These past few weeks have been challenging, to say the least, and we hope you are safe and healthy.

If you have been exploring gestational surrogacy to build your family, you may be wondering how your process will be affected by the COVID-19 crisis. The first thing to keep in mind is that surrogacy is a journey. While these are uncertain times, we believe that most Northwest Surrogacy Center (NWSC) families starting the process now are unlikely to have their timeline extended.

We encourage families to take this time to research, plan, and be ready to embark on their dream of parenthood when they feel ready. With this in mind, you are invited to a free webinar to learn more about surrogacy and how COVID-10 may impact your journey. Hear from and speak directly to our panel of experts from NWSC and San Diego Fertility Center (SDFC).

Learn more about surrogacy from a legal, medical and logistical perspective including:

  • Impacts of COVID-19 on surrogacy
  • Egg donation, IVF treatment, genetic testing and other medical services
  • Surrogate screening, personalized matching, timelines, and general process
  • Legal steps and options for international and U.S. families

Open to new and potential intended parents and their families and friends.

We hope you can join us for this free webinar, and don’t hesitate to reach out with questions any time.

Your Surrogacy Journey and COVID-19

Webinar Panelists

Dr. Sandy Chuan

Dr. Sandy Chuan is a double board-certified fertility specialist, with extensive experience in complex IVF cases and third-party reproduction. She is known for delivering individualized care; combining the best of science with compassion to optimize the chance for success for every patient. Dr. Chuan is passionate about family building for patients who hope to become parents through egg donation and/or surrogacy, and provides cutting-edge care to patients both in the U.S. and across the globe.

Dr. Said Daneshmand

Dr. Said Daneshmand is an internationally recognized fertility specialist with extensive experience in providing third-party reproductive services. Dr. Daneshmand serves on the board of several surrogacy advocacy groups, and he is internationally recognized for his expertise in egg donation and surrogacy. He is one of the main providers on third-party care in the United States, with patients traveling from more than 40 countries to seek his expertise and treatment.

Tabitha Koh

After graduating from the University of California Berkeley Law School, Tabitha Lundberg Koh, J.D. joined the NWSC team as an attorney, and now serves as the Director of Legal Services. Tabitha is also the managing partner of NWSC’s sister law firm Bouneff, Chally and Koh. Tabitha is licensed to practice law in Oregon, Washington, and California. Her practice areas include adoption, surrogacy, and assisted reproductive technology, as well as estate planning and probate. Tabitha loves working with people and supporting her clients, and she is passionate about helping create families.

Sam Chally

Sam Chally graduated with a degree in philosophy from San Francisco State University. Sam’s work is primarily focused on introducing NWSC to intended parents as they begin the process of surrogacy. He also assists with the development of our international and U.S. intended parent programs. Sam loves working at NWSC and helping families make their dreams come true by helping them bring babies into the world.


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