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Lisa Rosenthal

Working with Gay Parents To Be and our partner fertility clinic, Illume Fertility, as a dedicated Patient Advocate gives Lisa Rosenthal an opportunity to expand her passion and commitment to reproductive health and family building. Lisa is committed to supporting all families in having the families that they desire, in the ways that work best for them.

Family Building | Education

By: Lisa Rosenthal
August 25th, 2022

The language of LGBTQ+ family planning can be a little dense and daunting. There are a lot of medical terms and acronyms, and if you don’t know all the jargon, it’s possible that you don’t know all your options and next steps for growing your family!

Egg Donors | Family Building | Gay Surrogacy | Patient Stories

By: Lisa Rosenthal
June 17th, 2022

What are your dreams about Father’s Day? Is this holiday about spending time with your own father? Or is it about having children of your own? One Gay Parents To Be couple who are now happily expecting, share some of their thoughts about Father’s Day, as they await the birth of their first child.

Family Building | IVF | LGBTQ Parenting | Patient Stories

By: Lisa Rosenthal
May 6th, 2022

What is it like to shift from hoping to be a mother to going through fertility treatment to finally, being a mother? And what is it like being one of two mothers in a family unit? This Mother’s Day, we want to recognize the experience of LGBTQ+ moms by sharing a story from one of our families. We are so thrilled to be able to share Kix's story. She is a former Illume Fertility patient who is now happily enjoying life with her three children and her wife. Below, Kix shares her personal journey toward celebrating Mother’s Day with her wife and children.

Gay Parenting | Surrogacy Law

By: Lisa Rosenthal
March 9th, 2021

LGBTQIA+ family building is alive and well. Booming, in fact.    According to an extensive LGBTQIA+ family building survey conducted by Family Equality, "63% of LGBTQ millennials are considering expanding their families, either by becoming parents for the first time, or by having more children."

Family Building | Gay Parenting | Gay Surrogacy | IVF | Transgender Family Building

By: Lisa Rosenthal
February 23rd, 2021

You want to have a baby. You’re excited and maybe a little nervous about expanding your family. You’re ready to take the first step to make it happen. If you’re wondering what exactly that first step is - let’s get back to the basics. Not to oversimplify, but there are actually only three things needed to have a pregnancy occur: Sperm. Egg. Uterus.

Family Building | Gay Parents To Be News

By: Lisa Rosenthal
November 25th, 2020

  Gratitude is not just an attitude, it’s a choice – a choice about where to focus our attention. It doesn’t mean ignoring the injustices and misery in the world, for gratitude isn’t emotional or mental amnesia. What gratitude offers is the time to shift our attention to what is surviving, thriving and staying healthy – something that feels especially important this year.  

Gay Parenting | LGBT News

By: Lisa Rosenthal
November 23rd, 2020

Celebrating Your Family During the Holidays  

Family Building | Gay Parents To Be News

By: Lisa Rosenthal
October 7th, 2020

The Human Rights Campaign is the largest and most powerful LGBTQIA+ organization in the U.S. Their membership of fifty two million spans all states, in fact, all zip codes. Their dedication, since 1980, has been consistent and forward-thinking, and they provide reliable resources for LGBTQ individuals, communities, and families alike.

Family Building | Gay Parenting

By: Lisa Rosenthal
July 27th, 2020

As a lifelong good listener, it’s been my pleasure and honor to facilitate support groups for almost twenty years. In that time, I’ve seen miraculous connections, dynamics and outcomes. People who have nothing in common, except one single, special thread that ties them together, opening up like they’ve known each other forever. Sharing their stories, relieving other’s worries and concerns, even having a good laugh sometimes!

Gay Parents To Be News | LGBT News

By: Lisa Rosenthal
June 28th, 2018

Pride is being celebrated everywhere this month- as evidenced by the many versions of the iconic rainbow flag. Our celebrations of today are reverberations from way back. All the way to 1969.

Family Building

By: Lisa Rosenthal
November 24th, 2016

Gay Parents To Be shares their thoughts for a Happy Thanksgiving. From our family to yours. 

Gay Parents To Be News

By: Lisa Rosenthal
August 11th, 2016

Our legal system has come to recognize and legally sanction same sex marriages and society is slowly catching up, albeit with significant growing pains, but medical insurance coverage has a long way to go when it comes to the LGBTQ community. Especially when it comes to infertility and fertility treatment.