LGBTQ+ Family Planning 101

Planning a family can be tricky for any couple, but is often especially difficult for members of the LGBTQ+ community.

Same sex couples and trans individuals face the issue of conception. How can two bio-females conceive a child together? Or two bio-males? Can a transperson who has been on hormones and/or has had surgery carry or parent a child?

Luckily, there are dozens of options for LGBTQ+ individuals to start a family despite the physical obstacles.

Though we will get into more details in articles for each scenario, here are some of the options that are available to start a family.

1) Adoption

2) Fostering

3) Surrogacy

4) In vitro

5) Co-parenting

Each option comes with it’s own pros, cons, and costs.

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Rachel is a queer designer, animal lover, and entrepreneur. Her professional background is in branding, web design & development, product design, and design thinking. She and her fiancée, Cortney, co-founded Pride Pocket after realizing the need their community had for trustworthy, up-to-date educational resources and compassionate crowdfunding.