FOUNDED BY SOMEONE WHO NEEDED A LITTLE EXTRA EFFORT TO BECOME A PARENT,..

Your Fertility Advocate Helps You Start Your Forever Family.

With offices in Los Angeles and Seattle, our boutique agency focuses on delivering top-notch personalized care and service for both our intended parents and surrogate mothers. No two matches are alike, and we treat each surrogate journey with the care and individual attention it deserves. We are committed to open communication and transparency every step of the way, to make a complex process feel seamless.

Meet my little miracle: World’s biggest Peanut Butter fan. Occasional nose picker. Future firefighter. Apple of my eye.

Meet Megan

I never thought the journey to have children could be such a difficult one. It seems so easy for most people, but for some of us, growing our family is one of the most emotional, time consuming, and expensive endeavors we will ever have to endure.

My journey started in my early thirties with a diagnosis of hashimotos, which was soon followed with the additional diagnosis’ of the genetic mutation MTHFR, endometriosis and dimished ovarian reserve. With the help of IVF, I was able to finally conceive our son. Trying for a second child proved to be even more difficult as my “old” ovaries had all but quit by then.

We lost multiple embryos with failed transfers, and after my fourth egg retrieval attempt I experienced a ruptured ovary that resulted in prolonged internal bleeding and a near death experience.

Just when I thought I couldn’t cry any more tears, I was introduced to the idea of surrogacy from a beautiful woman in my life: my child’s nanny. She had watched my husband and I walk the painful road of infertility for years, and she offered to carry our child for us.

Through this journey, I absolutely fell in love with the idea of surrogacy, and the surrogate mothers who generously allow others to finally realize their dreams of parenthood. This love led me to starting Your Fertility Advocate, an agency dedicated to offering parents a real and tangible solution to grow their family through third party reproduction.

It is an honor to make dreams of parenthood come true every day, and I feel so blessed to call this my job! If you have come this far, I can assure you that the joy of finally holding your child in your arms is just around the corner.


— MEGAN EDGECUMBE,
YOUR FERTILITY ADVOCATE, FOUNDER
AUTHOR OF THE FERTILITY ADVOCATE BLOG

Our Trusted Colleagues

YFA is pleased to look to this top team of experts as leaders in the field of third party reproduction.

Gilli Stuppel, L.Ac

Acupuncturist
MORE ABOUT GILLI
Gilli is a 3rd generation holistic healer. She served as a medic in the Israeli army, and worked in Emergency Care and labor/delivery at the Kaplan Hospital in Israel. She completed her Naturopathic Doctorate from the Israeli College of Complementary Medicine, and holds Doctors degrees in Naturopathic Medicine from Israel and Germany. Gilli has researched and published on menopause and alternative menopause treatments. In 1996, she came to the United States to study Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine, and now holds a Master’s Degree in Traditional Oriental Medicine from Emperor’s College.

Steven Lazarus

Surrogacy Lawyer
MORE ABOUT STEVEN
Steven has been practicing surrogacy law for over 20 years. He is the President of the Academy of California Family Formation Lawyers, Chairman of the Legal Committee of Society for Ethics in Egg Donation & Surrogacy (SEEDS), board member of Parents Via Egg Donation, member of the Academy of California Adoption Lawyers, Academy of California Family Formation Lawyers, American Academy of Assisted Reproduction Technology Attorneys, American Academy of Adoption Attorneys, the American Society for Reproductive Medicine, and Resolve.

Dr. Brian Acacio

MD. FACOG
MORE ABOUT BRIAN
Brian is board-certified in reproductive endocrinology and infertility as well as in obstetrics and gynecology. He is a fellow of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology (FACOG), an assistant clinical professor at UCLA, a Director on the Board for Fertile Action, and holds memberships in the prestigious American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) and Pacific Coast Reproductive Society (PCRS). Dr. Acacio is active in research and has over 50 publications and lectures in nationally recognized peer-review journals and conferences, and has been featured in interviews on National Public Radio (NPR) and several local news stations.

Maya Grobel

LCSW. Psychotherapist
MORE ABOUT MAYA
Maya is a psychotherapist and California Licensed Clinical Social Worker located in West Los Angeles who specializes in working with individuals and couples navigating the world of infertility and assisted reproduction. She regularly screens candidates looking to become egg donors or surrogates, and provides therapeutic counseling for couples during the journey of becoming parents through third party reproduction. Maya and her husband Noah are parents through the gift of embryo donation, and documented their journey in the film One More Shot, which explores the social and emotional aspects of infertility from a very raw and personal point of view, and ultimately redefines the meaning of family.

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