Congratulations—making the choice to have a baby is exciting! Now that you’ve decided parenthood is for you, you may find it hard to get the thought of tiny fingers and toes and that “new baby” smell off your mind. You’re ready to take the next step!
As you likely know, the process of becoming a parent can be more challenging if you’re LGBTQ than it may be for straight couples. To create a baby, egg and sperm must meet, then implant in the uterine wall—but the anatomy of you and your partner may prevent this process from happening naturally. If this is the case, you will need third-party assistance in order to achieve pregnancy.
Today, many options are available to the LGBTQ community, including donor options and surrogacy. Continue reading to learn more about your choices, the cost of treatment, and other aspects to consider.
Protecting your growing family
There are many other aspects to think about when using third-party assistance to try for a baby. It’s important to understand the laws in your state for surrogacy and donor options, and to enlist the help of a lawyer to outline parental rights for yourself and your surrogate or donor.
Organize your thoughts with this customizable guide that will help lead early discussions with your fertility doctor.
Information about fertility treatments and third-party options to help you start or grow your family.