Sandra Litsinger Lippard is the founder of Family Forward Surrogacy (FFS). She became passionate about surrogacy when she was unable to carry her own children, and had twin girls through surrogacy. Ms. Lippard’s goal is to provide personal, compassionate guidance through the complexities of surrogacy and egg donation. She and her team assist the Intended Parent(s) in finding a healthy, responsible Gestational Surrogate (and Egg Donor and/or sperm donor, if needed) through arigorous screening process. FFSfacilitatescase management of allsteps necessary for a smooth and successful surrogacy. Ms. Lippard is a professional member of Path2Parenthood, RESOLVE and the American Society for Reproductive Medicine.
FFS conducts extensive background checks of its Gestational Surrogates including FBI, Child Protective Services, and state police record checks as well as in-home studies conducted by a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW-C), and psychological screeningperformed by a psychologist specializing in surrogacy and Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART).
FFS coordinates case management of legal contracts, medical screenings, establishment of trust accounts, referralsto health insurance analysts or secondary health insurance providers, surrogate expense management, liaisons with IVF clinics, and on-going support for gestational surrogates.
Family Forward Surrogacy is affiliated with the Zavos Juncker Law Group, PLLC, which drafts contracts between the Intended Parents and the Gestational Surrogate (and Egg Donor and/or sperm donor, if needed). Michele Zavos personally handles all of FFS’s clients. She has been a leader in the field of family building for 30 years, and is one of the attorneys in the Washington metropolitan area who established laws that enable both same-sex partners to be legal parents to their child. Ms. Zavos is an expert on state laws governing surrogacy and same-sex parentage. Please see Ms. Zavos’s qualifications under Path2Parenthood’s listing for surrogacy attorneys in Maryland.
Ms. Lippard’s professional background includes 16 years of experience in technology marketing and education. She has worked for companies such as 3Com, Nortel Networks, Comverse Technologies, and Openwave (formerly Phone.com) helping them launch new products and recruit users. Throughout her career Sandra has presented at numerous industry panels and educational seminars around the world, to advocate for new technology platforms and educate corporate customers, consumers, and web developers on the benefits of using various new technologies. Ms. Lippard brings her management and marketing experience to FFS.