In the United States, approximately 1 in 8 couples struggle to conceive and/or sustain a pregnancy. However, the conversation around infertility remains largely in the shadows. Because of this lack of awareness, many who are coping with infertility report feeling confused, isolated, and anxious. With the number of people facing infertility, there is a strong chance that someone you know is struggling to start a family and is suffering emotionally from the experience. Luckily, there is a way you can help.
On February 15, 2021, the Child-Parent Security Act in New York finally brought an end to the decades-long ban on paid gestational surrogacy that hindered modern family-building for countless New Yorkers.
The heralding of a new year always gives us the opportunity to reflect on how far we’ve come along while simultaneously focusing on how we can continue to improve. For the third-party reproduction community, this means improving the conversation that surrounds fertility and third-party reproduction.
Carrie Levens started with Fertility Source Companies in 2011 and has worked her way up to Donor Senior Case Manager. She guides egg donors and intended parents through the donation process while working alongside industry professionals to keep the match going smoothly. Carrie says, “When I started working here, I knew this is what I wanted to do. It is very satisfying to be part of such a wonderful journey. Our team of co-workers are so wonderful, they are like family to me.”
Donna has been with Fertility Source Companies for 14 years and first started working with intended parents and donors who were navigating the matching process. Through the years, Donna’s love of order and process helped her to excel and grow. She later served as Fertility Source Companies’ Director of Case Management, COO and is currently the CEO. We are also very happy to announce that she has recently become a major shareholder of the company as of July 2020!
April has been a Case Manager with FSC for 9 years. Over the years, she has helped hundreds of intended parents achieve their dream of building a family. As a Case Manager, April oversees and coordinates every aspect of the surrogacy cycle from the initial match all the way through to that extremely exciting delivery day. Prior to becoming a Case Manager with FSC, April was a surrogate with the agency and delivered a little girl for a local couple.
Missi has been with FSC for 14 years this week! Over the years she has worn many hats – from front desk to Case Manager to Business Development to Recruitment. She especially enjoys her recruitment role because of the empowerment egg donors and surrogates describe when they come to their decision to participate in FSC’s programs. Missi wants her donors and surrogates to be 100% confident in their decision and she takes great care in preparing them for the journey.
Sheryl will be with The Donor Source for 12 years in June 2020. “After all these years, I still look forward to going to work everyday as everyday is a new challenge. I still get excited when I can help someone find that perfect donor and it just works!!”
March 19, 2020
COVID – 19 Update
Dear Valued Intended Parents, Gestational Carriers, and Egg Donors,
As the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) spreads around the world and throughout the U.S., Fertility Source Companies is actively monitoring the restrictions and guidelines that the CDC and our government have put in place to continually monitor the safety, health and wellbeing of our clients and staff.
2020 will be Theresa’s 11th year at FSC. She finds so much joy in helping to create families: “The best part of my job is conducting the initial meeting between the intended parent and the surrogate. I love seeing their initial connection and hearing their stories. It’s very fulfilling to be a part of their journey.”