Mother's Day can be a painful reminder for some, like would-be moms who are unable to become or stay pregnant. These days, however, because of advancements in medical technology and awareness about infertility, more people are turning to so-called third party reproductive methods such as sperm, egg and embryo donors as well as gestational surrogates.


Kim Bergman - Licensed psychologist and senior partner at the surrogacy and egg donation agency, Growing Generations. Dr. Bergman is the author of "Your Future Family: The Essential Guide to Assisted Reproduction," which is available for purchase online and in stores now.

Heather Mancini and Dan Peluso - Parents of Maria and Katarina. Katarina was carried by a gestational surrogate and was born in January of 2019.