More and more, gay couples are choosing to become parents. In doing so, they have two choices: adoption or surrogacy. There are plusses and minuses to both, of course, but there are three major advantages to surrogacy – three major reasons that, more and more, gay couples are turning to surrogate mothers to realize their dreams of having children.
3 Reasons for Gay Parents to Choose Surrogacy
The first is, of course, genetics. One member of a gay couple will, through surrogacy, be able to continue their genes in their child – to have a child that is genetically related to them, that is literally and biologically theirs.
The second is ease. Adoption agencies require rigorous paperwork and strict criteria to be met – for instance, they will often mandate that the adoptive family set aside a room in their house dedicated to the child, simply to begin the process. This can be a real burden.
And the third is speed. Surrogacy typically takes 3-4 months in order to set up, and another nine months for the pregnancy; the couple will have their baby in, at most, a little over a year. Meanwhile, adoption processes can last 3-4 years.
Your Next Steps
If you’re interested in using a surrogate to build your family, we’d love to help! To get started, simply fill out our easy online application, and a friendly Illinois Surrogate Agency case manager will be in touch with you to discuss your application, answer any questions you may have, and tell you about the next steps in the surrogacy process. In the meantime, we invite you to check out our Gay Surrogacy FAQ to get you started.