About Our Surrogacy Program Professionals
Southern Surrogacy, LLC was founded by a friends and colleagues who came together to create a surrogacy program second to none. Each of us has extensive experience in the legal field of third party assisted reproductive technology (ART).
Amy Wallas Fox, Esq., Executive Director
Attorney Amy Wallas Fox is Executive Director of Southern Surrogacy. Amy began her career in 2007 as associate attorney with the law firm of Claiborne & Surmay, PC in Atlanta. In that position, Amy recruited gestational carriers for the firm’s matching program and handled gestational surrogacy, egg donation, sperm donation, embryo donation and adoption cases.
Attorney Ruth Claiborne characterizes her approach to law as innovative. Serving individual clients is her main mission, but her legislative background, including 10 years as a judge in superior court, gives her a unique edge above others. Over the years, she has been an integral part of shaping public policy in the area of assisted reproductive technology law. As an example of her work at the forefront of this area of law, she is the second lawyer in Georgia to ever handle a Georgia surrogacy case.
Attorney Lori Surmay doesn’t do anything without giving it her full attention. And in that way, she devotes her energy, passion and time to matching surrogates and intended parents through reproductive technology work. This is evidenced by her stories of past cases, her sought-after expertise as a speaker, and her unique interests in humanity, culture and spirituality. When she says she wants to make a difference in people’s lives, you can hear in her voice that she actually means it. Part of what makes this area of law so appealing to her is that it’s more than a lot of “lawyering.” It’s also a lot of educating, a lot of counseling, a lot of ministering, and a lot of listening.
William R. Claiborne
Attorney William R. Claiborne is the managing attorney of a branch office of Claiborne & Surmay, P.C. located in Savannah, Georgia, with his practice area stretching from Savannah east to Laurens County (Dublin) north to Screven County (Sylvania) and south to Camden County (St. Mary’s). Will’s practice areas include family law, divorce litigation, child custody, adoption, assisted reproductive technologies, and estate planning.
Calvin H. Fox, LCSW
Calvin Fox is a licensed clinical social worker with more than ten years of experience. Calvin graduated from University of Memphis in 2000 and obtained his Masters of Social Work from University of Tennessee, Knoxville in 2003. In addition to his work with Southern Surrogacy, Calvin provides therapy to geriatric patients in nursing homes and counsels adopting parents and birth parents in adoption cases. Calvin’s experience includes work with children, adolescents, adults and families. Calvin is licensed in North Carolina. In his spare time Calvin enjoys running, traveling, reading and spending time with his wife and children.
Our Surrogacy Offices
60 Lenox Pointe NE, Atlanta, GA 30324
417 East Blvd. Suite 101, Charlotte, NC 28203
410 E. Bay Street, Savannah, GA 31401