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If you’re uncomfortable with TMI and talking about the birds and the bees…this is NOT the podcast for you. Sister duo, Jennifer White and Ellen Trachman explore topics from sperm and eggs to babies and everything in between. You’ll learn about artificial insemination, gestational surrogacy, egg retrieval, egg donation, and more. I Want To Put A Baby In You will have you laughing and crying with informative and touching stories on surrogacy and assisted reproductive technology. Tune In!

I Want to Put a Baby in You! I Want to Put a Baby in You!

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If you’re uncomfortable with TMI and talking about the birds and the bees…this is NOT the podcast for you. Sister duo, Jennifer White and Ellen Trachman explore topics from sperm and eggs to babies and everything in between. You’ll learn about artificial insemination, gestational surrogacy, egg retrieval, egg donation, and more. I Want To Put A Baby In You will have you laughing and crying with informative and touching stories on surrogacy and assisted reproductive technology. Tune In!

    Episode 74: You Can’t Do That In Michigan - Stephanie Jones

    Episode 74: You Can’t Do That In Michigan - Stephanie Jones

    Stephanie Jones is a former automotive engineer and now works as a serial entrepreneur, executive coach, and business consultant. Stephanie is passionate about advancing surrogacy laws in Michigan and helping educate intended parents about the surrogacy journey regardless of where you live. After having a son and then experiencing two rare cornual ectopic pregnancies and a near death experience, surrogacy was Stephanie and her husband’s only option for expanding their family with a child that shared their DNA.

    Interesting facts about Stephanie include that she raced ATV motocross, was nominated to the Miss Michigan pageant, was a top athlete in high school, likes dogs more than people (on most days), is obsessed with 1950’s vintage fashion, mud wrestled in Vegas, loves a good tequila on the rocks, and will always be a small-town Michigan girl no matter where life takes her.

    Listen to Stephanie as she discusses with Ellen and Jenn:
    • Her background and how she got involved in advocating for infertility benefits.
    • Her experience trying to start her own family.
    • Her shocking near death experience with a cornual ectopic pregnancy.
    • Turning to surrogacy, but learning it is illegal in Michigan!
    • Pressing on and proceeding with a surrogacy journey in another state.
    • Three failed matches and learning the importance of using an agency.
    • The struggle of being in a state that doesn’t understand surrogacy and what she is doing to change that.
    • How you can help Stephanie legalize surrogacy in Michigan.

    Want to share your story or ask a question? Call and leave us a message on our hotline: 303-997-1903.
    Learn more about our podcast: https://iwanttoputababyinyou.com/
    Learn more about our surrogacy agencies: https://www.brightfuturesfamilies.com/
    Learn more about Ellen’s law firm: http://trachmanlawcenter.com/
    Learn about Colorado Fertility Advocates: https://coloradofertilityadvocates.org/
    Learn about Stephanie’s professional coaching: https://www.stephaniejonescoaching.com/
    Join Stephanie in the cause for Michigan at: http://www.MichiganFertilityAlliance.com/

    Find Stephanie on IG: @starofmyowncircus @mifertilityalliance @stephaniejonescoaching

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    Episode 73: Discovering the Sperm Donor Generation -- Scattered Seeds Author Jacqueline Mroz

    Episode 73: Discovering the Sperm Donor Generation -- Scattered Seeds Author Jacqueline Mroz

    Jacqueline Mroz is a veteran science writer and journalist. Her articles have appeared in the Science section of The New York Times, The New York Post, The Bergen Record, Parents Magazine and New Jersey Monthly Magazine. Jacqueline has been interviewed on national radio shows and television, including The Today Show, about her work. She has taught journalism at Montclair State University and Rutgers University. Her popular New York Times article about a sperm donor with 150 children became the book, Scattered Seeds: In Search of Family and Identity in the Sperm Donor Generation. She lives in Montclair, New Jersey with her husband and three children.

    Listen to Jacqueline as she discusses with Ellen and Jenn:
    • Her background and the upcoming book festival on March 28th!
    • What lead her to write about sperm donation.
    • Connecting with Wendy Kramer (See Episode 66 - There’s No Such Thing As Anonymous Sperm Donation).
    • The process of writing Scattered Seeds.
    • Fascinating history regarding sperm donation.
    • A few of the best stories from the book.
    • Sneak peak of a story she is working on for the New York Times!
    • Her thoughts and feelings on the donor industry.

