Member support resources - Fertility and ADoption

This list includes resources compiled by Community Support and GGMG members. If you are a GGMG member requiring extra support, please contact communitysupport@ggmg.org

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**GGMG Members** are noted

**Member recommended** vendors have been mentioned on the forums


Resolve

The National Infertility Association: http://www.resolve.org

SART

SART is the primary organization of professionals dedicated to the practice of IVF, or assisted reproductive technology (ART). The organization represents the majority of the ART clinics in the country. The mission of SART is to establish and maintain standards for ART so that you receive the highest possible level of care. HTTP://WWW.SART.ORG/WHAT_IS_SART/

Fertility Clinics

PLEASE NOTE: Most clinics will not accept children during appts. in order to be sensitive to childless families in waiting room.

PARTICIPATING CLINICS IVF SUCCESS RATES: HTTPS://WWW.SARTCORSONLINE.COM/SERVICETOVETERANS.ASPX

UCSF CENTER FOR REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH
Women's Health Building
Address: 2356 Sutter Street, 7th Floor, San Francisco, CA 94115
Tel:
415 353-7475
Website:
http://coe.ucsf.edu/ivf/index.html
Accepts new patients with a 2 week lead time
Accepts all major insurances – Coverage to be determined – Offers several financial options for IVF patients without insurance
Specializes in infertility evaluation, IVF/IUI, recurrent pregnancy loss, gestational surrogacy, psychological support, egg donor program
Recommended Specialists: Dr.Huddleston,Dr. Cedars, Dr. Rosen,Dr. Rinaudo, Dr. Cakmak, Dr.Mok-Lin

PACIFIC FERTILITY CENTER
Address: 55 Francisco Street, Suite 500, San Francisco, CA 94133
Tel: 415-834-3095
Website: http://www.pacificfertilitycenter.com/the-center/infertility-center
Accepts new patients with a 2 week lead time
Accepts all major insurances – Coverage to be determined – Offers several financial options for IVF patients without insurance
Specializes in infertility evaluation, IVF/IUI, PCOS, hydrosalpinx, donor agency
Recommended Specialists: Dr. Schriock,Dr. Givens, Dr. Ryan

COLORADO CENTER FOR REPRODUCTIVE MEDICINE
Address: 10290 RidgeGate Circle, Lone Tree, Colorado 80124
Tel: (844) 539-0628
Website: https://www.ccrmivf.com/
Accepts new patients with a 2 week lead time
Accepts all major insurances – Coverage to be determined – Assure IVF Refund program
Specializes in infertility evaluation, IVF/IUI, recurrent pregnancy loss, CICS, 3rd party reproduction
Recommended Specialists: Dr. Surrey (also recommended for phone consult)

HRC FERTILITY
Address: 333 South Arroyo Parkway, 3rd Floor, Pasadena, CA 91105
Tel: 866- 472-4483
Website: http://www.havingbabies.com/about-hrc/locations/pasadena/
Accepts new patients with a 2 week lead time
Accepts all major insurances – Coverage to be determined – Fertility Financing
Specializes in infertility evaluation, IVF/IUI, HsSG testing, natural IVF, IVF in your 40’s, surrogacy, egg donation
Recommended Specialists: Dr. Kolb (also recommended for phone consult)

NOTE: IT IS COMMON PRACTICE TO SWITCH CLINICS AFTER MULTIPLE FAILED CYCLES

EGG DONOR AGENCIES

GOLDEN EGG
Address: 23501 Park Sorrento, Suite 201, Calabasas, CA 91302
Tel : 323- 512- 3939
Website: http://goldeneggdonation.com/
Specializes in donor search, matching you with egg donor, coordination with clinic and anything required from donor
Recommended Specialists : Alexis August

PACIFIC FERTILITY CENTER EGG DONOR AGENCY
Address: 55 Francisco Street, Suite 500, San Francisco, CA 94133
Tel : 415- 834-3095
Website: http://www.pfcdonoragency.com/egg-recipients/egg-donor-agency-faq
Specializes donor search, matching you with egg donor, coordination with clinic and anything required from donor
Recommended Specialists : None

GROWING GENERATIONS
Address: 5900 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 550, Los Angeles, CA 90036
Tel : 323-965-7500
Website: https://www.growinggenerations.com/egg-donor-program/intended-parents/egg-donation-program-overview/
Specializes donor search, matching you with egg donor, coordination with clinic and anything required from donor and donor search
Recommended Specialists : Jessica Juyent

