Single Men and Women Becoming Parents
Single men and women can become parents by the same assisted reproductive technologies (ART) that enable infertile heterosexual couples to have babies, and the good news is that it is possible to have your own biological child. Back in July 1978, when Louise Joy Brown was born, she was the first baby brought into the world through IVF treatment (in vitro fertilization) by parents Lesley and Peter Brown who were struggling with infertility issues. Since then, an estimated five million babies have been born using IVF technology and the technologies and options for parents have continued to develop.
In the not-too-distant past, for gay men or single straight men who just hadn’t found the right partner, the idea of being a parent was often a dream they had to give up. That’s just no longer true with the advances science has made and the growing awareness among the population about the ways that advanced reproductive technology can help men build families.
In “The Gift of Being Gay and a Dad,” a blog in the New York Times, Marcus Mabry, a gay male in his mid-40s, writes:
- It was the thing that broke my heart: the feeling that by coming out, I was giving up the one thing I had always wanted since I was a kid – more than any profession or any pursuit – being a dad …
- Then came the revolution. Scientific advances outraced laws (and conservatives’ imaginations), and surrogacy provided a route to parenthood that was unthinkable when my generation of gay men was picturing our futures.
Assisted Reproductive Technologies
Reproductive options selected by heterosexual couples facing infertility, including egg donation, sperm donation, and gestational carriers, also known generally as surrogacy, all provide family building options for same sex couples, gay men, lesbians and single men and women who wish to become solo parents. IVF-ICSI CENTER work to provide the medical, legal, financial, and other supportive resources that enable same sex couples or solo parents to have biological children.
Is it Legal?
Yes, it’s completely legal to undertake surrogacy in India as a single man or a woman given that the Intended Parent is biologically connected to the baby. Our lawyer will also make legal contracts between you and the surrogate, her husband and the clinic. We will send you the contracts for your approval.
How to begin
In order to begin your journey to first explore the surrogacy option with us and then proceed with us, you will need to fill out a form and send us. As per the laws the baby must be genetically linked to you to be allowed entry to your country as its citizen. This means that single men will need to provide their sperms and single women their own eggs. For single men we have huge database of egg donors with us and large database of sperm donors for single women. Once you send us the form we will send you multiple emails with the surrogacy costs, donor profiles, clinic and baby delivery hospital videos, our recent pregnancy statistics and connect you with our Chief IVF specialist over the Skype. So, send your request now.