LGBT Family Building
LGBT Family Building
If you are visiting this website, you know that The American Fertility Association is the most comprehensive resource for LGBT family building anywhere. We want to welcome you! You’ve come to the right place. Everyone deserves to have the family of their dreams and our comprehensive library of articles, fact sheets, handbooks and videos on LGBT Family Building is a great place to start. On this site you will find information about medical and legal issues facing LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender) individuals and couples when parenthood is the goal. You will also find a directory of LGBT-friendly providers that includes doctors, lawyers, sperm banks, adoption agencies, and egg donor/surrogacy agencies.
LGBT Family Building for Lesbians
For lesbians interested in becoming moms, there are a number of viable routes that can help you to realize your goal. Whether you are single or part of a couple, LGBT family building is easier than ever before. However, you must learn the legal and medical ropes in order to keep yourself and your family safe. Click here to learn about medical options such as intrauterine insemination, in vitro fertilization and reciprocal in vitro fertilization as well as comprehensive information about using known and unknown sperm donors. An important part of your family building team will be an assisted reproduction attorney. Click here to find out questions you should ask.
LGBT Family Building for Gay Men
LGBT family building for gay men will typically include a surrogate and an egg donor. Click here to find out what you need to know about working with an IVF clinic, assisted reproduction attorney and donor/surrogacy agency.
Adoption – a Viable Option for LGBT Family Building
While the laws governing adoption and LGBT family building vary from state to state, gay men and women are adopting children at far greater numbers than ever before. Click here to learn more about adoption, and the professionals you will need to work with in order to create your family this way.
LGBT Family Building for Transgendered Individuals
Did you know you could preserve your fertility prior to undergoing sexual reassignment surgery? Click here to learn more about fertility preservation. If adoption feels like a better family building fit, click here to learn about transgender adoption and LGBT family building.
The Happy Result of LGBT Family Building
We hope that every one of you reading this will someday have a child of your own. Click here to learn more about talking to your donor conceived children. And here is a great list of children’s books for kids lucky enough to have gay parents.
We wish you family. Here’s to the children to come, and the future of LGBT Family Building.