A Perfect Match, Inc.(APM) uses Reproductive Law Center (RLC) to service our clients because RLC offers the most comprehensive handling of client funds and provides the best service to our clients. RLC pays all bills on time and generally within one working day from time they receive the request for payment. They send clients a detailed summary of their account once per month or whenever client requests it in writing. With a staff devoted to working exclusively on trust accounts, RLC is available to answer any questions you have regarding your funds during normal working hours.
At the end of a cycle, RLC sends a full accounting to the client along with a redacted copy (removing sensitive identifying information) of every payment request made by APM or other entities, as well as a copy of every supporting invoice. Clients can compare each line item on their accounting to RLC’s invoices, and consequently know there are no mistakes. RLC has never breached confidentiality by leaving a name, address, or other identifying information on invoices that the intended parent or donor can access, which is especially important in anonymous cycles.
Thomas Pinkerton is the owner and president of RLC. Thomas is also the husband of Darlene Pinkerton; however, RLC is not involved in the day-to-day business of APM, and APM is not involved in the day-to-day business of RLC. Despite Mr. Pinkerton’s relationship with Darlene, no one on APM’s staff is authorized to write a check or in any other way touch the money held in any client trust through RLC. APM only has the authority to write requests for payments for items that have been agreed upon with the client ahead of time in the form of an estimate submitted to and approved by our client. In short, we are confident that there is no safer place for your money than in RLC’s trust account.
We may makes some exceptions in the case of a local donor cycle that only requires a few payments through the trust account; however, this decision is made on a case by case basis. We never make exceptions for surrogacy cases as this is a year long financial relationship requiring many payments to the surrogate and professionals involved in the surrogacy. APM already has a process in place that allows us to remain consistent with each surrogacy with very little chance of error. We don’t want to take the risk of missing an important payment simply because another fund holder has a different way of handling requests, payments and accounting practices.