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Resolve

Resolve

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


SART

Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology (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

HRC Fertility

333 South Arroyo Parkway, 3rd Floor, Pasadena, CA 91105

(866) 472-4483
http://www.havingbabies.com/about-hrc/locations/pasadena/

  • Accepts new patients with a two week lead time
  • Accepts all major insurance carriers – 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)

Colorado Center for Reproductive Medicine

10290 RidgeGate Circle, Lone Tree, Colorado 80124

(844) 539-0628
https://www.ccrmivf.com/

  • Accepts new patients with a two week lead time

  • Accepts all major insurance carriers – 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)

Pacific Fertility Center

55 Francisco Street, Suite 500, San Francisco, CA 94133

415-834-3095
http://www.pacificfertilitycenter.com/the-center/infertility-center

  • Accepts new patients with a two week lead time
  • Accepts all major insurance carriers – 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

UCSF Center for Reproductive Health

Women's Health Building

2356 Sutter Street, 7th Floor, San Francisco, CA 94115
(415) 353-7475
http://coe.ucsf.edu/ivf/index.html

  • Accepts new patients with a two week lead time
  • Accepts all major insurance carriers -- 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


Egg Donor Agencies

Donor Resource

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

Fertility Connections

2855 Mitchell Dr., #104, Mill Valley, CA 94941

(415) 383-2553
http://www.fertilityconnections.com/

Specializes in donor search, matching you with egg donor, coordination with clinic and anything required from donor and donor search

Recommended Specialists: Julie Carlevaro

Growing Generations

5900 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 550, Los Angeles, CA 90036

(323) 965-7500
https://www.growinggenerations...

Specializes in donor search, matching you with egg donor, coordination with clinic and anything required from donor and donor search. 

Specializes surrogate search, all surrogates are pre-screened and ready to begin process once matched

Recommended Specialists: Jessica Juyent

Pacific Fertility Center Egg Donor Agency

55 Francisco Street, Suite 500, San Francisco, CA 94133
(415) 834-3095
http://www.pfcdonoragency.com/egg-recipients/egg-donor-agency-faq

Specializes in donor search, matching you with egg donor, coordination with clinic and anything required from donor

Recommended Specialists: None

Golden Egg

23501 Park Sorrento, Suite 201, Calabasas, CA 91302

(323) 512- 3939
http://goldeneggdonation.com/

Specializes in donor search, matching you with egg donor, coordination with clinic and anything required from donor

Recommended Specialists: Alexis August


Sperm Donor Agencies

Fairfax Cryobank

3015 Williams Drive, Suite 110, Faifax, VA 22031
(800) 338-8407
https://fairfaxcryobank.com/us...

Specializes donor search, matching you with sperm donor, coordination with clinic and anything required from donor and donor search

California Cryobank

4294 El Camino Real, Los Altos, CA 94022

(866) 988-2796
https://cryobank.com/About-Us/...

Specializes in donor search, matching you with sperm donor, coordination with clinic and anything required from donor and donor search

Seattle Sperm Bank

4915 25th Avenue NE, Suite 204, Seattle, 98105

(206) 588-1484
https://www.seattlespermbank.c...

Specializes donor search, matching you with sperm donor, coordination with clinic and anything required from donor and donor search


Surrogacy Agencies

Growing Generations

5900 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 550, Los Angeles, CA 90036

(323) 965-7500
https://www.growinggenerations...

Specializes in donor search, matching you with egg donor, coordination with clinic and anything required from donor and donor search. 

Specializes surrogate search, all surrogates are pre-screened and ready to begin process once matched

Recommended Specialists: Jessica Juyent

Coastal Surrogacy

20320 S.W. Birch, Suite 160, Newport Beach, CA 92660
(949) 209 - 8934
http://www.coastalsurrogacy.co...
Specializes surrogate search, surrogate matching and coordination

Recommended Specialists: Diane Lorona

Surrogate Alternatives

876 Jetty Lane, Chula Vista, CA 91914

(619) 397-0757 ext. 125
https://www.growinggenerations.com/

Specializes surrogate search, surrogate matching and coordination

Recommended Specialists: Ann Marie Miranda


Baby Adoption Agencies

Adoption Connections

1710 Scott Street, San Francisco, CA 94115
(415) 851-3091 

http://www.adoptionconnection.org/

Specializes in infant adoption, domestic adoption, into seminars, home studies

Recommended Specialists: Malia Kane

Bethany

11501 Dublin Avenue, Dublin, CA 94568

(925) 826-5504
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


Egg Adoption Agencies

Embryo Adoption of Cedar Park

22525 SE 64th Pl #253, Issaquah, WA 98027

(888) 959-7712
http://adoptembryos.org/

Specializes in embryo adoption

Embryos Alive

P.O. Box 42841 Cincinnati, Ohio 45242
(513) 518-7006

http://www.embryosalive.com/

Specializes in embryo adoption

Nightlight Christian Adoption

4430 E. Miraloma Ave #B, Anaheim Hills, CA 92807(714) 693-5437

https://www.nightlight.org/snowflakes-embryo-donation-adoption/

Specializes in embryo adoption


Fertility Law

Adopt SF

1330 Castro Street, San Francisco CA 94114

(415) 513-5502
http://adoptsf.com/

Specializes in surrogacy, egg donation, embryo donation, adoption law

Recommended Specialist: Anne Gyemant Paris

International Fertility Law

5757 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 645, Los Angeles, CA 90036

(855) 405-7500
http://www.iflg.net/

Specializes in surrogacy, egg donation, embryo donation, adoption law

Recommended Specialist: Richard Vaughn (highly recommended)


Therapy & Support Groups

  • Member Recommended

Beth Jaeger-Skigen

1197 Valencia Street, San Francisco, CA, 94110
(415) 317-4893
http://therapistsf.org/

  • Accepts new patients with one week lead time
  • Evenings until 6pm

  • Does not accept insurance but will provide a super bill

  • Specializes in infertility and second infertility, pregnancy and parenting

  • Member Recommended

Julie Fraga

2100 Webster Street, #319, San Francisco, CA 94115

(415) 310-1420
http://www.drjulifraga.com/Abo..


  • Accepts new patients with one week lead time
  • Appointments Monday & Friday: 8am - 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
  • Member Recommended

Katharine Hatch, Ph.D.

1939 Divisadero Street, San Francisco, CA 94115 (offices in San Rafael as well)
(415) 419-3539
http://www.drkhatch.com/

  • Accepts new patients with one week lead time
  • Monday to Friday 9:30am to 4:30pm
  • Accepts insurance, please inquire – free 15 minute phone consultation
  • Specializes in women reproductive health issues, perinatal issues, anxiety and depression

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

Dr. Meg Earls, Psy.D.


Acupuncture for Fertility

  • Member Recommended

Angela Wu

1014 Clement Street, San Francisco CA 94118
(415) 750-5050
http://wushealingcenter.com/

Specializes in fertility programs

  • Member Recommended

Byron Russell

2211 Post Street, Suite 204, San Francisco CA 
(415) 902-4070
http://www.byronrussell.com/

Specializes in fertility acupuncture and IVF support

  • Member Recommended

Anna Hsieh Gold

500 Sutter Street, Suite 908, San Francisco CA 94102
(415) 891-9993
http://www.annagoldacupuncture...

Specializes in fertility acupuncture and IVF support

  • Member Recommended

Daniela Freda

1197 Valencia Street, San Francisco CA 94110
(415) 335-0238
http://danielafreda.com/

Specializes in infertility support


Resources: Books and Articles

Supporting a loved one through infertility

Coping with first and second infertility

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