Benefits of Gestational Surrogacy for Same Sex Couples
Many intended parents in same sex relationships may have never imagined they’d be able to have children of their own. However, there are many options for members of the LGBT community to enjoy the joy of children, including adoption and gestational surrogacy. With the help of a gestational carrier, gestational surrogacy may provide them the opportunity to achieve their dreams of expanding their family. Adoption and Surrogacy Choices of Colorado is here to outline some of the largest benefits of gestational surrogacy for same sex couples.
Benefits of Gestational Surrogacy for Same Sex Couples
While gestational surrogacy and adoption each have their own advantages, either one can be suitable, depending on different types of intended parent situations. For members of the LGBT community, some of the largest benefits of gestational surrogacy include:
- Maintaining a genetic link to the child
One reason why many same sex couples may want to consider gestational surrogacy is because of the possibility to maintain a biological link to their child. For gay couples, there is the option for one of the men in the relationship to provide their sperm for IVF. For lesbian couples, one of the women in the relationship can give her egg for the IVF procedure. Therefore, there is the possibility for one of the intended parents in the relationship to maintain a genetic link to their child.
- Developing a relationship with a gestational carrier
Another great benefit for same sex couples and individuals considering gestational surrogacy is the relationship that is built with their gestational carrier. Because gestational carriers are women who have already undergone pregnancy, and are typically raising at least one child of their own, they understand the joy of parenting. So, if both the intended parents and the gestational carrier are interested in maintaining a close relationship with one another, they can serve as valuable resources in the parenting process.
- Having the opportunity to decide on sperm and/or egg donors
For same sex couples and individuals interested in gestational surrogacy, it’s likely that a sperm and/or egg donor will be required in the IVF process. One benefit of gestational surrogacy, though, is flexibility for intended parents to decide on whether they want their sperm and/or egg donor to be someone they know, someone from a clinic, or someone entirely random. Intended parents who are seeking desired traits in a sperm and/or egg donor also have the option to look for specific donors from egg or sperm banks respectively.
- Gestational carrier interested in helping same sex couples specifically
Gestational carriers are women who already know the joy that a child will bring to a family. Because of this, many gestational carriers understand the position of same sex couples seeking gestational surrogacy and specifically want to help them out. For this reason, gestational surrogacy can be even more appealing for same sex couples who want to have a gestational carrier who understands their position and desire for children. For gestational carriers who are hoping to help out members of the LGBT community, please reach out to Adoption and Surrogacy Choices of Colorado.
- Utilizing helpful resources such as surrogacy agencies
Gestational surrogacy can be a somewhat complex process; but, with the help of a surrogacy agency, same sex intended parents can be matched with gestational carriers who are specifically interested in helping out same sex couples or individuals. At Adoption and Surrogacy Choices of Colorado, resources are available to help women become gestational carriers, to match gestational carriers with intended parents, and to ensure that everyone is well-informed throughout the entire process.
Want to Learn More about Same Sex Gestational Surrogacy?
For same sex intended parents who are interested in gestational surrogacy, there are many different benefits that make the process a great fit for meeting many family’s needs. If you have questions about gestational surrogacy options for same sex couples, feel free to reach out to us at Adoption and Surrogacy Choices of Colorado. We are here to help ensure that you have a thorough understanding of the process and have support all the way.
If you are someone who is interested in becoming a gestational carrier, or would like to help out a same sex couple, we can also outline the process and answer any questions you may have. We also have resources to help match gestational carriers with fitting intended parents! Please don’t hesitate to reach out to us for more information or with any questions that you may have.
If you are interested in surrogacy and want to learn more about your options, contact Adoption and Surrogacy Choices of Colorado by email, phone, or text: Email Us, Text us: 720-371-1099, Call us: 303-670-4673 (HOPE). If you are hoping to adopt, please contact us here.
Meet the Author: Ashley Nies is an undergraduate student at Stanford University who is studying Human Biology and Political Science. Ashley is largely interested in various aspects of health and healthcare, and writes about these topics. She has taken classes on rhetoric, ethics and social media in health, as well as other creative writing classes during her freshman year at Stanford.
Ashley is from Las Vegas, Nevada, and considers herself to be fun-loving and adventurous. She values the importance of combining STEM with liberal arts education and hopes to integrate these in her writing.