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Ways Gestational Carriers Help LGBT Intended Parents

Adoption Choices of Oklahoma offers gestational surrogacy opportunities to everyone regardless of age, race, marital status, or sexual orientation.

As a potential gestational carrier, you may be wondering if there are any differences between working with a heterosexual couple and working with a homosexual couple. Both in vitro fertilization (IVF) and the gestational surrogacy process are the same, regardless of who the intended parents are.

Gestational surrogacy has actually become a very popular family-planning option for LGBT couples and individuals. Same-sex men and women may use gestational surrogacy because they want to have a biological connection to their child(ren). As a gestational carrier, you can help LGBT intended parents create a family through the gestational surrogacy process.

Ways Gestational Carriers Help LGBT Intended Parents

  1. Allow LGBT Folks to Experience the Pregnancy Journey

The gestational surrogacy process helps those who can’t conceive experience the pregnancy journey. Gay men can’t conceive and carry a baby. Some lesbian women can using sperm banks or donors to get themselves pregnant, but others are less fortunate. Some lesbian women may be unable to get pregnant, and others may be unable to carry a child to term without miscarrying.

As a gestational carrier, you’ll not only allow LGBT folks to have children; you’ll allow them to experience the pregnancy journey. You can help them participate in this journey by having them attend all your doctor’s appointments. You can also share the ultrasound pictures with them.

  1. Allow LGBT Folks to Have Children they are Related to Biologically

As a potential gestational carrier, you most likely want to help people who are struggling with infertility start a family. You want to help them have children they are related to biologically.

The technology that makes gestational surrogacy possible allows everyone – including those who are part of the LGBT community – to have biological children. Gay men can use their own sperm for the IVF, and lesbian women can use their own eggs for the IVF. They may use eggs or sperm from a donor to make up for the missing half.

As the gestational carrier, you’ll provide a place for their child(ren) to grow. By agreeing to be their gestational carrier, you are giving them the opportunity to become parents when, otherwise, it would not be possible.

Do You Feel Called to Help an LGBT Couple or Individual Start a Family?

LGBT men and women are among those who can’t have children through conventional means. By agreeing to work with LGBT intended parents, you are helping them have the family they’ve been struggling to create. If you feel called to help an LGBT couple or individual start a family, consider contacting us for more information.

Adoption and Surrogacy Choices of Oklahoma is a surrogacy and adoption agency, licensed by the state of Oklahoma and leader in the community. We assist both intended parents and gestational carriers (surrogates). Our staff members are committed to providing an ethical, empowering, and personalized experience to all involved in the surrogacy process. 

You may visit our website here or call toll-free: 800-898-6028 | OKC Local: 405-755-1999 | Tulsa Local: 918-447-7777
or Text: 405-310-8790 

Meet the Author: Heather Valenzano is an up-and-coming content creator with a bachelor’s degree in mass communications and a minor in English. After graduating from Iona College in 2019, she got an internship – and then a part-time job – writing blogs and managing social media accounts forHip New Jersey, a lifestyle website owned byLong Shot Productions. She has also produced website and social media content forCommonPage, an external collaboration platform.

When she isn’t working, Heather enjoys watching crime shows like Forensic Filesor posting book reviews toOnlineBookClub.orgunder the username “LavenderLiterature2.”


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