There are lots (and LOTS) of things you need to know as you start out on a family building journey through egg donation and/or surrogacy. And we hope that you’ll consider allowing The Fertility SOURCE Companies (The Donor SOURCE & The Surrogacy SOURCE) to help you on these fronts. We want to make this journey as smooth as possible for you as well as support you in a way that fits your unique family building needs.
However, along with the long list of things you’ll need to know there are also some things you’ll need during this time that are more “felt” than “known.” One of the most significant things in this category is feeling that you’re not alone and that you have community around to help you process the ups and downs of this incredible journey! Here at The Fertility SOURCE Companies we understand that there is no substitute for community which is why we’re trying to explore and engage with the LGBT community to see how they’re building families and what their needs are. Even though this may be outside of what an agency traditionally does, we believe that you feeling supported in this journey is enough reason for us to help you find affirming space where it’s already available and thriving!
(Picture via “Living The New Normal”)
Most recently, we’ve discovered an amazing online community called “Living The New Normal” through our involvement with the Men Having Babies conferences in New York and Barcelona. We wanted to pass it along to all of you who may have grown or are thinking of growing your families through assisted conception.
Traci’s academic background is in Gender Studies with a focus in Sexuality and her career background is in counseling and diversity education. She believes in the strength of families of choice and is passionate about offering affirming options for egg donation and/orsurrogacy to the LGBT community looking to grow their families. You can friend Traci on FB to stay up to date with issues pertaining to assisted conception for LGBT individuals.