September 12th, 2016
Nous sommes les heureux parents de un petit garçon de deux mois. En le regardant, nous pensons au chemin parcouru depuis ce jour de janvier 2015 où nous avons décidé d’avoir un enfant par mère porteuse. Une naissance par mère porteuse est une belle aventure mais qui nécessite, plus encore qu’une autre naissance, accompagnement et conseils.
C’est ce que nous avons apprécié chez BHED, depuis le premier jour et jusqu’à encore maintenant. Nous vivions à l’époque en Europe et toutes les démarches et recherches se sont faites très facilement grâce au site internet. Surtout, Cheryl, qui nous a accompagné tout au long du processus, a su nous écouter, comprendre notre demande et répondre à toutes les questions que nous pouvions nous poser sur le choix d’une donneuse d’ovules. Elle a été présente à tous les rendez-vous que nous avons eu par Skype ou en personne. Le tout dans la bonne humeur et l’empathie !
Depuis, nous avons déjà conseillé plusieurs fois BHED à certains de nos amis désireux eux aussi d’accueillir un bébé au sein de leur foyer.
We are the happy parents of a little boy, two months old. When we are looking at him, we think back on the days of January 2015 when we decided to have a child through surrogacy. To have a child with the help of an egg donor and a surrogate mother is an adventure. Like for any other birth, and more so, we needed advice and help.
This is why we have appreciated working with BHED, from the first day until now. We lived at the time in Europe and thanks to the website our search for an egg donor was easy. Even more, Cheryl, which was by our side all the time, was listening to what we had to say, understood what we wanted answered all the questions we had about choosing our egg donor. She managed all of our contacts, and interviews, by phone or Skype, with the egg donors we selected. She arranged and came with us to a meeting with the egg donor we had chosen. Cheryl had a good humor and a lot of empathy.
We have since recommended BHED to other French couples who would want to welcome a child their home and create their own family.
– O & J, France
July 2nd, 2016
Best decision we’ve ever made! Once you make the decision to go ahead with using a donor, BHED makes the process as stress free and seamless as possible. Robyn and Tamara were always very professional and responsive to any concerns. It is almost unbelievable that IN LESS THAN A YEAR after signing our contract I got pregnant and had two beautiful babies to hold in my arms. I do feel that the vetting process that is done by BHED is a lot more stringent and accordingly you get healthy babies. Our babies have brought so much joy to our family we cannot imagine our lives without them. We also have a biological child and there is no difference between the love you feel as a parent.
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