LGBTQ Parenthood

More and more same-sex couples are starting families, and we’re here to support that!

Marriage and equal rights enshrined in law, have opened up the opportunity for same-sex couples to start a family of their own. While there have always been gay and lesbian parents, changes in society have made it possible for younger couples to start a family earlier, and with far more options and support. These are amazing advancements for gay and lesbian couples, and we’re here to help, advise and celebrate these options.

 

Celebrating LGBTQ Parenthood.

We’ve been following the journey of one plucky young couple from Leeds, and their surrogacy experience, which resulted in a healthy baby son for the proud dads. We’re looking forward to covering more gay and lesbian paths to parenthood and answering your questions too.

Where do you start?

One of the best things about living in the 21st century, is that it’s possible for a same-sex couple to start a family in several different ways. Lesbian couples can use donor sperm, gay couples sometimes opt for a surrogate to carry the baby, and both have the same adoption rights as heterosexual couples (in the UK at least). 

There’s a lot to get your head around, but it’s possible to start a family within a few months, once you have the right information!

The ultimate guide to having a baby when you’re gay

Starting a family is often straightforward for heterosexual couples, but it can be far more complicated for same sex couples. Inspired by our young, gay dads Adam and Harvey, we’ve put together some up-do-date information on the laws and options open to gay and lesbian couples in the UK.

Questions about adoption?

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You can ask us anything you like, and one of our experts will get back to you with a personalised answer!

Harvey & Adam

This adorable young couple from Leeds have quite a story to tell. They decided that they wanted to be parents, and then they made it happen – with a little help from their friends!

We have followed their surrogacy story from pregnancy, right up to their anxious wait outside the hospital during the height of COVID-19 restrictions in early 2021. You’ll love Harvey & Adam, and their inspiring surrogacy story. They are a great example of fantastic LGBTQ parenting and the challenges people can face entering parenthood.

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PARENTS THROUGH SURROGACY

Episode 1

It has been a joy to follow the lives of two such sweet and generous people.  In this first episode we meet the boys, and learn how they met and their motivation behind becoming parents.

PARENTS THROUGH SURROGACY

Episode 2

Harvey and Adam talk about their surrogate and their hopes and fears for the pregnancy.

PARENTS THROUGH SURROGACY

Episode 3

Harvey and Adam open up and describe the legal side of their surrogacy journey, which has been done privately without the aid of a lawyer or agency.

TWO WEEKS TO GO!

Episode 4

Nearing the end of their surrogacy journey, Harvey & Adam discuss their hopes and fears for the impending birth.
A doula arrives to give them some helpful tips for looking after their new baby.

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