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Donor Egg 101: What You Need to Know

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When you first begin to explore infertility treatments, one of the options you may be presented with is egg donation.

What is a donor egg? What are its benefits? How do you find a donor? How does the egg donation process work?

These are just some of the many questions you’ll likely have when considering donor egg from specialists like Donor Egg Bank USA. So, we’ve answered some of the most commonly asked questions to help you make an informed decision about using donor egg.

What Is Egg Donation?

A woman may consider using an egg donor if she has received an infertility diagnosis of poor egg quality, has tried traditional IVF without success, or is struggling with secondary infertility. But there may be other reasons for their choice to do so.

The person who is the egg donor will undergo the first part of the IVF process by having her ovaries stimulated for egg retrieval. The resulting mature eggs are collected to ultimately be donated to a recipient who is pursuing use of donor eggs to conceive a pregnancy. These eggs are either fertilized by a sperm source right away or are frozen to be used later.

Why Choose Donor Egg Over Other Infertility Treatments?

For some people, the initial idea of using another woman’s eggs to conceive can be hard to imagine.

However, over time, with research and discussions with specialists and those who have used donor egg, egg donationbecomes a wonderfully viable option for many people. While another woman’s eggs are required in this process, everything else remains like any other “typical” pregnancy. There is no reason why parents (just because they used donor egg) would not be able to carry, nurture, deliver, and breastfeed their baby.

This is, understandably, a huge decision for anyone to undertake, which is why talking through this option with your partner (should you have one), family, doctor, and even a counselor is highly recommended.

How Do You Choose an Egg Donor?

When you opt for egg donation, you’ll have the choice of whether you use an egg donor who’s known to you (e.g., a family member or friend) or a donor from an egg bank.

Some may consider using someone they know as their donor, such as a family member. While doing so may provide a genetic link between you and your baby, it also involves some very important (and possibly complicated) considerations. For example, will you tell your child who their egg donor is? What kind of relationship will your donor have with your child? Could this create any tensions further down the line?

Using a donor from an egg bank eradicates these sorts of potential relationship issues with the donor. Plus, you’ll have access to a wide range of potential donors from which to choose. Egg donors aren’t randomly selected for you (unless that’s what you wish). Rather, you can select a donor based on their unique traits, looks, personality, and achievements.

Although the screening process varies between banks, donors may undergo physical and psychological examinations, have various genetic tests, are tested for a variety of diseases, and disclose their families’ health histories which span multiple generations.

How Does the Fertilization Process Work?

After selecting a donor, you take a course of hormones to prepare your uterus for implantation. When using fresh donor eggs (which are retrieved from the donor and fertilized straight away), the donor’s cycle is synchronized with yours. Frozen donor eggs don’t require this step which is why they’re often seen as a more efficient and cost-effective option.

Once ready, the eggs are fertilized with the sperm source and incubated for several days before being transferred to your uterus for implantation. After two weeks, you return to the clinic for a blood test to check for rising hCG levels. Once confirmed, you’ll return to your obstetrician for routine prenatal care.

Choosing Egg Donation as Your Infertility Treatment

As you can see, egg donation provides a wonderful option for individuals or couples looking to start a family. Not only does it enable you to carefully choose the egg donor you use, but it also allows you to carry a pregnancy and give birth to your baby.

Furthermore, you can have an influence over how your baby’s genes are expressed. Through what’s known as epigenetics, things like your behavior (e.g. what you eat) and the environment you are in throughout your pregnancy, can have an overall impact on how your baby’s body reads its DNA sequence. Plus, as you nurture and welcome your child into the world, you’ll have endless opportunities to make a beautiful, positive impact on your child at every stage in their life.

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Corruption In The Queens Divorce Courts Part 3

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This is the 3rd part in a series of what I have witnessed while in court with my friend in her divorce case. Here is part 1 and part 2. Part of the reason I am writing this, is I do not believe this is an isolated case and there are those who are afraid to speak out for themselves. The violation of ones rights should be something we all fight for. In my friends case many of her rights were violated and sadly a lot of them by the attorney’s she’s had.

