Read more about the recent appeal that Victoria Ferrara and team won recently - Parenting getting a little more equal. In addition, you can read the following press release on this historical decision regarding parental rights in matters involving surrogacy and gestational agreements.
On Monday, November 1, Attorney Ferrara, an expert on surrogacy and reproductive law, was a guest on Dr. Annie Abram's on-line BLOGTALK radio show. Dr. Abram expressed that Attorney Ferrara is a very persuasive voice for both parents and gestational carriers. Ellie Becker of E.R. Becker Company, Inc., stated that the show was "informative and incredibly interesting." Topics covered gestational surrogacy, reproductive law and medicine, the legal issues and nuances of surrogate parenting arrangements, and a great deal of information on surrogacy and reproductive law. Gestational surrogacy continues to be a very viable option for couples or individuals wishing to become parents and who are in need of a giving and caring woman to carry their baby for them.
In September 2010, Attorney Ferrara was featured in the Daily Fairfield for her hard work and dedication to assisting people realize their dream of having a family through Worldwide Surrogacy Specialists." Read More
Worldwide Surrogacy Specialists, LLC.
2150 Post Road, Suite 401
Fairfield CT, 06825
by Greg Canuel 09/30/10
Vicki Ferrara at her law office in Fairfield. Vicki works to connect surrogate mothers with intended parents.
Practicing family and assisted reproductive technology law can be trying. This is especially so for Vicki Ferrara, who finds that most of the work of her Fairfield firm involves divorce proceedings – separating families in many cases. That's partly why she loves the work of her other company, Worldwide Surrogacy Specialists.
"For me, the offset to that work is helping people build families," Vicki says. "It's wonderfully rewarding and beautiful to see people having children."
Now more than five years old, Vicki's company helps couples who cannot carry their own child -- mostly gay men, or women who have had hysterectomies. With new technology enabling these couples to have babies that are genetically theirs, it's Vicki's job to connect them with women willing to take the burden for nine months.
Vicki started Worldwide Surrogacy Specialists almost by accident. As part of her practice, she had long helped couples manage the legal aspects of adoption and surrogate birth. And when a gay friend and a gestational carrier both called within a few days of each other asking for referrals, it just clicked.
"It was informal, but I thought, as long as these two people are calling me, I might as well make this match," Vicki says.
Although Vicki is gay, she and Michelle, her companion of 18 years, never had to go through the ordeal of her clients at Worldwide Surrogacy. She carried their first child, Sal (now 15), herself thanks to an anonymous sperm donor, and the pair adopted their second boy, 10-year-old Nick. Still, she knows first-hand how tight the families she helps create will be.
"The thing about couples who have infertility issues and gay couples is they really have to plan to have children, and they really have to be dedicated to the process," Vicki says. "These children are going to be so well-cared for and doted on because their parents want them so much."
Worldwide Surrogacy Specialists, LLC., serves clients from Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts, throughout the United States, and around the world, including from the cities of Stamford, Bridgeport, Norwalk, Danbury, Greenwich, Westport, Trumbull, Monroe, Shelton, Easton, Weston, Norwalk, New London, Groton, Hartford, Waterbury, New Haven, Wilton, Milford, and New Haven, CT; Manhattan, Jersey City, and Trenton, NJ; Boston, MA; New York City, NY; and Los Angeles,