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What to Expect at Your First Family Building Consult

January 20th, 2016 | 2 min. read

By Gay Parenting Team


For gay men and lesbians starting out on a family building journey, many questions arise. As your family building center, we are here to help provide answers and solutions, including what you can expect at your first gay family building consultation.

What To Expect at Your First LGBT Family Building Consult

During your initial LGBT family building consultation, you will meet Dr. Mark Leondires, GayParentsToBe's Medical Director. That meeting can either be in-person or via Skype, whichever you prefer. During this conversation, Dr. Leondires hopes to learn more about you and your family building goals, as well as answering questions about our program, in order to develop a treatment plan that best suits you.

Some common questions Dr. Leondires will cover are:

  • Where do I find a surrogate?
  • How do I look for a donor?
  • Is there a reproductive attorney that I can trust?
  • Who will carry the baby OR am I fertile?
  • What will the medical process involve?
  • Where can I go for psychological and emotional support?

As a dad with two kids through surrogacy, Dr. Leondires is proud to share his expertise and insights with the LGBT community. He has a unique point of view of a doctor and a parent-to-be.

The GayParentsToBe team is on the road again – this time in southern Florida! There are two options to learn more about your family building options: complimentary consults all day Thursday, March 10th or a happy hour at the Boatyard Restaurant at 6:00 PM Thursday, March 10th. You can register for one, or both! RSVP is required, sign up here!

Wondering what a family building consult involves? Check out this blog to get more information.

Thursday, March 10th at 6:00 PM
Meet & Greet 6:00 PM
Family Building Presentation 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Q&A 7:30 PM

Boatyard Restaurant at Ft. Lauderdale Marina
1555 SE 17th St.
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316


Gay Parenting Team

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