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Ethical Considerations and Guidelines for Advising Clients on Using Multiple Surrogates Simultaneously

Level: Intermediate
Runtime: 92 minutes
Recorded Date: January 18, 2018
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1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
  • Multiple Surrogate Cycles (MSC): Ethical Considerations
  • Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART): Ethical Considerations
  • Existing legal restrictions and ethical rules that address impact of multiple surrogates
  • Practical legal considerations that affect the use of multiple surrogates
  • Potential consequences on various levels of surrogacy practice and policy of the use of multiple surrogates
Runtime: 1 hour and 32 minutes
Recorded: January 18, 2018


This panel will discuss possible surrogacy industry guidelines for attorneys, physicians, and agency owners surrounding the simultaneous matching of multiple surrogates with intended parent(s), and other developing industry practices as they may affect policy regarding surrogacy.

Arguments in favor of and against such practices will be analyzed and discussed to determine whether an appropriate regulatory and/or best practices model can be reached that balanced all interest in such practices.

This program was recorded on January 18th, 2018.

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Steven Snyder

Managing Partner
Steven H. Snyder & Associates

Steven H. Snyder, Esq., is the founding and principal partner of Steven H. Snyder & Associates, in Maple Grove, Minnesota.

Mr. Snyder attended law school at the University of Minnesota, graduating cum laude in 1982. Mr. Snyder successfully litigated the first contested Minnesota surrogacy case in 2006 in which he won sole custody of the child for a single father; this case has been affirmed by the Minnesota Court of Appeals. Mr. Snyder is a member of the American Bar Association (Real Property, Probate and Trust Law, Law Practice Management, and Family Law sections), Past Chair of the Assisted Reproductive Technology Committee of the ABA Family Law Section, a member of the Minnesota State Bar Association (Family Law, Real Property, Probate and Trust Law sections), Past Chair of the Family Law Section, Hennepin County Bar Association, and Wisconsin State Bar Association, and a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation. Mr. Snyder also serves as a member of the national advisory committee of RESOLVE: The National Fertility Association, past chair of the legal advisory group for the Path2Parenthood (national non-profit organizations for education, support, and advocacy on behalf of infertile persons), and is a professional member of the American Society of Reproductive Medicine (national organization of fertility physicians) and its Legal Professionals Group.

Mr. Snyder is a frequent national and international speaker on assisted reproductive technology topics and from 2009-2010 was an adjunct professor of assisted reproductive technology law at the Hamline University Law School and at William Mitchell College of Law from 2009 to the present.

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Wendie Wilson Miller

Founder and CEO
Gifted Journeys

Author of The Insider’s Guide to Egg Donation, Wendie Wilson-Miller is also the Founder and CEO of the agency, Gifted Journeys. She has spent her career helping families navigate their way through the egg donation process.

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Peggy Daglian

Marriage and Family Therapist
Fertility Family Services

Peggy is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and maintains a private practice in Glendale and Los Feliz, California. She has over ten years of experience in the field of psychology and has earned her degree in Clinical Psychology from Pepperdine University, which is accredited by the American Psychological Association.

Peggy specializes in working with individuals, couples, and families. Currently, she serves as a private practitioner working with a broad spectrum of clients. Her areas of expertise include, but are not limited to, helping people cope with depression, anxiety, marital and relationship conflict, grief support, infertility, life transitions, trauma, self-esteem and other interpersonal issues.

Peggy is a specialist in the field of infertility and reproductive counseling. Her focus is on helping individuals and couples cope with the challenges of infertility and trying to conceive. This includes individuals or couples undergoing fertility treatments such as IUIs and IVFs, helping families cope with pregnancy loss, or exploring alternative family building options including third party reproduction, surrogacy, adoption, or single parenthood. She is also a member of the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists and the American Psychological Association.

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