From the business
A Jewish Blessing, LLC, is an egg donor agency based in Jacksonville, Florida, that also offers help to families in need of a Jewish surrogate. They offer their services in the USA and internationally. Their services are intended specifically for Jewish couples and intended parents looking for Jewish egg donors and surrogates.
The agency is open to intended parents from all over the world. They have experience working with interfaith and LGBT couples. While egg donors are generally available, there is usually a long wait list for families in need of a surrogate.
The services provided by the agency include a consultation and access to the online database of donors, as well as ongoing support to intended parents throughout the process. There is a one time fee to register with the agency to access member only privileges.
Jewish egg donors can claim compensation for $8,000 and there is no set compensation for surrogates. The range for surrogate compensation is from $20,000 ÛÒ $35,000, and higher for experienced surrogates.
Judy Weiss, who is a reproductive endocrinology nurse with a background in psychiatry, set up the agency in 2005 in order to respond to the needs of the Jewish community by matching Jewish egg donors and surrogates with Jewish intended parents. She then welcomed Lynn Schineis into the team, who brings her experience as a nurse in high risk obstetrics and reproductive endocrinology into the fold. The AJB team works from various locations including staff in Israel. They have helped in the delivery of over 180 Jewish babies since establishing the agency.