Before I start I went to tell you what happened last night. In re-reading and checking the first article I put up, I realized several links were taken down and I replaced with ones that weren’t. Miraculously they were back up today, so I am adding them here, here and here. Hopefully these links will not be taken down again.

Here is how this all started:

When my friend told me about her divorce case I was stunned. When I came to her house for the first time there was paper work in piles all over her house. She asked for my help and I agreed. In looking at this paper work, I saw so much. I immediately noticed what looked like insurance fraud. There were numerous checks from insurance companies. My friend had not noticed the amount or how many checks or claims were made in a short amount of time. Over a million. It was staggering. In a way it was like a gigantic puzzle.

The next day I went to court with her, because it was just going to be her and her attorney. As I have stated before, no-one should have to go through this alone. Her attorney was Alyssa Eisner, who was one of the rudest human beings I have ever met. She talked down to my friend, was condescending and kept telling her to shut up. The very first thing and last thing she said was “I need more money.” I tried to tell Ms. Eisner what I had discovered and asked did she want me as a witness and she said “No I knew nothing about the law.” I proceeded to tell her “I was a journalist and had read about the law.”

When I got into the courtroom Judge Viscovich asked the other side if I was to be a witness and they stated no. This happened the second time I was in court as well. In both occasions my friend was threatened with being thrown into Rikers and her attorney sat there stone cold silent.

Ms. Eisner told the Judge she was not prepared to go to trial.

In court Ms. Eisner, seemed more on her husbands side than my friend’s. Her attitude and her tactics seemed unrehearsed and rather shabby. Her performance made me want to know more, so I did research.

On lawyer ratings she rates poorly 1.7 out of 5

You can read here what other’s went through and it mirror’s what my friend went through.

A couple of days later I drove with my friend to Ms Eisner’s office, where my friend gave her the money she required.

The next time I was there, Ms Eisner again was impolite, discourteous and uncivil. Again the very first thing and last thing she said was “I need more money,” even though she had been paid a couple of days before. Though this day was to separate assets, my friend was sent home with Ms. Eisner not even objecting. The reason why was the Judge wanted the marital home appraised. The joke of this was this could easily have been done the next day, when they didn’t have court, but the Judge specifically ask for this date.

While at the appraisal, my friend slipped and fell and was not feeling well. During this time Ms. Eisner was texting both my friend and her daughter with her daughter answering what my friend should have been answering but couldn’t, because Ms. Eisner kept insisting that my friends daughter make discussion on her mother’s behalf. Her daughter did not have the power of attorney to do this, so why was Ms. Eisner texting her? When the decision’s had been made and was texted to her daughter her daughter told her “This was one of the worst deals ever made.”

The reason my friend had not been answering the texts was she was ill due to what later was diagnosed as a brain concussion. The fact is my friend could have died.

The next day in court, my friend told the Judge she was not well. He didn’t care. Ms Eisner actually for the first time since I had arrived stood up for her, because it was clear my friend was unwell.

The court went on that day for over two hours and the reason for this was Ms. Eisner now wanted off the case. This happened as my friend was not able to make discussions.

Because of the brain concussion, she was hospitalized, had to see a specialist and still has short memory problems.

Ms. Eisner was my friends lawyer for less than 3 months and made over $75,000. My question is for what?

By the way in the case where Dr. Robby Mahadeo was to be jailed for six months in Rikers Island, the reason for that was, that he objected to paying $88,000 in legal fees to Alyssa Eisner, his wife’s lawyer. The couple had a prenuptial agreement that clearly precluded such payments and yet Judge Viscovich took it upon himself to cancel it. This made it to NBC News.

Again, if you are in need of help, have more information, or can help please email us at queenscourtcorruption@gmail.com.