FERTILITY CONNECTIONS
Address: 2855 Mitchell Dr., #104, Mill Valley, CA 94941
Tel : 415-383-2553
Website: http://www.fertilityconnections.com/
Specializes donor search, matching you with egg donor, coordination with clinic and anything required from donor and donor search
Recommended Specialists : Julie Carlevaro

DONOR RESOURCE : DSR Support & Information - Find Your Biological Family: www.donorsiblingregistry.com/dsr-support-and-info/

SPERM DONOR AGENCIES

CALIFORNIA CRYOBANK
Address: 4294 El Camino Real, Los Altos, CA 94022
Tel : 866-988-2796
Website: https://cryobank.com/About-Us/Locations/Palo-Alto/
Specializes donor search, matching you with sperm donor, coordination with clinic and anything required from
donor and donor search

FAIRFAX CRYOBANK
Address: 3015 Williams Drive, Suite 110, Faifax, VA 22031
Tel : 800-338-8407
Website: https://fairfaxcryobank.com/us/why-choose-fairfax
Specializes donor search, matching you with sperm donor, coordination with clinic and anything required from
donor and donor search

SEATTLE SPERM BANK
Address: 4915 25th Avenue NE, Suite 204, Seattle, 98105
Tel : 206-588-1484
Website: https://www.seattlespermbank.com/
Specializes donor search, matching you with sperm donor, coordination with clinic and anything required from
donor and donor search

SURROGACY AGENCIES

GROWING GENERATIONS
Address: 5900 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 550, Los Angeles, CA 90036
Tel : 323-965-7500
Website: https://www.growinggenerations.com/
Specializes:
surrogate search, all surrogates are pre-screened and ready to begin process once matched
Recommended Specialists : Jessica Juyent

SURROGATE ALTERNATIVES
Address: 876 Jetty Lane, Chula Vista, CA 91914
Tel : 619 - 397-0757 ext. 125
Website: https://www.growinggenerations.com/
Specializes surrogate search, surrogate matching and coordination
Recommended Specialists : Ann Marie Miranda

COASTAL SURROGACY
Address: 20320 S.W. Birch, Suite 160, Newport Beach, CA 92660
Tel : 949 -209 - 8934
Website:
http://www.coastalsurrogacy.com/
Specializes
surrogate search, surrogate matching and coordination
Recommended Specialists
: Diane Lorona

BABY ADOPTION AGENCIES

BETHANY
Address: 11501 Dublin Avenue, Dublin, CA 94568
Tel : 925-826-5504
Website: https://www.bethany.org/modesto
Specializes in infant adoption, international adoption, domestic adoption, foster care adoption, post adoption support, intro seminars, home studies
Recommended Specialists : Sandra Cantrell or Rhonda Frazier

ADOPTION CONNECTIONS
Address: 1710 Scott Street, San Francisco, CA 94115
Tel : 415- 359 - 494
Website: http://www.adoptionconnection.org/
Specializes in infant adoption, domestic adoption, into seminars, home studies
Recommended Specialists : Malia Kane

EGG ADOPTION AGENCIES

ADOPTION CONNECTIONS
Address: 4430 E. Miraloma Ave #B, Anaheim Hills, CA 92807
Tel : 714-693-5437
Website: https://www.nightlight.org/snowflakes-embryo-donation-adoption/
Specializes in embryo adoption


EMBRYOS ALIVE
Address: P.O. Box 42841 Cincinnati, Ohio 45242
Tel: 513-518-7006
Website: http://www.embryosalive.com/
Specializes in embryo adoption

EMBRYO ADOPTION OF CEDAR PARK
Address: 22525 SE 64th Pl #253, Issaquah, WA 98027
Tel: 888-959-7712
Website: http://adoptembryos.org/
Specializes in embryo adoption

Others : BLESSED WITH INFERTILITY

IMPORTANT NOTE: It is always recommended to directly inquire with your infertility clinic about embryo donation.

FERTILITY LAW

The recommended lawyers can help you with contracts for adoption, surrogacy, sperm donation, embryo donation etc.

