... Because Everyone Can Build a Family

For Gay Parents Considering Surrogacy

Since 2001, Creative Family Connections has helped many gay men and LGBTQ couples navigate surrogacy. Our team believes strongly that everyone who wants to start a family should have the option, regardless of background, race, gender, sex, sexual orientation, or relationship status. We uphold values of inclusivity as we guide you on your surrogacy journey and strive to make it as stress-free and enjoyable as possible. 

At CFC, one of our dedicated case managers will assist you in every step of your journey, from the selection of your surrogate to the extraordinary day that you finally hold your baby for the first time. 

LGBTQ ADVOCACY

Creative Family Connections is actively engaged in the LGBT community when it comes to gay reproductive rights and gay parenting. Our values of inclusivity serve as the basis for who we are. We are pro bono counsel to the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) on surrogacy issues and have written many of the sections on surrogacy and assisted reproduction rights on HRC’s website.

Diane has worked with both HRC and Family Equality Council on pro-surrogacy, pro-gay, and gender-neutral legislation that has been introduced in both Maryland and the District of Columbia. She also worked behind the scenes to make sure that the Affordable Care Act did not exclude surrogacy from maternity coverage, given the disastrous effect any exclusion would have on LGBTQ parents. Diane has also written the surrogacy section on Virginia Equality’s website.

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EDUCATION & OUTREACH

Diane and the Creative Family Connections team have been regular guest instructors on surrogacy issues at the “Maybe Baby” class for prospective LGBTQ parents, sponsored by Rainbow Families in DC. In addition, Diane and her team give workshops on surrogacy issues at Rainbow Families’ bi-annual conference. Diane has also spoken about issues related to surrogacy journeys by gay parents at conferences on parenting sponsored by Men Having Babies and by Families Thru Surrogacy. In 2013, Creative Family Connections gave a stand-alone workshop on surrogacy at HRC headquarters that was co-hosted by Rainbow Families and CT Fertility.

Creative Family Connections has met with IVF clinics to discuss their policies on working with non-traditional families. As a result, we have helped open doors that historically were closed to the LGBTQ community. We are a proud sponsor of LGBTQ organizations including Rainbow Families DC, the Human Rights Campaign, Family Equality Council, the DC Center for the LGBT Community, and Men Having Babies. Creative Family Connections participates in the Gay Parenting Assistance Program (GPAP) sponsored by Men Having Babies. GPAP is a financial assistance program for gay men that seeks to promote the affordability of surrogacy and other parenting-related services. Creative Family Connections is more than just supportive of our non-traditional families. Inclusivity and advocacy are our passions, and they are a crucial part of our identity.

THE GAY PARENTING ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (GPAP)

Creative Family Connections is proud to partner with Men Having Babies on its important initiative, the Gay Parenting Assistance Program (GPAP). GPAP provides eligible gay intended parents with grants and access to discounts and free services through its collaboration with surrogacy agencies, IVF clinics, and other organizations.

We absolutely participate as a GPAP discounted services provider. On a limited basis, we also offer complete matching, support and legal support services to an eligible intended parent on a pro bono basis. Learn more about Men Having Babies’ Gay Parenting Assistance Program.

Ready to become a parent as an LGBTQ individual or couple?

Surrogacy is an excellent option for gay men and LGBTQ individuals or couples who are ready to expand their families. This path to parenthood allows same-sex couples to fulfill their parenting dream while maintaining a genetic link to their children.

To learn more about our surrogacy services, fill out our Request More Information form.

To learn more about our surrogacy services, fill out our Request More Information form.