LGBTQ Parenting Resources
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ASSISTED REPRODUCTION & RELATED SERVICES
AMERICAN FERTILITY SERVICES
With a special focus on surrogacy and third-party reproduction, American Fertility Services can help fulfill your dreams of becoming parents or expanding your family. Dr. Joao De Pinho, Dr. Melvin Thornton and Dr. Jeffrey Wang have a demonstrated commitment to the LGBTQ community, as well as proven track record and combined fertility experience of more than 50 years.
In addition to an in-house egg donor program that simplifies the matching process, AFS provides personalized care, successful outcomes, and innovative financial programs. Start your journey to parenthood now by contacting us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward to seeing you at our tranquil, state-of-the-art facility.
CHELSEA FERTILITY NEW YORK CITY
Chelsea Fertility of New York City is a globally-recognized fertility center serving the NYC metropolitan area. Led by Dr. Beth Hartog and Dr. Paul Gindoff, recognized leaders in the field of reproductive endocrinology, Chelsea Fertility NYC is proud to assist in family building for LGBT, gay and lesbian individuals.
Chelsea Fertility NYC is committed to offering the most effective fertility treatments available so anyone, regardless of fertility status or sexual orientation, can achieve their dream of becoming a parent. The fertility center’s facilities include an on-site laboratory, operating room, and cryopreservation technology, providing patients with convenient access to all needed services and lower overall treatment cost. Chelsea Fertility NYC also provides discounted pricing for a range of fertility treatments, including LGBT family-building services such as egg donation, surrogacy, intrauterine insemination (IUI), and more.
THE UNITED STATES SURROGACY MAP
CREATIVE FAMILY CONNECTIONS
Surrogacy agency and law firm Creative Family Connections has compiled the leading state-by-state surrogacy law map as actually practiced in the 50 states. Surrogacy law, whether by statute or case law, is constantly evolving and changing. The laws are different from state-to-state, and sometimes even from county-to-county. We know from daily practice that the laws as written can differ dramatically from how the laws are actually practiced. Therefore, it is critically important to arm yourself with knowledge and obtain legal representation to navigate the legal challenges that exist in a surrogacy journey.
Creative Family Connections, a boutique law firm & surrogacy agency in the DC area, has been matching LGBTQ parents to gestational surrogates for nearly 20 years. CFC helps prospective parents of all kinds (gay and straight, partnered and single, domestic and international) build families through gestational surrogacy with rigorously screened surrogates. We serve our clients as both a surrogacy agency and a law firm, by providing surrogate matching services, concierge level support, and legal services – all in one integrated entity. Schedule your complimentary consultation with us today.
SAN DIEGO FERTILITY CENTER
Since 1989, San Diego Fertility Center (SDFC) has played a role in bringing more than 4,000 babies into the world. As a world-class reproductive center San Diego Fertility Center provides a comprehensive range of LGBT patient care, including intrauterine insemination (IUI), egg donation, surrogacy, and more. Gay, lesbian, and transgender couples travel from around the world to the clinic’s Southern California offices for state-of-the-art fertility treatment.
SDFC is committed to providing LGBT couples with the high-quality, individualized reproductive care they rightly expect and deserve, with the belief that everyone who wants to build a family should be able to do so. The fertility doctors at San Diego Fertility Center work closely with patients to map out a treatment plan that fits every future parent’s goals, schedule, and values.
UNIVERSITY REPRODUCTIVE ASSOCIATES
Everyday miracles really do happen, and here at University Reproductive Associates, we’ve helped thousands of couples become loving families. From the moment you call us until the time you leave, you will receive the finest personalized, compassionate, and confidential reproductive care. Our physicians are award winning, and leaders in their field. Our multidisciplinary team of medical experts is committed to providing you with the best fertility care.
As one of the most experienced infertility practices in the United States, University Reproductive Associates delivers the most comprehensive expertise and clinical care to help couples become a family. Our physicians are faculty members in Obstetrics, Gynecology and Women’s Health at Rutgers – New Jersey Medical School. We also participate in cutting edge IVF/Infertility research projects funded by both industry and the National Institutes of Health (NIH), which allows our patients access to the most up-to-date care possible.
University Reproductive Associates utilizes the most advanced state-of-the art diagnostic testing procedures and treatment options to assist our patients in reaching their dream of having a healthy baby. Our team of expert physicians, laboratory specialists, nurses and staff delivers care 365 days a year, allowing you a greater chance for success.
WORLDWIDE SURROGACY SPECIALISTS, LLC
Everyone Deserves the Gift of Family
We embrace the fact that the path to parenthood is different for everyone. We’re dedicated to helping intended parents of every race, gender, and sexual orientation build their families through surrogacy.
There is no greater gift than the gift of family, and we’re proud to be your dedicated partner on your journey to parenthood. As one of Connecticut’s first full-service surrogacy matching agencies, we operate under the firm belief that every successful surrogacy journey starts with the right match. Specializing in assisted reproductive technology law, our Founder and Legal Director, Victoria T. Ferrara, approaches the surrogacy process with the utmost sensitivity and professionalism, protecting your best interests as an Intended Parent and helping you build the family of your dreams.
