Over the years, surrogacy has undoubtedly become one of the most powerful tools in battling infertility. Oftentimes, many hear or read a heartwrenching story of a couple’s infertility struggle. When one is childless, not by choice, there are different levels of emotional turmoil that they have to deal with on a daily basis. To the outside world they may appear perfectly fine. However, on the inside, they are plagued by silent cries.
While many heterosexual couples are undergoing fertility treatments in hopes of a pregnancy, there is another group of special couples in where their infertility cannot be resolved with such treatments: gay husbands.
Last year, the fight for marriage rights came to fruition. Marriage among gay couples is now legal in the United States. The LGBT community can now pledge their commitment and love – and finally, it’s legally recognized.
While these strides in equality are enormous, one must not forget that gay husbands are faced with their own infertility challenges. Legalizing marriage has been a long road, but building a family may be a lengthier one as it requires a unified approach.
However, this infertility can be overcome through egg donation and women who want to be a surrogate.
Gay husbands deserve the right to be fathers and to experience the love of a child. And no one should ever be denied this right.
Women who experience the joy of parenthood want to help those unable to have children by bridging the infertility gap through surrogacy. For them, a life without babies would be incomplete. And specifically helping gay husbands is their special way of continuing their own activism efforts towards equality for all.
Samantha, a former surrogate for Extraordinary Conceptions, an international surrogacy agency based in California, had the distinct pleasure of helping a gay couple in France.
“I’m so excited and so are Thierry and Matthieu,” she wrote. Samantha continued, “I just wanted to thank you guys for working so hard with us to make this happen. I feel so grateful being able to help such an awesome couple.”
When a woman wants to become a surrogate, she has her own unique reasons as to why she wants to take part in this memorable journey. And for Samantha, her specific calling was to help a gay couple become fathers.
Surrogacy has the ability to touch lives all over the world.
Described by some as the “new frontier,” surrogacy is addressing infertility among gay men and affording them with new hope that building their family are dreams that can now come true.