Every hopeful parent knows they will have to make many important decisions throughout their journey to parenthood. But for gay dads-to-be embarking on the surrogacy process, one of the first big questions to answer is often, "Whose sperm are we going to use?"
One of the first questions that prospective patients ask when starting to explore their options for LGBTQ+ family-building is, “How much is this all going to cost?” An important question - with a complex answer. Here's what you need to know about finances, insurance, and open enrollment.
Choosing an egg donor is one of the first big decisions you'll need to make as a dad-to-be pursuing surrogacy. Let's explore how to navigate this important step towards fatherhood.
One of the first questions intended parents ask when considering working with a gestational carrier to grow their family is, "How much is this all going to cost?" In this guide, we will answer that question with a focus on how surrogate compensation works and how much surrogates typically make to carry a pregnancy.
When embarking on your own family-building journey, it can be both inspiring and helpful to hear from other LGBTQ+ families who have gone before you. Here at Gay Parents To Be, we're proud to feature new family stories each month, introducing you to parents who have grown their families through IUI, IVF, surrogacy and other pathways. Meet a few of them below!
Years after Julie finished having kids of her own, she discovered the concept of gestational surrogacy. This is the story of why she became a surrogate, what her experience has been like, and how the process works - from an insider's perspective.
After two Episcopal priests decide to begin their journey to parenthood, they encounter unexpected roadblocks, including financial hurdles and a global pandemic. This is the story of how they navigated surrogacy, what they learned along the way, and what life looks like as a family of three - in their own words.
When building a family as a member of the LGBTQ+ community, gestational carriers and known donors don't just help you get there, they become part of the family, too. So when the holidays come around, it's only right to want to give them a gift that is just as special as they are. But what could possibly match the perfect gift they're giving you?
If you're reading this, you’ve likely already begun planning your journey to parenthood, and we’re thrilled for you! An early step in this process is exploring different surrogacy agencies to find the right fit. Whether you’re doing research months in advance or reading this in the agency waiting room, we’ve got you covered.
One of the most important relationships you will have on your surrogacy journey is with your gestational carrier, and this complex, layered connection requires good communication and mutually agreed-upon boundaries and expectations. In this blog, a dad of three through surrogacy shares eight things he's learned about building a relationship with this very important member of your family-building circle.