More and more, same gender couples are exploring the options available to them in order to have children. At Reproductive Fertility Center, we have worked with many same gender couples and helped them achieve their dreams of starting a family.
In the past, gays and lesbians looking to start a family had to go through the long and often difficult process of adoption. With modern reproductive techniques such as in vitro fertilization (IVF) and intrauterine insemination (IUI), however, couples of the same gender can have children and share the joy of conception and pregnancy as a couple.
There are a number of options available for lesbian couples trying to start a family. These include:
Sperm donors can be known to the couple (“Known Sperm Donors,?) or anonymous donors selected from a sperm bank.
Gay men looking to have children require the services of an egg donor and a surrogate to carry the pregnancy. Reproductive Fertility Center has an Egg Donation Program with many qualified egg donors available, as well as resources available to help select an appropriate surrogate.
Because the laws regarding children of gay and lesbian couples are complicated, we offer referrals to legal resources and attorneys who specialize in legal and contractual issues regarding same sex parenting.