We believe that every couple deserves the best possible chance to build their family

Advanced Fertility Center of Texas is committed to helping LGBTQ couples build happy, healthy, loving families.
Start Your Family

Advancements in medical and reproductive technology have made it possible for gay men to become parents to a child who is biologically related to them. Gay couples will need both an egg donor, who will provide the eggs and a surrogate carrier, who will become pregnant and bear the child. Once these choices are made, one or both male partners will donate their sperm to inseminate the donated eggs.

Our team will be with you every step of the way to help guide you through the decisions that make the most sense for you and your partner.


Family Decisions

Who will carry the baby?
You will need to choose a surrogate carrier for your baby. You may be able to choose someone you know, or you’ll need to use a gestational carrier agency. We partner with carrier agencies that can provide your family with a surrogate carrier.
Who will donate the eggs?

You will need to choose an egg donor. If medically appropriate, you can choose a family member or close friend. We have rigorously-screened donor eggs available at our facilities, or you can use a donor from an agency.

Who will provide the sperm?
You will need to decide whose sperm will fertilize the egg. If you choose, an egg can be split and fertilized with the sperm of both partners.
Reciprocal IVF utilizes both female partners in the reproductive process—one parent donates the eggs, while the other carries the child. The partner contributing their eggs goes through the stimulation and retrieval process. Their eggs are then fertilized with donor sperm, and once successful, the embryo is transferred into the uterus of the other partner. This process provides an ultimate opportunity for shared motherhood. The partner who donated the eggs is directly genetically connected to the child, while the partner who bears the child is connected through the process of pregnancy, birth, and breastfeeding, all of which are key biological experiences that connect a child to their parent.


Reproductive Options
In Vitro Fertilization

In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) is one of the most common and most successful types of assisted reproduction. 

In Vitro Fertilization takes place outside of the body. Donor eggs are combined with the sperm of one partner, usually creating multiple embryos. Once an embryo is tested and selected by the couple, it is then transferred into the chosen gestational carrier, where it will continue to develop into a baby.  

Learn more about the In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) process. 

IVF Using Both Partners

After retrieval, it is possible to split an egg so that it can be fertilized with the sperm of both partners. 

If you wish, you can arrange for two gestational carriers so that both partners can be used at the same time. It is possible to transfer both partners’ embryos to two separate gestational carriers on the same day.

Are you ready to grow your family?
The reproductive journey is unique to every couple or individual involved. Our team understands that this may be an intimidating process. We will help you evaluate your individual circumstances and preferences to come up with the reproductive solutions that best match your specific needs.