LGBTQ Surrogacy Options

by Admin on February 2, 2019

In our society, it can be hard for individuals who are gay, lesbian, bisexual transgender or questioning to raise a family. Many in the gay communities have dreams of having biological children. Egg donation and/or surrogacy are practical options for becoming biological parents. In fact, surrogacy agencies nationwide are seeing an increased interest from the LGBTQ community in the last few years. The result is a growing population of LGBTQ parents raising beautiful children.

In general, the surrogacy process is the same for any surrogacy, where an egg donor is used to retrieve vital eggs that are then fertilized and implanted in the surrogate of choice using in vitro fertilization (IVF). Gay couples will need to decide who is genetically related to the child by deciding whose sperm will be used. Intended fathers may want to use one partner’s sperm for one child and the other partner’s sperm for a second child allowing for both partners to be a biological parent. There also may be an option to use both partners’ sperm, depending on the case. These are important decisions that need to be made as part of the surrogacy process.

When a surrogate is used, legally, she is not genetically related to the child in order to assure she has no maternal rights. For this reason, there is a legal contract protecting the LGBTQ intended parents from the surrogate wanting to keep the baby. Surrogates are generously compensated for their service. Some states legalize the surrogacy process, while in some states it is illegal to pay a woman to be a surrogate mother.

At Family Creations, we work with anyone, regardless of age, sex, religion, ethnicity, nationality, or sexual orientation. Surrogacy is an option for LGBTQ couples and individuals, so our experts at Family Creations are here to answer your questions and help you fulfill your lifelong dream of having a family.

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