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LGBTQ+ Family Building | Surrogacy | Fertility Treatment

By: Sierra Dehmler
June 6th, 2022

Did you know that Illume Fertility has a dedicated program created just for LGBTQ+ patients called Gay Parents To Be? Read on to learn more about why we created this special resource, what our Gay Parents To Be program offers, its special connection to our Medical Director, Dr. Mark Leondires, and more. 

LGBTQ+ Family Building

By: Sierra Dehmler
April 5th, 2022

For the sixth year in a row, we are happy to announce that Illume Fertility, formerly RMA of Connecticut, has earned the "LGBTQ Healthcare Equality Leader" designation from the HRC Foundation’s Healthcare Equality Index! As a practice that is dedicated to providing inclusive fertility and family-building care for all, we are honored to be recognized by the Human Rights Campaign for yet another year.

LGBTQ+ Family Building | Fertility Treatment | IVF | INVOcell

By: Dr. Spencer Richlin
August 5th, 2021

INVOcell is an excellent new option for patients who are looking for an alternative to traditional In Vitro Fertilization (IVF). Here at Reproductive Medicine Associates of Connecticut, we've been hard at work preparing to launch INVOcell for over a year, and we're finally ready to start offering this treatment to our patients. Our entire team is thrilled to have another amazing tool in our fertility treatment toolbox. So what exactly is INVOcell? Let's dive in.

LGBTQ+ Family Building | Surrogacy | Egg Donor | Patient Stories

By: Sierra Dehmler
June 22nd, 2021

One of the most beautiful parts about family-building is that no two stories are exactly the same. There are so many different paths to parenthood: IVF, surrogacy, adoption, egg/sperm donors, IUI, embryo donors...the list goes on. Here at Illume Fertility, we are proud to offer family-building options for all. With the support of resources like our Gay Parents To Be program and our expert third party reproduction team, we know all of our patients are in great hands as they navigate their own unique path. Nothing brings us more joy than seeing the families we've helped thriving and enjoying life together. Two of our LGBTQ+ parents, Tim and Steve, shared their amazing story with us - from how they met, to how (and when) they decided to have kids, to their surrogacy experiences and beyond. We're so grateful to them for opening up to our community, and we're excited to share their journey with you. Let's start at the very beginning! Read on to hear their story in Tim's own words.

LGBTQ+ Family Building

By: Mark Leondires, MD
September 18th, 2020

At Reproductive Medicine Associates of Connecticut, we have always held one priority above all others: respect the patient. Every desire, every need, and every unique point of view. We know each patient has a different story to tell, and we honor that. In fact, we celebrate it. Zero judgement. Immense compassion. At the end of the day, we just want to help you build your dream family and have you feel safe and heard throughout the entire journey.