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WHO WE ARE

The Fairfax Surrogacy Difference

At Fairfax Surrogacy, our goal is to provide education and support to all aspiring parents and surrogates. In addition, we offer a high standard of credibility, transparency, diversity, and compassion to all who seek our services. Our highest level of integrity is demonstrated through our extensive screening process before matching and our commitment to having safeguards in place to protect and honor all persons involved.

Our Family of Reproductive Specialists

Fairfax Surrogacy was founded by a group of experienced professionals in third-party reproduction and is the affiliate company to the Genetics & IVF Institute, Fairfax Cryobank, and Fairfax EggBank.  

As part of GIVF’s family of Fairfax companies, we are backed by decades of experience and expertise in reproductive science and compassionate patient care.

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Why Fairfax Surrogacy?

We know your story is like no other, yet we understand so much of what you are going through. Our team members have walked through the challenging world of infertility, and we also have experienced surrogates on our team who can offer unique insight and support.

We see you, and we empathize with the multiple facets each family must consider. We are so honored to support and care for surrogates and intended parents as you navigate new waters both physically and emotionally. Be a part of something amazing, and trust in us to hope with you.

 

Our surrogacy team is here to support you.

We believe that nothing is more important than helping fulfill the desires of those who long to be parents or help expand a family. The joy we receive in return to witnessing the gift of changing a family’s legacy is the most cherished gift.

We stand apart for our quality screening process, assuring that all surrogates will be thoroughly vetted before matching versus many traditional models. This is an important part of this process to consider on your journey to becoming a parent through surrogacy. Pre-screening surrogates add an invaluable safeguard for you.

Our services provide support, resources, and connections to help connect all of the needed puzzle pieces together on your journey. Whether you are an intended parent or a courageous gestational carrier/surrogate, you are treated like extended family here. Every person and couple is welcome with open arms at Fairfax Surrogacy. If you long to grow your family or you want to help others grow their family, we are here to help every step of the way!

Our people are what make the difference.

Meet our Team

Perla Piekutowski

Perla Piekutowski

Director of Growth & Engagement

Susan Taylor

Susan Taylor

Surrogate Program Manager

Sarah Kraner

Sara Kraner

General Counsel

Hailey Hernandez

Haley Hernandez

Surrogate Program Coordinator

Xiomara Hernandez

Xiomara Hernandez

Bilingual Case Manager

Kim Conway

Kim Conway

Surrogate Financial Coordinator

Alberto Pérez Martín

Alberto Pérez Martín

Bilingual Case Manager

Professional Parterships

Andy Vorzimer

Andrew Vorzimer

Legal, Insurance, and Escrow Services

Lila Seif

Lila Seif

Legal, Insurance, and Escrow Services

Sharna Caceres

Sharna Caceres

Legal Services

Jennifer Fairfax

Jennifer Fairfax

Legal Services

Meryl Rosenberg

Meryl Rosenberg

Legal Services

Brian Klein

Brian Klein

Legal and Escrow Services

Michelle Misler

Michelle Misler

Legal Services

Stephanie Bodolay

Stephanie Bodolay

Bilingual Legal Services

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Kim Nadler

Counseling Services

Lisa Schuman LCSW

Lisa Schuman

Counseling Services

Samantha Lavy

Samantha Lavy

Counseling Services

Mayu Quevedo

Mayu Quevedo

Bilingual Counseling Services

Seed Trust

SeedTrust Escrow

Escrow Services

Art Risk

Art Risk Solutions

Insurance Services

International Fertility Insurance

International Fertility Insurance

Insurance Services

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EggFund

Fertility Financing

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Future Family

Fertility Financing

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Fairfax Surrogacy is proud to support

Join Our Team

Fairfax Surrogacy is a full-service surrogacy agency helping intended parents worldwide find a gestational surrogate to carry their baby. Fairfax Surrogacy is the newest addition to the Genetics & IVF Institute (“GIVF”) portfolio of assisted reproduction enterprises, which back to 1984. Amongst many accomplishments, GIVF was the first clinic to achieve a frozen embryo twin birth in America. GIVF’s founders also started Fairfax EggBank and Fairfax Cryobank, both leaders in the industry. At Fairfax Surrogacy, our goal is to provide education and support and offer a high standard of credibility, transparency, diversity, and compassion to all who seek our services. 

