The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) says that in 2015, an estimated 6.7 million women aged 15-44 experienced some level of impaired fertility. That’s just over 10% of women in the sampled demographic. Of that, an estimated 6% of women are deemed fully infertile.
Despite the common misconception that infertility is a rare condition that impacts only women, and only due to age, infertility is a problem that causes pain to many families in the United States. Chances are quite high that someone you know is included in these numbers. Continue reading →
IVF Technology is an ever-changing and evolving field. As scientists continue to look for ways to improve embryo transfer success and promote more term length pregnancies, the collective knowledge base continues to grow.
In most cases, created embryos are transferred into a waiting uterus between day 3 and day 5 of development. This time frame is carefully chosen to give the embryo the best chance to implant and continue to develop as possible. It has been widely believed that embryos cannot be kept alive outside of the body beyond day seven of development, unless they are frozen and stored for future use.
Researchers in the United Kingdom are challenging this common belief however, Continue reading →
Client Development Assistant Kellie Nesbitt has been with Growing Generations since 2015. In her role she interacts with intended parents from their very first contact with GG until the time they retain our services and begin their journey to parenthood. During that time Kellie will help the future intended parents with their retainer agreement and arrange for their initial consultations and appointments. Continue reading →
Erica Bowers, President of Growing Generations, initially joined GG as a Marketing intern in the summer of 2003. It was a choice that would shape her life many times over for years to come. Says Bowers, “I started to look for an internship for the summer and came across an ad that said “Marketing Intern Needed for Gay Surrogacy Agency.” I mean, who wouldn’t be intrigued?! I have a Business Degree with a specialization in Marketing, I’m Bisexual and my Dad is a gay man. The stars aligned and I became aware of something that was never really on my radar before.”
Christa Wensel is an egg donor specialist who also works with intended parents who do not need a surrogate. She started with Growing Generations in 2015, and interacts with clients starting from their first interaction with GG.
Christa is responsible for reviewing egg donor applications, completing consult calls, and managing donor cases through their selection process. Intended parents will work with Christa from the time they retain Growing Generations through egg donor selection and paperwork. Continue reading →
Nadine Wilson joined Growing Generations as an Egg Donor Admissions Specialist. Egg donor applicants begin working with Nadine right away and stay under her leadership until they are matched with intended parents. During that time Nadine will review the donor’s application, enroll the donor once they’ve been accepted into the program, and publish the donor in our online database.
Always full of positive energy, Nadine says she enjoys many parts of her job. From being on the phone with donors, to editing the donor’s pictures to put on their profile, she enjoys the building process. But most of all, Nadine loves informing a donor that they’ve been selected by their intended parents. Continue reading →
Mark Schiff is a Clinical Specialist who has a long history with Growing Generations. Originally a member of several GG departments including operations, case management, and finance for a little over six years, Mark took a sabbatical from GG in 2011 in order to complete his Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology. Continue reading →
Vanessa Leon, Director of Strategic Development at Growing Generations, has been with the company since 2004! In her current role, Vanessa works with the sales team to analyze data and discuss strategies and tactics designed to meet goals. She also works with many other departments to ensure that all operations run smoothly throughout the company.
Intended Parents will typically interact with Vanessa as they retain Growing Generations. Occasionally Vanessa will facilitate match meetings as well.
Mary Delozier, a former Case Management Specialist, recently transitioned into a first of its kind role for Growing Generations. Now serving in the capacity of Organizational Learning Specialist, Mary will continue to manage a small number of specialty & VIP client cases.
In her new role, Mary creates and leads training sessions for new and existing staff. She supports GG employee growth and development in order to help to improve the Growing Generations experience not just for clients, but employees as well. Continue reading →