Parham Zar Discusses New York Surrogacy Legalization Most people dream of having their own family one day, but for some New York residents, they haven't been able to start one without traveling outside of state lines. Why? Up until last week, New York was one of a handful of states that outlawed commercial paid gestational surrogacy. Parham Zar, Managing Director of Egg Donor & Surrogacy Institute , who is opening an office in New York City, believes that New York will quickly become a hub for surrogacy. "When you look around New York, particularly in New York City, people are starting to build their families at later ages. There is also a large LGBT population that needs assistance when building families. We want to be there to help them - and now we can." Parham believes that everyone deserves to have the family they've always dreamt about. "They all deserve to have a home full of love and we can make it possible for them," Zar explains. Everyone will benefit from the changes in these laws, particularly those who may face financial hurdles to surrogacy. "For over 20 years now, EDSI has operated nationwide, in surrogate friendly states, out of Los Angeles because California had the best laws to keep everyone safe. "Now, New York has what we believe will be the prototype for other states in regards to protections and surrogacy laws," Zar says. Parham Zar reveals that this isn't a fight that was won overnight, but something that many within the surrogacy community have been fighting for. Surrogacy laws vary from state to state, but only Louisiana and Michigan are left in the ban on commercial surrogacy. "My hope is that this gives people more of a chance to be an active part of their own pregnancies," Zar says. To hear more from Parham, follow him on https://www.instagram.com/parhamzar/.