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I'm a surrogate who's carried 3 babies

September 15, 2021

  • I decided to go into surrogacy after seeing a family member struggle with fertility.
  • I’m married and have two kids of my own.
  • I’m starting my fourth surrogacy journey, and even though it’s hard, I love doing it.

Tips for fertility concerns

August 8, 2021

Fertility issues can become a concern for some and it’s important to know the signs of any problems. Today we are joined with Parham Zar, founder of the Egg Donor and Surrogacy Institute, to discuss when to speak with an expert and the options available.

How Much Does Surrogacy Cost? Plus, All Your Questions About Surrogacy, Answered.

July 25, 2021

So, you’re curious about surrogacy. If you haven’t heard of surrogacy before or if you don’t know of anyone personally who has gone through a surrogacy journey—either as a surrogate mother or as a parent—then the logistics of it all can be confusing. 

Parham Zar interviewed on National Parents' Day

July 15, 2021

Parham Zar sharing his expertise on Surrogacy & Egg Donation as an avenue to parenthood on Fox News.


EP177: Parham Zar, Fertility Expert and Founder of the Egg Donor & Surrogacy Institute

August 8, 2021

Parham has helped thousands of intended parents bring their dream of parenthood to fruition over his 20 years in the industry, and carries a vast amount of knowledge surrounding infertility, reproductive challenges, reproductive law and rights, and third-party reproductive options for LGBTQ couples. Learn more in this episode about surrogacy and egg donors. 

Surrogacy and other Fertility optins for LGBTQ Partners.

June 19, 2021

WGN9 News interview with Surrogacy Expert Parham Zar.

Parenting, egg donor and surrogacy options for LGBTQ+

June 18, 2021

Parham Zar, founder of Egg Donor and Surrogacy Institute shares options for starting a family in the LGBTQ+ community on WUSA -9.

LGBTQ Celebrates Pride Month

June 16, 2021

Fight For Equality Including Same-Sex Adoptions.

Rockland County Family Files Federal Lawsuit Against Dr. Martin Greenberg, Accusing Him Of Fertility Fraud

May 26, 2021

PALISADES, N.Y.(CBSNewYork) — A Rockland County woman tracing her DNA online made a shocking discovery. Back in the 1980s her mother conceived her through what she thought was an anonymous sperm donor.

Interview with FOX19 regarding Fertility

April 29, 2021

Interview with FOX19 regarding Fertility

'Why I Sourced Sperm From A Stranger On The Internet During COVID-19 To Have A Baby'

May 23, 2021

A year ago, Anica Leon-Weil, 35, wasn’t planning for a baby, let alone using the sperm of a near-stranger she’d met online. But the pandemic spurred her to reprioritize: She moved back home to Santa Cruz, California to be closer to her mom, and the time indoors made her want to nest. 

Women Are Turning To Social Media To Get Sperm Amid Pandemic Supply Shortages At Sperm Banks

May 23, 2021

For those in need of sperm, the Internet can provide creative ways to make a baby.

Anxiety, confusion, terror, relief: Giving birth in pandemic

March 16, 2021

NEW YORK (AP) — Pregnancy, birth and life with a newborn in the middle of a pandemic has brought on high anxiety, ever-shifting hospital protocols and intense isolation for many of the millions of women who have done it around the world.

No longer an outlier: New York ends commercial surrogacy ban

February 14, 2021

NEW YORK (AP) — To become a father of two daughters, New York state Sen. Brad Hoylman and his husband made cross-country trips to California, where the girls were born through surrogacy arrangements.

New York’s new surrogacy laws: Here’s what you need to know

April 29, 2021

New York’s new surrogacy laws: Here’s what you need to know

Paid Gestational Surrogacy To Become Legal Again In New York

February 2, 2021

For couples in New York who have dreamed of starting a family yet struggled with infertility, Feb. 15th will mark an important and potentially life-changing new beginning. A new law has passed that will go into effect the day after Valentine’s Day this year to legalize paid gestational surrogacy once again.

New Surrogate Pregnancy Law Will Be Life-changing For Infertile New Yorkers

February 1, 2021

Paid gestational surrogacy is set to become legal in New York on February 15th, giving hope to many families struggling with infertility.

Foreign Babies & EDSI Surrogates Affected by COVID-19

November 11, 2020

Director of Egg Donor and Surrogacy Institute and surrogacy expert, Parham Zar and our Arizona Surrogate interviewed by KSAZ CH 10 PHOENIX. EDSI supported the intended parents and surrogates during the lockdown due to COVID 19.

Parents To Be United With Their Baby

October 8, 2020

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — Heather Regan says she wanted to be a surrogate because she knew what a gift the child would be to any family.

Surrogacy Problem Solved in Southern California

September 22, 2020

MAGIC VALLEY — Before the COVID-19 pandemic, the surrogacy process entailed giving the baby to the intended parents as soon as the surrogate mother gave birth, mainly because of bonding concerns.

Surrogacy Problems Here In Southern California

October 9, 2020

Director of Egg Donor & Surrogacy Institute, Parham Zar shares in an interview with GOOD DAY LA KTTV CH 11 LOS ANGELES how his agency and surrogates are handling COVID- 19.

Parents Meet Baby Jasper

September 20, 2020

Chinese family meets baby Jasper after Arizona surrogate gives birth during pandemic

Coronavirus outbreak stealing some couples' dreams of being parents

September 16, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic is putting strain on plans by hopeful parents from other countries who use American surrogates.

Parents Wait For Babies Born By Surrogates

November 20, 2020

Director of Egg Donor & Surrogacy Institute, Parham Zar shares in an interview with KCAL CH 9 LOS ANGELES how his agency and surrogates are handling COVID- 19. Internation parents using gestational surrogacy in the US were effected by the pandemic.