The desire to build a family for a gay couple, gay single or transgender prospective parent, is openly accepted at Surrogate Alternatives, Inc. (SAI). For more than Twenty wonderful years, SAI has had the pleasure of assisting many gay intended parents globally, through successful surrogacy and egg donation arrangements.
Many gay intended parents require the assistance of both an egg donor and a gestational surrogate in order to create their family, and SAI is completely capable of assisting with both of these types of arrangements. Through experience, knowledge and care, SAI will gladly help you to achieve your dream of becoming a parent through third party reproduction. We understand that your situation is different from that of a heterosexual couple choosing surrogacy after many years of struggling with infertility, and therefore it requires the attention and involvement of an experienced and well educated agency.
As gay intended parents, third party reproduction offers a more convenient parenting option to building tomorrow’s families today. Often, intended parents may have considered adoption as a possible option, but realize the difficulty being gay may pose on their ability to adopt. With the assistance of an egg donor and a gestational surrogate, gay intended parents are provided with the ability to have children biologically related to them, as well as to be recognized as the rightful and legal parents under California surrogacy and egg donation laws. For many gay male couples, the mere possibility of having children together through this amazing process is remarkable in itself. As a gay male couple, whether legally married or partnered, you have the ability to create and build your family together. By choosing the same egg donor, sharing fertilization and transferring an embryo biologically related to each of you into your surrogate, your dream could truly come true, together.
Finding a Surrogate
Allowing an experienced and reputable agency to assist you with choosing a gestational surrogate provides you with the assurance that the candidates you are considering have been found suitable for surrogacy in accordance with the guidelines of the FDA, State of California legal system and an agency with more than 20 years of experience in this specialized field. SAI has pre-screened all accepted surrogates to ensure they have met the requirements and qualifications for our program, prior to becoming available to view by any intended parent. Surrogates accepted by SAI must be emotionally and financially stable, reliable, committed to the process and medically healthy.
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The agency director assisting you through the matching process will provide you with detailed profiles of current available surrogate candidates. After you have identified surrogates of interest to you, the agency director will compare the candidates to your specific preferences and provide you with additional recommendations and guidance to ensure you have the largest selection of possible surrogate profiles from which to choose.
Many intended parents have specific preferences when looking at surrogate candidates and at times surrogates have certain preferences when considering which intended parents they want to help. SAI takes great pride in our matching process and holds both parties’ wishes in high regard.
Once the surrogate has viewed the intended parent’s profile and confirmed her interest, the agency director will arrange for a meeting between you and the surrogate. Typically, this meeting occurs by phone, Skype or in person if at all possible. Once a mutual match agreement has been made between you and a surrogate, SAI will provide you with detailed instructions for your arrangement and begin guiding all parties through the rest of the process, ensuring the journey is expedited, enjoyable and memorable.
Finding an Egg Donor
Finding an Egg Donor to assist you through third party reproduction can be challenging, especially when considering the large number of egg donor profiles available for viewing within an agency’s database. Your agency director is there to help make the search as easy and time saving as possible for you. Let us help narrow down the candidates for you, based off your expressed preferences and in consideration of your financial and geographical situation.
SAI is here to listen and guide you through this important process. We understand that for many prospective parents the very thought of not being able to use their own biological material in conceiving their child can be an emotional hurdle in itself. With consideration and care from SAI you will never feel alone during the egg donor selection process. Your agency director is there to make you feel as comfortable as possible.
Starting the process for surrogacy seemed overwhelming. We felt a lot better after we discovered SAI online and had our first Skype call with Ann. It was immediately obvious that she had an incredible amount of expertise and experience working with gay couples from out of state. She often answered our questions before we even thought to ask them. Without hesitation we contracted with SAI. Ann and the others at SAI were always available to answer questions by email, phone, or Skype. Ann really got to know us and connected us with our ideal egg donor and surrogate. She helped us navigate the legal paperwork and offered helpful advice for working with our surrogate. We were so happy to have Ann visit us in the hospital the day after our twins were born because she helped make our dream of being dads become a reality.
All Smiles now thanks to SAI,
-Tony & Derek