Victoria Ferrara, Founder of Worldwide Surrogacy, To Speak in Brooklyn, NY

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Attorney Victoria Ferrara, the founder of Worldwide Surrogacy Specialists, LLC will be presenting at a seminar on surrogacy and family building at the Brooklyn Community Pride Center on Wednesday evening, Sept. 24, 2014.

Gift of a Surrogacy Journey

"It is incredibly rewarding work," says Ferrara. "Intended Parents should know that surrogacy is legally and emotionally safe as long as it is done under the supervision of qualified legal and medical professionals."

Attorney Victoria Ferrara, the founder of Worldwide Surrogacy Specialists, LLC will be presenting at a seminar on surrogacy and family building at the Brooklyn Community Pride Center on Wednesday evening, Sept. 24, 2014. Attorney Ferrara is a member of the American Academy of Assisted Reproductive Technology Attorneys and she is at the forefront of surrogacy law and procedure in the United States.

Worldwide Surrogacy provides comprehensive surrogacy consulting services and locates surrogate mothers for Intended Parents, In addition to Attorney Ferrara, the team includes Serena Lugo, a high-level administrator who was also a surrogate, Jen McArthur, the Director of Intended Parents' Support, Michelle Loris, Psy.D., a licensed clinical psychologist, Erica Azzarito, Director of Recruitment, and other valuable team members.

Through her program at Worldwide Surrogacy, Vicki Ferrara and her team have assisted numerous gay and straight couples, both domestic and international, to have their babies. "It is incredibly rewarding work," says Ferrara. "Intended Parents should know that surrogacy is legally and emotionally safe as long as it is done under the supervision of qualified legal and medical professionals."

Another highlight of this event is that you will meet Dr. Mark Leondires of RMA CT, a highly successful reproductive physician who will discuss IVF, creating embryos, egg donation and the medical aspects of gestational surrogacy. Come and learn about the how-to about surrogacy, and the costs as well as details of funding and financial options.

One of Vicki Ferrara's achievements is the landmark decision of Raftopol v. Ramey, 12 A.3d 783 299 Conn. 681 (2011), a Connecticut Supreme Court case that essentially created a new way to establish legal parentage in Connecticut, ie, by being a party (Intended Parent) to a valid gestational agreement regardless of genetic connection to the child to be born to the gestational surrogate. Attorney Ferrara appears frequently in courts throughout the State of Connecticut for all matters in involving assisted reproduction law, pre-birth orders, and adoptions, including co-parent and step-parent adoption matters.

The issues are myriad. But Attorney Ferrara presents the information in an organized and logical manner. She will lead a discussion focused on how to choose the professional team, what kind of relationship to have with a surrogate mother, the legal issues including establishment of parentage and the birth certificate, the costs, and the support Intended Parents should have throughout the surrogacy journey.

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