for Reproductive Medicine) – Minneapolis, MN

CCRM Minneapolis – Edina/Minneapolis, MN

MCRH (Midwest Center for Reproductive Health) – Maple Grove, MN

RMIA (Reproductive Medicine & Infertility Associates) – Woodbury, MN

WFI (Wisconsin Fertility Institute) – Madison, WI

Froedtert Clinic – Milwaukee, WI

FCI (Fertility Centers of Illinois) – Chicago, IL

FCLV (Fertility Center of Las Vegas) – Las Vegas, NV

Wright State Physicians Fertility Program – Dayton, OH

MENTAL HEALTH PROFESSIONALS we use:

Dr. Deborah Simmons, PhD, LMFT – Twin Cities area

Cathryn Kriss, LCSW – Madison/Milwaukee area

Laura Griffin, MS, LMFT – Appleton/Fox Valley, WI area

PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS:

Academy of Adoption and Assisted Reproduction Technology Attorneys (AAARTA):

AAARTA is a credentialed, professional organization dedicated to the advancement of best legal practices in the area of assisted reproduction and to the protection of the interests of all parties, including the children, involved in assisted reproductive technology matters.

American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM):

ASRM is a multidisciplinary organization dedicated to the advancement of the science and practice of reproductive medicine. The Society accomplishes its mission through the pursuit of excellence in education and research and through advocacy on behalf of patients, physicians, and affiliated health care providers. The Society is committed to facilitating and sponsoring educational activities for the lay public and continuing medical education activities for professionals who are engaged in the practice of and research in reproductive medicine.

RESOLVE – The National Infertility Association:

The National Infertility Association, established in 1974, is dedicated to ensuring that all people challenged in their family building journey reach resolution through being empowered by knowledge, supported by community, united by advocacy, and inspired to act.

Society For Ethics in Egg Donation & Surrogacy (SEEDS):

The Society for Ethics for Egg Donation and Surrogacy (SEEDS) is a nonprofit group created for all U.S. agencies to have a voice in defining a set of ethical standards for egg donation and surrogacy programs. We are working to self regulate and offer the best ethical standards for all parties including our clients, clinics, donors, surrogates and others in our industry.

Men Having Babies:

A nonprofit organization providing guidance, advocacy & financial assistance for current and future gay surrogacy parents; organizes conferences and workshops worldwide.

HELPFUL LINKS – INSURANCE:

For intended parents: resources and information about coverage for surrogacy and third-party reproduction.

ArtRisk
NewLife
Brown & Brown

HELPFUL LINKS – FINANCING/LOANS:

CapexMD
Progyny
Prosper
United Medical Credit
AAARTA Grant Application

OTHER LINKS:

BMI Calculator from Mayo Clinic

Surrogacy state-by-state