We are looking for a Case Manager to join our team. The Case Manager will play a key role in providing guidance and a high level of customer service to intended parents and gestational surrogates throughout their family building journey. You’ll act as a strategic partner to all parties ensuring they feel supported and are safely navigating all aspects of third-party reproduction to create their family.

This dynamic position requires the ability to anticipate needs, think critically, and offer solutions to problems with a high level of professionalism and confidentiality. You will be responsible for the management of each journey and assisting intended parents, gestational surrogates, third-party professionals such as fertility clinic staff, attorneys, insurance and counselors, and the Fairfax team throughout all phases of the surrogacy journey.

The Case Manager will be the main point of contact for intended parents from the moment they inquire about our services, until they complete their journey and bring their baby back home.

Primary Responsibilities: 

  • Facilitate communication between all parties serving as a liaison between intended parents, gestational surrogates, counselors, attorneys, insurance brokers, fertility clinics, escrow companies, delivery hospital, and all other professionals involved.
  • Provide intended parents with information and referrals to third-party professionals and services needed throughout their journey.
  • Coordinate psychological screening appointments, legal, and insurance consultations.
  • Work closely with the Fairfax team and mental health professionals to facilitate the matching process. 
  • Communicate regularly and provide information, support, and guidance to intended parents and gestational surrogates throughout the process keeping all parties appraised of pertinent developments.
  • Provide concierge-type services for intended parents, such as assisting with gifts, providing support and guidance to intended parent with travel needs, and arranging transportation and hotels for the gestational surrogates.
  • Prepare hospital birth plans, coordinating with attorneys, intended parents, gestational surrogates, delivery hospital, and social worker.
  • Collaborate with the law firms and escrow provider to ensure timely responses to legal issues and timely payment to all parties.
  • Assess insurance needs and work with insurance experts to address claims, balance statements, and setting-up new policies as needed.
  • Maintain information on cases updated on a timely manner in CRM.
  • Build and develop relationships within the community to promote our program. 
  • Initiate and manage outreach activities to increase engagement and continued interest of intended parents, including participation in social media groups and in-person events. 
  • Complete a broad variety of tasks that facilitate the Director’s ability to effectively lead the organization, including assisting with special projects; designing, producing, or editing documentation, reports, and presentations; and other projects as needed. 
  • Evaluate and assist in developing program policies and procedures for improved workflow and anticipate future needs as the organization grows. 
  • Other projects/duties as assigned.

Qualifications and Experience: 

  • Bachelor’s degree in social work, psychology, or related field preferred.
  • Minimum three years of experience as a Case Manager in a surrogacy agency setting. 
  • Working knowledge of the medical, insurance, and/or legal fields is preferred. 
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills.
  • Exceptional organizational skills and impeccable attention to detail. 
  • Able to work in an environment where appropriate and timely responses to urgent matters or situations are often required.
  • Self-motivated, proactive, and forward-thinking. 
  • Must be confident, diplomatic, and tactful in all interactions. 
  • Exhibit a high degree of professionalism in dealing with diverse groups of people and maintain discretion in handling confidential information. 
  • Able to establish authority and set appropriate boundaries and expectations by balancing a level of friendliness and compassion with professionalism. 
  • Able to effectively communicate with all levels of internal and external contacts. 
  • Make appropriate, informed decisions regarding priorities and available time and be able to switch gears at a moment’s notice. 
  • Able to complete a high volume of tasks and projects with little or no oversight. 
  • Bilingual applicants are encouraged to apply. 
  • Expert proficiency with Microsoft Office. 
  • Technically savvy. 

