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Modern Family building options for lesbian and gay couples

You’ve found the person you want to spend your life with. Now you want to start building your family together. Having a child is one of the most important things you will ever do, and Western Fertility Institute offers a range of pregnancy options for gay couples. We understand you may have many questions about the process or cost of IVF in California and surrogacy for same-sex couples. We can give you detailed answers to help you determine the best choice for your soon-to-grow family.

Western Fertility Institute is honored to help lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender individuals and couples build the family of their dreams. Our team is here to guide you through every step of the process.

Gay couples

For same-sex male couples, once you meet with the physician you will be able to discuss the details of using and egg donor and surrogate. You will also discuss which partner will be using his sperm and the process of semen analysis testing.
Although Western Fertility Institute does not recruit surrogates or egg donors, we are here to guide you in the process of finding reputable agencies and attorneys who we feel are more than qualified and will help to make your journey of building a family a positive experience.

Lesbian couples

For same-sex female couples, once you meet with the physician you will be able to discuss if one partner will provide the egg and the other partner will carry the pregnancy or if one partner will provide the egg and carry the pregnancy altogether. Most lesbian couples have already chosen a known sperm donor prior to coming to our facility. Should you need anonymous donor sperm, Western Fertility Institute is here to guide you in the process of finding reputable anonymous donor sperm agencies and who we feel are more than qualified and will help to make your journey of building a family a positive experience.

Dreams Come True

“Having a family was a dream I wasn’t sure would ever come true. Thank you Dr. Kumar, I am now a father of a beautiful baby boy. You helped make my dream a reality!” – G.N.

Western Fertility Institute offers an all-embracing program for lesbian and gay couples, including third-party reproduction opportunities that can help same-sex couples start or expand their families. The pregnancy options for lesbians and gay couples may seem overwhelming, but with our assistance, you can find the right fit for your unique needs. We accompany you and advise you on this journey to conceive the child you so desire. We are a very unique institute that offers all your care under one roof along with VIP service. You can can work with us for all the following possibilities:

Donor Sperm

Donor sperm is commonly needed by single women or same-sex female couples with the goal of becoming a parent. We can walk you through the process of finding a donor, producing and using yours (if possible).  We can even assist you with getting an attorney to take care of the legal aspects and starting the prospective mother on hormones to prepare for in vitro fertilization (IVF) or intrauterine insemination (IUI). We stay by your side, answering your questions, throughout the whole process.

Donor Egg

A gay couple may utilize donor eggs to help build their families. Donor eggs can be fertilized with the sperm of the intended parent(s). We can help you find the best donor candidate and also facilitate outreach to surrogacy agencies if you prefer to find your donor that way. Our approach includes assessing the reproductive viability of any surrogate as well, and our gay and lesbian fertility clinic approaches this with the same sensitivity and care we offer you throughout this process.

Surrogacy

The fertilized embryo can then be transferred into a gestational surrogate to carry out the pregnancy. We begin each LGBT surrogacy case with an initial consultation. Once you have been matched with a viable candidate(we have several available, we provide her assistance and nurturing during this important time for you and your family. We hold her hand and yours through each step of the pregnancy and delivery.

Intrauterine Insemination (IUI)

IUI involves placing washed sperm into the uterus and near the egg at the time of ovulation. This is one of our lesbian pregnancy options, as we can use donor sperm for IUI. The procedure bumps up the number of sperm cells that make it into the fallopian tubes, increasing the likelihood of fertilization.

In Vitro Fertilization (IVF)

IVF is the process of fertilizing the egg and sperm, and then transferring the embryo to the uterus. IVF for lesbian and gay couples is a straightforward procedure, which includes stimulation of the ovaries to get the egg and a five- to six-day post-fertilization period in the lab, where we monitor the eggs. Many same-sex couples find IVF the ideal way to conceive.

Contact Us Today to Get Started on Your Journey to Parenthood

Our fertility treatment for gay and lesbian couples can assist you with conceiving the child you and your partner have dreamed of to complete your family. Fill out a form today to get started with this fulfilling process.

“Dr. Kumar, words cannot express how very grateful we are for you and your entire team. I appreciated your gentle, professional manner and your ability to always make me laugh. Thank you for giving Olivia a beautiful sister to love. Our family is complete!”
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Have Questions

If you have questions about third-party reproduction, as well as gestational surrogacy in California, give us a call at 888-261-4574 or contact our center today!

To speak with a team member about the process, or for more information please contact our office at 1-888-261-4574.