So you’re considering adding to your family, but want to know if your only option is adoption?
While adoption is a great route to parenthood for many Gay couples, it is not the only option. If you are looking to conceive and wish to use your personal DNA to have a child there are options available through the fertility industry to help you! New Hope fertility welcomes any couple, regardless of who they love, by offering open access to our cutting-edge LGBTQ+ friendly fertility treatment methods.
What you need to know –
LGBTQ family planning utilizes third-party services and resources most often. This can be seen in the form of egg donors, sperm donors, and gestational carriers (surrogates). No matter which clinic you choose, it is their job to help you source any potential third-party help if you decide to use an anonymous donor or surrogate outside of your friends and family. New Hope has access to some of the largest donor and surrogate databases in the US as well as an internal egg donation database.
Same-Sex Male Fertility Options:
Gay couples wanting to have a baby with their own genetic DNA can through egg donors and gestational surrogates. To do this, you will need to source an egg donor, a surrogate, and IVF treatment for the surrogate. Some questions to consider before treatment include:
- Whose sperm will be used?
- Who will donate the eggs?
- Do you want an anonymous or known donor?
- What are you looking for in a donor?
- Who will carry the baby?
- Do you want a random surrogate or will it be someone you know personally?
- What are your feelings about your child knowing their donor or surrogate later in life?
After answering these questions and deciding on a donor, surrogate, and who will supply the sperm sample you are ready to start the IVF cycle! The partner who is providing the sperm will undergo routine testing to analyze sperm motility, volume, and concentration. You may choose to do a fertility assessment of both partners before deciding whose sample to choose. The sperm is then used to fertilize the donor eggs in the lab. After 3-6 days, the embryo(s) is (are) placed into the surrogate’s uterus.
Why New Hope?
New Hope Fertility Center is home to world-renowned fertility specialists. We custom design fertility treatments for the individual to increase the chances of a successful pregnancy. Our specialists believe in putting the patient first and being with them through every step of the fertility journey. Our team is well versed in helping women of all ages reach their fertility goals and we are passionate about educating, and supporting our patients throughout their journey. If you want compassionate fertility care, New Hope is the right place for you. Call us at (347) 970-8479 or schedule your initial consultation today!