AGC Scholarships provides advocacy and grants. Applicants must have a diagnosis of infertility, be over 18 years of age and a US Citizen. The Gift of Parenthood grant can be used to cover any expenses associated with assisted reproduction such as IUI, IVF, egg and sperm donation, egg freezing, and surrogacy. Grants are awarded several times a year based on availability of funds.
Limited win for surrogacy, gay parenthood in Germany | News | DW |
This copy is for your personal non-commercial use only. Brad Hoylman and his husband made cross-country trips to California, where the girls were born through surrogacy arrangements. At the time, New York was one of a handful of states outlawing commercial surrogacy. Instead of being a national outlier, New York will become a leader, according to experts on surrogacy.
On March 31, , a Federal District Court struck down Mississippi 's ban on same-sex couples from adoption. Previously several other states had similar bans however Mississippi's was the last to be overruled. Prior to these rulings, adoption laws varied widely by state.
LGBT parenting refers to lesbian , gay , bisexual , and transgender LGBT people raising one or more children as parents or foster care parents. This includes: children raised by same-sex couples same-sex parenting , children raised by single LGBT parents, and children raised by an opposite-sex couple where at least one partner is LGBT. However, scientific research consistently shows that gay and lesbian parents are as fit and capable as heterosexual parents, and their children are as psychologically healthy and well-adjusted as those reared by heterosexual parents. LGBT people can become parents through various means including current or former relationships, coparenting , adoption , foster care , donor insemination , reciprocal IVF , and surrogacy.