Inspector General’s Office emoy@nycourts.gov

New York State Commission on Judicial Conduct, 61 Broadway, Suite 1200, New York, New York 10006

Marguerite A. Grays: Administrative Judge-Civil Term, Eleventh Judicial District: Presiding Justice – Commercial Division, Queens County: Queens County Supreme Court: 88-11 Sutphin Boulevard: Jamaica, NY 11435 (718) 298-1212

Grievance Committee for the Second, Eleventh, and Thirteenth Judicial Districts: Renaissance Plaza
335 Adams Street, Suite 2400: Brooklyn, NY 11201-3745: (718) 923-6300

The Queens Courier Contact@schnepsmedia.com: PO Box 610257, Bayside NY, 11361 Phone: 718–260–2500 718-224-5863

TimesLedger Elizabeth Aloni 45-17 Marathon Parkway Little Neck, NY 11362 718-260-4537 timesledgernews@schnepsmedia.com

Queens Chronicles Mark Weidler  718-205-8000 x114

qptv.org 4161 Kissena Blvd Ste 2077 Flushing, NY 11355 (718) 886-8160

nbcnewyork.com 30 Rockefeller Plz Fl 7 New York City, NY 10012 (212) 664-4444

 

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16 Year Old Artist Henri Reed’s Debut Exhibition at Lux Contemporary

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Lux Contemporary, the newest Chelsea gallery adjacent to Rolls Royce New York, will launch “Henri’s World,” a new solo exhibition by 16-year-old LA-based emerging artist, Henri Reed, on view from Friday, April 19th –  Sunday, May 19th at 270 11th Avenue in New York.

The gallery’s owner and renowned celebrity art dealer, Emanuel Friedman, will host an Invite-only artist reception on Thursday, April 18th from 5pm – 8pm. Expected attendees will include a selection of celebrities and pro athletes, who are collectors of Henri’s works.

Henri, who has already created buzz across the country with collectors in L.A., N.Y., Chicago and Miami, including Babyface, will also make his New York City debut as the featured artist at the New York International Auto Show at the Javits Center, where he has created “Year of the Draggin.” More than a painting, the work serves as a tribute to the thrill of drag racing and the spirited culture surrounding it, set in the Year of the Dragon.

Named to honor the enduring appeal of drag racing, this piece captures the essence of a timeless passion. While it fits into a show centered around cars, its significance goes beyond any specific moment in time. Instead, it invites viewers to experience the exhilaration of speed and competition, regardless of when they encounter it. As one admires “Year of the Draggin,” they’re not just looking at a painting—they’re feeling the pulse of a culture that spans generations. And while its creation may be rooted in a particular year, its impact promises to resonate far into the future, leaving viewers to wonder which era of drag racing it truly represents. The work will be spotlighted at the Manhattan Motor Cars booth, spotlighting all the biggest exotic brands like Rimac, Koenigsegg, Bugatti, Bentley, Porsche, Lamborghini and more.

The “Henri’s World” exhibit will take over Lux Contemporary’s gallery space, highlighting over a dozen impactful, large-scale canvases and wood works. The young artist’s highlighted works will include Completa, a work made of two weathered planks of wood that were lying around for weeks in Henri’s studio. He knew he wanted to use them and brought them together, aligning them side by side. With pencil in hand, he began to sketch, treating them not as separate entities but as a unified whole. This piece quickly became the artist’s favorite in the collection. Its significance extends beyond mere materiality, reflecting a profound truth about human connections. When we view others as individuals, we may see only their vulnerabilities. But when we come together, our collective strengths shine forth, overshadowing our weaknesses. “Completa” embodies this essence—the beauty of unity, the power of togetherness.

High on Heels, a depiction of the timeless bond between a loyal canine and its skeletal walker, going beyond life and death. The dog’s love and loyalty shine through, while the walker’s bones remind us of life’s fleeting nature. Yet, together, they show us that love can endure forever. One Million Dollar, a recreation of the dollar bill with a Henri spin pays homage to his brother with his favorite color being green and his birthday spotlighted within the piece. On April 17th, Henri will also be appearing as the featured artist at the New York Stock Exchange’s private gallery collection. He is the youngest artist to be shown in the gallery. The collection is curated by world-famous trader and extensive collector, the “Einstein of Wall Street”, Peter Tuchman. The NYSE’s gallery is seen by world leaders, business titans and foreign dignitaries.

