Surrogacy has become an increasingly vital option for gay men or gay couples who desire that biological bond to their child.
Entertaining a gestational surrogacy agreement, one or more embryos would be created through an IVF cycle expending donor eggs and the individual or couple’s sperm.
For gay male couples, it is an exciting and challenging part of Surrogacy in deciding who will be the biological parent.
What are my Options for Building a Family?
- The decision becomes easier if you are planning on adding more than one child to the mix as you can pick one partner as the biological parent in the first surrogate arrangement and vice versa in the second surrogacy arrangement.
- A popular option is to fertilize donor eggs with sperm from both partners, as each embryo created is transferred to the Surrogate Mother. DNA tests can define the biological father.
- Some male couples today use donor eggs afforded by a relative of one partner, and the sperm from his partner, giving both of you a biological connection to the child.
It’s imperative to work with an agency or attorney who is well proficient within the laws of surrogacy, well experienced and displays awareness for gay couples in the LGBT community. State laws regarding surrogacy vary from state to state, and 11 states including DC prohibit surrogacy in one practice or another.