Welcome To SEAM
Our Mission is to Bring the Joy of Parenthood to as Many Families as We Possibly Can
We believe that every person who wants to be a parent should be able to be a parent.
Surrogacy can be a long frustrating, emotionally challenging process. There are many moving pieces, and financial management can be one of the toughest aspects to deal with alone.
That’s why we provide escrow account management services for third-party reproduction agreements. Because you have more important things to worry about than reviewing expenses and approving payments.
MEET THE TEAM
Each and every member of our team has served as a surrogate or has had personal experience with IVF and gametes donation, and is deeply passionate about third-party reproduction. We know the happiness our children bring us, and we want to help you capture that same joy, too.
Dominique Side, Director
A former surrogate, Dominique saw SEAM as her chance to help hundreds of people create the families they wanted — way more than she could through surrogacy alone. As Director (aka “the big boss”) you might not see her much on a daily basis, but she’s always happy to step in and lend a helping hand, especially when the surrogacy process becomes overwhelming.
Between her 4 children and 7 companies, Dominique doesn’t get much time off, but when she does you can find her traveling around the world or relaxing in a spa…preferably at the same time.
Christi Allen, Account Specialist
A master of processing requests, validating documents, and interpreting contracts, Christi has had SEAM manage her escrow account for three of her five surrogacy journeys and loved the process, so she joined our team. In addition to striving to make the financial side of surrogacy as easy as possible, Christi is a certified paralegal, currently studying to achieve a bachelor’s degree in accounting. Christi has been with SEAM since 2014.
When she’s not at work, you can find Christi crafting, playing trumpet and french horn in her community band, and shuttling her 4 teenagers between football, cheer, lacrosse, band, and school.
Beth Watson, New Accounts Specialist
Beth’s smiling face is the first one you’ll “see” at SEAM. She runs our office and makes sure you have all of the information you’ll need and complete clarity about what is to come. She loves being able to make a difference in people’s lives every day, even if it’s something as small as answering the phone. Beth has been involved with surrogacy since 2009 and has served as a gestational surrogate three times. She has been with SEAM since 2016.
You might find Beth out walking, swimming, or taking road trips to the California beaches. Her family (husband and two teens) enjoys concerts, festivals, going to the movies, and having people over for food and games. They also have an emotional support dog, Toby, who is a sweet, lovable labradoodle, and a feisty cat named Oliver.
Kim Yancey, Assistant Account Specialist
Our newest account specialist, Kim, came to us after having worked for a surrogacy agency since 2017 and is passionate about family building, be it through surrogacy, adoption, foster-care, or building families in whatever way is best for each unique situation. Her passion comes by experience, as she is Mom to 4 biological kids, 3 adopted children, and 2 foster children! On top of all that, she is currently pursuing her 6th surrogacy journey as a Gestational Carrier.
As if she does not have enough to do yet, Kim is pursuing her MBA, having previously earned her BBA in Marketing from Texas State. She loves vacations with her family (especially Disney vacations!), attending her kids sporting events, and dressing her 5-under-5 in annoyingly adorable matching outfits.
Ari Binsau, Contract Review Specialist
Ari joined us in December 2021 as our Review Specialist. Their eye for detail and their passion for all things related to women’s healthcare and reproductivity were especially what led Ari to SEAM. Ari reviews Gestational and Egg Donation Agreements and makes sure that our Account Specialists are able to easily verify the terms of every request prior to disbursement, as well as helps out in every area of SEAM as needed.
Ari and their partner have two children conceived with donor sperm, one of which was via IVF. In their spare time, you can find them likely watching Schitt’s Creek, volunteering for LGBTQ Saves as a moderator in their Discord servers, and in the summer they and their kids can be found trying to stay cool indoors or in a pool somewhere.
We strive to always do the right thing by you and your surrogate. We disburse payments every business day, and are a neutral third party who balances the needs of all.
We offer 24/7 account access online and document every transaction. You should and will know what’s going on with your money at all times.
We’ve been intimately involved with third-party reproduction before and understand how challenging it can be. Our account managers are here to help whenever you need us, even if it’s just for a supportive ear.
Let Us Help You Bring Your Family Home
We know all the ins and outs, the ups and downs, the victories and the heartbreaks of this process. And we’ll be right there beside you the whole way.
“My surrogate trusts me, so why do I need escrow management?”
We’re not just here to manage your money. Discover how having an escrow account manager on your team can help you:
- navigate expenses, such as insurance and billing
- create a stronger relationship
- build even more trust with your surrogate
- have a smoother pregnancy journey