With Worldwide Surrogacy Specialists, you get:
- An in-house attorney
- An in-house escrow management company
- A rigorous surrogate screening process
- Exceptional matching process
- Access to reputable Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART) options
YALE MEDICINE FERTILITY CENTER
At Yale Medicine Fertility Center, we share your dream. We are physicians, specialized staff, and scientists who have dedicated our life’s work to help you to start a family. Our team is proud to have successfully helped many individuals, same gender and transgender couples to become parents through assisted reproductive technology.
We appreciate the unique reproductive needs of couples in the LGBTQ community and offer opportunities for one or both partners to be involved in the journey of becoming parents. If you would like to preserve your options for the future, we also offer egg, sperm, and embryo freezing.
Our offices are located along the Connecticut shoreline in Stamford, Westport, Orange, Guilford, and New London. Call us today to explore your options 1-877-YALEMDS.
EDUCATIONAL CONSULTANT & TUTOR
TEAGAN LENDE – EDUCATIONAL CONSULTANT & TUTOR
Passionate, Harvard-educated tutor, specializing in Ivy League and top-tier college admissions, standardized test preparation, and writing courses for all ages.
While concentrating in Social Studies and African Studies at Harvard College, I used my academic career to hone my writing skills. Due to my focus on writing, I gained a strong mastery of writing styles, proofreading strategies, and research techniques in a multitude of subjects.
After graduation, I worked as an associate consultant at Bain & Company. In this role, I was able to expand my writing skill set into professional and technical fields. In combination with my college consulting experience, I am able to assist with almost any type of writing.
Whether you need assistance with your writing style, grammar, vocabulary, or paper structure, I can use my years of knowledge to help you succeed. I have extensive experience writing, editing, and proofreading academic papers in multiple disciplines. Moreover, I specialize in helping clients master college essay writing, college application strategy, and standardized test preparation. For younger clients, I offer customized writing and literary analysis courses designed to spark your child’s interest in reading and classic literature. I look forward to helping your child achieve their goals!
PRESCHOOLS AND INDEPENDENT DAY & BOARDING SCHOOLS
THE CREFELD SCHOOL
A gender inclusive school, serving students in grades 7 through 12, The Crefeld School’s mission is to graduate self-aware, empathetic, lifelong learners, who possess an appreciation for diverse perspectives, their role in society, and their ability to act as agents of change. Located in Chestnut Hill, Philadelphia, Crefeld provides an intentionally different college preparatory program to help students become their best selves.
- Trust-based system: Everyone at Crefeld is a member of the community. As members of this community, trust is essential to our functioning.
- Commitment to social justice: We believe it is our responsibility to do what we can to eliminate bias based on race, ethnicity, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, age, political affiliation, national origin, or disability.
- Diversity, equity and inclusion: Crefeld is committed to building a culture that respects and embraces diversity, inclusion, and equity, believing that these values are critical for advancing knowledge, sparking innovation, and creating sustainable communities.
- Strength-based approach: At Crefeld, we celebrate what students do well every day and help develop compensation strategies for areas of growth.
- Embrace individuality: Through the advisory system, each student is recognized as an individual and has a well-supported designated advocate monitoring their education at Crefeld.
GERMANTOWN FRIENDS SCHOOL
31 West Coulter Street,
Philadelphia, PA 19144
Early Childhood-12th grade
Founded in 1845, Germantown Friends School (GFS) is a Quaker, co-ed, independent day school for students in preschool through grade 12. Germantown Friends School is dedicated to reaching that of God in every person; the school mission is to seek truth, challenge the intellect, honor differences, embrace the city, and nurture each student’s mind, body and spirit.
Located in the historic neighborhood of Germantown in Northwestern Philadelphia, GFS is nationally known for its academic excellence, attention to the Quaker values of Peace, Equity, and Integrity, a commitment to diversity, and its long-standing dedication to community engagement and neighborhood partnerships.
GFS seeks bright and eager students who demonstrate the potential to engage deeply with an intellectually rigorous academic program, and who will contribute to our vibrant school community.
OPEN HOUSE NURSERY SCHOOL
318 Warren Street Suite A
Brooklyn, NY 11201
For nearly 50 years, Open House has maintained an open door to all families and their children aged 2.5-5. At Open House, we believe in the central importance of a child’s social and emotional growth. We provide many rich play-based experiences in art, music, math, natural science, and literature, and through these, children gain cognitive skills and a confident social identity. Our developmentally sensitive and interactive approach allows children to be both self-directed and adult-supported, even while we follow Covid precautions.
Our school, located steps from the Bergen Street F/G stop, was specifically designed with young children in mind and has six classrooms and a sunny enclosed rooftop playground. We offer highly flexible scheduling, with extended days, so that families may create programs that best suit their needs.
In keeping with our progressive educational philosophy, no screening, interview, or formal application determines admission to Open House. All that is required is interest, as established by taking a tour, filling out a brief application form, and paying an application fee of $100. Please visit our website for more information and to schedule a tour for this school year (we have limited openings) or the 2021/22 school year. We look forward to seeing you at Open House!