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WHO WE ARE

Our Mission

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.

History & Affiliated Companies

Fairfax Surrogacy was founded by Dr. Joseph D. Schulman.

Dr. Schulman is also the founder of the Genetics & IVF Institute, Fairfax Cryobank, and Fairfax Eggbank. He currently serves as the Chairman of the Institute’s Board of Directors and is Chief Executive Officer and Medical Director of GIVF from 1984 until 1998.

Dr Joseph Schulman

Affiliated Companies

Why us?

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.

 

We are family forward.

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 Leadership Team

Perla Piekutowski

Perla Piekutowski

Director of Growth and Engagement

Susan Taylor

Susan Taylor

Surrogate Program Manager

Sarah Kraner

Sara Kraner

General Counsel

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

Meryl Rosenberg

Meryl Rosenberg

Legal Services

Brian Klein

Brian Klein

Legal and Escrow Services

Lisa Schuman LCSW

Lisa Schuman

Counseling Services

Samantha Lavy

Samantha Lavy

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

Membership & Associations

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 and IVF Institute (“GIVF”) portfolio of assisted reproduction enterprises, which date 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 TikTok creator to join our team of consultants to create unique and educational content for our surrogacy account.

Primary Responsibilities: 

  • Manage TikTok account
  • Engage with followers to provide accurate and interesting information regarding surrogacy
  • Produce and share on-trend videos on a consistent basis
  • Stay up to date on current TikTok trends
  • Engage with other creators to cultivate relationships to spread awareness about surrogacy
  • Work with the agency team to create unique and relevant content
  • Share personal surrogacy experience with followers

Qualifications and Experience: 

  • Prior experience as a surrogate
  • Experience and thorough understanding of the TikTok platform
  • Ability to create and edit professional videos
  • Knowledgeable about the entire surrogacy process

Compensation is commensurate with experience.  Additional incentives will be offered to qualified candidates.

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 to info@FairfaxSurrogacy.com and note “TikTok Creator” on the subject line.   Please include your TikTok account handle in the body of the message.  EOE/M/F/D/V 

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 and 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

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.

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. 

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.

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.

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.