LGBTQ+ Parents

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“There is no love that is more deep and true, than the love for your child.” – Anonymous

LGBTQ Parenting info for gay dadsAt Extraordinary Conceptions, we believe everyone should have the opportunity to be a parent. Since opening our doors in 2005, we have helped numerous people in the LGBTQ+ community around the world become parents through our egg donation and surrogacy services.

Our team stays current on LGBTQ parenting laws so that you can feel safe knowing that we will guide you through every step of your journey to parenthood and help you find the egg donor and/or surrogate mother that are best for your family.

Because of laws in certain states that only recognize parentage between married, heterosexual couples, we will show you surrogates in states that are established with “surrogacy friendly” laws that will protect you as a single parent or non-traditional couple. Our team is happy to connect you with experienced attorneys that specialize in family and reproductive law so that you can make the safest decisions for your family. If you haven’t made a final decision about the IVF Clinic, let your coordinator know so that she can recommend clinics based on your unique needs.

Our secure database currently have over 3,500 available egg donors and surrogates for you to review and choose from. All of our candidates have completed our rigorous admissions process to better ensure their health and safety. This includes their online profiles, personal interviews, background checks and more. We strive to make the process easy and straight forward so that you can focus on becoming a parent.

To get started, simply click on the button below to submit your Future Parent Application. After that you will have instant, FREE access to our exclusive egg donor and surrogate database. Within 24-48 hours, one of our experts will get in touch with you to answer your questions and help you take the next step in building your beautiful family. If you would prefer immediate assistance, feel free to call us directly at (760) 438-2265.

We are proud supporters of the LGBTQ+ community and we are happy to share any and all of the resources that we can to help people become parents. Make sure you check out the links below to some great websites and organizations that may be extremely helpful in your journey to parenthood.

Click HERE to learn more about choosing an egg donor.

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Click HERE to learn more about choosing a surrogate mother.

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Click HERE to read our frequently asked questions about surrogacy and egg donation.

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We can’t wait to be in #Brussels next week at the @menhavingbabies conference where we will be able to educate future #Dads on how to navigate their options for surrogacy and egg donation in the US and Canada. Thank you to our recently new #fathers R. and M. for sharing these photos of their beautiful children! ❤️ #menhavingbabies #lgbt #family #loveislove #reproductiverights #surrogacy #surrogate #eggdonation #eggdonor #baby #children ...

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“Venti latte, hold the espresso” late nights calls for early morning coffee ☕️ #babysnuggles #gaydads #gaydad #caffeine ps. Thank you kelsey for the baby toys!! ...

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"We are a married couple living in Southern California and have been struggling with infertility for three years. We started IVF treatments and have completed 4 full cycles that have not resulted in a pregnancy. We are hoping to conceive through egg donation. We are a well established, loving couple. I am half Korean and would love to find someone who shares my heritage and who can help us. We have been searching for a donor for one year. Having been through several IVF cycles, we fully recognize that donating one’s eggs is not a small favor to ask. It is an extraordinarily selfless contribution. We would be very grateful if you could consider helping us start our own journey. We truly believe this is our time." In addition to the basic requirements listed on our website, this couple is looking for: 1. Ideally seeking someone with 50% Korean heritage, as one of the intended parents is half #Korean and half Norwegian, so it would be special to be matched with a donor who has a similar ethnic background. 2. Prefer someone under the age of 30. 3. Healthy and will avoid alcohol, smoking, drugs, and caffeine before and during the cycle. 4. Looking for a donor who has the knowledge of their family history. If you would like more infornation on how you can help this couple and details on compensation, please email analu@extraconceptions.com or register online - link in bio. #eggdonor #eggdonation #fertility #infertility #pregnancy #koreangirl #koreaneggdonors #koreanmodel #koreanmakeup #koreanfood #koreanskincare #koreanfashion #koreanbbq #makedreamscometrue ...

