The United States is the only global destination that allows commercial surrogacy for same-sex couples. Laws in “surrogacy friendly” states support surrogacy contracts and name the signers as the legal parents. (Note that other US states explicitly ban surrogacy contracts.)
LGBT parents face special challenges and obstacles in the surrogacy process. It is important for LGBT parents to match with a surrogate who is supportive of working with a same sex couple. It is also imperative that the surrogate’s husband or partner is supportive of working with a same sex couple.
It is also important for LGBT intended parents to work with a surrogate in a LGBT friendly surrogacy state, where the intended parents’ names can either go directly on the birth certificate or a second-parent adoption is possible.
These roles may be provided for gay men by their female relatives or friends. Alternatively, some fertility clinics, agencies and attorneys facilitate connections with surrogates and egg donors. The services that we offer include: