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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?"

Cancer | Surrogacy | Fertility Preservation | IVF | Patient Stories

By: Sierra Dehmler
October 18th, 2023

When a hopeful parent is told they may never be able to have children, what comes next? One couple opens up about their journey through a shocking cancer diagnosis, their decision to pursue fertility preservation prior to cancer treatment, how they chose surrogacy, and everything else they went through to bring their baby girl into the world.

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.

Surrogacy | Single Dad by Choice

By: Sierra Dehmler
April 22nd, 2022

Over the past few years, you may have seen the topic of surrogacy popping up more frequently in the news. Some celebrity names might come to mind when you think of surrogacy - Kim Kardashian, Andy Cohen, and Anderson Cooper, to name a few. Here at Illume Fertility, we have been helping intended parents build families using gestational surrogacy for years, and we’re so happy to see it become a more relevant parenting pathway for all.


By: Sierra Dehmler
April 22nd, 2022

The highly personal journey to parenthood looks different for everyone. And sometimes, that pathway involves a fertility clinic. After choosing the fertility clinic that is right for you, you and your team will sit down together and devise a plan. At Illume Fertility, we feel it is our job is to help you navigate your options and collectively determine the best plan to achieve your personal family goals. One of the ways in which we can help you build a family is through surrogacy. We’ve helped many people reach their dreams of parenthood that way, and while it might not be how you envisioned having a child (let’s face it – using a fertility clinic at all is not how you anticipated any of this going!), it is a wonderful option for many people.

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.