Love Makes A Family

Welcome to Love Make A Family.

Tina Barbagallo has enjoyed working with children for over twenty years in many capacities. As a teenager, she volunteered for several arts organizations and was a key player in the Queensboro Public Library Children’s Literacy Program. While pursuing her degree in Psychology at Hunter College, she served as a mentor for inner city youth in the New York City Public School System in Harlem.

A prolific artist and writer, she has won several awards for her work in the arts.  She firmly believes that no child should be denied access to art, music, or any other creative outlet and that they deserve to share their talent with their parents, teachers, and peers.



Dr. Sahakian

Dr. Sahakian is the Medical Director of Pacific Fertility Center Los Angeles and is responsible for the birth of over 3000 babies all over the world. He also specializes in treating patients with advanced maternal age including postmenopausal women seeking infertility treatment through egg donation. He is responsible for the oldest woman on record to have given birth at the age of 67.

Hundreds of same sex partners have also been helped by Dr. Sahakian in achieving their dream of building a family through egg donation and surrogacy. It is his mission to help couples with infertility and to be there for them every step of the way.



Catherine M. DeUgarte Catherine M. DeUgarte completed her undergraduate and medical school education at Boston University where she graduated from the seven year combined 7 year BA/MD program. She then completed her OBGYN residency at University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) and afterwards a combined fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinogy and Infertility at UCLA/Cedars Sinai Hospital in Los Angeles. She then joined the Henry Ford Medical Group in Detroit, Michigan where she was a senior staff physician in the REI division before returning back to Los Angeles where she joined Pacific Fertility Center-Los Angeles. Dr. DeUgarte is board certified in Obstetrics & Gynecology. She is a Member of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology and the American Society of Reproductive Medicine. She has received several awards and has published multiple scientific papers, articles and book chapters in the areas of infertility.
Sharon LaMothe Sharon LaMothe has been in the Infertility Industry since 1998 when she signed her first Gestational Surrogacy contract. She subsequently gave birth to twin girls and in 2000 was invited to join a Florida legal firm recruiting and managing surrogacy arrangements.  After leaving the legal arena in 2003, Sharon then co-owned and operated Surrogacy Consultants of Florida, LLC, the first successful independent surrogacy agency in Florida. In January 2005 Sharon once again became a Gestational Carrier and gave birth to girl/boy twins for a same sex New York couple using Donor Eggs.
Sharon LaMothe has the pleasure of educating Intended Parents through support group appearances and speaking at many professional organizations.  Sharon currently consults with couples and singles who need information regarding their Third Party Family Options. Her passion for educating those interested in learning about Surrogacy is reflected in her websites, blogs and writing for Guess Who?  Sharon is married, a mother of two and currently resides in Seattle, WA.