Here are some resources created or edited by donor-conceived people in LGBTQ+ families for you to review as you consider donor conception for your family.
Building LGBTQ+ Families: The Price of Parenthood
Becoming a parent is expensive, regardless of who you are, where you live, or how many adults will be raising the child(ren). For LGBTQ+ people, that number can increase significantly because of the added cost of bringing a child into the family through adoption, foster care, or assisted reproductive technology.
The How-To of Domestic Agency Adoption for the LGBTQ+ Community
“Hi,” the nervous voice on the phone says. “I am hoping that you are able to help my partner and me in our quest to adopt a baby that needs a caring family. We were a lesbian couple until a year ago when I transitioned. We have been married for two years. We are eager to adopt and quite honestly, are feeling overwhelmed!”
Missouri LGBTQ+ Family Law Guide
The Missouri LGBTQ Family Law Guide resource provides LGBTQ-headed families and LGBTQ adults considering forming families with detailed and accessible explanations of the current status
Family Equality Sponsor Spotlight: CCRM Fertility
Family Equality is thrilled to have the support of corporations who both serve our communities and elevate our work through their contributions to our organization.
Nuestras Familias: Full of Complexities and Love
To mark Latinx Heritage Month, we asked our community to share stories about how their Latinx identities intersect with their identity as an LGBTQ family. In this story, Nancy A. Angel-Hurtado of Somos Familias shares how her Mexican heritage has shaped her coming out experience—and how building her family has helped her heal.
Ohio LGBTQ Family Law Guide
The Ohio LGBTQ Family Law Guide resource provides LGBTQ-headed families and LGBTQ adults considering forming families with detailed and accessible explanations of the current status
Nancy and Laura’s Story
“I love my family. It’s sorta like music, and my family would be the remix.” Thirteen-year-old Merrick smiles when he talks about his family. The
Family Equality Tells Trans Fertility Stories with HuffPost’s IVFML Podcast
One of our great gifts at Family Equality is the opportunities we get to partner creatively with genius storytellers. In 2018, we got an email from Anna Almendrala, who, at the time, was a writer for HuffPost.
What Doesn’t Bend, Breaks: Resiliency Strategies for Trans Folks on Fertility Journeys
"Your ultrasound technician called me by the wrong pronoun. She was lovely the rest of the time, but I'm sure you know that it's not acceptable for that to happen."
Transgender Youth & Fertility: How and Why We Should Plan for the Future
Here at Family Equality, we believe that everyone should be able to build a happy, thriving family on their own terms. But what does that mission mean for transgender youth?
Trans Women and Fertility: What We Know, What We Don’t Know, and What You Can Do
“Can I hold him?” she asks, tenuously extending her arms. “Of course!” I say, and gently place my 6-month-old baby in her tender grip. Her eyes flood with tears. “I just never thought someone like us could have a baby. And now… it’s too late for me.”