Melissa Brisman In The News

March 2017

Why Proposed Legislation Would Ban IVF March 14, 2017 Should you be concerned about your right to utilizing in vitro fertilization (IVF) or surrogacy as a way to grow your family? Well, it all depends on what happens with [...]

August 2016

These Two Dads Almost Lost Their Son In A Bizarre Surrogacy Case

Jay Timmons and Rick Olson thought they’d have no legal trouble using a surrogate to birth their son. Then a rogue judge in Wisconsin pulled them into an 11-month legal battle. posted on Aug. [...]

An outdated law is preventing same-sex couples in New Jersey from getting fertility treatment

TIME FOR A DO-OVER Looking for another win. (Reuters/Eduardo Munoz) WRITTEN BY Ananya Bhattacharya August 13, 2016 In the state of New Jersey, women can avoid out-of-pocket costs for infertility treatments—but only if they’re [...]

July 2016

Scientists Are Fighting Over Whether Egg Donors Should Be Paid

Scientists say that paying women for eggs will allow them to do crucial research, but women’s health advocates say the law could harm women. Originally posted on Jul. 31, 2016, at 10:09 a.m.Updated on [...]

Building Your Family with Assisted Reproduction

As infertility treatment technology advances, more Americans are turning to assisted reproduction. Here, we look at some of the choices families are making. by Elizabeth Larsen TAGS: Assisted Reproduction, Donor Egg, Donor Embryo, [...]

Surrogacy expert: Wisconsin case ‘craziest thing I’ve ever heard’

Melissa Brisman — a leading fertility lawyer and CEO of Reproductive Possibilities — has helped thousands of couples become parents through surrogacy over the past 18 years. But Brisman said she has never heard anything [...]

May 2016

Why more people are trying to get pregnant with donated frozen embryo

Embryo matchmakers make it easier for potential donors and recipients to find each other by Eliza Barclay on May 9, 2016 A massive demographic shift is underway as more Americans attempt to have children [...]