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Kim Bergman

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Kim Bergman
Occupation(s)Clinical psychologist
Surrogacy advocate
Years active1994 to present
Known forCo-owner of Growing Generations
AwardsHostetter-Habib Family Award from the Family Equality Council

Kim Bergman is an American psychologist, author, and surrogacy advocate. Her book Your Future Family: The Essential Guide to Assisted Reproduction was published in 2019.



Bergman began working in the surrogacy field in 1994. Prior to this she was a clinical psychologist.[1] In 1996, she closed her practice[2] and began work as a psychologist for Growing Generations,[3] where she is now a co-owner.[4] At Growing Generations, Bergman has been involved in more than 1700 surrogacies,[2] and has worked as an advocate for LGBTQ rights and civil rights legislation.[5] She has also discussed surrogacy issues in the media.[6][7]



Kim Bergman's research has been published in journals including Psychology of Sexual Orientation and Gender Diversity[8] and the Journal of GLBT Family Studies.[9] Her book Your Future Family: The Essential Guide to Assisted Reproduction was published in 2019.[10][11][1] The book focuses on assisted reproduction issues and provides advice to prospective parents.[12][13]

Honors and awards


Personal life


Bergman and her wife Natalie have two daughters.[16]


  1. ^ a b Myers, K. C. "Biggest Family Week in Provincetown history starts Saturday". Wicked Local Provincetown.
  2. ^ a b "How a Trailblazer in Surrogacy and Sperm and Egg Donation Helped Thousands Become Parents". People Magazine.
  3. ^ Mundy, Liza (September 11, 2008). Everything Conceivable: How Assisted Reproduction Is Changing Our World. Anchor Books. p. 102. ISBN 9781400095377.
  4. ^ "A Basic Guide To The Complicated World Of Surrogacy". HuffPost Canada. 5 June 2015. Retrieved 14 March 2021.
  5. ^ "Meet Kim Bergman of Growing Generations in Midtown and Museum Square - Voyage LA Magazine | LA City Guide". Voyage LA.
  6. ^ "What it took for Kim, Kanye to have 2 babies via surrogate". New York Post. 13 May 2019.
  7. ^ "Here's What Everyone Gets Wrong About Gestational Surrogacy". Parade Magazine. May 1, 2019. Retrieved 18 March 2021.
  8. ^ "APA PsycNet".
  9. ^ Bergman, Kim; Rubio, Ritchie J.; Green, Robert-Jay; Padrón, Elena (May 5, 2010). "Gay Men Who Become Fathers via Surrogacy: The Transition to Parenthood". Journal of GLBT Family Studies. 6 (2): 111–141. doi:10.1080/15504281003704942. S2CID 54772645.
  10. ^ Dodge, David (April 17, 2020). "What to Know Before Your Surrogacy Journey". The New York Times. Retrieved 18 March 2021.
  11. ^ Mazziotta, Julie; Baylis, Sheila (February 7, 2019). "What You Need to Know if You're Considering Surrogacy". People. Retrieved 18 March 2021.
  12. ^ "Author of new book on assisted reproduction hopes to empower soon-to-be LGBTQ parents - Gay Lesbian Bi Trans News Archive". Windy City Times. 11 June 2019.
  13. ^ Lane, Cassandra (April 29, 2019). "'Your Future Family' Offers Advice For Parent Hopefuls". L.A. Parent.
  14. ^ "Family Equality Council to Honor Kim Bergman, Scott Ellis, Sergio Trujillo at May 6 New York Gala". Family Equality. March 26, 2019.
  15. ^ "Photo Flash: Broadway Stars Shine at NIGHT AT THE PIER Gala". BroadwayWorld.com.
  16. ^ Miller, Susan. "LGBTQ families are on the cusp of dramatic growth, and millennials lead the way". USA TODAY.