Fertility Solutions for the LGBTQ Community
Fertility Solutions believes in equal access for everyone when it comes to creating a family. It is our belief that any person who is willing to create a loving home for a child deserves to become a parent. To that end, we proudly support the LGBTQ community by opening our doors to anyone who wants to have children, regardless of marital status or sexual orientation. Our physicians enjoy helping build families for those individuals and couples who may experience greater social difficulties when trying to fulfill their dream of becoming parents.
Making parenthood accessible to everyone. Reproductive technology has advanced rapidly over the past 20 years, making modern family building more accessible than ever for our patients. Some of the options available are:
- Intrauterine insemination (IUI)
- In vitro fertilization (IVF)
- Reciprocal IVF/Co-mothering
- Sperm donation
- Egg donation
- Gestational carriers
Family building through fertility treatments can be accomplished regardless of whether or not a fertility problem exists. Our caring team of physicians will work closely with you to find the best option for you and your partner.
Lesbian Family Building
Helping lesbian partners become mothers. For a lesbian couple, family planning options typically include intrauterine insemination (IUI) or in vitro fertilization (IVF). Sperm donation can be easily coordinated through a sperm bank or from a fresh donor. Some of the questions to consider:
- Who will carry the baby?
- Which partner will provide the eggs?
- Has a sperm donor been selected?
Sometimes one partner will choose to donate the eggs and the other partner will carry the pregnancy, this is known as co-maternity. Co-maternity is accomplished when first, the eggs are harvested from first partner through IVF, and then, the fertilized embryo will be transferred to the second partner.
Gay Family Building
Enabling all men to become fathers. Gay couples and single men are able to build their families by using a combination of donor eggs, their own sperm, and a surrogate. The egg donor and surrogate can be anonymous or they can be a person known to the intended parents. Once the donor and surrogate are chosen, our doctors will use IVF to fertilize the donor eggs with sperm from the intended parent(s). They then transfer the embryo to the surrogate carrier.
How to Get Started?
We are committed to providing personalized care for each unique family, and to guide patients through the entire process. The first step is to schedule an initial consultation, which involves taking a full medical history and discussing the family building options that are available to you. Our dedicated donor specialist, Sue Tilden, is available to help assist and answer questions related to egg donation, sperm donation and surrogacy. We will provide you with options, so you can make the choices that best fit the needs of your family.