Surrogacy

Surrogacy for Gay Men: Grants and Overcoming Financial Obstacles

Surrogacy is an amazing option for gay men to become dads — but it’s highly expensive. Daddy Squared is checking in with the surrogacy grants available for gay men in the U.S. Shortly after we had Ben and Adam on a long, highly expensive surrogacy journey, we were surprised to receive a $10K grant from […]

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Tackling Racial Issues in Surrogacy for Gay Men

Married couple Justin and Didier reflect on their thoughts and the challenges they’ve faced on their surrogacy journey as people of color. Justin and Didier started researching family-building about 4 years ago. They attended monthly and annual conferences of Men Having Babies in New York, which has been an invaluable resource for them. “These proved […]

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Surrogacy for Gay Men: Who is on your team?

It takes a Village, People! This article written by Yan was first published on loveisfamily.com For gay men, deciding to start a family through surrogacy is no small step – it’s a big commitment, responsibility, and a completely new direction in your life. Oh – and if it’s children through In vitro fertilization (IVF), starting […]

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3×06 Gay Surrogacy: Start Here

This is dedicated to all of you #futuredads out there. There is so much information on surrogacy for gay men and having biological babies, that it can sometimes be overwhelming. In this episode we help gay couple Stephen and Spencer, with their baby steps in their research on having kids. We interviewed Dr. John Hesla […]

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2×12 Daddy, Which Belly Did I Come From?

When you tell your kids the story of how they came to be, is the woman who delivered them identified by a face and a name? That’s a decision that every gay dad has to make when it comes to having kids through surrogacy or adoption. In this episode we explored two ways of keeping […]

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Is This The End of ‘Twiblings’ Era? Surrogacy Agencies Advise Against Twin Pregnancies

Over the past few months we’ve been hearing stories from gay dads, especially from outside of the U.S., about the difficulty in finding a surrogacy agency that agrees to help with a ‘twiblings’ pregnancy (twins from same egg donor, but sperm provided by one of each). We tried to figure out why this is happening, […]

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2×01 Surrogacy: Can We Make It Cheaper?

Bringing a biological baby into the world can cost $180,000. For twins it can be around a quarter million. The biggest question is: Can we make it cheaper? Through our podcast we have met so many dads in various stages of the parenthood journey. But whether it’s in gay dad Facebook groups or in face-to-face […]

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Beverly Hills Fertility Doctor Offers Advice on Planning Parenthood for Gay Men

After struggling with fertility in his personal life, Dr. Shahin Ghadir helps countless gay couples become dads. We caught him for an interview prior to his next presentation for intended gay parents and came out with an idea that might help reduce the cost of surrogacy (at least a little) . We often joke about […]

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1×13 Making Babies (Part 2)

When thinking about having kids via surrogacy, the legal part is just as important as the IVF process itself. Making sure that the agreements with the surrogate and the egg donor are set up properly is a solid base for the whole process itself. And then there are issues like legal guardianship and birth certificates […]

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1×12 Men Having Babies Conference

In this special episode, we flew to New York City to experience the annual Men Having Babies Conference. MHB provides unbiased surrogacy parenting advice and support for gay men worldwide. The Conference featured parenting options in the USA and Canada, in-depth panels — including on insurance, budgeting, and teen surrogacy children, and an Expo of […]

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