Amy Kern

Attorney at Law, Founder of Beginning Families

As a member of the Louisiana State Bar Association for the last 11 years, Amy has worked solely in all areas of juvenile law, with the last eight years having private adoption and assisted reproductive law as her primary focus.  Amy is the proud mother of three children all born through IVF.  Her own difficult journey to parenthood allows her to relate to her clients in a compassionate and sympathetic way.  She has worked with intended parents, donors and carriers in their own journeys to parenthood.  

Amy attended Loyola University School of Law in New Orleans, Louisiana, and received her Juris Doctorate in 2001.  Her professional experience includes working for the Louisiana State Fifth Circuit Court of Appeal and the Louisiana Supreme Court.  She went into private practice and founded Beginning Families to bring the services of egg donation and gestational carriers to the State of Louisiana.

Amy has been a member of the Louisiana State Bar Association for the last 12 years, with the last eight years having Assisted Reproductive Law as her primary focus. She works closely with every Reproductive Endocrinologist in the State of Louisiana, representing their patients in all matters concerning Assisted Reproductive Technology Law, including egg donor contracts, embryo donation contracts, and gestational carrier contracts. Ms. Kern is a professional member of RESOLVE, the National Infertility Association, and she also serves as an Of-Counsel attorney for both the Reproductive Law Center and the International Fertility Law Group.  Ms. Kern is a Fellow in the American Academy of Assisted Reproductive Attorneys, having the distinction of being the first and only Fellow in Louisiana.