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About Vermont Surrogacy Network

Vermont Surrogacy Network provides families throughout New England and the world with an ethical, affordable, and supportive environment in which intended parents and gestational carriers are matched and guided through the process of surrogacy.

VSN dedicates its efforts to serving intended parents and gestational carriers with diligence and compassion, ensuring that they thoroughly understand the process every step of the way. 

VSN offers a naturally supportive environment by keeping surrogacy personal with in-person or video conferencing interviews and consultations, and continued surrogacy support from the first application to post-delivery care.  Both intended parents and gestational carriers are carefully screened to provide the greatest chance of achieving a successful match and positive surrogacy experience. 

Jes Stumpf

For over 14 years, Jes Stumpf has dedicated herself to children and families, working in public and private schools, as well as many non-profit family organizations. She has a Bachelor Degree in Psychology and an Associates Degree in Early Childhood Education from Johnson State College.  Jes became interested in the process of surrogacy when a close friend experienced multiple miscarriages and was facing infertility.  When research into the topic of surrogacy in Vermont yielded no local results, she consulted with the premier Vermont attorney for surrogacy, Kurt Hughes.  They decided to join their efforts in developing a local surrogacy alternative that focuses on creating a supportive environment, face-to-face communication and strong sense of ethics. Jes has undergone her own journey as a Gestational Surrogate, this experience allows her to share first hand knowledge and experience with couples who are building their family and carriers who are looking to help others fulfill their dream of parenthood. 


Kurt M. Hughes

Kurt M. Hughes has been involved with adoption and assisted fertility family-building since 1995.  As part of his law practice with Murdoch Hughes and Twarog, PC, he is the only Vermont attorney who is a member of both the American Academy of Adoption Attorneys and the American Academy of Assisted Reproductive Technology Attorneys.  He has provided legal services for hundreds of adoptions and assisted fertility arrangements, including gestational surrogacy, and egg and sperm donation contracts.  Kurt has long seen the need for a local matching organization dedicated to the needs of Vermont residents who wish to build their families through gestational surrogacy, as well as the needs of Vermont women who wish to become gestational surrogates to help others achieve the dream of parenthood.  He is very excited about the launch of the Vermont Surrogacy Network in September 2014, the first surrogacy matching organization based in Vermont and run by Vermonters. Kurt is a resident of Hinesburg, Vermont.