Gays With Kids (GWK) is aligning with some of the world’s top IVF clinics and surrogacy agencies, as well as with key adoption/foster agencies at the forefront of LGBTQ+ family building to help men seeking to embark on their journeys to fatherhood.
The new program – called Partners to Fatherhood creates comprehensive instructional courses that outline each available option for creating a family; and connecting prospective dads with the best LGBTQ+ affirming professionals who can help them fulfill their dreams based on their individual interests and budgets.
In vetting its partners, GWK considered each organization’s reputation among consumers and industry peers; as well as their longevity, track record and LGBTQ+ expertise as demonstrated through participation in Family Equality Open Door and/or HRC All Children-All Families.
Each partner associated with the new educational platform is delivering their expertise as part of GWK’s easy-to-follow curriculum of videos and blog posts that first educate prospective dads on all the paths to fatherhood available to our community, and then provides guidance along every step of the journey, all completely free of charge.
“Our unique history as the largest online community of queer dads and dads to be has allowed us to work closely with a handful of the most proven and experienced LGBTQ+ family builders,” says David Dodge, GWK’s Executive Editor. “Our new Fatherhood Partners Program will provide members of our community with free access to these experts to get everything they’ll need — resources, guides, educational courses, and more — to achieve their dream of fatherhood, regardless of their path.”
Fatherhood Partners representing surrogacy include:
Dr. Guy Ringler of California Fertility Partners
Dr. Mark Leondires of RMA of Connecticut
Dr. Jerald S. Goldstein of Fertility Specialists of Texas
Sam Hyde of Circle Surrogacy & Egg Donation
Kristen Hanson, and Stephanie Scott of Simple Surrogacy
Victoria T. Ferrara of Worldwide Surrogacy Specialists, LLC.
Fatherhood Partners representing adoption and foster care include:
The Dave Thomas Foundation
via press release