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®
We are very excited to announce that Gay Parents To Be® at RMACT (Reproductive Medicine Associates of Connecticut) has earned the designation of Leader in LGBTQ Healthcare Equality from the Human Rights Campaign Foundation (HRC). What does this mean…especially to you?
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?
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.
Big news for Gay Parents To Be. Dr. Mark Leondires, Medical Director of both RMA of Connecticut & Gay Parents To Be, explains why he and Gay Parents To Be team member James Speer, M.S, LCGC are going to Europe.
Starting The Surrogacy Process Congratulations! You’ve thought for a long time about forming a family. Now you’ve decided to explore surrogacy. The emotional investment is important to consider. So, of course, are the finances.
I’m a member of a Facebook group focusing on parenting by gay, bisexual and trans men. Diversity is one of the group’s greatest strengths, and on any given day you’ll find posts from dads who adopted (domestically, internationally and through foster care), are parenting children from former heterosexual relationships, are co-parenting, or have built their family through surrogacy.
The New Year is in full swing and it’s safe to say that by this point two things are clear to LGBTQ parents: First, getting your kids up and ready for school is not easy when it’s still dark at wake up time. And if you live in the Northeast like us, add snow boots and long johns to the mix!
Biological Parenting in the LGBTQ Community All of us at Triangle Community Center (TCC) are looking forward to our continued collaboration with GayParentsToBe (in partnership with Reproductive Medicine Associates of CT (RMACT)), and to our event on May 30th, Biological Parenting in the LGBTQ Community. For many in the LGBTQ community, the concept that - we too may settle down with our partners in recognized marriages - is new. An even newer concept is the idea of building a biological family with our spouse.
Some kinds of myths – the “traditional story” ones -- are great. They provide entertainment and information, and help us make sense of the world. Other myths – those widely held, but false, beliefs -- are not good. In the LGBTQ world, myths can be downright dangerous.