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One of my fondest childhood memories was the weekly tradition of having a hot dog with my mom after swim class. 🌭 I hated sports, so she enrolled with me and it became something we did together. We scheduled our sessions when there were no competing swimmers (less intimidating), and we bonded over our own swim accomplishments. 🌭 Afterward, we had hot dogs from the street vendor as our reward. And anytime I have hot dogs, I still feel what I felt back then - I feel close to@my mom as I did then. 🌭 This year, Zoe’s schedule changed so that we have 1 hour between school and dance class. 🌭 There aren’t a ton of street vendors in Richmond, but we have been trying different ice cream places! This week we went to Dalia Dulcería, and it’s the perfect place! 🍦 Yes, that portion in the picture is a little too much for right before dance. But they have delicious popsicle ice cream of all flavors, including mine: Dulce de Leche! 🍦 There is so much driving around and running errands when you have a kid. I’m excited about our new weekly tradition to make it more fun! 💕 ...

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Meet Hilary our International Client Relations Representative located in London, UK! Hilary is honoured to have joined the Extraordinary Conceptions team as the International Client Relations Representative. Originally from Toronto, Canada she now resides in London, UK with her husband and two young daughters. Hilary’s role as the International Client Relations Rep allow her to assist international clients navigate and grow their families through surrogacy and egg donation in North America. Hilary completed her nursing education in Canada in 2005 and has been working in third party reproduction for several years in both clinical and non-clinical settings. She is passionate and knowledgeable when it comes to helping introduce, assist and support intended parents looking to grow their families through surrogacy and donor egg in the United States and Canada. Hilary is available for consults in person, over SKYPE or by phone and is there to support, guide and help our International English parents navigate the surrogacy and donor egg process in North America. Email hilary@extraconceptions.com or click the link in bio for more information. #unitedkingdom #uk #london #surrogacy #surrogacyintheuk #londonsurrogacy #eggdonation #fertility #infertility #ivfnurse #pregnancy #baby #family #reproductiverights #surrogate #eggdonor ...

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Throwback Thursday takes us back to this cute family moment with dadsoflondon. ...

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She came. She shopped. She pampered.⠀ Come visit us at #Momfest with @momsToronto ⠀ Don’t have tickets yet? Message us for a special discount ✨⠀ #Torontomom #torontoevents ...

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Think little monster has mastered the phone. Nanny was on the phone to grandad so he picked up the other receiver so he could talk and hear them both. Unfortunately he stopped as soon as he realised we was filming him 🤪 #phone #telephone #chat #chatterbox #gaydadsuk #lgbt #adoption #gaydads #parenting #twodads #gayparents #samesexparents #family #foreverfamily #love #dad #dads #daddy #daddies #2dads #gaydaddy #gayfamily #lgbtfamily #gay #gayuk #beingadad #gayswithkids #newdad ...

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Our office will be closed on Monday September 2nd for the holiday. We hope you enjoy your weekend! #labordayweekend #threedayweekend #holiday #goodtimes ...

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Greatest thing about being married to this man for 5 (ok 22) years? We’ve always got each other’s backs. Raising girls, navigating life, mourning losses, celebrating wins. Hopefully we’re showing our kids how to laugh and love and fight for the things we believe in. That with hard work we can help make the world a better place. And that mean orange men are just really scared little snot-nosed boys. Life isn’t always as pretty as an Instagram picture, yet love and a healthy sense of humor can make anything better. And lots of tacos. Yeah that too. . . . . #gaytravel #lgbttravel #gaycation #instagay #gaytravelblog #gayblog #loveislove #gayswithkids #twodads #lovemakesafamily #lgbtfamily #samesex #gaydads #gayfamily #gayparents #samesexparents #wearetravelgays #rainbowfamily #gaydadfamily #twodadfamily #livelovelaugh ...

