Becoming a parent is personal. So is my practice.

Meet Meryl B. Rosenberg, Esq. — founder of ARTparenting.


Dear Intended Parents and Potential Surrogates,

Welcome. I’m so glad you’ve taken the step to learn more about working together with ARTparenting — and I’d love to tell you my story…

I’ve been working in assisted reproductive law since 1993. I started this practice with the belief that providing personalized attention and the best care was the only way to work in such a sensitive field. With a back ground in psychology and biology, and in the law, this profession became much more to me than simply acting as an attorney. I created a practice in which, in addition to providing necessary legal services, I help navigate the complex road of surrogacy and other third-party reproduction for my clients, and for the incredible women who help them become parents. This is about so much more than just putting people together for family building purposes. This is about people helping other people; it is about the whole journey together; it is about partnership and trust, on every level. We are here to help everyone involved to ensure the best possible outcomes.

Today, we are still a small firm that provides focused, personalized attention. We choose not to be bigger, because small, intimate, and personal is how we feel tiny new lives should come into this world.

Your care, comfort level, and trust are my top priorities as the professional guiding you. From the moment we have our first conversation until the day the baby goes home, I am there to guide you.

Thank you for taking the first step to learn about ARTparenting. Please let me know how I may use my expertise to help bring about a little miracle — the birth of a baby.

I assure you, if you choose ARTparenting, your care will be my first priority and your interests will be handled with the highest standards of integrity.

Meryl B. Rosenberg, Esq.


Meryl made what seemed to be a daunting process simple and easy. I will never be able to thank her enough for guiding me through this.
— MMS, Bethesda, Maryland

Read more testimonials from parents and surrogates.

A breakout session with Meryl Rosenberg, Esq. from ARTParenting during the 11th annual NYC Men Having Babies conference at the JCC Manhattan, NY.

Ready to find out more about becoming a surrogate? To get your questions answered, or find out if you qualify, please fill out a contact form.

> Intended parents: Contact us for more information, or call Meryl at (301) 217-0074.


Biography: Meryl B. Rosenberg, Esq.

Meryl B. Rosenberg is an attorney in private practice and is the director of ARTparenting’s comprehensive program devoted exclusively to arrangements and all legal aspects of surrogacy, egg donation, embryo donation, and other matters involving assisted reproductive technologies (ART), as well as step-parent adoptions and second-parent adoptions. Meryl has a depth and breadth of experience in the ART field, having concentrated on this area of practice since 1993.

An active participant in furthering the education, development, and expansion of the field of reproductive law, Meryl is an innovator and leader in the field of ART. Meryl assisted in drafting Maryland and District of Columbia legislation addressing ART and third party reproduction, and works closely with other attorneys, medical professionals and organizations such as Resolve, ASRM, HRC, and others around the globe to effect positive changes in the law to protect all parties involved.


Meryl was presented with the Sondra D. Bender Community Leadership Award at the Jewish Women International’s Women to Watch gala in December 2013. Meryl is the first recipient of this prestigious award which is given annually to an individual who displays extraordinary leadership in the Washington, DC community.

Meryl is an alumna of the Wexner Heritage Program, The Wexner Foundation, and past delegate for Washington DC alumni.

Meryl Currently Holds the Following Leadership Roles:

Meryl is a Professional Member of:

  • The American Bar Association, Family Law Section, Assisted Reproductive Technologies Committee

  • Family Equality Council

  • American Society for Reproductive Medicine

  • The District of Columbia Bar Association

  • Fertile Hope

  • The Maryland State Bar Association, Family Law and Health Law Sections

  • The Maryland State Bar Association, Family Law and Health Law Sections

  • Men Having Babies, Participant in the GPAP program

  • The Montgomery County Bar Association, Family Law, Reproductive Law and Technology Section, and Health Law Sections

  • The National LGBT Bar Association

  • RESOLVE: The National Fertility Association

  • Society for Ethics in Egg Donation and Surrogacy (SEEDS)

  • Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology

  • The Tinina Q. Cade Foundation


  • Member of legal group drafting and advocating for new legislation in MD and DC regarding Collaborative Reproduction

  • Working group for ABA Model Act Governing Assisted Reproduction 2008 – 2019
    (Model Act passed January 2019)

Meryl is an Active VOLUNTEER in Both Local and International Organizations including:

  • Israel Engagement committee of the Jewish Federation of Greater Washington, Member

  • Jewish Federation of Greater Washington, Board Member

  • Partnership for Jewish Life and Learning in the Greater Washington, DC area, past President

  • Tikkun Olam Women’s Foundation, past Chair of Governance Committee, Trustee

  • United Jewish Endowment Fund, Trustee, Grants Committee

In addition, Meryl has written many articles on third-party reproduction legal issues, surrogacy, and egg donation. She often speaks on these subjects for professionals in the field, for intended parents, and for those seeking to assist them in building families through ART. She has been a guest teacher at the University of Maryland School of Law on the topic of ART.