Your Future Family

The Essential Guide to Assisted Reproduction (What You Need to Know About Surrogacy, Egg Donation, and Sperm Donation)


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“There is no better book to read about assisted reproduction. As a parent who was personally helped by Kim Bergman, I can hear her voice, her expert advice, along with her openness and honesty about the process on every page.” —Andy Cohen, Host, Executive Producer
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160 Pages


5.25 x 8.5


Trade Paperback

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Kim Bergman, PhD is a licensed psychologist and co-owner and senior partner of Growing Generations, one of the oldest and largest surrogacy and egg donor agencies in the world. She serves on the corporate board of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine and is an emeritus board member for the Family Equality Council. Visit her at

From one of the world’s leading authorities, a practical resource guide filled with the essential information you need to know about assisted reproduction

Third-party reproduction is now easier, more accessible, and more successful than ever before, yet it is still a complex process. Before you start down this path to parenthood, there are important questions to consider such as, “How are sperm, eggs, and embryos screened?”, “How do I find a donor?”, or “What are the legal issues surrounding surrogacy?” Here, psychologist Kim Bergman—an expert in the field and a mother herself through assisted reproduction—provides the answers you need and more.

Your Future Family provides a roadmap for navigating the journey of building a family through assisted reproduction. It outlines the very first steps you should take, the options available to you at each turn, and includes essential advice and tips to help set you up for success. Filled with personal anecdotes from Bergman’s own life, as well as the lives of her clients, this book brings the human element of creating a family this way to life.

The definitive primer on assistant reproduction,Your Future Family provides a foundational knowledge of the entire process, includes essential facts, as well as a list of resources to help you along the way. Kim Bergman’s expertise and her open, honest approach will inspire confidence to fulfill your dreams of creating a family.

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“There is no better book to read about assisted reproduction. As a parent who was personally helped by Kim Bergman, I can hear her voice, her expert advice, along with her openness and honesty about the process on every page.” —Andy Cohen, Host, Executive Producer
Andy Cohen
“Kim Bergman has been a pioneer in helping people form their families. She brings cutting edge expertise to the table with warmth, compassion, and understanding — a rare and much needed combination. Your Future Family makes Kim's unique gifts of knowledge and support accessible to people everywhere. I can't recommend it highly enough.” —Reverend Stan J Sloan, CEO, Family Equality Council
Reverend Stan J. Sloan
Your Future Family addresses the important, universal issues that people face when they choose to create a family with the help of others. Kim Bergman is a worldwide expert in the field of assisted reproduction, a passionate advocate for families of all kinds, known for her honesty and integrity which shines through in these pages.” —Wendie Wilson-Miller, Founder of Society for Ethics in Egg Donation and Surrogacy and coauthor of The Insider’s Guide to Egg Donation: A Compassionate and Comprehensive Guide for all Parents-to-Be
Wendie Wilson-Miller
“Dr. Kim Bergman is a passionate, honest expert in her field. She is truly supportive of anyone who needs help building a family and has guided countless individuals and couples on their paths to parenthood. The advice she offers in Your Future Family is both insightful and much needed in the field of reproductive medicine.” —Angela K. Lawson, PhD, Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology (Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility), Northwestern University
Angela K. Lawson, PhD
“While there are many technical and complex aspects to having a baby through assisted reproduction, Dr. Bergman will help you navigate them with ease. She also employs her skills as a psychologist to help see you through the emotional twists and turns along the way. This is a great read to begin your journey to parenthood!” –Christopher E. Harris, MD, FAAP,Professor, Pediatrics, UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine/Director, Pediatric Pulmonary Medicine, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
Christopher E. Harris, MD, FAAP
“I had the good fortune to have Kim’s help through our two surrogacy journeys. She is not only a gifted psychologist, but a true leader and pioneer in the field of assisted reproduction. This book provides you with the valuable insights she shared along the way that were until now were only available to those lucky enough to get to work with her.” –Ryan Murphy, American screenwriter, director, and producer
Ryan Murphy
“Kim is not only one of the world’s experts on building families through assisted reproduction, but she does so with genuine love and compassion. If you are thinking of having children through IVF, surrogacy, egg or sperm donation — this is a must-read book for you.” –Will Halm, Esq., Managing Partner of International Reproductive Law Group
William Halm, Esq.