The decision to grow your family can be overwhelming - for anyone. For members of the LGBTQ+ community, biological family building has its own set of challenges and joys. We're here to help.
If you are ready to begin the process of growing your family, we encourage you to check with your insurance carrier to determine whether or not you need a referral from your primary care physician or OB/GYN. Once you are ready to schedule your first appointment, contact us.
During your first visit, we will discuss your family-building goals and health history. We will explain your treatment options and make arrangements for any medical testing your physician prescribes. Your Patient Care Team will also describe the process of using a sperm donor to achieve pregnancy, your options for choosing a donor, and the different pathways to parenthood available to LGBTQ+ moms to be.
Most moms-to-be will need to choose a sperm donor in order to conceive. You have three main options: a known donor (family member or friend), an anonymous donor through a sperm bank, or an open or identity release donor, which gives your child the option to contact the donor after they turn 18 years old.
Illume Fertility created Gay Parents To Be as a resource and a starting point, where you can find answers to any question about LGBTQ+ family building. Gay Parents To Be was specifically created for your family, by our family, and has articles, videos, guides, and events to help you learn more and feel empowered to start your own journey.
Visit our events page to learn more about our LGBTQ+ groups and programs. Our virtual LGBTQ support group is free of charge and welcomes patients in all stages of the process—from thinking about moving forward using an egg or sperm donor to beginning your cycle and, finally, parenting.
Our team of eight board-certified reproductive endocrinologists are ready to help you create the family of your dreams. Take the first step on your path to parenthood by scheduling your consult today and learn how Illume Fertility can help you achieve your goals.