This position is an outstanding opportunity for a highly motivated professional to assume a pivotal role in the evolution of a start-up organization and grow with the company. 

Salary is commensurate with experience. In addition, we provide a wide assortment of benefits to our employees, including:

  • Health, dental and vision insurance
  • Flex Spending Account (FSA) and Health Savings Account (HSA) options
  • Group term life insurance
  • Short-term and long-term disability options
  • 401K plan
  • Paid parental leave
  • Equity via an Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP)
  • Tuition reimbursement program
  • Substantial discounts on company services and products, including IVF/IUI and fertility preservation (egg freezing), donor eggs and sperm, and egg and embryo storage
  • Paid vacation and sick time
  • Paid company holidays
  • Job training and development opportunities
  • Company-wide social events
  • Remote work available/Hybrid if the applicant lives within 40 miles of Bethesda, Maryland 
  • Must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and provide proof of vaccination prior to start date unless a bona fide health or religious exemption is documented.


Fairfax Surrogacy is a proud equal opportunity employer committed to an inclusive work environment and to building a team that reflects the rich diversity of our community. People of color, people with disabilities, and people of diverse sexual orientations, gender expressions, and identities are encouraged to apply.
To apply, please submit your resume and a cover letter tojobs@givf.comand note “FSCM” on the subject line.   EOE/M/F/D/V 

Perla Piekutowski

Perla Piekutowski

Director of Growth and Engagement

Meet our Director of Surrogacy Program Growth and Engagement, Perla Piekutowski. Perla has over 12 years of experience in the ART field, including operations, case management, program administration, accounts administration, office management, and executive leadership. She is known for her first-class level of service to intended parents and surrogates, her stellar management skills, and her global networking. 

Perla and her husband also needed assistance growing their own family through IVF. Her journey to having her children has gifted Perla with more empathy and appreciation for intended parents. Between her professional and personal experiences, Perla serves everyone she meets with enthusiasm and compassion for their goals and understanding their trials.

Perla was born and raised in Peru, where she studied communications and public relationsSince then, Perla has compiled a unique and diverse body of experience that helps her understand a wide variety of cultural backgrounds and beliefs. She is bi-lingual in English and Spanish.

Susan Taylor
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Susan Taylor

Surrogate Program Manager

Meet our Surrogate Program Manager, Susan Taylor. Over eight years ago, Susan served as a support coordinator for surrogates, where her passion for educating and guiding women through surrogacy began. Susan has also been a gestational surrogate herself. She has helped build two families to grow their families in 2015 and 2017. She quickly knew she had a passion for helping others build their families through egg donation or gestational surrogacy. Susan previously hosted a podcast regarding various ART topics.

Additionally, Susan is a Licensed Midwife. She has a big heart for women who have experienced infertility. Occasionally her two worlds will collide, and she can be a Midwife for gestational carriers and their intended parents. Susan’s experience enables her to understand and care for intended parents and gestational surrogates on various levels. She is married with four beautiful children.

Sarah Kraner

Sara Kraner

General Counsel

Sara has worked in health care law her entire career. At first, she worked doing health regulatory work at a major international law firm, followed by joining a large local health system as in-house counsel.  Sara started her involvement in the ART industry in 2019 and she is the General Counsel for GIVF and all of the Fairfax Family of businesses.  She is also an honorary ART fellow of the Academy of Adoption and Assisted Reproduction Law Attorneys.

Hailey Hernandez
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Haley Hernandez

Surrogate Program Coordinator

My name is Haley Hernandez. I am a proud Military wife to my high school sweetheart and a mother to our two wonderful kids!  

Being a military family, we have lived all over the states! We are looking forward to our next big move this summer to the beautiful island of Oahu, Hawaii! 

I am an experienced gestational carrier and completed my first surrogacy journey in December 2021. This was the moment when my absolute love for helping others grew into a life changing experience and motivated me to continue pursuing my passion of helping families turn their “impossible dream”, into reality. 