“I paint with shadows and whispers, leaving clues for those who dare to decipher the riddles hidden in plain sight,” said Henri.

Henri’s artistic career began at the age of 14 when he found an old wooden crate in his family’s garage and asked his father if he could use it. Before his parents returned from their dinner that evening, Henri had dismantled the crate and finished an original piece using materials from around the house.  A local collector saw a photo of the piece on Henri’s Instagram and immediately commissioned Henri for a new piece for his own home.  Within the next week, Henri began selling artwork to collectors, including Hollywood celebrities, music stars, and business leaders.

In February 2024, Henri was signed by New York City’s Lux Contemporary Gallery, which has featured works by Banksy, KAWS, Daniel Arsham, Brendan Murphy, Mr. Brainwash, Enrique Cabrera, Keith Haring, Damien Hirst, Jonty Hurwitz, Robert Indiana, Jeff Koons, Robert Longo, Takashi Murakami, King Saladeen and Hunt Slonem. Henri is the first emerging artist that the gallery has represented.

Henri’s World will be on view from Friday, April 19th – Sunday, May 19th at Lux Contemporary at 270 11th Avenue in NY, adjacent to Rolls Royce New York.

Exhibition hours are Mondays -Saturday: 10 AM – 7 PM; Sunday: Closed and by appointment.

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Corruption In The Queens Divorce Courts Part 2

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When you have a voice, it is important to stand up for your beliefs, which is why I am writing about my friends divorce case and what I have witnessed. I do not have a problem in being called as a witness, but there are procedures you must abide by and laws to which you must adhere. In this case, I have not witnessed this basic right.

In keeping with what I wrote yesterday, I did contact every one on my list. The only person I had a problem with was Marguerite A. Grays (Administrative Judge-Civil Term, Eleventh Judicial District), the reason being there was no e-mail, so I called. What happened next was a prime example of what is going on. In a calm voice, I contacted her secretary to ask for her e-mail, so that the Judge was on the same page. I reasonably explained my reason for calling and was told I was threatening. Here is the dictionary’s definition: expressing or suggesting a threat of harm, danger, etc. indicating or suggesting the approach of possible trouble or danger. I did none of this. I was trying to give information. Needless to say, she will not have this information until I finish the series of articles and can mail them to her.

I will include who I also contacted from the Inspector General’s Office emoy@nycourts.gov

I stated I would talk about the IRS and criminal activities that Judge Viscovich has sat on for years. To do this, I need to visit the beginning of this marriage. When my friend’s husband, who I will now refer to as O, married her, he did so under a false name, while being a fugitive. He ended up in jail for over 6 years after being convicted of selling drugs. At that point, she had 2 children, one of whom was from another marriage. She decided to stay in that marriage, because she believed he had reformed. They went on to have a third child. They started multiple construction companies, an importing business, and a sheet metal company. They were successful until things went south.

In China, O started an affair and began ciphering marital funds. This went on for eight months before my friend found out. She heard O on the phone stating that he was going to destroy her. So, she filed for divorce. She has emails to this effect. O immediately opened up a new corporation company in their son’s names, using their social security numbers for his own accord. O owned a company and had borrowed money from Wells Fargo. He used the marital home as the collateral. This company closed in 2013, and O never reported that to the bank.

There was another company that O owned with his stepdaughter. He funneled money from that company to pay off the home equity loan. His stepdaughter at the time had no idea he had done this. With that home equity line, he drained the marital assets of over a million and a half dollars. That money, he used for personal indulgences, including his extramarital relationships, his divorce attorney fees and corporate lawyers.

