Erica Horton at the Family Equality Council’s Impact Awards

“Just Your Average American Life” – Erica Horton, Growing Generations President & Partner, speaks at the Family Equality Council’s Impact Awards, held at the Globe Theatre, Los Angeles, March 17, 2018.

About The Impact Awards:

Family Equality Council’s Impact Awards are a celebration of LGBTQ families, and the people and organizations that have made an impact on our families and communities. Our past honorees have included Greg Berlanti, Sara Gilbert & Linda Perry, Glee + Modern Family, Mayor Annise Parker, Transparent, and Target. The Impact Awards not only honor the contributions of remarkable people and groups, but also highlights the accomplishments of Family Equality Council – from our work fighting so-called religious freedom restoration acts to our community building events reaching over 33,000 people across the country. This very special evening is an emotional and poignant tribute to our core message: LOVE IS WHAT MAKES A FAMILY

About Erica Horton:

In 2003, she began her career at Growing Generations as a college intern. Erica’s role in the company has expanded significantly since 2003, and now—as President—she oversees all departments that manage care for intended parents, surrogates and donors. Erica also serves on Family Equality Council’s Board of Directors. As a strong advocate for all families, Erica is passionate about helping people realize their dream of becoming parents.

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: An Essential Guide to Assisted Reproduction (Red Wheel 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.