My compassionate nature and first-hand experience allow me to relate as well as connect with surrogates and intended parents on a personal level.

I am honored to help guide and support surrogates and intended parents through the process of gestational surrogacy. All in the greatest hope and efforts to create a miracle, together.  

Xiomara Hernandez

Xiomara Hernandez

Bilingual Case Manager

Xiomara has 9 years of experience in the ART field working for several companies, from surrogacy agencies to fertility centers.

The wide range of roles she has carried out in her career provides her with a unique perspective and a deep understanding of surrogacy and its different perspectives and challenges. Xiomara is very passionate about her job and provides great support to all her intended parents navigating their surrogacy process.

Xiomara was born and raised in Spain where she completed two bachelor’s degrees in Hospitality/Tourism Management and Marketing. She has worked and lived in several countries during her adult life, and that has provided her with valuable insight into different cultures and beliefs, and how to work with different people from around the globe. She is married and a proud mother of 3, and is bilingual in Spanish and English.

Kim Conway
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Kim Conway

Surrogate Financial Coordinator

Kim is a married, mother of three, and is a three-time experienced surrogate. She has helped to build three families with four beautiful children. Kim’s first surrogacy journey started in 2014 and this is where her passion for surrogacy sparked.  During that journey, Kim completed her bachelor’s degree in Accounting and pursued that career path. Surrogacy was still a “calling” and after two additional successful journeys’, Kim entered the surrogacy field in 2020 helping Surrogates and Intended Parents start their adventure. She now gets to merge both her passions as our Surrogate Financial Coordinator.

Alberto Pérez Martín
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Alberto Pérez Martín

Bilingual Case Manager

Alberto always wanted to have kids. He’s from a big family and the only thing he really knew about himself, until much later in life, was that he wanted to be a dad. In September 2020, Alberto and his husband welcomed their daughter Olivia into the world who was conceived through surrogacy and egg donation programs. Now, they are on a sibling journey and expecting the new baby early next year. 

He grow up in Madrid, Spain and now he lives with his supportive-loving husband,  their incredible two-year-old daughter, and his rescued Bernese Mountain Dog.  

Alberto has always been a “people person” and began his business career focusing on HR following his passion for helping people. His own surrogacy journey was so life-changing that he discovered such a passion for the surrogacy field that he knew he wanted to work in the field and help create families.  

Since then, he feels he can offer unique advice and perspective, as a previous IP using an egg donor and he’s assisted many intended parents and surrogates, and always trying to make the experience extremely valuable while navigating surrogacy with him as a case manager. 

He is a passionate advocate of surrogacy and egg donation, he continues to advocate ardently for our community and seeks out opportunities to shed light on the beauty of family building through surrogacy.   

His commitment to family has brought him to the Fairfax Surrogacy team; to a role that will allow him to further his passion for family building. As a Case Manager, he looks forward to sharing his personal experiences and helping to guide intended parents and surrogates through the processes of surrogacy, and his goal for every case is a happy and rewarding experience for both the surrogate and the intended parents.  

In his spare time, he loves spending time outside with the family and traveling as much as he can. Alberto is so proud to be a part of the Fairfax Surrogacy Family.

Andy Vorzimer

Andrew W. Vorzimer

Legal, Insurance, and Escrow Services

Meet another one of the trusted Fairfax attorneys, Andrew W. Vorzimer. Mr. Vorzimer is recognized worldwide as the foremost expert in the legal field of Surrogacy, Egg Donation, and Reproductive Law. Mr. Vorzimer is an expert author in ART, a multi-award recipient in the industry, and well known for his work in various high-profile litigation cases and appearances in numerous news shows. In addition, he has been instrumental in making positive legal changes regarding best practices regarding surrogacy.

Mr. Vorzimer graduated Magna Cum Laude (J.D.) from Whittier College School of Law in 1988. Mr. Vorzimer completed his undergraduate studies at Harvard University and the University of Miami. 

