Ahead of National Infertility Week, CBS UK Picks Up Egg Factor, a Groundbreaking 10 Part Documentary Series Following a Diverse Group of People Undergoing Egg Donation and Surrogacy, Set to Debut Early 2020
10 Discouraged, Yet Determined Intended Parents Embark on a Highly Emotional, Unconventional Journey to Baby-making Including the Exclusive Story of Fuller House Stars Fox and Dashiell Messitt.
LOS ANGELES, April 16, 2019 (Newswire.com) - Just in time for Infertility week, Alera Enterprises, Inc. announced today that CBS UK has acquired EGG FACTOR, a gripping, 10-part docu-series tracing the extraordinary lives of men and women involved in creating modern families with donated eggs. Egg Factor, which is set to debut in early 2020, will kick off National Infertility Week on April 23 with its US premiere in Los Angeles followed by a Q&A led by Executive Producer, Lara Sarkissian and her female-powered team. In addition, featured couple Kacy Andrews and Jack Messitt (parents of Fuller House Stars Fox and Dashiell Messitt) will join the panel to discuss their unconventional and highly controversial journey to parenthood.
In EGG FACTOR, single mothers, couples, lesbians, and gay men who struggle to conceive naturally are finally able to realize their dream of having a baby with healthy eggs from young women who are willing to go through the grueling egg retrieval process. The journeys are both eye-opening and entertaining with twists, setbacks and surprises – but ultimately ending with the same wondrous result: A new life!
“Now, more than ever,” says Lara Sarkissian. “Women need one another; this is the very notion that motivated me to put my life savings on the line to create an opportunity for women to empower others in the most extraordinary way. The true experiences featured in Egg Factor not only aim to lift the secrecy and shame surrounding infertility, but to help restore the spirits of discouraged, yet determined couples as they surrender to the DNA or a womb of another’s.”
“Of course,” Sarkissian adds, “I couldn't have done this alone, like the women I followed, I'm indebted to the endless support from Gifted Journeys, PFCLA my partner Alen Tarassians and amazing team at Alera who were instrumental in the development and production of Egg Factor.”
For millions of intended parents, creating a healthy baby comes with a difficult choice they never imagined: accepting the end of their own genetic lineage and relying on a stranger’s eggs. Egg donation is on the rise with 74 percent more registered donors in the last ten years. 10,000 babies are born each year using donor eggs, a number that has doubled in just a few years.
Alera Enterprises is a boutique production company with a mission to create new media content that is always ahead of the curve. With hundreds of hours of television programs under their belt, the team at Alera is passionate about all that they produce. From script to screen, commercials to documentaries and apps for mobile devices, ingenuity rules! Be it with Overhaulin’ (transforming dream cars with Chip Foose), Living with Ed (tackling green living with celeb-environmentalist Ed Begley Jr.) or with their latest series Egg Factor (redefining the modern family formation), Alera creates groundbreaking programming that simply connects to your soul.
ABOUT GIFTED JOURNEYS
All donations in EGG FACTOR were arranged by Gifted Journeys, a leading egg donation and surrogacy agency headed by Wendie Wilson-Miller and Tina Barbagallo, both of whom donated eggs of their own multiple times. Wendie Wilson-Miller, Founder and CEO of Gifted Journeys is an award-winning author internationally recognized for her works on LGBT in Insider’s Guide to Egg Donation: A Compassionate and Comprehensive Guide For All Parents-to-Be. Further, Wednie co-founded Society for Ethics in Egg Donation and Surrogacy (SEEDS), where she currently holds the title of Vice President.
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