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Dr. Kim Bergman

Dr. Kim Bergman

Kim Bergman, PhD, a licensed psychologist of 26 years, has specialized in the area of gay and lesbian parenting, parenting by choice and third party assisted reproduction for over two decades. Dr. Bergman has created a comprehensive psychological screening, support and monitoring process for Intended Parents, Surrogates and Donors. She is the co-owner of Fertility Counseling Services and Growing Generations and is a member of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine, the American Psychological Association, the Los Angeles County Psychological Association, the Lesbian and Gay Psychotherapy Association, and the Gay and Lesbian Medical Association. She is on the national Emeritus board of the Family Equality Council. Dr. Bergman writes, teaches and speaks extensively on parenting by choice. Along with co-authors, she published “Gay Men Who Become Fathers via Surrogacy: The Transition to Parenthood” (Journal of GLBT Family Studies, April 2010). Dr. Bergman’s is the author of the upcoming book, Your Future Family: The Essential Guide to Assisted Reproduction (Conari Press 2019). Dr. Bergman created her own family using third party assisted reproduction and she lives with her wife of 35 years. Her two daughters are in college.

What You Should Know About Using Donor Eggs

At Growing Generations, we’ve developed a thoughtful and personal egg donation process to provide intended parents and egg donors with... Read more

How to React to An IVF Failure

The days and weeks following a failed transfer can be a tough time emotionally. It can be difficult to understand... Read more

Understanding IVF Embryo Development

Did you know your surrogate is already “pregnant” before an embryo transfer even happens? It can be hard to comprehend,... Read more

Genetic Testing and Profiling for Pregnancy

Genetic testing is more popular than ever, and it is done following a simple blood or saliva draw that analyzes... Read more

What is an Ovarian Assessment Report (OAR)?

An Ovarian Assessment Report (OAR) paints a picture of what a woman’s fertility treatment results may look like and helps... Read more

Becoming a Surrogate Mother for a Cancer Survivor

While it’s clear why gay couples or single men choose surrogacy to help build or grow their families, there are... Read more

Altruistic Surrogacy Vs. Commercial Surrogacy

The idea that surrogates are uneducated and financially unstable women who are being led into an arrangement that they would... Read more

The Cake with a Cherry on Top: A Growing Generations...

When Bob and Greg made the decision to pursue having a child, life was great. They had fulfilling careers, lived... Read more

Egg Donor Diversity at Growing Generations

Growing Generations is proud to feature a diverse selection of egg donors across all ethnicities and religions. We always strive... Read more

What is Embryo Preimplantation Genetic Testing (PGT) and What are...

Preimplantation Genetic Testing (PGT) is the ability to screen for genetic abnormalities before an embryo is implanted through In-Vitro Fertilization... Read more

Talking About Infertility With Your Friends and Family

Infertility is a very personal, and often painful, subject for couples having trouble getting pregnant. Communicating this issue with friends... Read more

What is Ovulation? Everything You Need to Know

What is ovulation? The simple answer to a complicated process is that ovulation is when a mature egg is released... Read more