Working Together to Make Dreams Come True

Surrogate Steps is a licensed Surrogacy Agency, licensed by the New York State Department of Health to match New York surrogates (License Number GS211010).

Surrogate Steps is an Attorney directed full-service surrogacy agency.  Our Founder and Director, Yifat Shaltiel, has been an attorney for over 18 years and she specializes in surrogacy and reproductive law. 

Our Team and our Surrogates are passionate about surrogacy and helping our loving and caring Intended Parents grow their families. Our Team believes that having a child is a human right, and we work hard to make surrogacy affordable and accessible to everyone.

We work with intended parents of all family types to assist Intended Parents, in the United States and around the World, to grow their family through surrogacy. We work Surrogate Mothers throughout the United States in states that have surrogacy friendly laws to ensure that the Intended Parents will be recognized as the legal parents of their child/ren via surrogacy.  Our coordinators are highly qualified professionals and experienced surrogates.  We are focused on providing our Surrogates and Intended Parents with personal and individual attention, and to ensure that our Surrogates and Intended Parents have a smooth and successful surrogacy journey.

Our hard work in evaluating and interviewing each Surrogate and conducting an extensive background check, including a home study and safety is a strong contributor to the caring and reliable Surrogates that we work with.

Meet Our Team

Yifat Shaltiel

Founder and Director
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“Together, Making Dreams Come True” 

Yifat Shaltiel has been an attorney for over 18 years and is a trusted voice in the surrogacy community. Her passion to help families grow stems from her own personal experience and struggle with infertility, her near-death experience of being septic, and her journey to parenthood. Yifat has been featured as an expert in surrogacy and assisted reproductive technology law by various media venues and organizations, including MSNBC TV, Fox News, the United Nations Commission, Cornell University, Women’s Bar Association of the State of New York, Finger Lakes Women’s Bar Association, Tompkins County Bar Association, and Building Your Family organization. Yifat has also published numerous articles on various reproductive law matters involving surrogacy and egg donation. Yifat has numerous times been featured as a lead speaker on surrogacy at legal educational events for and attended by attorneys and judges.  She has also testified in front of the New York State legislature in support of the Child-Parent Security Law, which now allows compensated surrogacy in New York State.

Yifat is Co-Chair of the Health Law & Reproductive Rights Committee for the Women’s Bar Association of the State of New York (WBSNY). Yifat is also a member of the Finger Lakes Women’s Bar Association (FLWBA), as well as a committee member of the Reproductive and Genetic Technology Committee with the American Bar Association. 

Yifat received her B.A. from the University of Minnesota where she was awarded a full scholarship and a J.D. from New York Law School where she received high honors for her legal writing skills and legal publication.  Yifat is further affiliated with the following organizations:

  • American Bar Association-Family Law Section (ABA)
  • Assisted Reproductive & Genetic Technology Committee (ABA)
  • Women’s Bar Association of the State of New York (WBASNY)
  • Reproductive Health Law Committee Co-Chair (WBASNY)
  • Finger Lakes Women’s Bar Association (FLWBA)