Are you a gay couple looking to start a family?
You’ve come to the right place! We know it can be hard for same-sex couples to have kids, but we want to help. With surrogacy, you can make your dreams of having children come true. And with our guide on how surrogacy works for gay parents, you can learn everything about this process in one convenient place.
Our guide is full of helpful information that will give you all the details on what happens during each step of the process and how much it costs. It also includes answers to some common questions like “What are my options if I don’t live near an agency?” and “How do I find someone who would be willing to carry my child?” If there’s anything else we missed or if you just want more information, feel free to contact us at any time!
We’re here to help you with whatever aspect of surrogacy might be confusing. We hope this guide helps make starting a family through surrogacy easy and affordable for gay couples, too!
So, if you’re ready to begin the surrogacy process, let’s get started.
What Is Surrogacy?
Surrogacy is a way for two men or two women who want to have kids to start a family of their own. With surrogacy, a woman becomes pregnant with one partner’s baby and then gives birth on behalf of the child’s other parent(s). It often works best when the woman carrying the child is inseminated with both partners’ sperm. This allows her belly to grow with two men’s baby instead of just one! In rare cases, it may be possible for both parents to travel back and forth from another country so that they can help raise their children together.
Surrogacy can be done in various ways, depending on the parents’ preferences. However, regardless of how it’s done, surrogacy is a very expensive option for gay couples having kids. This is true even when using an agency to find an egg donor and surrogate together.
What Are the Pros?
The biggest advantage of surrogacy is that there are no restrictions based on sexual orientation or gender identity. It allows two men or two women who want to have children to start their own family without having to wait for social acceptance of their relationship. The fact that not every state allows same-sex marriage means that even if one partner legally becomes the baby’s parent after birth, they may not have legal rights to make important decisions or be able to visit their child in the hospital. Using surrogacy, both parents can have legal rights over their children before they are even born.
Another pro of surrogacy is that it allows same-sex couples to use the opposite partner’s sperm or egg instead of undergoing expensive fertility treatments, like in vitro fertilization (IVF). You may also feel more comfortable using your own sperm or egg because you can choose someone who looks just like you. This means that the child will look more similar to both partners than if one parent donated an egg and another donated sperm.
Surrogacy is also beneficial for gay couples having kids because it allows two men who want to start a family to bring up their children together while living in different areas. It provides a chance for them to share equal custody of their children, even if they can’t be there to help raise them all the time.