Lila Seif

Lila Seif

Legal Services, Insurance Reviews, Escrow Services

Lila M. Seif provides family building legal services through assisted reproductive technologies (ART) including surrogacy, egg donation, speed donation, embryo donation, parentage, and related matters. Lila is known for her thorough evaluation of matters, attention to detail, strong legal writing and analytical skills, and innate moral compass, all of which is demonstrated in her work product. She treats others with honesty and integrity and looks forward to working with like-minded professionals who share the goal of helping make new families with warmth and excellence.

Sharna Caceres

Sharna Caceres

Legal Services

Meet legal expert, Sharna Caceres. As an attorney, Sharna helps families grow through artificial reproduction technology using her expertise in legal services. In addition, she has over a decade of public relations, executive communications, and crisis management strategy and execution. As the former owner of a surrogacy agency and an attorney practicing artificial reproduction technology, Sharna counsels private individuals, healthcare practitioners, and healthcare organizations on legal requirements and best practices for growing families.  

A graduate of the University of the Incarnate Word and St. Mary’s University, Juris Doctorate, she also attended the National Institute of Adoption Law & Policy and the Dispute Resolution Institute at the University of Nevada at Las Vegas. She is licensed to practice law in the State of Texas. In addition, Sharna actively volunteers with organizations that develop youth and other local communities. She is married to her college sweetheart, and they have three small children and a myriad of rescue pets. 

Jennifer Fairfax

Jennifer Fairfax

Legal Services

JENNIFER FAIRFAX is the owner of Jennifer Fairfax, LLC, Family Formation Law Offices. She focuses her law practice in the areas of Adoption and Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART).  Her ART practice includes drafting, negotiating or reviewing surrogate agreements, drafting, negotiating or reviewing donor agreements, obtaining parentage orders and birth certificates and assisting clients through the process of building their family with the use of ART. 

 

Jennifer has been a Maryland and Washington, D.C. Super Lawyer since 2015 and continues to hold that distinction through 2021.  She has been elected to the Top 100 Attorneys and Top 50 Women Lawyers in Maryland and the District of Columbia and has been listed as a Best Lawyer in D.C. & Maryland for several years. She has been rated as a preeminent attorney receiving an AV rating from Martindale-Hubbell and rated a 10.0 by AVVO.  

 

Jennifer is a graduate of the University of Baltimore School of Law and practices in all Maryland, Virginia and District of Columbia courts, the Maryland Federal courts and is licensed to practice before the United States Supreme Court.   Jennifer is a Sustaining Fellow of the Academy of Adoption and Assisted Reproduction Attorneys, the lead organization in the United States and Abroad on family building through Adoption and ART.  She served on AAAA’s Board of Trustees before serving as Vice President in 2017-18.  After her service she was awarded President Award for her Leadership, Dedication, Fairness and Vision for Adoption and ART.  She a past recipient of the Maryland State Bar Foundation Legal Excellence Award.  Jennifer guest lectures at many of the local law schools in D.C. and Maryland and is a faculty member of Judicial Institute in Maryland.  She is also an editor of Maryland Bench Book and the D.C. Practice Manual and assisted in the drafting of the D.C. Collaborate Reproduction Act and legislation in Maryland to enhance the laws involving adoption, donors and surrogacy.

Meryl Rosenberg

Meryl Rosenberg

Legal Services

Meet another one of our attorneys, Meryl Rosenberg. She is the director of ART parenting’s comprehensive program devoted exclusively to arrangements and all legal aspects of surrogacy, egg donation, embryo donation, and other matters involving ART. Meryl has a depth and breadth of experience in the ART field, starting back in 1993.

An active participant in furthering the education, development, and expansion of reproductive law, Meryl is an innovator and leader in the field of ART. Meryl assisted in drafting both Maryland and District of Columbia legislation, where she addressed ART and third-party reproduction. In addition, Meryl works closely with other attorneys, medical professionals, and organizations to create positive change to the law,  to protect all parties involved in ART.

