May 27th, 2016
I cannot say enough about the wonderful experience that we had at BHED. Once we decided to take the plunge and go with the option of using a donor, we took a look at several websites from donor agencies.
From that very first online experience with BHED we knew we found the agency we wanted to work with. We felt the website made it so easy to navigate among our options for potential donors, and to visit each individual profile. We really appreciated the depth of the questions and felt we were able to really get a feel for each of the donors.
We then made an appointment with Robyn to learn more about how the process worked. Robyn spent time walking us through everything and even made suggestions as to which donors she felt would be a good match for us. We found our donor and began the paperwork journey of the process. Working with Lea as our donor coordinator made it such a pleasure. Paperwork a pleasure? I know, it sounds strange, but she went above and beyond for us, and it was so easy to communicate our thoughts and needs with her.
Besides, this was an exciting adventure, as each e-mail brought us one step closer to building our family. And finally, the day came. Our donor did her part and we did ours. And one day, in a little doctors office our miracle took shape, and we are due to expect our first child in a few short months.
We could not have done this without the gentle and encouraging hand of BHED. And we are forever grateful to everyone involved there for being a part of making our dream come true. We are so blessed. Thank you BHED!
– J & A, United States
March 16th, 2016
I highly, highly recommend BHED– an exceptional agency for a sensitive situation!!! Accepting that I needed a donor egg was not the hard part for me, but choosing an agency was. A few things that set BHED apart from other agencies was their combination of warmth, support & discretion. They also knew their donors very well. They were happy to support me in anyway they could, but I never felt like they were trying to sell me on the agency. Los Angeles is the Mecca of reproductive medicine & egg donation. I spent a week in LA interviewing agencies. BHED was my first stop & I really shouldn’t have looked any further!
– DJ, Texas US
February 9th, 2016
We were so fortunate to work with the warm, talented group that makes up Beverly Hills Egg Donations. We are a professional couple – one in government, the other a professor at an Ivy league university – and were so grateful for the caring professionalism of Robyn, Rebecca, Jenny and Roger. Egg Donation is a daunting process, but BHED helped us all along the way. We wouldn’t work with any other agency!
R and J, United States
August 17th, 2015
When my partner and I set out to find an egg donor, we were overwhelmed by the process. We spoke to many agencies, but were immediately impressed with the staff at BHED. You really get the sense they care about their donors and their clients. They have an incredibly detailed and thorough vetting process, providing a wealth of valuable information about the donors. Once you enter the process, you really feel cared for. They were on top of every step of the process and incredibly responsive and professional throughout. I highly recommend them!
JJ, United States
May 6th, 2015
Join us for “Families through Surrogacy” at the Novotel Hotel City Centre in Sydney 5/16-17, 2015
Presentations and Debates
• Parents, surrogates, and children through surrogacy
• Experts from Australia, the US, Greece, Nepal, Mexico and elsewhere
• Leading researchers and counsellors
• Surrogacy providers
• Specialist lawyers and psychologists
April 26th, 2015
The largest gay magazine and website in the UK, Pride Life, a one-stop lifestyle resource for the LGBT community, recently featured Beverly Hills Egg Donation (BHED) as a go-to provider of egg donation services for LGBT families.
The featured article, entitled “Becoming Parents”, answered potential egg donation recipient’s questions from the unique perspective of an LGBT family.
The article included one family’s success story with BHED: “Our smartest move was assembling a top-notch team: a surrogacy agency that matched us with a heroic surrogate; an egg donation agency, BHED, that brought us donor after donor when fate (including some bad timing and poor cycles) conspired against us; and a doctor who made magic happen before our eyes while gently holding our hands through it all.”
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March 16th, 2015
BHED provides an excellent service. Its caring and informed staff surpassed my expectations – a key component for making tough, life altering reproductive decisions. I highly recommend BHED!
-AS, New York
February 28th, 2015
FAMILY BUILDING NETWORK
MONTHLY SUPPORT GROUP MEETING
The FBN is a monthly support group that brings together families formed with the help of egg/sperm/embryo donation and/or surrogacy as well as parents-to-be; giving them the opportunity to ask questions, get answers to their concerns, share experiences and feel supported.