The major problem here is how was a corporation which had been closed since 2013 allowed to use a closed company to have checks written or deposited to another company? This has now been brought to the IRS, Wells Fargo and the FBI’s attention. Yet, Judge Viscovich has sat on this information for years and never brought it to anyone’s attention. It was brought to Judge Viscovich’s attention by my friend’s very first  attorney, Michael Black. It was included in a deposition conducted on January 29, 2020 that was presented to the court. Even his lawyer, Maria Coffinas, was made aware of this information at that time. My friend dismissed Mr. Black because of the slowness of the Wells Fargo information being released.

O embezzled $9 million + $3 million + $1.8 million to defraud my friend and other stakeholders.

O also used his sons to continue this trend. O conceals his own deceptions under the name’s of his sons.

There is even more, but it is like going down a long, dark rabbit hole.

Despite all this, Judge Viscovich gives O and his lawyer preferential treatment. Whenever my friend tried to bring this up in court, she was hushed and threatened. Her lawyer at the time, Alyssa Eisner, also sat on this information and berated my friend for suggesting she question and talk about it. Due to all this, there was a motion TO BRING ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ON RECORD MOTION dated May 25, 2023.

Here is more of what is being withheld:

O holds the material interest in a property purchased in Syosset valued at $2 million. The property is owned by Muttontown Real Estate Holdings, Inc., which is a corporation directly or indirectly owned by O, the beneficial owner, and King & King, LLP, who has been an advising law firm to O.

O is residing at the said premises, instead of a humble apartment in Queens, and, yet, this has not only been suppressed, but also concealed.

Up next, let’s talk about Alyssa Eisner, my friend’s lawyer for the time I was in court with her.

Again, if you are in need of help, have more information, or can help please email us at queenscourtcorruption@gmail.com.

Inspector General’s Office emoy@nycourts.gov

New York State Commission on Judicial Conduct, 61 Broadway, Suite 1200, New York, New York 10006

Marguerite A. Grays: Administrative Judge-Civil Term, Eleventh Judicial District: Presiding Justice – Commercial Division, Queens County: Queens County Supreme Court: 88-11 Sutphin Boulevard: Jamaica, NY 11435 (718) 298-1212

Grievance Committee for the Second, Eleventh, and Thirteenth Judicial Districts: Renaissance Plaza
335 Adams Street, Suite 2400: Brooklyn, NY 11201-3745: (718) 923-6300

The Queens Courier Contact@schnepsmedia.com: PO Box 610257, Bayside NY, 11361 Phone: 718–260–2500 718-224-5863

TimesLedger Elizabeth Aloni 45-17 Marathon Parkway Little Neck, NY 11362 718-260-4537 timesledgernews@schnepsmedia.com

Queens Chronicles Mark Weidler  718-205-8000 x114

qptv.org 4161 Kissena Blvd Ste 2077 Flushing, NY 11355 (718) 886-8160

nbcnewyork.com 30 Rockefeller Plz Fl 7 New York City, NY 10012 (212) 664-4444

 

 

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Corruption In The Queens Divorce Courts

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Going through a divorce is hard enough. You are vulnerable, sad, angry, exhausted, frustrated and confused. It is difficult, no matter the reason. Now, what do you do when the court system disregards their own rules? To whom are you suppose to turn? To whom do you complain? I never thought I would be writing this article, but today in a sense, I was forced.

I have a friend who has been going through a divorce for 8 years. She has spent more the $600,000, due to the Judge in charge and the blatant disregard of the law. She has now had to go Pro Se and file bankruptcy.

I believe no-one should have to go to court alone, due to the scary and frightening nature for all of us in this matter. I have been by her side for over a year, as I have watched some the most egregious behavior take place.

On day one, I was asked if I was to be on a witness list and both sides said no. The second time presented the same question and answer. I do not know if this is on court record, as Judge Viscovich decides what is and isn’t on the record. A lot of times, I witnessed that it was not allowed or they are told point blank not to record. I witnessed this at least eight times. Suddenly, today, in a tactic of intimidation, I was on the witness list, though I have not been subpoenaed and according to court law a witness list was never given by either party prior to the trial. In the case of my friend, it is because she is clueless when it comes to the law. In the case of Maria Coffinas, the lawyer for the other side…she has 40 years of courtroom and trial experience. What is her excuse?

