Gay Parenting: Same Sex Couples Laws and Fertility Treatments

Same Sex Couples Laws must work to catch up to the technology of modern fertility treatments… especially when it comes to gay parenting. A recent Guardian article, Gay Parenting: It’s Complicated, looks at the financial, societal, and legal obstacles often faced by same-sex couples trying to have children with the help of surrogacy, egg donation, and/or sperm donation in their home countries or overseas. Laws still differ greatly from country to country, and even state to state in the U.S., but significant changes in Gay Parenting laws have been made in the last few decades. Will Halm speaks about the numerous fertility clinics that rejected him and his partner 15 years ago, and now these same agencies are seeking out gay business.  Halm also discussed his family and how their daughter “didn’t focus on the biology…knew we were both her dad, equally.” The article speaks with many gay couples about their experience with fertility treatments and the legal and social processes around the birth.

Interested in a personal JOURNEY of a same sex couples, traveling outside of the U.S. to make their dreams of parenthood come true? Read more about Global IVF’s JOURNEYer, John.

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