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Surrogacy Services Los Angeles CA

When a woman is unable to carry a child, whether due to to medical, genetic or social reasons, the couple or single woman may choose to find a surrogate mother who can carry the baby. For more detailed information please read on the following article.

Thomas Goodwin, MD
(213) 763-1500
1400 S Grand Ave
Los Angeles, CA
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USC Ob/Gyn Inc
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Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Stephen C Rabin, MD
(310) 652-9347
150 N Robertson Blvd
Beverly Hills, CA
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Rabin Kornreich Goldman & Banooni
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Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Dr. Stacey Rosenbaum
(310) 385-3380
421 N. Rodeo Drive, Penthouse 1
Beverly Hills, CA
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Obstetrics & Gynecology
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Insurance Plans Accepted: PPO MedicareNO HMO Accepted
Medicare Accepted: Yes

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Primary Hospital: Cedars Sinai

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Languages Spoken: English,Spanish

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Christopher Pearson MD
(818) 843-1884
1411 W Olive Ave
Burbank, CA
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Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Kamran Torbati MD
(818) 906-2496
16133 Ventura Blvd
Encino, CA
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Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Moon S Chang, MD
(213) 383-8496
3671 W 6th St
Los Angeles, CA
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B Chang & M Chang MDs
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Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Robert F Katz, MD
(310) 657-1600
8920 Wilshire Blvd
Beverly Hills, CA
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Womens Care of Beverly Hills
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Obstetrics & Gynecology

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James M Heaps, MD
(310) 208-2722
100 UCLA Medical Plz
Los Angeles, CA
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UCLA Medical Center OB/GYN
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Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Margaret Juarez, MD
(626) 572-3230
1168 N San Gabriel Blvd
Rosemead, CA
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St Gabrielle Women's Health
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Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Lisbeth Chang, MD
(818) 701-0176
18251 Roscoe Blvd
Northridge, CA
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SunriseWomen Medical Group Inc
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Surrogacy

Surrogacy

When a woman is unable to carry a child, whether due to to medical, genetic or social reasons, the couple or single woman may choose to find a surrogate mother who can carry the baby.

Medical circumstances that may prevent a woman from carrying a child:

  • Recurrent abortion or premature labor
  • Dangers to the life of the Intended Mother - for example, severe heart, kidney or respiratory disease, unstable diabetes, or severe high blood pressure.

Genetic diseases in which there is a significant risk of an abnormal gene being passed on to the fetus can be avoided either by surrogacy or by IVF using a donor egg .

When the genetic disease needs to be carried by both partners in order to be of significant risk, AID - artificial insemination using donor sperm can also be an option.

The baby born by surrogacy may be the biological child of:

Both parents - the egg is retrieved from the IM - intended mother and joined with sperm from the IF - intended father. This is known as Gestational Surrogacy (the surrogate mother has no genetic connection to the child).

Mother & sperm donor - the egg is retrieved from the IM - intended mother and joined with donor sperm. This is another type of Gestational Surrogacy.

Surrogate mother & IF (intended father) - the surrogate mother goes through a process of AI (artificial insemination) using the IF's sperm. This is known as Traditional Surrogacy (the surrogate mother is biologically the mother of the baby).

Neither parent - often also referred to as embryo adoption. The surrogate mother may or may not be a biological parent in this case.

The biological background of the child, and not its surrogate mother, determine the baby's genetics -- the way the baby will look, its blood type, height, and all other physical traits.

Additional Issues

Payment is frequently given to the surrogate mother. Fees are intended to cover all medical costs incurred throughout the pregnancy and for payment to the surrogate mother. This is known as surrogacy compensation.

In all surrogacy situations, legal issues are an important issue to consider. Make sure any arrangement is as safe as possible for both sides.

There are many agencies worldwide that specialize in surrogacy arrangements. Investigate the agency you choose and make sure to get recommendations from other couples who have used it.

Summary of surrogacy laws by state in the US .

This site presents stories both of surrogate mothers and of intended parents.

Sherrie's Story (TS)
Stephanie's Story
Rosie's Story
Beth's Story
Michelle's Story
Lia 's Story
Katherine's Story (TS)

Also see: Poems for a Surrogate Mother .
New! Questions to Ask a Potential Surrogate

Publication by HFEA (UK) - Egg Donation and Egg Sharing

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