Advice & Support: Professional Finder

This resource includes information about physicians, complementary care providers, surrogacy, egg donation and sperm donation agencies, adoption agencies, lawyers, pharmacists and other professionals committed to assisting you.


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Julie M. Tavoso Esq.

Julie M. Tavoso Esq.

Law Offices of Julie M. Tavoso, LLC
980 N. Michigan Ave., Suite 1400
Chicago, Illinois 60611
(213) 214-3546

Biography

Julie Tavoso dedicates her practice to reproductive law, helping to build families using all types of assisted reproductive technologies (commonly referred to as “ART”). Julie provides comprehensive legal services to clients involved in ART arrangements including gestational surrogacy, egg donation, sperm donation, and embryo donation. 

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Julie drafts contracts to define the intentions of the parties in ART arrangements, co-parenting agreements, and assists clients in the establishment of parental rights in both Illinois and Colorado.  Julie also addresses guardianship, inheritance and posthumous conception issues. Julie is licensed to practice law in Illinois and Colorado, and is a frequent presenter on reproductive law topics.  She has been inducted as a fellow in the American Academy of Assisted Reproductive Technology Attorneys (AAARTA), a member of the American Bar Association Assisted Reproduction Committee, the Illinois State Bar Association Family Law section, the Chicago Bar Association, the Colorado Bar Association, the Human Rights Campaign, the ACLU, the American Fertility Association, RESOLVE and is a professional member of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine Legal Professionals Group. Julie received her B.A. from Colorado College, her J.D. and LL.M. from DePaul University College of Law and her M.B.A. from the DePaul Kellstadt Graduate School of Business.

Julie M. Tavoso Esq.

Julie M. Tavoso Esq.

Law Offices of Julie M. Tavoso, LLC
123 E. Ogden Ave., Ste. 101A
Hinsdale, Illinois 60521
(630) 325-9100

Biography

Julie Tavoso dedicates her practice to reproductive law, helping to build families using all types of assisted reproductive technologies (commonly referred to as “ART”). Julie provides comprehensive legal services to clients involved in ART arrangements including gestational surrogacy, egg donation, sperm donation, and embryo donation.

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Julie drafts contracts to define the intentions of the parties in ART arrangements, co-parenting agreements, and assists clients in the establishment of parental rights in both Illinois and Colorado.  Julie also addresses guardianship, inheritance and posthumous conception issues. Julie is licensed to practice law in Illinois and Colorado, and is a frequent presenter on reproductive law topics.  She has been inducted as a fellow in the American Academy of Assisted Reproductive Technology Attorneys (AAARTA), a member of the American Bar Association Assisted Reproduction Committee, the Illinois State Bar Association Family Law section, the Chicago Bar Association, the Colorado Bar Association, the Human Rights Campaign, the ACLU, the American Fertility Association, RESOLVE and is a professional member of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine Legal Professionals Group. Julie received her B.A. from Colorado College, her J.D. and LL.M. from DePaul University College of Law and her M.B.A. from the DePaul Kellstadt Graduate School of Business.

Kara Johnson, J.D.

Kara Johnson, J.D.

Law Offices of Julie M. Tavoso, LLC
123 E. Ogden Ave., Ste. 101A
Hinsdale, Illinois 60521
(630) 325.9100

Biography

Kara Johnson represents intended parents, gestational surrogates, egg donors, sperm providers and individuals pursuing arrangements utilizing assisted reproduction techniques.   

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She works closely with other professionals involved in collaborative reproduction arrangements, and assists those in reaching their goals of building a family or helping to facilitate various arrangements.

Kara is a graduate of the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign - B.S. – Human Development and Family Studies and a graduate of Hamline University School of Law - J.D.

Kara is a member of the American Bar Association Assisted Reproductive Technologies Committee.  She is also a member of the Illinois State Bar Association Family Law section and Young Lawyers Division, the Chicago Bar Association, she is a professional member of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM), the American Fertility Association as well as RESOLVE.

Karyn Rosenberg, L.C.S.W.

Karyn Rosenberg, L.C.S.W.

Karyn Rosenberg, L.C.S.W.
7000 W Palmetto Park Road, Suite 210
Boca Raton, Florida 33433
(561) 306-0232

Biography

Karyn Rosenberg is licensed by the state of Florida as a Clinical Social Worker.  She holds a Master’s Degree in Social Work from The Ohio State University, and a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from The University of Texas. 

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Karyn has extensive experience in general psychotherapy, but she is most specialized in grief, loss, and fertility counseling. She works in the field of third party reproduction, offering consultation, mental health screenings and evaluations, and counseling with egg donors, surrogates, and Intended Parents (IP).  She has worked a great deal in the area of post partum depression.

She has a private practice in Boca Raton, FL where she provides psychotherapy and hypnotherapy to children, teens, adults and couples. 

Karyn has been an adjunct professor at Florida Atlantic University where she has taught grief and bereavement counseling, Issues in Counseling Women, and Issues in Mental Health Counseling on a graduate and undergraduate level. 

She has served as expert witness on grief and loss issues.  Karyn has been an invited speaker at professional conferences, and serves as a lecturer and trainer for the community. 

Her professional membership includes the Florida Society of Oncology Social Workers, Association of Death Education and Counseling, The American Society for Reproductive Medicine, American Fertility Association, Resolve, National Association of Social Workers, and Florida Society for Clinical Hypnosis. Karyn served as treasurer, and past president of the Social Work/Mental Health Professional Council of Hadassah; and received the 2005 National Leadership Award, and past recipient of the Woman of Valor in 2004. 

She currently serves on the board of trustees of her Synagogue.  Karyn is happily married to her husband, and they are raising two beautiful daughters and their dog, Spike.

 

Katherine Ellis-Hernandez, Ph.D.

Katherine Ellis-Hernandez, Ph.D.

Family Health Psychology
2801 Fourth Avenue
San Diego, California 92103
(888) 497-1314

Dr. Katherine Ellis-Hernandez is a clinical and reproductive health psychologist.  She provides therapeutic and consultative services to children, adults, couples and families.  Her specialties include family building, cognitive behavioral therapy, sexual and reproductive health education, and play therapy. 

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She provides consultation to families creating families via third-party reproduction, adoption, and embryo donation.  She works with the offspring created via family building to explore issues surrounding disclosure and origins. In addition, Dr. Hernandez administers psychological assessments to gamete donors and gestational carriers.  She provides consultation and support to families across the US.  Her private practice is located in an integrative wellness center in San Diego where she sees clients for therapeutic services, groups and psychoeducational seminars.  

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