It is recommended that anyone who intends to be a parent to a surrogate child utilize the services of a surrogacy facility. California is the State with the most agencies that help those in the LGBT community find a surrogate mother. However, there are also agencies in other states, such as Connecticut and Massachusetts, that offer assistance to the LGBT community.
These agencies will help those in the LGBT community work through the long and sometimes complicated process of finding the appropriate surrogate mother who can suit their needs. If members of the LGBT community find that they are having a difficult time finding a surrogate mother, there are also organizations that will intercede and help them find the appropriate agencies.
Intended parents should do extensive research to be sure that they find a surrogate mother that will be comfortable with the added attention of being a surrogate to gay parents. While gay rights have advanced, there are unfortunately still people that stir the controversy and fight the process of gay surrogacy.
In this case, intended parents should be sure that they have a comforting support system in place before they begin the process of finding a surrogate mother. This can make things easier for surrogate mothers and individuals who have hired them. Many agencies offer support specific to the needs of the LGBT community and their surrogate mothers.
Many states have websites that will list the specific agencies available to help LGBT intended parents find a surrogate mother and begin the surrogacy process. In addition, these websites will also point them in the right direction as far as obtaining appropriate legal counsel.