Resources for LGBTQ+ Intended Parents

The number of LGBTQ+ families in the United States is growing rapidly. According to LGBTQ Family Building Surveypublished by Family Equality in 2019, 63% of LGBTQ Millennials (ages 18-35) are considering expanding their families, primarily through assisted reproductive technology, foster care and adoption.

The journey to parenthood can be difficult for LGBTQ+ couples and individuals. For those choosing egg donation and surrogacy to create their families, there are many complexities to navigate – from matching a qualified donor and surrogate to obtaining medical clearance to making sure you have the right legal documentation. Our dedicated team at Egg Donor & Surrogate Solutions is dedicated to guiding you through every step of the process, so you always know what to expect.

As an agency, our aim is to guide and support you throughout your parenting journey. Our team has compiled a list of resources that we hope will be helpful as you explore options for building your family.

Family Equality
Founded in 1979 during the National March on Washington for Gay and Lesbian Rights, Family Equality’s mission is to ensure that everyone has the right to find, build and support their families by promoting equal- equality for the LGBTQ+ community. The organization offers many resources including support groups, state law guides, handbooks, factsheets, blog articles and more. Learn more here:

RESOLVE: The National Infertility Association
RESOLVE, a national patient advocacy organization, actively monitors and advocates for legislation that supports access to family planning options and reproductive care for the LGBTQ+ community. The organization’s work focuses on three main areas: gestational surrogacy, adoption policies and fees, and infertility insurance coverage.

RESOLVE also offers support groups for all types of intended parents, including LGBTQ+. You can filter your search to find a RESOLVE support group here:

Gay Parents to Be
Gay Parents to Be is an information resource and starting point for LGBTQ+ parenting. The organization offers information about family planning options, grants for intended parents using assisted reproductive technology and charities dedicated to supporting LGBTQ+ parents. Gay Parents to Be also offers virtual events for the LGBTQ+ parenting community.

Facebook Groups
There are many Facebook groups dedicated to connecting LGBTQ+ parents and families. You can do a broad search or narrow your search by state/region/community to find a group to join. Egg Donor & Surrogate Solutions offers private Facebook groups for intended parents through both egg donation and surrogacy. While not specific to the LGBTQ+ community, we encourage same-sex couples and LGBTQ+ individuals who work at our agency to join these groups and connect with other intended parents for support, advice and encouragement. To be added to our intended parent Facebook group, please contact your Care Coordinator or send an email to

Book Recommendations
There are many books available that LGBTQ+ parents can use to help explain egg donation and surrogacy to their child(ren). This article on our Intended Parents Blog features some children’s books for two-father families:

In addition, the Family Equality website offers a comprehensive list of book recommendations for LGBTQ+ parents and children of all ages. Visit the website to search by age, subject, keyword, author, etc.:

A Message from the Egg Donor & Surrogate Solutions Team
Happy Pride Month to all our LGBTQ+ intended parents! It is truly our honor to work with you to create your happy family. Below are some other recent articles you may find interesting.

Speaking Out for Third-Party LGBTQ+ Services
Finding a Fertility Clinic That Works for You
Jarett and Jeremy’s story: Twice the Love

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