Becoming an LGBT+ Parent

The joy of being a parent comes with being human, regardless of sexual orientation.  Although a same-sex couple cannot have children without assistance, LGBT+ people are entitled to the same drive and ambition to raise children as anyone else.  In fact, studies show LGBT+ parents are statistically more likely to raise successful children than the heterosexual community. This is due to several factors, but the most important being there is no such thing as an accidental child for a gay parent.  All gay parents must go through a process to have a child.

Becoming an LGBT+ Parent

The joy of being a parent comes with being human, regardless of sexual orientation.  Although a same-sex couple cannot have children without assistance, LGBT+ people are entitled to the same drive and ambition to raise children as anyone else.  In fact, studies show LGBT+ parents are statistically more likely to raise successful children than the heterosexual community. This is due to several factors, but the most important being there is no such thing as an accidental child for a gay parent.  All gay parents must go through a process to have a child.

LGBT Parenting

For the most part, the LGBT+ surrogacy journey is no different than for anyone else.  There are, however, some decisions that need to be made unique to a same-sex couple.  For example, for two gay dads with viable sperm, who gets to be the biological parent?  And similar questions for women. Although we cannot make these decisions for you, Conceptual Options has helped the LGBT+ community grow families since 1999 and are here to help every step of the way.  We will guide you through the tough decisions and processes necessary to have your baby.

What is the first step?

The first step is to reach out to our friendly client relations team, even if you are not ready to move forward.  Having accurate information from the start is critical to making a decision that will impact you and a child for the rest of your lives. Egg donor, sperm donor, surrogate mother… there are many options available to you.  Conceptual Options has helped over 1,000 people grow their families and are here to help you as well.

Selecting your surrogate mother, egg donor or sperm donor:

This is the fun part!  Select which surrogate mother to take along on your journey and selecting your future child’s traits.  We have the highest quality egg donor database globally and the friendliest, healthiest surrogate mothers of any surrogacy agency.  Browsing our database for exactly the right characteristics almost feels like magic.  Of course, just because the biological donor or parent won an Olympic gold medal is no guarantee your child will, but they will share the same genetics.

It is important to consider what type of relationship you want with the surrogate mother who will carry your baby.  Our surrogate mothers are friendly and nurturing, but they also conduct themselves with professionalism and respect the intended parents’ wishes.  Some intended parents want only minimal contact with the surrogate mother – this is fine. We can help match you to a surrogate mother who prefers the same.  Or you might want a surrogate mother located in your area and be an active part of the pregnancy and beyond. We also have surrogate mothers who specifically want to work with LGBT+ parents or could be LGBT+ themselves.  There are lots of great options for you.

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Any Questions?

If at any point you have any questions or concerns, do not hesitate to call or contact us for more information.