The decision to parent with the help of donors/surrogates involves multiple choices. Many parents are unsure whether they should tell their children about their conception. Even for those who make the decision to tell, the uncertainty of how and when to begin this conversation can often result in years passing by and children not being told about their genetic origins. Fear of “doing it wrong” or “being rejected” by their children seems to become the biggest roadblocks to talking and sharing.
The monthly FBN meetings provide a safe and comfortable place where you need not feel alone or different. Often, listening and sharing stories with others can give parents the confidence needed to not only start the talk with their children and others, but continue to grow the conversation.
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Discussions will include:
- Tools for talking about donor conception with children
- The importance of language in the disclosure story
- How to answer questions from your child and others
- How children’s questions change over time
- The latest books for parents and children
July 25th, 2014
Struggling to have a child is stressful enough so the idea of having to include one more person in this process might not be particularly appealing – particularly when it comes to tackling the emotions surrounding what working with an egg donor might mean for you.
However, being given the opportunity to discuss anything about what it means to work with an egg donor in a confidential setting may offer information and guidance in how to move forward in the best possible way. This might very well be of benefit to the intended parents but could also very well impact the long-term emotional well being of your hoped for child. It is essential to be well informed and view egg donation as an opportunity as opposed to the default option.
Discussion topics during a psychological consultation can vary based on need and interest. It can focus on your concerns, curiosities, or on general information on what we know about the well being of children born through the help of a donor.
Discussion points can focus on:
- Sharing of information with family members
- Disclosure of information…when and where?
- Pros and cons of anonymity
- Pros and cons of open arrangements
- Bonding with your non-genetic child
- Privacy as opposed to secrecy
- Dealing with unresolved shame
- Telling or not telling your child about their reproductive beginnings
- Will your child love you if he/she knows
- How much do I need to know about my donor
- Future implications for the children born through egg donation
and much, much more….
The idea is to move forward with your family building plan from a place of strength, confidence, and excitement. Being informed and knowledgeable is key to a successful journey and a happy family.
Elaine R. Gordon, Ph.D.
1245 16th Street, Suite 210
Santa Monica, Ca 90404
July 24th, 2014
At Beverly Hills Egg Donation we support a number of fertility related organizations worldwide. Our professional memberships with ASRM and a number of other organizations keep us on the cutting edge of fertility treatment options, procedures, ethical standards, and medical guidelines. Our clients come from diverse areas around the globe, including China, Norway, Germany, South America, the Middle East, and Australia. We owe it to all of our egg donors and our egg donation recipients to stay involved in important fertility organization mandates.
More about our membership organizations:
The Vision of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) is to be the nationally and internationally recognized leader for multidisciplinary information, education, advocacy and standards in the field of reproductive medicine. The ASRM is a non-profit organization whose members must demonstrate the high ethical principles of the medical profession, evince an interest in infertility, reproductive medicine and biology, and adhere to the objectives of the Society.
Fertile Action helps women touched by cancer become mothers through education, advocacy and financial aid for fertility preservation, sperm donation, egg donation, surrogacy and long-term storage of sperm, oocytes, and embryos.
The American Fertility Association (The AFA) is an inclusive organization committed to helping people create their families of choice by providing leading-edge outreach programs and timely educational information. The scope of our work encompasses reproductive and sexual health, infertility prevention and treatment, and family-building options including adoption and third party solutions. The AFA is a national, not-for-profit 501(c)(3) charitable organization headquartered in New York City.
At RESOLVE New England, we understand very personally the complexities of the infertility journey. Our personal connections to infertility drive our organization’s commitment to providing infertility patients with support, education and advocacy. As a trusted, unbiased leader in the New England infertility community, we support the professional development and comprehensive networking of infertility and adoption professionals within the region.
Whether you have questions about how IVF or adoption works to whether or not your insurance covers your infertility treatment, RESOLVE New England can provide you with answers. We offer a variety of educational programs and support groups throughout the year, from our full-day Adoption and Donor Egg Connect & Learn Seminars to our Annual Fertility Treatment and Adoption Choices Conference in November – the largest consumer fertility conference of its kind in the United States – RESOLVE New England connects you with the resources you need.
*compiled with website information from ASRM, Resolve New England, AFA, and Fertile Action.