Here are the discrepancies that need to be brought to the proper authorities:

During a meeting of deciding who got what, my friend was sent away to get the house appraised even though her life was being decided on. She was given no choice. While at the appraisal, she slipped and fell, not feeling well. The next day in court, she told the Judge she was not well. He didn’t care, even though her lawyer at the time actually stood up for her for the first time since I had arrived. It was clear my friend was unwell. I actually wondered if she was drunk, even though she doesn’t drink. The court went on that day for over two hours. By the end of it my friend was so ill, we went to a doctor who diagnosed her with a brain concussion and she was hospitalized. She ended up having to see a specialist and was still made to go on zoom conference calls, even though she was not well.

Judge Viscovich constantly threatens her by telling her he is throwing her in Riker’s Island for contempt and continues to do so. On at least three occasions, he has had the handcuffs out and was seriously scary. Instead of being impartial, it was clear something was going on. What makes this so wrong is that the Judge refuses to see the evidence where this contempt charge is bogus and believes only what the other side states.

Due to a combination of that and everything else, my friend was forced to claim bankruptcy. The bankruptcy court has possession 0f most of the marital assets, yet the Judge refuses to comply with the higher court, which is odd, considering he has stated numerous times he wants this case gone.

Another thing is Judge Viscovich is constantly trying to give the house to the other side, but now his hands are tied, but that doesn’t stop the threats. This has gotten so bad that Ms. Coffinas threatened my friend over the house, until she was forced to confront the truth. She was suppose to send Judge Viscovich an email that no further action was to be taken, but yet again it was the first thing he mentioned yesterday in court and Ms. Coffinas trumped up yet another false excuse. Yet, they are not being held in contempt, and there is a stay in place. I can provide all the texts to this statement because Ms. Coffinas states all this and more.

I have proof of all I am saying, as this is just the tip of this iceberg. How am I supposed to be a witness when I have been privy to all that has gone on? I will have more tomorrow on IRS and criminal activity that this Judge has sat on for eight years.

My friend isn’t the only victim of Judge Viscovich’s court. His destruction has been written about several times. Even NBC News did a story on him. I had other references, but from the time I published this until I made sure everything was ok they were taken down or scrubbed. Only this was left. “An 8 year old girl demands NYS Queens County Supreme Court Judiciary Reform” over Judge Viscovich. I can also supply several victims names to the proof of what is happening.

I tried to talk to people in authority to no avail yesterday. I told the Judge and the court, that I am a journalist. I gave people in several different areas this information. So, now, I am giving a list of all to whom I am planning to send this article, in case anyone else needs this help. If you have more information or can help please email us at queenscourtcorruption@gmail.com.

Viscovich gives a list of his rules; however, the basic laws and rules are being disregarded. He doesn’t just destroy families, but lives.

New York State Commission on Judicial Conduct, 61 Broadway, Suite 1200, New York, New York 10006

Marguerite A. Grays: Administrative Judge-Civil Term, Eleventh Judicial District: Presiding Justice – Commercial Division, Queens County: Queens County Supreme Court: 88-11 Sutphin Boulevard: Jamaica, NY 11435 (718) 298-1212

Grievance Committee for the Second, Eleventh, and Thirteenth Judicial Districts: Renaissance Plaza
335 Adams Street, Suite 2400: Brooklyn, NY 11201-3745: (718) 923-6300

The Queens Courier Contact@schnepsmedia.com: PO Box 610257, Bayside NY, 11361 Phone: 718–260–2500 718-224-5863

TimesLedger Elizabeth Aloni 45-17 Marathon Parkway Little Neck, NY 11362 718-260-4537 timesledgernews@schnepsmedia.com

Queens Chronicles Mark Weidler  718-205-8000 x114

qptv.org 4161 Kissena Blvd Ste 2077 Flushing, NY 11355 (718) 886-8160

nbcnewyork.com 30 Rockefeller Plz Fl 7 New York City, NY 10012 (212) 664-4444

 

 

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