Our Austin fertility clinic proudly offers a wealth of LGBT family building options
We recognize that loving families come in many forms, which is why we are proud to support LGBT family building. Our team offers a variety of LGBT fertility treatments at our Austin fertility clinic. From IUI with donor sperm to IVF with donor eggs and gestational surrogacy, we help our patients become parents.
At our clinic, we do more than just develop customized treatment plans to help our patients bring home a healthy baby. We also ensure that gay, lesbian and transgender hopeful parents always feel welcome and supported at our clinic.
Learn more about LGBT family building
When you visit our Austin fertility clinic, your doctor will take the time to listen. Our team wants to understand each patient’s family-building goals, needs and budget. Once your doctor learns more about you, they can recommend the best LGBT fertility treatment.
Gay fathers can share a biological connection with their children by using in vitro fertilization (IVF) with donor eggs and gestational surrogacy. The egg donor will provide her eggs for the pregnancy. Embryologists in the IVF lab will then fertilize the eggs with sperm from the intended father(s). Finally, the gestational surrogate will undergo an embryo transfer procedure before she carries the pregnancy and delivers the baby for the patients.
Lesbian mothers have several different LGBT family building options available to them. Intrauterine insemination (IUI) with donor sperm is a great option when patients do not have female fertility issues. In contrast, IVF with donor sperm can overcome many causes of female infertility. Finally, reciprocal IVF allows both female partners to play a role in family building. One partner will provide her eggs, while the other will carry the pregnancy.
Transgender parents have different LGBT fertility care options depending on their fertility and their journey to transition. Some patients preserve their fertility by freezing eggs or sperm before beginning to transition. In contrast, others can conceive on their own after pausing their hormone replacement therapy. Still, others may need a little help from treatments like IUI, IVF or third party reproduction to bring home a baby.
We look forward to helping you build your family
We’re honored to have the ability to expand your LGBT family building options beyond adoption. The team at our renowned Austin fertility clinic is here to walk with you through each phase of your family building journey. Contact us for more information about how we can help you experience the joys of parenthood.
LGBT Fertility Stories
Meg & Machin's Story
We always felt comfortable as a lesbian couple, and appreciated the humor, sensitivity, knowledge and understanding that the whole TFC staff extended to us.
Shannon & Beth's Story
Our fertility journey started in 2011. I was 33 at the time and had an overwhelming sense of wanting to be a mother.