LGBTQ Families – Creating Your Family through IVF, Surrogacy & Egg Donation
Gay men and lesbian women across the world are as eager to have children as heterosexuals are; however, having a child often takes a different route.
But, have no fear, IVF is here, and its technology allows almost everyone to create the family they have always wanted. Here at Conceptual Options, we can help you build the family you’ve been dreaming of – and, below is a guide on how to build the family:
1. Find An Egg Donor
For those who need an egg donor, finding an egg donor should be one of the first steps in your process of building your family. This is one of the most important steps in your journey, as you are choosing the other half of the genetics of your future children.
Carefully assess what is important to you and then find an amazing egg donor agency that can offer you a list of donors that match your criteria. Things like education, health, eye color and height often come into play, as most people usually try to find a donor that looks like they might fit in their family.
2. Find a Doctor
Your next step should be finding an IVF doctor that is willing to work with you. Ask your egg donor agency for a list of references that will fit you and your needs.
When choosing an IVF doctor, it is important to consider success rates, cost, and overall value. You want a doctor who is personable and friendly and able to make your desired schedule work within their clinic.
3. Find a Surrogate
Next, it’s time to choose your Surrogate. There are many surrogates who specifically want to help a gay couple or individual, which is a beautiful thing. Find a Surrogate that you will enjoy forming a relationship with over the course of nine months.
And while there are many great surrogacy programs in the nation that can help tailor the journey to you, Conceptual Options has been creating families since 1999 and can help find you a Surrogate that is equally as excited about your journey as you are. This will help both parties remain fulfilled and headed towards your goal of having a child.
4. Get Ready
Having a child is going to change your life forever, and for good! There are so many wonderful preparations that are required to bring a child into the universe. Having help from a great program, like Conceptual Options, can do wonders and relieve you, your Egg Donor, and your Surrogate from additional, unneeded stress.
The end goal of this process is to build your family. Whether you’re straight, gay, or single- leave it to us to help you find what you are looking for. For a free consultation, contact us today.