    Want to share your story or ask a question? Call and leave us a message on our hotline: 303-997-1903.
    Learn more about our podcast: https://iwanttoputababyinyou.com/
    Learn more about our surrogacy agencies: https://www.brightfuturesfamilies.com/
    Learn more about Ellen’s law firm: http://trachmanlawcenter.com/
    Purchase Jacqueline’s books: https://www.amazon.com/Jacqueline-Mroz/e/B07J3Q7HGN
    Learn more about the Montclair Literary Festival: https://succeed2gether.org/montclair-literary-festival/

    • 38 min
    Episode 72: Battling Infertility One Grant At A Time - Pamela Hirsch

    Episode 72: Battling Infertility One Grant At A Time - Pamela Hirsch

    Pamela Hirsch is a co-founder of Baby Quest Foundation which provides financial assistance through fertility grants to those who cannot afford the high costs of procedures such as IVF, gestational surrogacy, egg and sperm donation, egg freezing, and embryo donation. Prior to establishing the non-profit charity, Pamela was one of the original franchise owners of The Princeton Review, a national test preparation company. In 1993, she was named to INC Magazine’s Top 500 List as head of one of the fastest growing private companies in the United States.

    Listen to Pamela as she discusses with Ellen and Jenn:
    • Her background and how she got involved with infertility.
    • The forming of her non-profit helping those struggling with infertility.
    • The use of social media and celebrities to help promote Baby Quest Foundation.
    • How to get in touch with Baby Quest Foundation to help you in your infertility journey.
    • Advice for completing the application process -- NEXT DEADLINE IS APRIL 2, 2020.
    • How the applications are processed.
    • How you can help!

    Want to share your story or ask a question? Call and leave us a message on our hotline: 303-997-1903.
    Learn more about our podcast: https://iwanttoputababyinyou.com/
    Learn more about our surrogacy agencies: https://www.brightfuturesfamilies.com/
    Learn more about Ellen’s law firm: http://trachmanlawcenter.com/
    Learn more about Baby Quest: https://babyquestfoundation.org/

    • 48 min
    Episode 71: From Fighting for Team USA to Fighting for Change in Colorado - Dr. Christina Yannetsos

    Episode 71: From Fighting for Team USA to Fighting for Change in Colorado - Dr. Christina Yannetsos

    Christina moved to Colorado from Miami, Florida to train at the Olympic Training Center in the sport of judo. She qualified for the 2004 Olympics for the US, and attended the Olympics in Athens, Greece as Olympic Alternate after sustaining an injury at the Olympic Trials. It was after this that she decided to pursue her life-long passion of caring for patients. She graduated from the University of Colorado with honors, and achieved her dream after being accepted to medical school and completing her residency in Emergency Medicine, becoming a Board Certified Physician. Throughout her education, the importance of being a passionate advocate for patients and her community stood strong.
    Diagnosed with Hypothalamic Amenorrhea in her 20s, she realized that she too was an infertility warrior battling the emotional, physical, and significant financial challenges associated with infertility. Frustrated with the lack of resources and support to build families, she started Colorado Fertility Advocacy (which joined with the non-profit Colorado Fertility Advocates) with the hopes of joining passionate like minds who can be the voice to create change for others struggling with infertility. Dog mom and wife to a loving supportive husband, she continues her journey with the hopes to add a miracle baby to their family and to help others do the same.
    Listen to Dr. Y as she discusses with Ellen and Jenn:
    • Her path to the Olympics – starting Judo at age 5!
    • Becoming a physician, and now serving as the Olympic team physician.
    • Discovering her fertility diagnosis.
    • The outrageous costs of IVF treatments, without insurance coverage.
    • Considering her different options for growing her family.
    • How she got started on advocating for changing the laws on infertility coverage in Colorado.
    • Starting Colorado Fertility Advocacy, and joining with Colorado Fertility Advocates.
    • The status of the bill, HB20-1158, The Colorado Building Families Act
    • What you can do to help make a change!

    Want to share your story or ask a question? Call and leave us a message on our hotline: 303-997-1903.
    Learn more about our podcast: https://iwanttoputababyinyou.com/
    Learn more about our surrogacy agencies: https://www.brightfuturesfamilies.com/
    Learn more about Ellen’s law firm: http://trachmanlawcenter.com/
    Learn more about Colorado Fertility Advocates: https://coloradofertilityadvocates.org/
    Learn more about HB20-1158, The Colorado Building Families Act https://resolve.org/get-involved/advocate-for-access/our-issues/protecting-your-right-to-build-a-family/2020-state-advocacy-efforts/

    • 40 min
    Episode 70: Malina’s Dad – Will Halm, Esq.

