You will hear these experts discuss affordability, egg donation, surrogacy law, insurance coverage for maternity and newborn care, choosing the location of your surrogate (state-of-birth law), the IVF process and pregnancy rates.
Attorney Vicki Ferrara owns and operates Worldwide Surrogacy Specialists, LLC through which she has helped many couples and individuals have children by surrogacy. One of her achievements is the landmark court decision of Raftopol v. Ramey , Connecticut Supreme Court case that essentially created a new way to establish legal parentage through surrogacy, by being a party (Intended Parent) to a valid gestational agreement regardless of genetic connection to the child to be born to the gestational surrogate. Attorney Ferrara appears frequently in courts throughout the State of Connecticut for all matters in involving assisted reproduction law, pre-birth orders, and adoptions, including co-parent and step-parent adoption matters and she is a member of the nationally known American Academy of Assisted Reproduction Attorneys.
As the founder of CT Fertility, Dr. Doyle has practiced Reproductive Medicine in Connecticut since 1991. He received his undergraduate degree in Biology and Psychology, with Honors, magna cum laude, from Brown University in 1980. In 1985, he earned his medical degree from the University of California, San Francisco, where he received numerous academic honors, including selection to the national medical honor society, Alpha Omega Alpha.
Dr. Doyle has authored numerous articles, research papers and book chapters covering a broad area of fertility related topics, and is a frequent speaker at medical meetings and conferences. He has assisted a broad range of couples and individuals both from the U.S. and internationally with many success stories of becoming parents through egg donation and surrogacy.
Dr. Doyle brings years of successful work in the area of surrogacy to the session. You will hear him speak on pregnancy rates, trying to have twins or not, how to select an egg donor, options for egg donation, the medical process of IVF and making embryos, how your surrogate will receive medical treatment, what to expect from your medical clinic, costs and possible financing Options.
Attorney Ferrara will discuss the process of selecting your surrogate, how surrogates are screened and vetted, what kinds of women become surrogates, what will your relationship with your surrogate be like, will you have access to medical records, can you be at the birth. Attorney Ferrara has had years of successful surrogate matching through her agency on behalf of Intended Parents. She is gay and brings the personal experience of alternative family building to the table. She has a long-term relationship and marriage with her partner, Michelle, and they have two children.
Both Dr. Doyle and Attorney Ferrara bring warmth and the human touch to the work they do. They will share personal and professional experiences to make you feel comfortable and safe and taken care of in this most important of life's endeavors - that of having your children and creating your families.
Dr. Doyle and Attorney Ferrara each offer initial consultations at no charge. If you cannot attend this event, contact either one of them to set up an appointment to discuss either medical or legal issues and to get more information about surrogacy and parenthood through surrogacy.
The event will be held from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm at The JCC in Manhattan, 334 Amsterdam Avenue at West 76th Street. New York, NY. For more information contact vferrara(at)ferrarahayden(dot)com or call 203.255.9877.