How to locate a professional Surrogate Partners 

You may use the list below locate an IPSA-Certified Surrogate Partner.

Even if there are no IPSA-Certified Surrogate Partners listed in your area, you may still be able to access Surrogate Partner Therapy by working with an intern or doing Intensive therapy with a surrogate partner from another area. The IPSA Referrals Coordinator can assist you in determining what options are available to you.


Due to privacy concerns, some Surrogate Partners have elected not to publicly post their personal information. You can always reach out to the IPSA Referral Coordinator to learn if there is, in fact, a Surrogate Partner near you. If you are considering working with someone who states they are IPSA-Trained, IPSA-Certified, an IPSA Intern member, you are encouraged to contact the IPSA Referral Coordinator to confirm their credentials and that they are in fact IPSA members in good standing. 

California

 

Southern California

Vena Blanchard

Female, Los Angeles, CA, 

DrVenaBlanchard.com

  • Vena works with clients of every age, every gender, and every sexual orientation. 

  • Vena is available for intensives

  • Vena is willing to speak with the media

 

Arianna Fernandez

Female, Los Angeles, CA, 

GetSurrogatePartnerTherapy.com

  • Arianna works with clients of all genders; the disabled.

  • Arianna is available for intensives.

  • Arianna prefers to be contacted through the IPSA Referral Coordinator

Northern California

Eileen Chao

Female, San Francisco, CA, 

https://eileenchao.com

  • Eileen works with men/women/trans*

  • Eileen is available for intensives

  • Eileen is willing to speak with the media


Cheryl Cohen Greene

Female, Berkeley, CA, 

cherylcohengreene.com

  • Cheryl works with men/women/trans*/disabled

  • Cheryl is available for intensives

  • Cheryl is willing to speak with the media


Andrew Heartman

Male, San Francisco, CA, 

surrogatepartner.us

  • Andrew works with women/trans*/disabled

  • Andrew is available for Intensives 

  • Andrew is willing to speak with the media

 

Cheryl King

Female, San Francisco & East Bay, CA

  • Cheryl works with men

  • Cheryl is available for intensives

  • Cheryl is willing to occasionally speak with the media

  • Cheryl prefers to be contacted through the IPSA Referral Coordinator


Linda Poelzl

Female, San Francisco, CA, 

waterdragonwoman.com

  • Linda works with men/women/trans*/disabled

  • Linda is available for intensives and will travel

  • Linda is not available to speak with media


Mark Shattuck

Male, San Francisco, CA,

surrogatepartner.org

  • Mark works with women/men/trans*/disabled

  • Mark is not available for intensives

  • Mark is willing to speak with the media

 

Stephanie Wadell

Female, San Francisco, CA

  • Stephanie works with men 

  • Stephanie is available for intensives

  • Stephanie is willing to speak with the media

  • Prefers to be contacted through stephanierainbow444@gmail.com

 

Katherine Yeagel

Female, Oakland, CA, 

katherineyeagel.com

  • Katherine works with men/women/trans*

  • Katherine is not currently available for intensives.

  • Katherine is willing to speak with the media.

Rachel Yukimura

Cis woman, San Francisco Bay Area CA, 

surrogatepartnerrachel.com

  • Rachel is a cis woman and works with women/men/trans/cis/gender non-conforming clients and clients with disabilities

  • Rachel is available for intensives.

  • Rachel does not speak to the media.


Female

Sacramento, CA

  • Works with men/women/trans*/disabled.

  • Is available for intensives

  • Prefers to be contacted through the IPSA Referral Coordinator


Female

Sonoma Country & North SF Bay, CA

  • Works with men/women/trans*/disabled.

  • Is available for intensives

  • Prefers to be contacted through the IPSA Referral Coordinator

 
 

Colorado

Male

Boulder, CO

Florida

 

Dorothy Kirkpatrick

Female, South Florida

  • Dorothy works with men

  • Dorothy is available for intensives

  • Dorothy is not available to speak with media

  • Dorothy Prefers to be contacted through the IPSA Referral Coordinator


Tara M.

Female, Stuart, FL, 

sessionswithtara.com

  • Tara works with men and women. Disabled clients welcome.

  • Tara is available for intensives throughout FL and travels extensively for intensives

  • Tara is not available to speak with the media

 

New York

Male

New York City, NY

 

Virginia

Roger Tolle

Male, Charlottesville, VA

surrogatepartnertherapy.com

  • Roger works with men/trans*

  • Roger is available for intensives

  • Roger is willing to speak with the media

Washington D.C.

 

Female

Female, Washington DC

  • Works with men, women, trans*, queer, nonbinary,

  • Available for intensives

  • Does not speak with media

  • Prefers to be contacted through the IPSA Referral Coordinator

Male, Washington DC

  • Works with men

  • Not available for intensives

  • Does not speak with media

  • Prefers to be contacted through the IPSA Referral Coordinator

Roger Tolle

Male, Washington DC

surrogatepartnertherapy.com

  • Roger works with men/trans*

  • Roger is available for intensives

  • Roger is willing to speak with the media

Working with an Intern 

In addition to the IPSA-CERTIFIED Surrogate Partners listed above, you might have the option of working with a Surrogate Partner Intern. IPSA Intern members have completed the first phase of their training and have been approved for the internship phase of their training.  Interns are not listed on this website. Please contact the IPSA Referral Coordinator to discuss whether working with an intern is a reasonable option for you. We are currently referring to Surrogate Partner Interns who are working toward certification in Arizona, Northern and Southern California, Colorado, Connecticut, Maryland, Michigan, Illinois, Indiana, New York, Oklahoma, Oregon, Texas, Virginia, Washington state, Washington DC), BAJA CALIFORNIA, CANADA, MEXICO, AND EUROPE (including France, Holland, Portugal, and Switzerland).