    Episode 70: Malina’s Dad – Will Halm, Esq.

    Will Halm has a few credentials besides being Malina’s father (but none more important). He is the Managing Partner of International Reproductive Law Group. He has specialized in the field of assisted reproductive law for over 20 years. Will is a magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles, and received his J.D. from the University of California, Berkeley. He is the father of three children through surrogacy and egg donation – including Malina Simard-Halm (of course), also a guest of the podcast. He has devoted his legal career to surrogacy and egg donation law. Will’s legal work in the field of assisted reproduction has been featured in numerous documentaries, television programs, publications, and books, including 20/20, NBC News, The New York Times, UK Guardian, the Advocate, and others. Will has set a number of legal precedents in the field of assisted reproduction law, including being granted, in 1998, the first parentage judgment to a same-sex couple in a gestational surrogacy case. Will is a member of the American Bar Association, Assisted Reproductive Technology Section and Academy of Adoption and Assisted Reproduction Attorneys.

    Listen to Will as he discusses with Ellen and Jenn:
    • How he met his now husband.
    • The discriminations they faced when looking into having children of their own.
    • Their first attempts at surrogacy and their experience with the early starts of the surrogacy industry.
    • Their first successful, miracle surrogacy journey.
    • How they handled the legal issues of their first child being born through surrogacy.
    • Moving from Los Angeles to New Mexico.
    • His experience with being one of the only same sex couples in their children’s school.
    • How they talked to their children about their conception.
    • His relationships with the donors and surrogates.
    • How he talked with his children about which parent is the biological parent.
    • How he transitioned from corporate law to ART law.
    • His advice to intended parents.
    • What he sees for the future of ART law.

    Want to share your story or ask a question? Call and leave us a message on our hotline: 303-997-1903.
    Learn more about our podcast: https://iwanttoputababyinyou.com/
    Learn more about our surrogacy agencies: https://www.brightfuturesfamilies.com/
    Learn more about Ellen’s law firm: http://trachmanlawcenter.com/
    Learn more about Will’s law firm: http://irlawgroup.com/
    Learn more about Growing Generations: https://www.growinggenerations.com/

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    Episode 69: I am the product of ART! Malina Simard-Halm

    Episode 69: I am the product of ART! Malina Simard-Halm

    Malina Simard-Halm was conceived through assisted reproductive technologies. Malina is part of a family of five with two dads and two brothers also conceived through assisted reproductive technologies. Malina currently studies Political Science and Economics at Yale University with a concentration in Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies. Malina spends time outside of school working at the Federal Public Defender’s office and advocating for LGBTQ families whenever she can. Malina has spoken on Huffington Post, CNN, NPR, spoken in court, and submitted testimony for the amicus brief, “Voices of the Children,” used and cited in recent Supreme Court cases. She is additionally a fellow at Young People for the American Way – an organization which specializes in conducting research, legal work, education, and advocacy for a wide variety of causes- where she has worked on projects relating to reproductive, racial and LGBTQ justice.

    Listen to Malina as she discusses with Ellen and Jenn:
    • When she first realized that her family dynamic was different than other families.
    • Her first experiences with homophobia and discrimination.
    • How her fathers started the conversation of her birth and family.
    • Her thoughts on the idea that individuals need both a father and a mother.
    • Having her first period and having two dads.
    • How she dealt with homophobia or discrimination against her family.
    • How she handled Mother’s Day in school and growing up.
    • How she found a community of similar families and experiences.
    • How it has been for her brothers growing up.
    • The impact of knowing who is the “biological father” and identity of her egg donor.
    • Her relationship with her surrogate and egg donor.
    • Her fathers, a doctor and an ART Attorney!
    • Her future goals professionally and personally.
    • Her message to intended parents.

    Want to share your story or ask a question? Call and leave us a message on our hotline: 303-997-1903.
    Learn more about our podcast: https://iwanttoputababyinyou.com/
    Learn more about our surrogacy agencies: https://www.brightfuturesfamilies.com/
    Learn more about Ellen’s law firm: http://trachmanlawcenter.com/
    Learn more about Colage: https://www.colage.org
    Learn more about Growing Generations: https://www.growinggenerations.com/

    • 46 min

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