Gay Surrogacy

Gay surrogacy allows same sex couples to have children

By Sarah Leavitt, Medical Research EditorLast modified: July 27, 2012

Gay Surrogacy

Gay surrogacy is becoming more and more popular as global attitudes shift and embrace homosexuality. Many gay couples desire to have children of their own. With gay surrogacy, same-sex couples can create the family they desire.

Surrogacy is an infertility treatment option for couples with severe male or female infertility factors. Surrogacy is the act of a woman carrying a pregnancy to term for another person or couple. Surrogate mothers give up all rights of parenthood when undergoing surrogacy.  Just as surrogacy helps heterogeneous couples overcome infertility, gay surrogacy allows male or female couples to have children.

In gay surrogacy, one of the male partners will provide his sperm. In traditional surrogacy, the surrogate mother supplies her own eggs to be fertilized with the future father. If donated eggs are used, the term is ‘gestational surrogacy.’ The sperm can be fertilized in a regular IVF procedure, or through IVF with ICSI Microinjection or Intrauterine insemination (IUI).

While both parents will be legal parents of the child, only the man who provides his sperm will be genetically related to the child. Both men in the couple can chose to donate sperm and not know whose is used for fertilization. Men can also alternate between providing sperm for different children.  

The legality of gay surrogacy ranges across the globe. Not every infertility clinic offers surrogacy to gay couples. Furthermore, some surrogate mothers are not willing to provide for gay couples. Despite these complications, some infertility clinics focus entirely on gay surrogacy to promote equality for gay couples.

Single gay men, single lesbians and gay couples are in a relentless approach to embrace egg donation, sperm donation and surrogacy to reach their dreams of having a family.

Building a family is one of the greatest joys in life and intended gay parents deserve the opportunity just as anyone else.

For male gay partners who desire the opportunity to parent together there are only two choices: adoption and surrogacy.

Surrogacy offers gay couples the option to be biologically related to the child, to dynamically contribute in the pregnancy and to be acknowledged during the birth certificate phase.

Good parenting is not defined by sexual orientation or whether a child has one parent, two parents, raised by grandparents or relatives. It is ultimately inclined by one’s capability to create a loving and nurturing environment. Gay Surrogacy allows single gay men, single lesbians, and gay couples to do just this.

Gay Surrogacy is a movement that is sure to strengthen the fight for gay rights.

Gay Males start their journey by selecting a fertility clinic. The journey continues with the selection of an egg donor, surrogate, and legal support.

For lesbians with no infertility issues, biological parenthood is achieved with donor insemination. Donor sperm is typically retrieved from a sperm bank or from a “known donor”.

Selecting the right provider for Gay Surrogacy is essential to assuring that the complex route to gay parenthood is a worry free, thrilling experience.

For more information, find a surrogacy provider near you. Gay Surrogacy has become an achievable way to parenthood.

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