Brian Klein

Brian Klein

Legal and Escrow Services

Brian Klein joined Falletta & Klein in 2011, where he practices exclusively in the area of fertility law.

Brian currently manages Falletta & Klein’s contract team, where every year, he assists hundreds of families through the surrogacy and egg donation process.

Bran also leads Falletta & Klein’s team for international relations. Brian Klein is a frequent guest speaker at international surrogacy seminars to provide guidance on cross-border surrogacy and egg donation issues, and to provide insight on California’s laws. He is a member of the legal committee in the Society for Ethics in Egg Donation and Surrogacy (SEEDS).

Brian is licensed to practice law in the State of California.

Michelle Misler

Michelle Misler

Legal Services

Michelle has extensive experience drafting and negotiating surrogacy agreements and donor agreements as well as overseeing and filing parentage proceedings.  Prior to opening her own firm, Michelle worked for 9 years at a surrogacy agency and can therefore see beyond the terms of the agreement and counsel her clients with the perspective of the entire journey in mind.  She strives to give her clients both compassionate and professional service in a timely manner so that they can then build their family with confidence that the correct foundation was put into place and succeed in their goals.

Michelle is licensed to practice law in Maryland and Washington, DC and is a member of the Academy of Adoption & Assisted Reproductive Attorneys.

Stephanie Bodolay

Stephanie Bodolay

Bilingual Legal Services

Infertility is a long road filled with uncertainty and emotional turmoil. I understand this and will capably advocate for my clients, skillfully draft or review as well as negotiate the necessary agreements on their behalf, and effectively navigate them through the legal process from beginning to end. Additionally, I am bilingual and can provide Spanish speaking clients the comfort of ease in communication and an effective representation.    

Whether it be through surrogacy, egg or sperm donation, embryo donation, pre-planned adoption, or in matters of step-parent or relative adoption, the firm has the knowledge, experience and resources to safely and expertly assist and protect the clients in the legal formation of their family. 

My Story

Stephanie has dedicated her career to assisted reproductive law. She began her work in assisted reproductive technology as a legal intern, while she was still a law student at Stetson University College of Law. She fell in love with the combination of medicine, technology, an emerging legal landscape, and most importantly… family. After graduating, her experience in the field and her commitment towards the clients led her to a full time position as an attorney, working exclusively in assisted reproduction, where she remained as an attorney for over 5 years before starting Stephanie Favilli Bodolay, P.A.

Since the start of her career, Stephanie has been able to compassionately help hundreds of Parents, Donors, and Surrogates in their journeys of family building both domestically and abroad. She routinely represents clients from countries such as Argentina, Spain, Uruguay, Germany, and Russia among others. Born to Nicaraguan parents, Stephanie is fluent in Spanish and can provide her Spanish speaking clients comfort in knowing they can communicate effectively with her in Spanish, as well as have a thorough understanding of the process and the legal documents. She is very proud of her connection with her clients and the relationships she builds with them. Her favorite part is knowing she has not only helped with legal, but also made the clients comfortable and safe, making the process a more positive one… and, of course, receiving baby pictures and emails from the clients long after the legal process has ended.  

 To provide the very best legal representation, it is a priority for Stephanie to stay current on the constantly evolving legal framework of assisted reproductive cases in order to provide the best and most ethical representation. She continues to educate herself through, as well as actively participate in, continuing education through organizations like the American Bar Association (ABA) and as a Fellow of the Academy of Adoption and Assisted Reproductive Attorneys.  

 Away from the office, Stephanie is a member of various professional organizations, a proud supporter of the LGBT community, enjoys cycling and yoga and is the proud mother of two beautiful daughters. Together with her husband, they enjoy traveling with their daughters as much as possible to hike, canoe, and camp all over the world and enjoy everything the outdoors has to offer.

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Kim Nadler

Counseling Services

Kim Nadler has a Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology from California State University, San  Bernardino. She was the Director for Family Therapy Institute for over 15 years providing  counseling services to children, families and couples. She has been assisting families with their  counseling needs since 1979, in several states across the United States.Her experience  includes couple’s counseling and offering screening and psychological support in a variety of  third party reproduction situations.  

