Egg Donation & Surrogacy

Facts, insights and opinions about egg donors, surrogates, and intended parents.

Sanford Benardo Speaks at Albany Law School

by Katherine Benardo

Sanford M. Benardo will be speaking at the Albany Law School on October 28.  The Albany Law Journal of Science and Technology has dedicated its 20th anniversary symposium to assisted reproductive technology and Sanford’s talk will cover the concerns of recipients and concerns of donors in egg donor contracts.

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Fertility Laws in the US vs Canada

by Katherine Benardo

The following is a response to "The Human Egg Trade (How Canada's Fertility Laws are failing donors, doctors, and parents)".

The situation in Canada demonstrates how a lack of clear regulations for egg donation has a ripple effect of deviance from standard protocols in other parts of the process. The egg donation arrangement where ...

NAFG Expands into Atlanta, Dallas, Miami, Washington DC

by Katherine Benardo

Last week we announced the launch of four new locations for NAFG, in Atlanta, Dallas, Miami and Washington, DC.

We believe that by expanding our pool of egg donors, gestational carriers, and clients, it will be even easier for donors, recipients, gestational carriers and intended parents to take advantage of our services.  Press releases are ...

Barnard College Holds Panel on Egg Donation

by Katherine Benardo

A story ran on Tuesday about a panel at Barnard College which sought to raise questions about the cost and benefit in ongoing debates over egg donation.

Unless these quotations are wrong (and they may indeed be, if Barnard’s student journalism is as poorly researched as this panel discussion), these Barnard gals don’t ...

Egg Donation & the Economy: Washington Times

by Katherine Benardo

The Washington Times has run an article, "Our bodies, our sales: No windfalls in plasma, egg donations" stating that while egg donation and surrogacy may provide financial payoffs, the criteria and long-term implications should be taken into consideration.  Kathy Benardo, director of the NAFG egg donor program, is quoted throughout this article on the economy ...