Gestational Carriers and LGBT Intended Parents in Vegas
Gestational Carriers and LGBT Intended Parents
As you think about becoming a gestational carrier, you begin to imagine what your potential intended parents might be like. What are their interests? How do they want their gestational surrogacy journey to look? Will you even get along?
As a gestational carrier, all you’ve ever wanted was to help others start a family of their own. After taking some time to research and internalize the situation, you have decided to let your caseworker know that you want to help an individual or couple from the LGBT community. We at Adoption and Surrogacy Choices of Las Vegas believe that gestational surrogacy should be open to all, and welcome the idea that there is no set standard for the family dynamic.
That said, it’s imperative to understand that being a gestational carrier and helping an LGBT intended parent is very similar to carrying a child for any other intended parent. The only significant difference you might face are the laws behind surrogacy. Keep in mind that these laws vary from state to state and are generally geared towards the intended parents. Consult your legal advisor for more details regarding surrogacy laws.
Gestational Surrogacy for the LGBT Community
For LGBT couples or individuals, the only feasible way to have biological children is by using a gestational carrier. This is especially true if they want a child who shares a genetic link to them.
For many years, the LGBT community members struggled with not having the opportunity to become a parent. It was not until the 1980s that gestational surrogacy was even a viable option for same-sex couples to have a biologically related child. Even though many clinics during these decades offered gestational surrogacy, many hopeful LGBT parents opted to perform at-home inseminations because they feared the ramifications they might face. It was not until 2015 when same-sex marriage became legal in all 50 states, that doors opened for gay rights and paved the way for LGBT adoption and gestational surrogacy.
Keep in mind that there are still some restrictions regarding surrogacy for LGBT intended parents. Remember to consult your legal representation to help you determine whether this is a viable path for you.
Becoming a Gestational Carrier for LGBT Intended Parents
As a gestational carrier, you will have a say on who you are matched with. If you feel a strong desire to help an LGBT couple or individual specifically grow their family, you will be helping them achieve their dreams of parenthood. If you are thinking about becoming a gestational carrier, you will need to undergo an extensive screening process, regardless of the intended parent’s sexual orientation. These procedures will determine your eligibility to become a gestational carrier.
You can find out more information on how to become a gestational carrier here.
Another thing to keep in mind when you become a gestational carrier is whether or not you live in a surrogacy-friendly state. You will need to consult your legal adviser to verify your state’s laws and regulations.
Note for Gestational Carriers
Being able to help someone have a family is a beautiful thing. As a gestational carrier, assisting others have the family they’ve always dreamed of is the ultimate gift. We can all learn that love, especially the love a parent has towards their child, sees no gender, sexual orientation or race.
Stay positive and take care of yourself!
Adoption and Surrogacy Choices of Las Vegas has been providing adoption and surrogacy services across in Las Vegas since 2012. For information more general to Nevada, please visit our mother site Adoption Choices of Nevada. For information specific to Reno, please visit our sister site Adoption and Surrogacy Choices of Reno. You can also call us to speak to someone now. Contact Us 24/7: CALL OR TEXT 702-474-4673
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