Welcome To GayParentsToBe

GayParentsToBe is an informational resource and link to gay parenting services. We strive to provide the best care for LGBT couples and individuals as they navigate all of the options to bring a child into the world.

To better serve our LGBT community, Reproductive Medicine Associates of CT (RMACT) launched GayParentsToBe to more completely address the unique challenges same-sex couples and LGBT solo parents face when building their family.

Our Connecticut and New York locations are supportive of gay and lesbian couples as well as individual parents by choice. Working with an established professional network, including gestational carrier (surrogate), egg donor and sperm donor agencies, we provide full service care to help you realize your dream of building a family.

LGBT Family Building

GayParentsToBe is proud to excel in family building on behalf of the LGBT community who, now more than ever, can more easily exercise their reproductive rights.

We maintain active partnerships with experts in the reproductive field, including representatives from the LGBT community-at-large, LGBT Parent voices, reproductive law experts, select surrogacy and egg donor agencies, and nationally recognized LGBT health psychologists, counselors and support individuals.

Matching these resources with our own first-class clinicians, caring staff, and state-of-the-art laboratory facilities, we hope to make the family building experience easy to understand, simple to access, and efficient for LGBT community members.

“As Medical Director of RMACT, this is both a professional and personal venture. Over the past seven years, RMACT has been serving the LGBT community. When I became a parent with my partner, we recognized the limited options available to the LGBT community, which led me to make GayParentsToBe one of my personal projects. 

As with most new ventures, this will be an opportunity to grow and learn. We welcome your feedback as we continue to support gay and lesbian couples and individuals making family building choices and share in the opportunity to bring children into the world. We are proud to make the field of reproductive medicine more accessible for everyone.”

 Dr. Mark P. Leondires

Medical Director

Your Center For Same-Sex Reproductive Excellence

Many same-sex couples and solo parents want to have families of their own. We understand that families come in a beautiful array of colors and genders. Knowing that, we have created a team of fertility specialists that are proud to help you create the family of your dreams.

Fortunately, there are a variety of opportunities available to assist same-sex couples and individuals hoping to become parents. Working with GayParentsToBe, in partnership Reproductive Medicine Associates of CT (RMACT), we know that choosing an outstanding fertility center is paramount to having successful results when planning to have children. That’s why we’re all about quality treatment and quality outcomes for gay men and lesbians.

Who We Are And How We Work With You

GayParentsToBe’s entire practice is dedicated to providing excellent fertility treatment and cutting edge assisted reproductive technology to same-sex couples looking to start a family. Our philosophy is to provide a supportive, compassionate, and encouraging environment for patients undergoing this process.

LGBT Family Building Centers Of Excellence Leader

GayParentsToBe works as a partnership with Reproductive Medicine Associates of Connecticut (RMACT), one of 11 leading in vitro fertilization (IVF) centers chosen nationwide by In Vitro Sciences to participate in its Centers of Excellence program.

Admission into this exclusive group is based on a track record of success that reflects a center’s experience, its overall live birth rate and a low rate of multiple births involving triplets or higher. The Center of Excellence distinction indicates that RMACT meets the highest national standards for clinical fertility and laboratory services. Every fertility doctor at RMACT is board-certified in obstetrics and gynecology and in reproductive endocrinology and infertility.

The Highest Quality IVF Center Designation

RMACT is also the first IVF practice in Connecticut named as a Quality IVF Center by major national health plans including United Centers of Excellence (NYSGE), Aetna and Oxford Health Plans a United Healthcare Group (administered by Optum Health). RMACT was chosen by these select payors for a Center of Excellence or Institute of Excellence designation based on our commitment to continuous service improvement, our exceptional value and our proven clinical outcomes.