You've decided to become a parent. Being a member of the LGBTQ community, there are financial aspects that you need to consider. At any reputable fertility program or surrogacy agency (or egg donor or sperm donor agencies), there will be no mystery about the costs.
Dr. Mark Leondires, Gay Parents To Be’s Medical Director and partner at Reproductive Medicine Associates of Connecticut (RMACT), will be speaking at an event in Washington, DC on May 10th. Dr. Leondires is speaking on behalf of EMD Serono, Inc., a leader in the US biopharmaceutical arena and fertility health.
We are thrilled to be participating as a Palladium Sponsor of the LGBT Family Building Expo of NYC’s LGBT Community Center. The Expo, being held Saturday, May 7, is a one of-a-kind event that brings together hundreds of community members who are starting on their dreams of becoming a parent. The day connects community members with competent providers focused on foster care, adoption, surrogacy, or alternative insemination and features a range of workshops addressing every aspect of the path to parenthood from the medical to the legal and financial.
The Gay Parents To Be team is on the road again – this time in southern Florida! There are two options to learn more about your family building options: complimentary consults all day Thursday, March 10th or a happy hour at the Boatyard Restaurant at 6:00 PM Thursday, March 10th. You can register for one, or both! RSVP is required, sign up here!
After partnering with the National LGBTQ Task Force in NYC for a successful Family Building event to kick-off the year (over 80 folks came out to join us early January), I looked forward to attending their Creating Change Conference in Chicago.
For gay men and lesbians starting out on a family building journey, many questions arise. As your family building center, we are here to help provide answers and solutions, including what you can expect at your first gay family building consultation.
You probably know how strongly you feel about having a family. You probably remember the thoughts and dreams you had growing up, imagining your children or babies. You probably have a good idea just how deep seated and powerful this desire is, to have a baby and you probably have an excellent idea of just how prevalent these thoughts are on a day to day basis. Or an hour by hour basis.
This past weekend marked the 27th National Conference on LGBT Equality: Creating Change in Denver, Colorado. Our very own Medical Director, Dr. Mark Leondires was there sharing his expertise and insights with the LGBT community, both as a father and a physician. Dr. Leondires was able to share his own personal journey from the perspective of a doctor and as someone who has gone through the process himself. He offers a wider perspective that gives both the professional insights and understanding of the emotional struggles of LGBT family building.
Photograph courtesy of The Golden Globes Stars gathered last night for the 72nd Annual Golden Globes and it was a big night for the LGBT community in film and in television. LGBT actors and allies, as well as films and TV shows centered around LGBT individuals, were nominated and many won awards for their work. Both Matt Bomer, star of The Normal Heart, and Jeffrey Tambor, star of Transparent won big, pushing the image of LGBT parents even further into mainstream film and television.