After completing her journey as a gestational carrier, Monica knew that she wanted to pursue a career in surrogacy on a professional level. She has joined The Stork's Nest as a Gestational Carrier Program Coordinator and she will work closely with gestational carriers throughout their journeys to ensure that they have a positive and supportive experience. Monica is caring, compassionate, and eager to help all current, and future, gestational carriers through their journeys.
Originally from New York City, Monica moved to Indiana so that her husband could pursue a career as an Air Traffic Controller. Prior to moving out of NYC, Monica worked as an Office Manager at an Executive Recruitment firm where she was responsible for the overall operations of the firm. She has also held several different roles within the finance and hospitality industries. While in Indiana, Monica worked as a Team Leader at a Global Engineering firm. It was during this time when she realized that fulfilling her dream of helping another family grow theirs was something that needed to become a priority. Being a gestational carrier is something Monica dreamed of for a long time and she is thrilled that she was able to fulfill not only her dream, but the dream of the family that wanted nothing more than to expand their family.
In her spare time, Monica enjoys cake decorating and spending time with her husband, Byron, and their two sons, Antonio and Dominic. When she’s not in the kitchen, you can find her at the ballpark as both of her sons play baseball.
You can email Monica at email@example.com.
Amanda D. Sapp, RN, MSN, Esq.
Amanda graduated with a Bachelor’s of Science and worked as a neonatal and pediatric nurse for many years. During her time as a nurse, she attended the University of Indianapolis and graduated top of her class with a Master’s of Science in Nursing. Amanda also decided to pursue her law degree during her nursing career. During law school, Amanda graduated with a concentration in health law. She also obtained a year long fellowship certificate through Indiana University Health that focused on medical ethics where she completed research to be published in academic journals. Additionally, Amanda is certified as a registered mediator by the Indiana Supreme Court. While in law school, Amanda obtained an internship with a focus on assisted reproductive technology law. It was then that she had found her calling. While working in the legal field, Amanda decided to open Indiana's first agency that focused on gestational surrogacy. Helping individuals build families through assisted reproduction has become a passion of Amanda's that gives her an endless feeling of joy, similar to that of her very rewarding experience as a nurse.
Amanda Sapp practices assisted reproduction law at Sapp Law Office and can assist with matters related to surrogacy, egg donation, sperm donation, embryo donation, and estate planning for assisted reproduction matters.
Katie Masilonis, RN
Katie joins our team to help assist our intended parents through the process of building their family. She has been a nurse since 2007 and has a true passion for helping others. Prior to working as a nurse, Katie worked at Anthem dealing with insurance. Her insurance and medical background will be a wonderful asset to our team by having a knowledgeable resource for our intended parents to ask questions about the medical and insurance aspects of their journey. Like many of our intended parents, Katie has experienced loss in trying to build her family and can relate to their struggles. She is a true humanitarian with a compassionate and caring nature.
In her spare time, Katie enjoys reading, Netflix, and spending time with her husband and two children.
You can email Katie at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Cabin Counseling & Resource Center, Inc.
Couples experiencing infertility know that beyond the physical implications, many emotional issues arise. Shock, denial, anger, confusion, guilt, loneliness, grief, and depression are just a few of the emotions couples may experience in confronting infertility. Several staff therapists at The Cabin have special training in the physical and emotional aspects of infertility. If you are journeying with infertility, The Cabin can assist you in discovering the path to greater peace and fulfillment and help with evaluating treatment options.
In addition to general fertility-related counseling services, The Cabin also provides counseling services required for individuals and couples who wish to attempt pregnancy via the use of donor eggs/sperm or gestational carrier. They work closely with several local fertility practices to provide clients with a collaborative, seamless experience that addresses both physical and psychological concerns.
Deidra T. Rausch, PhD, LMFT
Deidra T. Rausch, Executive Director of The Cabin, is co-author of “The Fertility Guide” and is a sought-after lecturer on the topics of infertility, marriage, and self-care. Deidra holds a Doctor of Philosophy Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Purdue University and a Master of Science in Nursing from Indiana University. A licensed marriage and family therapist (LMFT) in the state of Indiana, she is also a clinical member and approved supervisor of the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy.
Deidra has been providing therapy to individuals, couples and families since 1990. She has clinical experience in the areas of marital conflict and distress, infertility, sexuality, bereavement, women’s issues, marital enhancement, and life coaching. She has been providing supervision to therapists in training and in seeking licensure since 1996.
Sapp Law Office, LLC
Sapp Law Office is located in Indianapolis, Indiana and specializes in Assisted Reproduction Law (Surrogacy, Egg Donation, Sperm Donation, Embryo Adoption), Adoption Law, and Estate Planning Law. Although headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana, Sapp Law Office serves intended parents, gestational surrogate mothers, egg donors, and those with any estate planning needs all across Indiana.
Sapp Law Office provides quality legal representation to heterosexual, single, and LGBT clients that helps build and protect families. A list of Reproductive Law Services includes drafting and negotiating surrogacy, egg donor, sperm donor, and embryo adoption/donation agreements. We also establish legal parentage in the courts through pre- or post-birth orders, or any adoption proceedings. We can also assist clients with any needs in the area of Adoption Law, including Step-Parent Adoptions, Second-Parent Adoptions, Grandparent Adoptions, Domestic Adoptions, and International Adoption. Our attorney can also assist with any Estate Planning Law needs to properly plan and secure for your future, especially when there are any children involved.
Amanda D. Sapp, MSN, JD
Amanda received her Juris Doctor from Indiana University’s Robert H. McKinney School of Law. During law school Amanda received a certificate of concentration in health law. She also obtained a year long fellowship certificate through Indiana University Health that focused on medical ethics where she completed research to be published in academic journals. Additionally, Amanda is certified as a registered mediator by the Indiana Supreme Court. While in law school, Amanda obtained an internship with a focus on adoption and assisted reproductive technology law. It was then that she had found her calling. Helping individuals build families through assisted reproduction and adoption has become a passion of Amanda's that gives her an endless feeling of joy, similar to that of her very rewarding prior experience as a nurse. Amanda graduated from Indiana State University with a Bachelor’s of Science and worked as a neonatal and pediatric nurse for 7 years. During her time as a nurse she attended the University of Indianapolis, and graduated top of her class with a Master’s of Science in Nursing.
Amanda has assisted intended parent(s), same-sex couples, gestational surrogates, sperm donors and egg donors with their legal reproductive matters for several years, including heterosexual couples, same-sex couples, and single parents on a countless number of gestational surrogacy agreements, known and unknown egg donor agreements, sperm donor agreements, and parentage documents establishing legal parentage through the courts. Amanda has been able to obtain pre-birth orders and second parent adoptions from the court for heterosexual, homosexual, and single individuals. She has also worked with a number of attorneys from other states when there are multiple states involved in a surrogacy and/or egg donor arrangement.