Staff Feature: Danielle Stewart

Danielle-Stewart

Danielle Stewart is a Surrogate Admissions Specialist who has been with Growing Generations since 2013. In her role as Admissions Specialist, Danielle reviews applications, answers questions, and helps new surrogates begin their journeys. This includes making sure that all applicants meet all of GGs’ high standards.

Potential surrogates interact with Danielle at the very beginning of their experience. From the moment they first contact us, to just after their initial consultation is completed, Danielle will serve as the primary point of contact for new surrogates.

Danielle says this career, the field of Assisted Reproductive Technologies, chose her. She was looking for a meaningful position, but unsure of what that might be. Knowing that she wanted to do something that makes a difference in peoples’ lives while also working in a place that was LGBT friendly, Danielle followed a friend’s suggestion to apply with Growing Generations. Danielle says it was love at first sight, and she now calls her good friend her colleague.

Danielle’s favorite part about working with Growing Generations is the fact that she gets to work with a team that truly loves and supports one another through every day while meeting some amazing and inspiring women along the way.

Outside of work, Danielle and her wife spend much of their free time with their two dogs. She’s a fitness buff, seeking every opportunity for running, yoga, and weight lifting. She marks finishing the Ogden Classic Half Marathon in 2015 as one of her proudest moments, and her bucket list is topped with the desire to complete a full marathon.

Danielle holds a Bachelor’s degree in Communications from West Liberty University and enjoys getting lost in a good coloring book.

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.