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“Someone who may not have had a chance to have a family can now have it. I helped with that.” Extraordinary Donors do extraordinary things. Contact us to find out how to help someone who is struggling to make their dream come true. The emotional reward far outweighs the financial benefit. #linkinbio #eggdonor #eggdonation #makedreamscometrue #greatestgift #extraordinarywomen #donateyoureggs #buildafamily #growafamily #fertility #actofkindness ...

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We couldn't resist playing in the dancing reflections of the water as these friendly shadows follow us everywhere.. good day everyone! . . Two dads RV family, finding adventures and sharing our stories.. 🔥Fireflies Roam YouTube channel . . . . . . . . . #waterreflections #playingoutside #rvadventures #outdoorfamily #gayparenting #twodadfamily #livingoutdoors #rvfamily #modernfamily #gaydads #fulltimervers #dadlife #rvfulltime ...

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Our mission is to help people have babies, but we LOVE our Fur Babies too! Today is @nationaldogday and just for fun, we want to see your #cutedogpics Post, tag, put them in the comments....show us your #dogs 🐶 celebrate #mansbestfriend #nationaldogday ...

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These dads of three are the best! THANK YOU guys! Plus, I love a #constructionsite 💙👷🏼‍♂️ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ * #centralparkwest #upperwestside #UWS #nycrealestate #renovation #gaydads #construction ...

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For many single men, the idea of starting a family through egg donation and surrogacy is becoming more and more common. It’s estimated that over 2 million men in the U.S. alone are single dads which is approximately 17% of the single parent population. Just because a man is single, doesn’t mean that he can’t become a father. This is also true for gay men. Thanks to assisted reproductive technologies, single men and/or gay men can become parents through the use of an egg donor and a gestational surrogate. Click the link in our bio for more information. #singlemen #singledad #singledadlife #singledadsrock #gaydads #menhavingbabies #father #family #surrogacy #surrogate #gestationalsurrogacy #eggdonation #eggdonor ...

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So I had an appointment for the little man today at 13:00 which is right in the middle of nap time. So I decided to walk with the pram which was 1.5hrs to see if he’d nap, got 30 mins which would normally be 2 hours and I now have a very tired and irritable boy! Suffice to say I got the tube back! . Wish me luck for the afternoon! ...

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We have been searching for an egg donor for a sweet couple who has a few special requirements. If you or someone you know would like to help, please contact Stephanie donorteam@extraconceptions.com Under the age of 27 Height 5'6" or above Bachelors Degree or above 100% Jewish - mother's side Location: any Compensation offered: $8,000 #jewishgirl #jewishgirltravelingtheworld #jewishgirlinla #jewishgirlsarebeautiful #jewish #jewishwomen #jewishstyle #jewishgirlprobs #college #universitylife #earnmoney #makedreamscometrue #helpafamily ...

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It’s finally #backtoschool day for most of us here! Wishing everyone a safe, happy and healthy year! #firstdayofschool #schoolphoto #momsrejoice #classof2020 #carpools #lunchboxideas #schoolsupplies How many of you make your kids take the “obligatory” first day photo? ...

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Come meet our #Canadian 🇨🇦 team Next Weekend at the 2nd Annual Picnic in the Park!⠀⠀ This is a FREE event! Come meet amazing families in your community and reconnect with old friends. FREEBIES. MINI MARKET. GIVEAWAYS!🤩 See ya there! 💗⠀⠀ #MCPicnicInThePark #ECCanada #CanadianConceptions #mommyconnectionsdurham #market #durhammoms #canadianmom #momandbaby #ajaxmoms #whitbymoms #pickeringmoms ...

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We asked Surrogates what they have used their compensation for. Here are some of the responses we received. Imagine the possibilities! What would you do? #extraordinarysurrogates #surrogacy #surrogate #compensation #extraincome #makedreamscometrue #pregnancy #moms #womenhelpingwomen #girlpower #vacation #travel #home #buyahouse #newcar #homeimprovements #savings #investment ...