Kim has been evaluating gestational carriers for over 25 years. She has been a team member  in offering clinical services to intended parents and gestational carriers privately and with  surrogacy agencies. Kim has personal experience with infertility which allows her to offer  personal and professional experience. 

Kim has been an instructor with the University of California, Riverside California, Parenting after  Divorce, Family Therapy Institute, University of Redlands and other lectures in the United  States.  

Kim has been a group facilitator for Resolve, Orange County California. 

One passion Kim has is a program in southern California that provides residential and  outpatient treatment for children. She was instrumental in creating a multifaceted program for  children with the Menninger Foundation. She remains active on their Board of Directors. 

Presently Kim divides her time between Montana and Florida, fishing and dressage riding. She  has one son, three step children, three step grandchildren all of whom contribute to her joy of  family life. 

Lisa Schuman LCSW

Lisa Schuman

Counseling Services

Lisa Schuman, LCSW, is a leading expert in family building and has helped people around globe build the families of their dreams.

She has lectured extensively and has written numerous articles on a variety of family building subjects including LGBTQIA+, and single parent family building. Ms. Schuman also runs workshops and offers counseling for parents and children who have formed their families through sperm and egg donation or adoption. 

Ms. Schuman has been working as a licensed therapist for more than two decades and is currently the Director of the Center for Family Building. She is a consultant for schools and corporations and has worked with groups such as Memorial Sloane Kettering, The Gay and Lesbian Community Center, The Family Equality Council and sits on the board of  Single Mothers by Choice.

Ms. Schuman was chosen as the only therapist to testify to the State Senate Judiciary Committee on the subject of legalizing compensated surrogacy in New York.

In her many years of treating patients who need assistance to build their families, she came to understand that the guidance, support and education she provided could make their paths to parenthood easier. To fill that need, in 2015, she founded the Center for Family Building, a trusted comprehensive resource offering products, videos, coaching services, support programs and more.

Ms. Schuman’s My Lifebook was created to capture special memories and moments from the journey to have a child. Says Schuman, “Children love hearing about how they came into the world and the Lifebook can help them feel connected to their beginnings.”

As the principal investigator for many research studies, Ms. Schuman was honored with three awards by the American Society for Reproductive Medicine and the Pacific Coast Reproductive Society. She is the former Chair of the Egg Freezing Task Force for the Mental Health Professional Group of the ASRM. Ms. Schuman sat on the board of the American Fertility Association and was a group leader for RESOLVE. Ms. Schuman received her Undergraduate degree at Northeastern University and her graduate degree at Yeshiva University.

Ms. Schuman, who lives in Connecticut with her husband and three children, has personally experienced almost every facet of family building including fertility treatment, surgeries, alternative therapies, surrogacy and adoption and has lived through the struggles raising mainstream and special needs children. This has given her special insight into the trials, tribulations and joys of the families she counsels. Says Schuman, “I can talk the talk but I have also walked the walk.”

Samantha Lavy

Samantha Lavy

JSRC Relationship Consultants

Making the decision to see a therapist can be difficult. As a relationship therapist, Samantha dedicates herself to her clients with complete transparency and authenticity. She works with clients to find their inner strengths and resources to overcome the obstacles that may be keeping them ‘stuck’. Samantha works with clients to ‘zoom out’ and see the big picture: how the relationships in their life, including friends, intimate partners, family members and colleagues, impact the relationships they have with themself.

Samantha spent the first half of her career working in healthcare, including 19 years in the field of reproductive medicine. Working directly with infertile couples and LGBT growing families, she engaged with numerous fertility programs, surrogacy and egg donor agencies throughout the tri-state and worked with clients from all over the world. The decision to pursue a career in Marriage and Family Therapy made sense, as the guidance of a relationship therapist is an essential component of the process of fertility struggles.

