Your Family Building Circle

There are many roads that can lead to your future family including adoption and a foster to adopt journey, but here at Gay Parents To Be we specialize in helping dads-to-be build their families biologically – through egg donation, IVF and surrogacy.

Selecting an Egg Donor

As an LGBTQ single male or couple moving forward with family building, your egg donor plays a part in your future child’s genetics. Dads to be have a few options when it comes to choosing an egg donor.

Choosing a Surrogate

A gestational carrier (or surrogate), carries the pregnancy and helps you bring your baby into the world. Dads to be bond with this woman, forging a connection based on trust and supported by your care team.

The IVF Process for Gay Men

The IVF Process for Gay Men

For gay men, biological family building requires the process of In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) with an egg donor and a gestational carrier.

HIV+ Services

We are proud to provide family building options to allow HIV+ singles and couples to have a genetically linked child.

Trans Parents to be

For transgender individuals considering a transition, it is important to cryopreserve sperm or egg specimens prior to hormonal therapy or surgery.

Biological Parenting  Cost Considerations

Biological Parenting
Cost Considerations

Our Finance & Billing Advocates understand the specific insurance benefits of the LGBTQ+ community. We will work directly with you and your insurance provider to determine your level of coverage and any out-of-pocket expenses.

Learn More about Your Financial Options

Why Success  Rates Matter

Why Success
Rates Matter

While success rates vary based on individual circumstances, it is important to choose a family-building center that offers you the greatest chance for success.

Learn More about IVF Success Rates

Fertility Doctor & Dad
Mark Leondires, MD

Dr. Leondires founded Gay Parents To Be as a personal and professional journey, after he learned first-hand how challenging it can for gay men to have a baby. Now, he helps each and every one of our dads to be along their journeys.



We know that this process involves a lot of time, energy, and financial resources, and we’re here to support you every step of the way. Check out a list of our most commonly asked questions.

Personal Support Along Your Journey

Personal Support Along Your Journey

To recap, your family building circle will also involve your egg donor, a surrogacy agency, a reproductive attorney, and your trusted gestational carrier.

Our team at Gay Parents To Be understands that family building for dads involves a unique set of challenges, and we strive to support you– whether this is your first step or a stop along the way. Take your next step – reach out to us at 203-956-2266, or click below to schedule a free chat with Dr. L.