I have been appointed as a member of the Executive Council of the American Bar Association's Family Law Section's Assisted Reproductive Technology Committee.
Despite the mouthful, this is the surrogacy committee of the American Bar Association, the world's largest, richest and most powerful lawyers' association in the world.
I have been appointed as one of two international members of the Executive Council, which is to run the ART committee. It is both humbling and a recognition by my international peers of my abilities.
The appointments come at a critical time, as there are currently moves to have a Hague convention to govern international surrogacy.
The council and committee are headed by Steve Snyder (pictured), a leading surrogacy lawyer from Minneapolis.