For most LGBTQ single people and couples, the experience of raising a family is no different from anyone else. Yet, the journey to planning and building your future family can take many unique forms. Most of the time, this involves assistance from a multidisciplinary team. Raising awareness, sharing accurate information, and increasing representation of LGBTQ family-building pathways is critical to educating potential patients and loved ones of the LGBTQ community, therefore I’ve compiled this list of the common myths to LGBTQ parenting:
The NY Times published an article recently about the lack of fertility benefits available to same-sex couples, or single women, who do not have a diagnosis of infertility (i.e., endometriosis or premature ovarian failure) but instead require fertility treatment because they lack the necessary body parts to make a baby. The article specifically addressed the needs of lesbian couples who must use donor sperm to conceive a child and need a doctor to perform Intra-Uterine Inseminations (IUI’s) but I think the question is also applicable to single wannabe parents and gay men.
Celebrate Summer 2018 with your LGBTQ Family! As temperatures hit this summer’s record high and the Fourth of July is right around the corner, this is a great time to look ahead to the next two months of fun in the sun! Although it may feel like Pride celebrations are contained to the month of June, there are many ways to celebrate being LGBTQ in and around our local Connecticut community. Whether you’re looking for inspiration, a place to be yourself, a chance to get involved, or just some time by the beach, our summer rundown has something for everybody!
Today, we celebrate the third anniversary of a US Supreme Court decision that rocked the LGBTQ community; it’s not hyperbole to say that our world changed that day. Today seems like the perfect opportunity to look back, even a little further, to the origin of Gay Parents To Be.
No matter who you are or where you live, the desire to have children is powerful. The problem for LGBTQ couples, though, is that it’s easier in some states than in others.
A scorecard of legal victories for aspiring LGBTQ parents will show mixed results from state to state. But homes across the country, where children’s laughter is becoming more common every day, reflect a positive trend
Choosing to have a family is one of the most joyous and exciting decisions an individual will ever make. The process can be overwhelming at times, as there are a multitude of things for gay men to consider when starting this process. Deciding whether to adopt or have a biological child is just the beginning. From there, individuals and couples start to ask “how?” As in, how do I start the process? How affordable is this? Once the decision is made to have a biological child, the questions lead to “who?” Who will be the egg donor? Who will be the gestational carrier? Who will help us with this?
Dr. Mark Leondires, Medical Director of Gay Parents To Be® is available for complimentary consultations for gay couples or single gay men who want to learn more about their family building options. In-person Metro NYC consults: Gay Parents To Be® 1625 3rd Ave., Suite LL New York, NY 10128 (view map)
Photo created by Hea Poh Lin from Noun Project Justice was issued for two same-sex couples in Arkansas this week when they sued their high court after upholding a law stating that non-biological parents could not appear on their child’s birth certificate.
Dr. Mark P. Leondires, medical director of Gay Parents To Be, will be scheduling complimentary consultations for gay couples or single gay men who want to learn more about their family building options in Dallas. Save Your Spot
Become a Parent via Surrogacy, Egg or Sperm Donor or Adoption Book a Free LGBT Family Building Consult at Expo. Thinking of becoming a parent? Dreaming about it? Mark Leondires MD and Medical Director at Gay Parents To Be®