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Your ultimate source for LGBTQ+ fertility and family-building information, including guides to surrogacy, IVF, IUI, affording treatment, LGBTQ+ parenting and much more.

Family Building | IVF | Patient Stories | Surrogacy

By: Sierra Dehmler
February 7th, 2024

Considering surrogacy, but feeling overwhelmed? Two dads who have been through the process (and ended up with twins) open up to share their personal journey and offer helpful tips and support for fellow LGBTQ+ dads-to-be.

Egg Donors | IVF | Sperm Donors

By: Dr. Mark P. Leondires
January 19th, 2024

Many LGBTQ+ parents-to-be consider using a known donor to help grow their family, like a close friend or even a relative. But what are the pros and cons of using a known donor versus an anonymous donor? Here's what you should know before making your decision.

Patient Stories | Fertility Treatment

By: Sierra Dehmler
January 12th, 2024

After a difficult fertility treatment journey, two moms-to-be discover they will now have to overcome a new challenge: high-risk pregnancy, long-term hospitalization, and caring for a premature baby. Claire and Alexandra share their story and what they learned along the way.

Egg Donors | Family Building | IVF | Surrogacy

By: Sierra Dehmler
January 9th, 2024

Feeling overwhelmed or confused about where to look for resources to support your surrogacy journey? Our comprehensive guide explores where to turn for financial assistance, helpful organizations, books on surrogacy, LGBTQ+ peer support groups, family stories, and more.

Family Building | Surrogacy

By: Dr. Mark P. Leondires
December 27th, 2023

As you embark on your journey to parenthood, it's easy to feel overwhelmed or confused. This can be especially true for intended parents pursuing surrogacy. Here are the most important things to look for as you evaluate your surrogacy agency options.

LGBTQ Parenting

By: Lisa Rosenthal
December 8th, 2023

No matter what holiday(s) your family celebrates, the season can bring heightened emotions, financial or family-related stress, worries about making it magical for your kids, and the pressure to maintain old holiday traditions that may not fit your family anymore. Here are some easy ways to navigate this time of year with maximum joy!

Family Building | LGBTQ Parenting

By: Molly Horton Booth
December 5th, 2023

This time of year traditionally means a break from our regular lives to rest and relax. But for many LGBTQ+ parents and parents-to-be, this is also the time we brace ourselves for dealing with ignorance and intrusive questions. How can queer parents navigate the unique social stress of the holidays? We have some ideas we hope will help.

Family Building | Affording Care | Advocacy | Fertility FAQs

By: Sierra Dehmler
November 17th, 2023

For decades, the definition of infertility has restricted access to essential medical care for LGBTQ+ couples and single parents-to-be who need the help of fertility treatment to build their families. But what does "infertility" really look like in the LGBTQ+ community? Many in the LGBTQ+ community don't struggle with physiological infertility, but still need fertility treatment or donors to help build their families.

Family Building | IVF | Surrogacy

By: Sierra Dehmler
November 14th, 2023

Every hopeful parent knows they will have to make many important decisions throughout their journey to parenthood. But for gay dads-to-be embarking on the surrogacy process, one of the first big questions to answer is often, "Whose sperm are we going to use?"

Affording Care | Fertility Treatment | Surrogacy

By: Dr. Mark P. Leondires
November 8th, 2023

One of the first questions that prospective patients ask when starting to explore their options for LGBTQ+ family-building is, “How much is this all going to cost?” An important question - with a complex answer. Here's what you need to know about finances, insurance, and open enrollment.

Affording Care | Advocacy

By: Sierra Dehmler
November 3rd, 2023

One of the most frustrating parts of family building is discovering how limiting insurance coverage can be. With the recent announcement of an updated definition of "infertility," LGBTQ+ parents-to-be are finally included. Here's what that means for you.

Egg Donors | Surrogacy

By: Dr. Mark P. Leondires
October 30th, 2023

Choosing an egg donor is one of the first big decisions you'll need to make as a dad-to-be pursuing surrogacy. Let's explore how to navigate this important step towards fatherhood.