INTERNATIONAL FERTILITY LAW
Address: 5757 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 645, Los Angeles, CA 90036
Tel: 855-405-7500
Website: http://www.iflg.net/
Specializes in surrogacy, egg donation, embryo donation, adoption law
Recommended Specialist: Richard Vaughn (Highly recommended)

INTERNATIONAL FERTILITY LAW
Address: 1330 Castro Street, San Francisco CA 94114
Tel: 415-513-5502
Website: http://adoptsf.com/
Specializes in surrogacy, egg donation, embryo donation, adoption law
Recommended Specialist: Anne Gyemant Paris

THERAPY & SUPPORT GROUPS

KATHARINE HATCH, PH.D.
Address : 1939 Divisadero Street, San Francisco, CA 94115 (offices in San Rafael as well)
Tel : 415-419-3539
Website : http://www.drkhatch.com/
GGMG Member Recommended
Accepts new patients with 1 week lead time – Mon to Fri : 9:30 to 4:30
Accepts insurance , please inquire – Free 15 minute phone consultation
Specializes in women reproductive health issues, perinatal issues, anxiety and depression

JULIE FRAGA
Address : 2100 Webster Street, #319, San Francisco, CA 94115
Tel : 415-310-1420
Website : http://www.drjulifraga.com/AboutDrFraga.en.html
GGMG Member Recommended
Accepts new patients with 1 week lead time – Appts Mon & Fri: 8 am - 6pm
Does accept insurance: in network with Aetna and will also provide a super bill
GGMG Member Discount : 20% for uninsured clients
Specializes in Reproductive Health Concerns, Perinatal and Postpartum Mood Concerns & the Adjustment to Motherhood.
Support Groups: Please inquire on times and Dates

BETH JAEGER-SKIGEN
Address : 1197 Valencia Street, San Francisco, CA, 94110
Tel : 415-317-4893
Website : http://therapistsf.org/
GGMG Member Recommended
Accepts new patients with 1 week lead time - Evening until 6pm
Does not accept insurance but will provide a super bill
Specializes in infertility and second infertility, pregnancy and parenting
Support Groups: Infertility and donor Egg Support group: http://therapistsf.org/infertility-support-groups-donor-egg-support-groups-and-secondary-infertility-groups/

OTHER: Dr. Meg Earls, Psy.D.

GGMG INFERTILITY SUPPORT GROUP

Our GGMG community organizes a support group for women who need the support of other women going or having gone through similar experiences. Once you are logged in to our website, you can request membership to the support group here: http://www.bigtent.com/group/buzz

ACUPUNCTURE FOR FERTILITY

DANIELA FREDA
Address : 1197 Valencia Street, San Francisco, CA, 94110
Tel : 415-335-0238
Website : http://danielafreda.com/
GGMG Member Recommended
Specializes in infertility support

ANNA HSIEH GOLD
Address : 500 Sutter Street, Suite 908, San Francisco, CA, 94102
Tel : 415-891-9993
Website : http://www.annagoldacupuncture.com/about-anna/
GGMG Member Recommended
Specializes in fertility acupuncture and IVF support

BYRON RUSSELL
Address : 2211 Post Street, Suite 204, San Francisco, CA
Tel : 415-891-9993
Website : http://www.byronrussell.com/
GGMG Member Recommended
Specializes in fertility acupuncture and IVF support

ANGELA WU
Address : 1014 Clement Street, San Francisco, CA 94118
Tel : 415-750-5050
Website : http://wushealingcenter.com/
GGMG Member Recommended
Specializes in fertility programs

RESOURCES: BOOKS AND ARTICLES

IMPROVING YOUR CHANCES AT FERTILITY

  • Making Babies : A Proven 3-Month Program for Maximum Fertility- Sami S. David
  • It Starts with the Egg : How the Science of Egg Quality Can Help You Get Pregnant Naturally, Prevent Miscarriage, and Improve Your Odds in IVF - Rebecca Fett
  • Inconceivable : A Woman's Triumph over Despair and Statistics - Julia Indichova
  • Taking Charge of Your Fertility , the Definitive Guide to Natural Birth Control, Pregnancy Achievement, and Reproductive Health - Toni Weschler
  • Conquering Infertility: Mind/Body Guide to Enhancing Fertility and Coping with Infertility - Dr. Alice Domar's
  • Preparing for IVF: Emotional Considerations: https://www.asrm.org/detail.aspx?id=1902
  • Grade A Baby Eggs ; An Infertility Memoir Kindle Edition - Victoria Hopewell
  • Male Infertility Guide for Couples: A Male Fertility Expert's "10 Week Man Plan" to Maximize Fertility by Managing Low Sperm Counts, Unexplained Infertility, and Recurrent IVF Failure - Shane Russel

COPING WITH FIRST & SECOND INFERTILITY

SUPPORTING A LOVED ONE THROUGH INFERTILITY

 

Updated May 2016