Frequently Asked Questions

Our goal is to help you flourish on your journey to parenthood through gay male surrogacy. We will provide you the tools and resources to encounter a safe, successful and most cost-effective assisted reproduction process. Let’s take a look at some frequently asked questions:

What is our first step with gay surrogacy?

As with most major life changes, it helps to have a plan. Your first step to parenthood using gay surrogacy options is to take the time to become acquainted with our GaySurrogacy platform. Whatever the outcome of your journey should be, you have the right to happiness — and we want to be a part of it.

We encourage you to read through the Step by Step processes for gay men and the gay surrogacy laws that can impact your destiny. The next step would be to connect with one of our highly sophisticated surrogacy specialists (Find Providers) and begin working through the phases to become a father.

Do we have to be married for gay surrogacy?

Surrogacy is an intricate process and a major life decision for any individual or couple; regardless of sexual orientation. Each state has their own laws concerning gay surrogacy, and whether you and your partner must be married.

Typically, if you elect to participate in the gestational surrogacy program, you do not have to be married as there is a separate legal process for finalizing parental rights for same-sex couples. One of our experienced GaySurrogacy specialists, however, can help you navigate through your family building journey.

Can sperm samples from both my partner and myself be combined? How is this accomplished?

Yes, our advanced network of surrogacy specialists have programs in place to incorporate half of the egg donor’s eggs and fertilize with the sperm of one partner and the other with the second partners’ sperm. The surrogate mother is then implanted with two embryos, one genetically related to each intended male parent. The blessing of this arrangement is that the resulting children are therefore biologically related to both parents.

How can we assure the health and well-being of both the gestational carrier and the egg donor throughout this process?

Our elite network of GaySurrogacy specialists are the best at what they do. They strongly believe in supporting your surrogate mother during every step of the process. While each surrogacy agency has a different protocol, the specialists we have partnered with behold an infrastructure that allows them to provide ongoing innovation, medical expertise, and support.

Can we register our baby under both of our names even if one of us is the biological father?

The legal complexities in cases involving the creation of life, biological parent rights, and the varying state laws can be a challenge for any individual or couple pursuing their dreams of starting a family. Each state has their own laws on what establishes parenthood, who is allowed on the birth certificate, and who may lay claim to a child.

How do we become matched with a gestational surrogate?

Our surrogacy specialists will match you with a surrogate mother that best fits your needs; a surrogate that is committed to you and or your male partner. You will also be able to work with surrogacy legal teams inside our network to learn about the legal aspects of the gestational surrogacy program and to choose states from which you want to work with a surrogate.

Each surrogacy program is backed by an all-embracing screening process, including an extensive application; telephone and in-person interviews; psychological testing and evaluation; and medical examinations and testing by an In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) specialist.

How do we become matched with an egg donor?

Gay male surrogacy is approached by our surrogacy specialists with a hands-on approach that encompasses every aspect of your egg donation process.  Choosing an egg donor within our elite network of specialists allows you to take a deep breath and enjoy the exhilarating adventure of parenthood.

What are the costs for surrogacy for gay males?

Surrogacy is also one of the most challenging ways for gay men to start a family, not only because of the costs involved, but because the laws are relatively new and constantly changing.

Trusting your connection with one of our surrogacy specialists is significant and understanding the costs of surrogacy is even more important. Before diving into your plan for parenthood, you will have the opportunity to discuss in detail the costs of your specific surrogacy arrangement, including the cost of surrogacy using an egg donor and which program is right for you.