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
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
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,"
To hear more from Parham, follow him on https://www.instagram.com/parhamzar/.