Gay Couple? How to Find a Surrogate
Colorado Surrogacy is dedicated to those with the dream of becoming a parent. Although that journey may look different for all of us, the goal is the same – to complete your family. For those in the LGBTQ community, it may feel like having children that are biologically connected to you isn’t possible. Surrogacy is one option that’s available.
Here are some things to keep in mind when looking for a surrogate…
Be sure to use an agency that has familiarity and experience with state laws regarding surrogacy, especially as it pertains to same sex couples. These vary greatly from state to state. Colorado has a judiciary that is known to be surrogacy friendly and makes the legal piece of the process a little easier. Colorado courts allow both parents of a same-sex couple to be on the baby’s birth certificate! Our agency has worked with many same sex couples to help make their dream of having a family a reality, so we know some of the ins and outs.
Some surrogates specifically want to carry for a same sex couple! Although there are also women who are more comfortable carrying for a straight couple, most just want to carry a child for someone who will be wonderful, loving parents. Then there are some gestational carriers who feel strongly about helping gay intended parents only in creating a family, knowing that their options may be more limited than a straight couple. Colorado Surrogacy screens local gestational carriers and works tirelessly to find just the right match for all of our intended parents.
You’ll want to partner with a surrogacy agency that works with a network of gay-friendly fertility clinics and egg donor resources. At Colorado Surrogacy, we have established relationships with top rated local fertility specialists.
If you aren’t familiar with the resources available, you can reach out to the LGBTQ Chamber in your state for referrals to attorneys, surrogacy agencies and fertility clinics. You can be assured that these providers will be gay friendly or allies to the LGBTQ community. As members of the Colorado LGBTQ Chamber of Commerce, our agency supports and works alongside the gay community in our state.
Lastly, if you have matched with a surrogate independently, even if this is a friend or family member, we encourage you to consult an attorney or a surrogacy agency to make sure that certain things are in place, such as a legal contract and insurance. Colorado Surrogacy can provide a variety of concierge services to help you navigate this sometimes complicated process.
We support and encourage you as you build your family.