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I love these feet more than anything in the world #gaydads ...

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What would you do if you had extra compensation on top of your income you are already earning? Questions? Contact us today. #surrogacy #surrogate #moms #womenempowerment #takingcareofbusiness #makedreamscometrue ...

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Sink into total comfort with the nurseryworksla Compass rocker, built for restful rocking and napping with baby. 📷: brianwetzelphoto #nurseryworksla #moderninterior #babydesign #babyrocker #naptime #designinterior #moderndesign #happybaby #dadblogger #dads #daddies #gaydads #gaydaddies #twodads #momblogger #mommies #moms #curated #modern #uncluttered #ottobie ...

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M & R have been trying for 2 years to have a baby. We need your help finding a surrogate in Canada (preferably Ontario, where their clinic is located). A word from M & R: "We live in Isreal and are both fluent in English and Hebrew. (M is actually fluent in 4 languages.) We are a close family, and a child would receive lots of love from many people, in Israel and Belgium, where M is originally from. We've been hoping for a child for a long time now, and we hope we can raise descent, kind, loving, compassionate children. Our house is happy, loving and tolerant. We want to give that love to our child. We are both very active and participate in running, cycling, wall-climbing,squash and Crossfit. We both have careers that we love and spending time with our families is very important to us. We both love to eat good food together, we love to cook, travel to old European cities and we love going to the Tel Aviv beach. Hi, future surro-mom! We deeply appreciate your help and you considering us!" What M & R are looking for in their surrogate, besides the basic requirements listed on our website: "We would like our surrogate to be optimistic, responsible and well aware of the responsibility she has in the process. We would be grateful for any woman who is willing to help us making our dream of having a child and building a family come true. We live in Israel so we won't see each other a lot, but we would like to be updated during the stages of the pregnancy. We'd love Skype or What'sApp every few weeks or more if the surrogate would like too." If you would like more information on how you can help, please contact Jennifer or Meagan and register on our website. Link in bio. jgarcia@extraconceptions.com meagan@extraconceptions.com #canadamom #canadiansurrogacy #canadiansurrogate #ontario #ontariomoms #ontariocanada #surrogate #surrogacyincanada #surrogacy #moms #pregnancy #ilovepregnancy #momsofcanada #ontariomom #torontomoms #torontosurrogate #surrogacyislove ...

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“We wanted, it seemed, what we already had, a lover and a friend to create with, side by side. To be loyal, yet be free.” . . Matthew heads back to NYC today to go to a theatre conference. I hope that we can always provide each other with the resources and the space to reach our highest potential. We have been trying to cultivate more ease in our relationship, and an evolving sense of freedom to explore our own pursuits. With each of us reaching for our highest potential, we will be able to help each other reach higher and higher peaks, and that excites me. Becoming a parent can put a strain on these objectives when you first start trying to balance it all. And it can be easy to feel overwhelmed and resentful with all of the new duties, tasks, sleepless nights, and energy that needs to be devoted to a new baby, and we have been really working through those emotions by trying to stay as open and honest as we can, and we are learning to be a team, finding a fair balance, and sometimes offering to do more when the other is in need of extra space. And I feel that we are really finding our flow in a beautiful way. And I know Uma will thrive in this environment. . . “I imagined myself as Frida to Diego, both muse and maker. I dreamed of meeting an artist to love and support and work with side by side.” -Patti Smith ...

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We can help make your life just as sweet too! Register as an Intended Parent, Surrogate or Egg Donor through the links in our bio. #extraordinaryconceptions #surrogacy #eggdonation #parents #fertility #pregnancy #californiasurrogacyagency #canadiansurrogacy #canadiansurrogates #sandiegosurrogacyagency #moms #dads #baby #child #family #dreamscometrue #reproductiverights ...

