Baby options for same-sex couples have never been more available than they are today. At Asian Egg Bank, we believe all same-sex couples have the right to choose which family building option best suits their lifestyle and needs.
Use of a Donor Egg
During the egg donation process, a young woman will provide several of her eggs to a couple looking to have children. Those eggs can then be fertilized with donor sperm or one of the intended parents’ sperm. When using a donor egg, conception will always take place through in vitro fertilization (IVF).
If you’re interested in using a donated egg, you can choose from either fresh or frozen eggs.
Use of a Sperm Donor
Sperm donations are essential for same-sex female couples looking to have a child. Once a sperm donor has been chosen, women can get pregnant through either intrauterine insemination (IUI) or IVF.
In vitro fertilization is often one part of an overall fertility plan. IVF is a medical procedure whereby an egg is fertilized outside of a woman’s body, typically in a laboratory test tube.
Gestational Surrogacy is a legal arrangement in which one woman carries another couple’s child. Though the surrogate gives birth to the child (or children) she is not genetically related to him/her.
Depending on each couple’s needs, wishes, and physical capabilities, surrogacy sometimes requires other methods, mentioned above. A couple using a surrogate can choose to use their own sperm or eggs, or have both materials donated — this may be the case if both women in a same-sex female couple have unhealthy eggs or both men in a same-sex male couple have low sperm counts.
Adoption is a popular method for same-sex couples to have children. If a couple adopts a child, the biological mother and father forfeit all parental rights over the child. However, the guidelines of an adoption can vary greatly depending on each situation. A closed adoption means the adoptive parents and child will never see the birth parents and likely won’t even know who they are, whereas an open adoption allows the birth parents to see or contact the child on a predetermined schedule.
If you and your partner believe using a donor egg is the best option, contact Asian Egg Bank. Thanks to rigorous quality and screening standards, we are able to offer the highest quality eggs to improve the chances of a successful pregnancy.