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Fertility Blog by Illume Fertility

Everything you need to know about reproductive health, fertility testing, fertility treatment (like IUI and IVF) and how to navigate fertility challenges.

LGBTQ+ Family Building | Surrogacy | Genetics

By: Sierra Dehmler
April 9th, 2024

There are many important decisions to make on your journey to parenthood. But for gay dads-to-be embarking on the surrogacy process, one of the first big questions to answer is "Whose sperm are we going to use?"

LGBTQ+ Family Building | Surrogacy | Fertility Treatment

By: Sierra Dehmler
June 6th, 2023

Did you know that Illume Fertility has a dedicated program created just for LGBTQ+ patients called Gay Parents To Be? Learn why we created this special resource, what Gay Parents To Be 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 | 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 alike. There are so many different paths to parenthood: in vitro fertilization (IVF), surrogacy, adoption, donor conception, and others. In this story, two dads share the surrogacy experience from start to finish - in their 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.