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Subject: Surrogacy
Category: Health > Women's Health
Asked by: clawrence-ga
List Price: $75.00
Posted: 17 Aug 2005 05:20 PDT
Expires: 16 Sep 2005 05:20 PDT
Question ID: 556734
Hi, an earlier post.

My wife and I are now looking at surrogacy, we are aware that there
are a number of clinics in California offering assitance with such an

Can someone locate a series of clinics - which need to be properly
licenced with health depts, and point us to places that show the
current state of the law in California for example what happens if a
US mother chooses to try and keep a child and we need to take action.


Subject: Re: Surrogacy
Answered By: politicalguru-ga on 17 Aug 2005 06:12 PDT
Dear Clawrence, 

Before I begin with the organisations and clinics meant to help you,
let me refer you to the disclaimer on the bottom of the page: "
Answers and comments provided on Google Answers are general
information, and are not intended to substitute for informed
professional medical, psychiatric, psychological, tax, legal,
investment, accounting, or other professional advice". Therefore, I
urge you to consult an attorney before signing a contract with a
potential surrogate, regardless of the information given herewith.

Few of the most favourable court precedents in the matter of surrogacy
have been given in California. In general, a surrogacy agreement is
valid like any other contract, and the chil is already considered as
adopted before birth. You can read more about it here:


Also read: 
BBC News, "UK laws favour surrogate mothers" Saturday, 11 August,
2001, <> - "Under
California law, all rights to the future of the twins lie with the
intended parents, not the surrogate mother."

Mark Fass, "N.Y. Opinion Upholds Trust Rights of Children Conceived In
Vitro and Born to Surrogate",, 02-01-2005,
<> - ""Under
California law, a judgment of parental relationship is entirely
distinct from an adoption proceeding, and the two are governed by
different divisions of the California Family Code," Preminger wrote.
California, she noted, adopted an "intent" test for cases involving a
contract under which a surrogate mother is implanted with a fertilized
egg, in Johnson v. Calvert, 5 Cal. 4th 84. The test, as summarized in
Doe, says that in such cases the people "who intended to be parents,
absent other compelling circumstances, should be considered the

Alex Barnum, "For infertile couples, it's California or bust 
State has become major destination for making babies", San Francisco
Chronicle, August 15, 2005, SF Gate,

"California Surrogacy Law"

The following are listed in the OPTS site as surrogate attorneys: 

Law Office of Willard K. Halm
Los Angeles, CA

Law office of Diane Michelsen
Lafayette, CA 

The Law Offices of Mary Cedarblade 
Fairfax, CA
415 459-8994

Shelley Tarnoff, JD, LMFCC (therapist and lawyer)
Piedmont, CA
510 482-2226 

Center for Children and Family Law
1111 W. Chapman Ave.
Orange, CA 92868
Phone: (714) 937-1234
Fax: (714) 937-1211

Now, as for the clinics: 

Alta Bates IVF Program
2999 Regent Street #101A
Berkeley, California 94705, USA
(510) 649-0440
Fax: (510) 649-8700

Alternative Conceptions
28035 Dorothy Dr., Suite 120
Agoura Hills, CA 91301
(818) 991-5657 
(818) 991-5707 (fax)
Additional Office: 15303 Ventura Blvd., Suite 900
Sherman Oaks, CA 91403
(818) 380-3013
Fax: (818) 380-3001
Surrogacy and egg donation program.

Alvarado Hospital
San Diego, California 
(619) 287-2221

Astarte Fertility Centers 
450 Sutter Street, Suite 2215, San Francisco, CA 94108
(415) 773-3413 
Web Site:

California Fertility Associates
1245 16th Street Suite 220, Santa Monica, CA 90404
(310) 828-4008

California North Bay Fertility Associates 
1111 Sonoma Ave., Suite 21, Santa Rosa, CA 95405
(707) 575-5831
Web Site:
2999 Regent Street Suite 101A, Berkeley, CA 94705
(510) 649-0440

Dr. Douglas Gillott 
34-131 Date Palm Drive #F-2,Cathedral City, CA 92234.
(760) 321-9884
Fax: (760) 321-1625

The Fertility Institute
18370 Burbank Blvd., Suite 414, Tarzana, CA 91356
(818) 776-8700 or 800-222-2802
Large surrogacy and egg donation program with in-house available
surrogates and egg donors. Surrogacy services locally and
internationally regardless of marital status or sexual orientation

Growing Generations,LLC
Los Angeles, CA 

Huntington Reproductive Center
301 S. Fair Oaks Suite 402, Pasadena, CA 91105
Phone: (818) 440-9161

Huntington Reproductive Center
23961 Calle de la Magdalena?- #541, Laguna Hills, CA
(714) 738-4200
Fax: (714) 738-4496

IGO Medical Group of San Diego 
9339 Genesee Avenue, Suite 220 - San Diego, California 92121
(619) 455-7520 

Doctor: Tracy Wilson (RNP)
9339 Genesee Avenue Suite 220, San Diego, CA 92110
(619) 455-7520

The North State Women's Center 
Redding, California 96001
(916) 244-9052 
Web Site:

Northern California Fertility Medical Center
406 1 2 Sunrise Avenue, Suite 3A - Roseville, California 95661 
(916) 773-2229

Northridge Center For Reproductive Medicine 
18546 Roscoe Boulevard, Suite 240, Northridge, CA 91324
(818) 701-8181
Web Site:

Nova In Vitro Fertilization Clinic
1681 El Camino Real
Palo Alto, CA 94306
(650) 322-0500
Fax: (650) 322-5404
IVF and egg donation services.

