Leading American Surrogacy Psychologist Dr. Kim Bergman of Growing Generations to Present to Members of New South Wales Parliament

Leading American Surrogacy Psychologist Dr. Kim Bergman of Growing Generations to Present to Members of New South Wales Parliament

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Leading American Surrogacy Psychologist Dr. Kim Bergman of Growing Generations to Present to Members of New South Wales Parliament PR Newswire LOS ANGELES, Sept.

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Leading American Surrogacy Psychologist Dr. Kim Bergman of Growing Generations to Present to Members of New South Wales Parliament
PR Newswire LOS ANGELES, Sept. 7, 2012
- Presentation To Educate Members About Ethical Issues Related to Family Building Through Surrogacy inthe United States LOS ANGELES,Sept. 7, 2012/PRNewswire/ -- Dr. Kim Bergman, a leading United States Psychologist specializing in surrogacy and egg donation, will present to members of the New South Wales Parliament on the topic of Ethical Family Building Through Surrogacy at a luncheon onSeptember 12sponsored by The Hon. Trevor Khan MLC, The Hon. Adam Searle MLC and David Shoebridge MLC. She will be joined at the panel presentation by Stephen Page, an accredited family law specialist with theBrisbanelaw firm Harrington Family Lawyers, and Kelly Rummelhart, a U.S. based surrogate who has helped 3 families with the birth of their children.
"Our presentation is designed to address the misperceptions and misinformation that is often attached to surrogacy in the U.S. and which we believe was a factor in the anti-surrogacy law passed inNew South Walestwo years ago which has had such a negative impact on couples in NSW being able to have children," said Dr. Kim Bergman who also co-owns Growing Generations, a surrogacy agency based inLos Angeles. "My wife grew up in Sydneyand many of our family still reside there so this a something that is near to my heart." Dr. Bergman's psychological practice has been involved in the screening and support of over 1,000 U.S. based surrogates who have worked with intended parents from more than 30 countries around the world. She has spoken on the topic of "Ethical Family Building Through Surrogacy" to groups around the world and her work has been published in a variety of publications and journals including The Journal of GLBT Family Studies. "As a psychologist, I have found that surrogates are strong emotionally and are motivated by a deep desire to help others and to make a difference in the world," added Bergman. "The surrogacy process is one that empowers these women and has a psychologically positive impact on their lives." In addition to the NSW Parliament presentation, Bergman is participating on a panel discussion on ethical surrogacy practices at the Mitchell Theatre of the Sydney Mechanics School of Arts onSeptember 12and will be presenting a workshop entitled "Building Resilient Families" at the University of Sydney's United States Studies Centre onSeptember 9. To learn more about Dr. Kim Bergman, please visit www.fertilitycounselingservices.com. To learn more about Growing Generations, please visit www.growinggenerations.com.