What is Gay Surrogacy? What to Know Before Getting Started

How does surrogacy work for gay couples? American Surrogacy can answer this — and help you complete your gay surrogacy if you want to start your family today.

With gay marriage now legal throughout the United States, many LGBT individuals are turning their attention to achieving another personal right — the right to have a family. Whether it’s through adoption or fertility services, becoming a parent is more possible than ever for gay couples.

If you’re considering gay surrogacy as a way to create your family, you’ve come to the right place. American Surrogacy is thrilled to help LGBT couples and individuals begin and grow their families through LGBT surrogacy, and our professionals are committed to making sure your process is completed safely, efficiently and fairly. We are honored to help those who choose same-sex surrogacy to bring a perfect little bundle of joy home.

Like any LGBT family-building option, surrogacy for gay couples is a great commitment to make. It’s important that you’re as informed as possible before deciding which family building option is right for you. Luckily, our surrogacy specialists are available to answer whatever questions you have about LGBT surrogacy and to discuss your individual situation with you. To learn more, call us today at 1-800-875-2229.

What is LGBT Surrogacy and Why is it so Popular?

Many people wonder: How does surrogacy work for gay couples? While surrogacy is an option for all prospective parents (whether heterosexual or homosexual couples, or single people hoping to become parents), it’s commonly used as a way for gay men to have a biologically related child. Lesbian surrogacy may also be used for lesbian couples who are unable to conceive or carry a child on their own.

An LGBT surrogacy involves in vitro fertilization for gay couples. This means that, whether the intended parent is a male or female, the embryo is created outside the womb with IVF technology and then transferred to the surrogate’s uterus. American Surrogacy only completes gestational surrogacies, which means that your surrogate will not be related to the baby that she carries.

For many gay couples, surrogacy provides the ideal opportunity to not only have a child but also to have a child that shares their genetics. Having a child that looks like them and shares their DNA is something that many parents desire; for LGBT individuals, they may have never thought it was possible until they discovered the surrogacy process. Advances in assisted reproductive technologies have made the surrogacy process easier than ever, and updated surrogacy laws across the U.S. protect all parties of a surrogacy agreement. Therefore, while it can still be a complicated process at times, it’s definitely a possibility for LGBT couples and individuals who hope to grow their family.

Why Should I Complete My Gay Surrogacy with American Surrogacy?

We know that you have many options when it comes to choosing a professional for your surrogacy. Finding the right professional is perhaps the most important part of your surrogacy journey, as you want someone who will support you and act as your advocate throughout the process. American Surrogacy is that organization.

If you choose our surrogacy program, a surrogacy specialist will work with you every step of the way. First, with our professional guidance, you will develop your surrogacy plan, including:

In addition to our specialists’ support through the medical and emotional process of an LGBT surrogacy, our network of assisted reproduction attorneys are experts in determining the best method of fully legalizing your surrogacy. Based on your situation, the genetic donors used, and the laws of your state, your attorney will take the best legal course of action — whether through a pre-birth order, a full adoption, a stepparent adoption or a second parent adoption — to ensure both you and your partner are the legal parents of your child.

Here are some other benefits of working with American Surrogacy:

  • We work with many surrogates who specifically want to help gay couples become parents.

  • Our surrogacy program helps encourage healthy identity formation for the child by recommending the use of non-anonymous donors, as well as registration in the donor sibling registry.

  • You will likely also have many questions while your child is growing up, so we are here to help you not only during your journey with surrogacy but also throughout your journey as parents of a child born from surrogacy.

Our surrogacy specialists are excited to work with you and your partner on this exciting stage in your lives. We understand that pursuing a same-sex surrogacy is a huge step to take, so we encourage you to do the proper research before deciding what’s right for your family. In addition to talking to our professionals, check out gay surrogacy blogs and other informational resources to get an idea of what to expect.

As always, please feel free to contact us today to learn more about our LGBT surrogacy program.