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A flat tire on your way to work can cause you to miss that day on the job, and for some, the hourly pay that comes with it. A blown head gasket or transmission failure, however, can not only cost you that day, but also your means of transportation and subsequently your job. Financial emergencies happen at the most inopportune times, which is why preparation is vitally important. Planning for these types of situations should begin sooner rather than later to prevent one of life's hiccups spiraling out of control.
This is simply my advice, information that I have formulated over many years in my own quest to be called "Daddy..."
Family Building via Egg Donation and Gestational Surrogacy
Presented by Reproductive Possibilities, LLC and Connecticut Fertility Associates
Melissa Brisman, JD - Surrogate Agency Owner
Michael Doyle, MD - Reproductive Endocrinologist
Jamie Speer, MS - Third Party Program Director
Join us to learn about the exciting opportunities available to you when starting or expanding your family. This informative seminar will cover the medical, legal, and psychological aspects of egg donation and surrogacy.
Please join Melissa B. Brisman, Esq., LLC & IVF NEW JERSEY for a presentation on the Medical, Legal, and Financial options that are available to same-sex female couples when building your family! We would love to see you there!
Thursday, MAY 10, 2012 6:30 - 8:30PM
Light Refreshments Served
Speakers: Melissa B. Brisman, Esq. - Reproductive Lawyer
Dr. Susan Treiser - Reproductive Endocrinologist
Irina Shea, Esq. - Trusts & Estates
Ellen DeSarno, CFP - Certified Financial Planner
Please join Melissa B. Brisman, Esq., LLC & Center for Women's Reproductive Care at Columbia University for a presentation on “Same-Sex Marriage in NY: Fertility Options and the Law”
Wednesday, March 28th 6pm – 8pm EST
Same Sex Marriage in New York is now legal. This seminar will examine the law’s effect on biological parenting options for same-sex female couples. A physician, social worker, and reproductive lawyer will explore these new parenting options.
Speakers: Melissa B. Brisman, Esq – Reproductive Lawyer
Briana Rudick, MD – Reproductive Endocrinologist
Happy Friday! I know that I keep pushing home the idea of making certain that you have an experienced ART attorney helping you when you start your journey.
"A surrogate mother who changed her mind about handing over her baby has been allowed to keep the child.
A judge ruled the mother was better able to meet the child's needs and said the risks of a surrogacy agreement were "considerable".
The mother had met a couple over the internet and entered into a surrogacy agreement, an earlier court hearing in Birmingham had been told.
An Australian couple is seeking the right to determine the sex of their unborn child.
The couple has three boys already and lost a daughter shortly after birth. Since the loss of their daughter, the couple has tried to conceive a baby girl again with the help of IVF.
The couple’s quest became controversial when they announced that they had aborted twin boys in their quest to have a baby girl. A decision the couple described as “traumatic.”
Egg Donation - Alot is currently being said about egg donors and their "place" in this world of third party family building. First, we had Melanie Thernstrom and her "twiblings", then we are seeing the reinvigeration of "Eggsploitation." I actually congratulate Jennifer Lahl on winning a California Independent Film Award, as her film is creating a discourse that is needed, albeit on the sensational side.
IVF - Researchers have developed a new model that better predicts the success of IVF treatment.
To create the new model “144,018 treatment cycles were prospectively studied to determine how couples' baseline characteristics might influence the probabilities of live birth and adverse perinatal outcomes.”
Noe Valley Voice December-January 2010
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Local Author Draws on Childhood to Write a Book on Gay Adoption
By Heather World
Psychologist James LaCroce is not just monkeying around in his new children’s book about a chimpanzee. He also hopes to advance the cause of gay parenting. Photo by Pamela Gerard