Staff Feature: Jennifer Chang

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Jennifer Chang is the Director of International Relations- Asia Pacific for Growing Generations. She began at Growing Generations as a Case Specialist working with surrogate & egg donor cases in 2011.

Jennifer’s main responsibilities remain in Case Management, where she assists throughout their surrogacy journey.  She has a special spot in her heart for referral clients, listing those referrals among her proudest moments because she knows it means that someone else had an incredible experience with Growing Generations.

Jennifer came to Growing Generations while looking for a position where her fluency in Chinese could be utilized. Having previously investigated egg donation, the field felt familiar and became a natural fit. Today her favorite part of working in this field is the moment when one of her clients is confirmed pregnant, or the day their surrogate delivers. She says that she just loves feeling the excitement, joy, and relief in those very special moments.

Jennifer holds a B.A. Degree in Media Studies from UC Berkeley and lists spending time with her two dogs, shopping, traveling, and trying new foods among her favorite hobbies. She currently lives in Shanghai, China but maintains a stateside address in California as well.

She has a long bucket list: she wants to visit Machu Pichu, become fluent in a third and fourth language, and eventually become the mom of at least three kids.

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.