The journey to parenthood through ovum donation, embryo donation or gestational surrogacy can be demanding mentally and emotionally. Our staff strives to ease the burden on intended parents as much as possible so that they can enjoy the journey and focus on the pregnancy and building their family. We facilitate communication between the recipients and intended parents throughout their journey and provide support and encouragement. We encourage recipients and intended parents to retain a reliable escrow fund manager so that the burden of providing reimbursements and monies to their donor or gestational carrier is off their shoulders.
Our office recommends Surrogate Fund Management, LLC to handle these escrow accounts. All funds held by SFM are fully insured. Based on the requirements and provisions of the Donor Agreement or Gestational Carrier Contract, SFM collects and scrutinizes receipts and gathers all supporting documents needed prior to making reimbursements. SFM also consults the donor agency and/or intended parents prior to reimbursing substantial expenses submitted, if necessary. Finally, on a monthly basis, SFM provides a detailed account statement to intended parents so that they remain aware of disbursements being made from their account.
In this way, SFM removes the financial aspect of donor and gestational carrier arrangements from the shoulders of the recipients and intended parents and fully ensures the clients that their money is secure.
** Please note as stated above, that Melissa Brisman wholly owns and operates both Surrogate Fund Management, LLC and Melissa B. Brisman, Esq., LLC.