Melissa is the first attorney to obtain court orders directing that the genetic parents be placed on the original birth certificates of their children born to gestational carriers in the State of Maine, in 1997, and the State of New Jersey, in 2000. She also argued and won landmark gestational carrier cases before the Supreme Court of Massachusetts in 2001 and the State Supreme Court of New York in 2004, setting legal precedents for birth orders in these states.
Melissa has been a keynote speaker at numerous events and organizational activities and for prestigious institutions across the country including the New Jersey Society for Reproductive Nursing Specialists conference, the American Society of Reproductive Medicine, Cornell Hospital and the Donor Egg Conference held each year in Charleston, South Carolina. Melissa is on the board of the American Fertility Association, Fertile Dreams and Conceive Magazine. She is the legal advisor and a Board Member of Parents Via Egg Donation (PVED). Melissa is a professional member of Resolve, the American Bar Association-
Many families who are struggling with infertility may need to consider egg donation or gestational surrogacy as a means to achieving family building . This seminar will provide you with information on the medical, legal and therapeutic aspects of egg donation and gestational surrogacy.
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