Membership in The Society for Ethics in Egg Donation & Surrogacy (SEEDS) is voluntary. Our mission is to work together with our members and peers to help define the highest ethical standards in the Assisted Reproductive Technology industry. While attorneys and medical professionals are licensed and regulated by individual states, only New York State regulates egg donation and surrogacy programs. It is the goal of SEEDS that all of its members will meet or exceed the Ethical Standards it has established. To that end, the SEEDS Grievance Committee was established to provide a pathway for those in the industry, both professionals and consumers, to voice concerns or register complaints regarding alleged violations of SEEDS Ethical Standards. The Committee cannot offer legal advice, nor can we help someone file a grievance. It also is important to remember that the SEEDS Ethical Standards are not enforceable rules. It is the goal of the Committee to assist the parties in reaching a resolution to a legitimate problem or creating understanding where there was misunderstanding.