Melissa B. Brisman, founder of Reproductive Possibilities and New Jersey-based reproductive lawyer, was recently quoted in a special Veterans Day article in PEOPLE about Duane Perez, a Marine Corps veteran, and his husband David’s surrogacy journey. The article told the incredible story of how several nonprofits stepped up to the plate helped make the Perez’s dream of having a family a reality. The article quotes Melissa about the typical costs of surrogacy, as well as resources that can help intended parents navigate their own surrogacy journeys. Check out our full list of financing, surrogacy, fertility, and other related resources.

You can read the Perez’s story and learn more about available resources here.