Family comes in many forms and everyone’s path to parenthood is uniquely different. No matter those differences, anyone who struggles to build a family should have equal access to whatever option they choose including the LGBTQ+ community.
Here, we have created a hub of resources specific to family building for LGBTQ+ families/couples that unpack your choices, current state and federal legislation that impact access, and how to make family building affordable.
So what are my LGBTQ+ family building options?
The hardest step is determining the option that works best for you and/or your partner. The good news is there are many options to consider ranging from reproductive treatment, surrogacy, adoption, and foster care.
Learn more about your options below:
LGBTQ+ Family Building Legislative Initiatives
Through state and federal advocacy work, we have tirelessly fought to help forward positive family building bills as well as work to stop harmful legislation from being enacted into law. As part of our overall mission to increase access to care, we will continue fighting for future families for the LGBTQ+ community.
We currently track and advocate for LGBTQ+ legislation in
- Gestational Surrogacy
- Adoption Policies and Bills
- increasing infertility insurance coverage.
Here is where you can learn more about LGBTQ+ specific legislative initiatives.
Making treatment affordable.
LBGTQ+ families/couples sadly face many layers of barriers including medical, legal, and limited access on how they can pursue a family. On top of that, cost is yet another additional obstacle that also stands in the way. It can be overwhelming, to say the least.
Here we have compiled a list of some resources that may help you reduce the burden of cost:
- Getting Insurance Coverage at Work
- Treatment Grants and Scholarships
- Financing Adoption
- Fertility Financing Programs
Help us continue our mission. Here’s how you can help us continue to expand access for the LGBTQ+ community.