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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.

Jeff Levin

Jeff Levin, LMSW, is a Family Planning and Health Coordinator at the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Community Center in Manhattan. His work currently focuses providing family building services for intended LGBT parents. To learn more about Center Families and family building support groups, email Jeff at

Egg Donors | Gay Surrogacy | Gay Parents To Be News | IVF

By: Jeff Levin
March 13th, 2017

I was cleaning recently and came across a set of photographs that I hadn't seen since 2009. But even after all this time, there was no way I could forget the only photos I have of the unknown egg donor who is biologically related to my two sons. I looked at the five pictures over and over again. Why was I so floored by them?

Family Building | Gay Surrogacy

By: Jeff Levin
December 12th, 2016

You've decided to move ahead with creating your family by working with a gestational carrier. A gestational carrier or gestational surrogate is a woman who has a previously created embryo (using an egg donor and intended parent’s sperm) transferred into her uterus, becomes pregnant, and then carries through birth.