Finding Your Donor Match

For Gay Men:

Egg Donor Options

Gay men (as well as some straight couples or individuals) have two options when starting a family using the donor egg program at GayParentsToBe, in partnership with Reproductive Medicine Associates of Connecticut (RMACT). You can use either known or anonymous egg donation.

While the majority of GayParentsToBe’s recipients have chosen to use one of our anonymous egg donors to help them build their families, some recipients may prefer to work with a known egg donor, or to choose one from an outside agency. Our team and professional network can work with you no matter which option you choose. RMACT is one of the nation’s leading centers for egg donation, and every year many caring young women choose to be donors with us to help others have a baby.

Egg Donor Screening Overview

The egg donor program at GayParentsToBe involves a comprehensive screening process, including medical and psychological evaluation and testing for genetic markers and infectious diseases. Potential donors also undergo various tests to confirm that they are in good medical health, including a physical exam by one of our physicians or physician assistants, as well as laboratory and genetic testing. All egg donor candidates provide comprehensive details about their medical and family histories and lifestyle habits, which are assessed to determine their suitability and to identify any potential risks for medical or genetic health problems.

Before moving forward, donor candidates at GayParentsToBe also meet with a reproductive attorney. For gay men who are not located in the northeast United States, GayParentsToBe can provide referrals to other egg donor agencies that have been screened by our team for their selectivity and quality standards.

Find Your Egg Bank and Egg Donor Match

GayParentsToBe, in partnership with Reproductive Medicine Associates of Connecticut (RMACT), works with trusted agencies through out the country to ensure we meet the needs of our patients.

Are you interested in learning more about your egg donation options? Contact us today and let our GayParentsToBe team assist you in finding the right egg bank and egg donor for you and your partner.

Reproductive Medicine Associates of Connecticut and GayParentstoBe do not endorse nor take responsibility for any surrogacy agency and are not legally or financially responsible for your experiences with them. Please take due diligence in researching any program with whom you decide to become involved.

For Lesbians:

Sperm Donor Options

For many women, the use of sperm from a donor is an option that can make pregnancy possible. As with egg donation, in some cases women can use a male friend as a sperm donor, or they can use the services of a sperm bank. Once the sperm is available, based on the woman’s health and other factors pregnancy is usually achieved using intracervical, intrauterine or intravaginal insemination. Donor sperm can also be used in an IVF procedure to create an embryo that is then implanted into the woman’s uterus. With IVF women can also have the option of using a donor egg to achieve a pregnancy.

Sperm Donor Screening Overview

Anonymous sperm donation is regulated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Anonymous sperm donors are required to be tested for certain infections and may also need to meet other screening criteria. While these same regulations may not apply when a friend serves as a sperm donor, the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) recommends that all sperm donors including known donors undergo the same initial and periodic screening and testing process used in anonymous donation.

Find Your Sperm Bank and Sperm Donor Match

GayParentsToBe, in partnership with Reproductive Medicine Associates of Connecticut (RMACT), works with trusted agencies through out the country to ensure we meet the needs of our patients.

Are you interested in learning more about your sperm donation options? Contact us today and let our GayParentsToBe team assist you in finding the right sperm bank and sperm donor for you and your partner.

Reproductive Medicine Associates of Connecticut and GayParentstoBe do not endorse nor take responsibility for any surrogacy agency and are not legally or financially responsible for your experiences with them. Please take due diligence in researching any program with whom you decide to become involved.