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Never let fear stand in the way, you are amazing! . . . #surrogacy #surrogacyincanada #surrogacyislove #surrogacyrocks #surrogate #canadiansurrogacy #infertility #fertility #babytime #bumpday #surrogacyincanada #ivf #baby #family #love #surrogacyagency #surrogacyjourney #motherhood #surrogatemother #fatherhood #parenthood #newmom #newdad #pregnancy #gaydads #lgbtqfamily #surrogacyprocess #surrogacycosts #surrogatebaby ...

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What is more beautiful than the gift of a baby in your arms? You have completed your family and loved pregnancy. Now is the time to help another family be complete. We’re sure you have a million questions! Reach out to us today for more information and start your application. We accept surrogates from all states where surrogacy is legal in the U.S. and Canada. *Click the link in bio to get started on your application today. #moms #surrogate #surrogacy #pregnancy #californiasurrogacy #californiamoms #canada #canadianmoms #torontomoms #parents #baby #family #fertility #reproductiverights #makedreamscometrue #ilovebeingpregnant #healthymoms #womenhelpingwomen ...

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I could spend hours watching these majestic creatures ❤️❤️ ...

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Many people think Surrogacy is not legal in Canada. What are the surrogacy laws? Don’t worry; we’ve done the research for you! If you’ve got questions about pursuing infertility treatment in Canada, read our blog for more information about the surrogacy laws and what to expect. Link in bio. #canada #surrogacy #surrogate #canadiansurrogacy #canadiansurrogate #reproductiverights #reproductivelaw #fertility #infertility #family #moms #dads #child #baby #pregnancy # ...

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Family Ice Cream Run 👨‍👨‍👧🐕🍦 . . . . . . #icecream #family #husbands #lgbt #lgbtfamily #gaydads #loveislove #dads #instagood ...

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Happy 10 months to my beautiful son Devin! You are definitely a mini me and I can’t wait to watch you continue to grow and surpass more milestones! Love you #son #gaydads #2dads #brother #birthday #bday #family ...

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"Can you help us fulfill the dream we never thought was possible? We are J and R, a gay couple from Portugal, whose love story started after being introduced to each other by a friend. We started dating one week and before we knew it, we were in love, sharing with each other our dreams, our fears, our lives. We found in each other the "other part of me", as we balance each other out perfectly. Due to our health condition (HIV), neither of us dared to dream of having kids of our own, but we are so happy with each other that we want to share all that happiness with children of our own, to give them love, to give them a cherishing home, a loving home where they can be raised in harmony, in order to become self-confident and balanced human beings. We talked a lot about trying an adoption process, but here in Portugal that process would take years and years and we may never be able to have a family. After much research, we were informed that there are lots of gay couples that are HIV positive that still have kids of their own. So we spoke with Extraordinary Conceptions and a well-known IVF Clinic in CA and we were informed that it was possible collect sperm without the HIV. We went to Bedford Research Foundation (in Boston) where they were able to successfully collect from both of us without the HIV, so we could proceed with our parenthood dream!! That was the most important news that made us believe, more than anything else, that we could be parents of a healthy baby. That's why we decided on surrogacy to build our family. We both love to travel. We think that is the only thing that we will carry along with us when we die - everything we have lived, experienced, loved, felt… Nothing else!! J loves photography and to read. R loves to watch TV, animals and gardening. We both love music and movies. We go often to the movies. If you meet the basic requirements to become a surrogate and would love to make our dreams come true, please contact jgarcia@extraconceptions.com. We are offering $10,000 above the base compensation. We look forward to this amazing journey with you.” *J & R must work w/ a surrogate in MD, CA, OR, CO, TX, NV, WA, ME, NJ, DC, RI, NH, VT, CT ...