Pacific Fertility Medical Center (3 CA locations) 
Location 1: 55 Francisco Street, Suite 500, San Francisco, CA 94133
Doctors: Christo Zouves, M.D. - Sae H. Sohn, M. D.
(415) 834-3000, (888) 834-3095
Location 2:10921 Wilshire Blvd, Suite 700, Los Angeles, CA 90024
Doctor: Vicken Sahakian, M.D.
(310) 209-7700, (888) 867-3252
Location 3: 2288 Auburn Blvd, Suite 204, Sacramento, CA 95821
Doctor: Ellen Snowden, M.D.
(916) 568-2125, (800) 732-1899

Pacific Reproductive Center
3720 Lomita Blvd., Suite 100, Torrance, CA
(310) 376-7000
Fax: (301) 373-0319

Parent Surrogate Services
11500 Olympic Blvd. #400, Los Angeles, CA
(310) 842-7602
Fax: (818)-501-7260

Reproductive Science Center of the San Francisco Bay Area 
3160 Crow Canyon Road, Suite 150, San Ramon, CA 94583
(925) 867-1800 
Web Site:

Reproductive Specialty Medical Center
1441 Avocado Avenue, Suite 203, Newport Beach, CA 92660
(800) 414-7299
Fax: (949) 720-0203

San Antonio Fertility Center
510 N. 13th Avenue Suite 201, Upland, CA 91786
(909) 920-4858

San Diego Fertility Center (3 CA locations) 
Location 1: 15725 Pomerado Road, Suite 204, Poway, California 92064
(619) 673-0885
Location 2: 4150 Regents Row, Suite 325, La Jolla, California 92037
(619) 453-6121 
Location 3: 11515 El Camino Real, Suite 100, San Diego, CA 92130
(858) 794-6363 
Fax: (858) 794-6360

San Francisco Center for Reproductive Medicine 
390 Laurel St., Suite 200, San Francisco, CA 94118
(415) 771-1483 
Web Site:

San Ramon Regional Medical Center
5601 Norris Canyon Rd., #300, San Ramon, CA 94583-5407
(510) 867-1800
Fax: (510) 275-0933

Scripps Clinic
La Jolla, California 

David Smotrich, MD, FACOG
Smotrich Center for Reproductive Enhancement
La Jolla, Ca

Stanford Health Services Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility Division
REI Clinic, Stanford University Medical Center
300 Pasteur Drive, Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94305
(650) 725-5983 

Tyler Medical Clinic
921 Westwood Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90024
(310) 208-6765

UCLA Medical Center Dept OB/GYN
10833 LeConte Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90095-1740
(310) 825-7755

University of California San Francisco IVF Program
350 Parnassus Avenue, Suite 300, San Francisco, CA 94117
(415) 476-2224 

UCSF Central Valley
1617 North California, Stockton, CA 95204
(415) 476-2224

West Coast Infertility & Reproductive Associates
250 N. Robertson Blvd., - Suite 403, Beverly Hills, CA 90211
(310) 285-0333
Fax: (310) 285-0334

West Coast Fertility Centers (2 CA locations) 
Location 1: 301 W. Bastanchury Rd., Suite 175, Fullerton, CA 92835
(714) 446-1234
Location 2: 11160 Warner Ave., Suite 411, Fountain Valley, CA 92708
(714) 513-1399

West Coast Infertility Medical Clinic, Inc.
250 North Robertson Boulevard, Suite 403, Beverly Hills, CA 90211
(310) 285-0333 

Werlin-Zerutskie Fertility Centers (2 CA locations) 
Location 1: 4900 Barranca Parkway, Suite 103, Irvine, California 92714
(714) 726-0600
Location 2: 25500 Rancho Niguel Road, Suite 280, Laguna Niguel, CA 92677
Doctor: Paul W. Zarutskie, M.D.
(714) 448-7818 

Woman to Woman Fertility Center
Alamo, Ca 

Chriso Zouves, MD
Zouves Fertilty Center
Daly City, CA (San Francisco Bay Area)

General Resources
OPTS - The Organization of Parents Through Surrogacy

Everything Surrogacy

Surrogate Mothers Online

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Subject: Re: Surrogacy
From: drminho-ga on 30 Sep 2005 17:40 PDT
Please note that one of the fertility centers mentioned, Alvarado
Hospital has been taken over by XPert Fertility Care of California.

You can contact :

XPert Fertility Care of California

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