Staff Feature: Christa Wensel

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.

A former social worker specializing in family connections, Christa came to Growing Generations after finding an ad in the paper while seeking a new adventure. One look over the GG website and she was sold. Christa says she loved what the company was about and applied right away. Like so many Growing Generations’ employees, Christa says the best part of her job is the interaction with the families she works with.

Christa is a married mom and one proud grandmother. Christa has a strong allegiance to family, often calling her grandson her little savior. The child of a large family herself, Christa is one of 6 children and has 19 nieces and nephews! Christa says family has always been the most important thing to her and will always come first for her.

Christa holds a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology with a minor in Social Work, earned from West Liberty University in 1991. Earning that degree as a single mother is Christa’s proudest life achievement. She is also a licensed Social Worker in the state of WV.

Christa loves spending as much time as possible in the outdoors during nice weather, often taking her grandson on boating adventures. The pair enjoy traveling and trying new things together. A lover of adventure, Christa admits that her bucket list is pretty long. A trip to Africa to work with children with AIDS tops the list. She’d also like to travel to Australia, take her grandson to Legoland, and meet Justin Timberlake and John Stamos.

Dr. Kim Bergman

Kim Bergman, PhD, a licensed psychologist of 22 years, has specialized in the area of gay and lesbian parenting, parenting by choice and third party assisted reproduction for the last 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 of Reproductive Medicine, the American Fertility Association, 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 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 created her own family using third party assisted reproduction and she lives with her wife of 28 years and their two teenage daughters.