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Great post by happybeingdoodles 😎 “Feelings are just visitors. Let them come and go.” 😃🌈 #feelings #lettinggo #gaymexico #gaylife🌈 #gayhouston #gaytoronto #gaymontreal #gaybrasil #gayvancouver #gaycalifornia #gaychicago #gaynyc #gaysf #gayberlin #gaybarcelona #gayparis #gayrome #gaycologne #gayla #gayboston #gayyogi #gayaustralia #gayitaly #gaycanada #gayyoga #gaydads #lgbtq🌈 #gaygermany #gayitaly #gayusa ...

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We both wanted to have a happy family since we were children. But it took a long time to find the right person. Finally we found each other in our 40's. We feel closer every day and are very happy together. For the last three years we have tried IVF with donor eggs for a baby. The results were sadly 4 miscarriages. It was so disappointing and difficult to that admit I cannot conceive a baby. We wanted to have a baby to be able to care for a child and enjoy parenthood and family life. So we overcame the feeling and decided to take the path of getting the help of a surrogate mother who can help us to fulfill our dream. Surrogacy is our last chance to have a family. So we are so grateful if you could help us. We know the pregnancy journey is not so easy sometimes but we will always be there for you. ⠀ • ⠀ Check the link in our bio to see if you meet the requirements to be a Canadian Surrogate and complete an application. DM us if you want to learn more! ⠀ • ⠀ • ⠀ • ⠀ #surrogacy #canadiansurrogacy #canadiansurrogate #extraordinarymoms #extraordinarysurrogate #ivf #ttc #ttccanada #ttcontario #ontariomoms #whitbymoms #albertamoms #bcmoms ...

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Late birfdee meal with the young un #nandos #chicken #gaydads #daughter #latebirthday ...

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How do you define family? For most people, it can be hard to define exactly what family is since the word itself can represent both blood relatives such as your mother and father and sisters and brothers but also describe people that you love and are close to, but who are not necessarily related genetically. Read more about how @extraordinaryconceptions defines #family. Link in bio. ...

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After a trying week so far my hubby really knows how to put a smile on my face. 💐😘 #hubbydonegood #flowers #cheermeup #stressfulweek #gaydads #gaydadsofinstagram ...

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Are you looking for an Egg Donor or do you want to change lives and become an #eggdonor ? Click the link in our bio and get started today! We have over 3,600 extraordinary donors in our database. ...

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Monday 23rd September is #bivisibilityday and we want to highlight the ‘B’ in #lgbtparents! We’d love to know: - What’s your experience of being a bisexual parent? - What can be done to make your identity more visible within the lgbt parent community and wider? - An image of you or something that is meaningful to you. Comment below or message if you are happy to be featured across our social media sites. #proud2bparents #lgbtparents #lgbtfamilies #samesexparents #samesexparenting #samesexparentsfamily #twomums #twodads #bisexualparents #biparents #lesbianmums #lesbianparents #gayparents #gaydads #transparents #transfamily #lgbtparentssupport #ivf #fertility #fertilityjourney #surrogacy #donor #coparents #biphobia #bivisibility #bivisible #bivisibilityweek #bivisibilitymonth ...

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Can you help fill these shoes? We have a very sweet Indian couple that has been through many rounds of IVF and now need to find an egg donor. In addition to the basic requirements on our website, here are some of the qualities they are looking for: Their first preference would be East Indian (Asian Indian) but we are willing to consider South Asians from Pakistan, Sri Lanka, and Bangladesh Age - The lesser the better. Should be less than 27 years old if new donor or under 29 if you are a repeat donor. Religion - No preference. Open to any religion Qualification - Prefer a donor who has enrolled in school or has completed at least 4 years of education after high school. Location - Preferred California but are open to donors who are willing to travel to LA for egg retrieval. Availability - As early as possible Compensation is $8,000 for a 1st time donor. Please contact paula@extraconceptions.com if you are interested in finding out more about how you can make this dream come true. Link in bio to apply. #eggdonor #eggdonation #fertility #eastindianbeauty #eastindian #canyouhelp #makedreamscometrue #extraordinaryeggdonors ...

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