As a daughter, wife, mother and stepmother, Samantha understands the unique and special roles we play in people’s lives. She has a passion for helping clients through strengthening relationships and navigating significant life changes to support happier, more connected lives.

Mayu Quevedo

Mayu Quevedo

Bilingual Counseling Services

Maria Eugenia (Mayu) Quevedo is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, LPC, and Registered Play Therapist in the State of Texas. Mayu began her journey in Psychology at the University of Texas in El Paso and pursued he graduate training in Professional Counseling, Marriage and Family Therapy and Play Therapy at Texas State University. Mayu is co-author of the Fertility Workbook, FindingYOUinFertility: A Step-by- Step Wellness Workbook for Family Building Through IUI and IVF.

Mayu holds a special passion for working with individuals and couples living through infertility for more than 10 years from, both, a personal and professional perspective. Mayu values how counseling can provide a supportive environment that helps those navigating the challenges of building a family find the resources for wellness in mind, body and spirit. 

Seed Trust

SeedTrust Escrow

Insurance Services

SeedTrust is the most secure escrow provider in the industry. Our $40 Million bond protects every single dollar that we manage on the surrogacy side and hold for egg donor cases. 

Every dollar held in escrow is fully bonded and insured!  In addition to the $2,000,000 general liability policy, SeedTrust maintains a bond of $40,000,000 that is diversified between six “A Rated” insurance companies. SeedTrust also maintains a $1,000,000 Errors & Omissions policy, which is six times higher than the maximum individual client account balance. Additionally, the company holds a $1,000,000 cyber insurance policy that includes a cyber Incident response team. Lastly, all client funds are held in an attorney managed trust account and are overseen by Roland Salloum. As an attorney, Roland remains subject to the Bar Association’s financial and ethical oversight. SeedTrust’s insurance program provides the highest level of security and protection available.

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EggFund Fertility Financing

Fertility Financing

Started by an infertility survivor, EggFund helps the 1 in 8 Americans with infertility afford their dream of having a family. 

EggFund has the largest network of vetted fertility lenders, who provide you pre-approved loan offers.  EggFund gives you more choices, so you can find the best loan for you—all in one place.

Loans can cover all aspects of the journey including agency and donor fees, legal fees, medicines and testing; treatment.   If you’re not sure, call us at (877) 470-4877.

 

Loan features:

 

  • Loan amounts up to $100,000
  • Minimum FICO score of 600 to apply
  • Choose any provider:  agency, clinic, attorney, etc 
  • Joint applications accepted
  • Quick and simple one single page application.
  • Less than 60 seconds to see if you are pre-approved
  • No impact to your credit score for seeing your options
  • APRs from 3.84% – 35.99%*
  • No Fee from EggFund (lender may charge a fee depending on lender’s policy)

 

*The APR you will be qualified for is based on your own credit worthiness and lender’s underwriting
criteria.  Other fees may apply depending on the lender, check your offer.

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Future Family

Fertility Financing

Future Family is the smart way to pay for fertility treatments. Our company was founded by Claire Tomkins (who personally went through IVF) with the goal of supporting fertility patients on their journey.

Our customized loans are designed to save you time and money, and we work with Fairfax Surrogacy to combine all of your treatment costs into one easy monthly payment. With our plans, you also enjoy on-demand fertility coaching support from Registered Nurses, who are here to answer any questions you may have.

Benefits of a Future Family fertility loan:

● Low-interest rates

● No prepayment penalties

● Funding of up to $50,000 in less than 48 hours

● Loan personalized to your specific needs and treatments

● Treatment costs simplified down to one easy payment

● Bill pay management

● Personalized on-demand support from Fertility Coaches

Medication training, onboarding and Q&A sessions as part of your coaching package

● Financing options to include a friend or family member

Prequalifying is easy. It takes less than 2 minutes and won’t impact your credit score. We look forward to helping you with your fertility journey.

To learn more and apply, visit us at Future Family today.

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