Do you remember the cult movie Brokeback Mountain? The movie starred the unsurpassed Heath Ledger and Jake Gyllenhaal. This is a fantastic story of pure love, which, unfortunately, ended tragically. Fortunately, we live in the 21st century, when human rights are respected (though not in all countries). And it would seem that today this story would have ended quite differently.
We can fantasize here, but one thing is certain: our characters, who love each other madly, may want to have a child and raise it in love. Now the question arises: how is this possible? And what are the features of this process that should be taken into account? Surrogacy for gay couple is a serious process that should be entrusted to professionals.
What rights do gay couples have?
Gay and transgender parents should have freedom of choice. This is an absolute must. Just like any other person. This is the basis for our further analysis of this topic. However, unfortunately, not all countries understand this and take it for granted.
The list of rights and obligations, selection criteria, and other nuances can vary greatly depending on where you live and where you plan to find a surrogate mother and cooperate with the agency. So this requires additional analysis.
How can members of the LGBT community become parents?
First of all, you should turn to professionals. There can be so many pitfalls that it is easy to get confused and even lost. Here is a sequence of steps to take:
- Initial consultation
- Work with papers
- Matching with a surrogate mother
- Creation of the embryo
- Pregnancy, childbirth, and exit process
What services should a trustworthy agency provide?
There are many surrogacy agencies out there. How do you choose the one that will help you give birth to your child? You should pay attention to their reputation, reviews, and, most importantly, whether they provide the exact list of services you need, namely
- Selection of surrogate mothers and egg donors;
- What waiting time does the agency offer before starting the agency?
- Assistance in legal matters, including apostillization and legalization. As well as full support throughout the surrogate journey.
- Freezing/preservation of sperm and embryos;
- Support of psychologists working to support same-sex couples and surrogate mothers.
Of course, your needs may differ from the “standard” ones. Therefore, you should carefully consider whether this particular agency is right for you. And, of course, the best thing to do is to attend their consultation. We wish you a successful surrogate journey with trusted people who will ultimately help you realize your dream.
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