IVF for male same-sex couples

Start or grow your family with CARE Fertility. 

At CARE we can offer egg donation, surrogacy, and IVF for gay couples, giving same-sex male couples the support and treatment you need to start or grow your family. 

How can CARE help?

There are a few things we’ll suggest to gay men interested in IVF treatment:

Using an egg donor

Some gay male couples come to CARE having already found a donor, but if you need help we have a list of donors that you can choose from.  Once you’ve told us what you’re looking for, we’ll match you with someone who fits your profile as closely as possible. 

Finding a surrogate

To carry any embryos you’ll need a surrogate. Under the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act 1990 we can’t help you find a surrogate – instead, we’ll direct you to a non-profit surrogacy agency. Alternatively, you can also use a known surrogate. Find out more about using a surrogate here

IVF for gay couples

When you’ve chosen an egg donor and surrogate, you’ll then be able to start IVF treatment. You can find out more about what IVF involves here.  

Counselling

We want to be sure you understand, and are happy with, your treatment, so we’ll offer you a session of implications counselling as well as support counselling, if needed.

It's been amazing, surreal. I have always known that I was an IVF baby.

CARE patient
Nottingham

What should I do next?

At CARE, we’ll do everything we can to support you – whoever you are, and wherever you are on your fertility treatment journey. To learn a bit more about what sets CARE apart, explore our website or read about what we stand for.
 

Learn more about donor eggs and surrogates

There’s lots of information on the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority website about using donor eggs and surrogates in treatment. You can also read more about using donor eggs and using a surrogate at CARE.
  

Speak to your GP

If you haven’t already spoken to your GP this could be the best place to start. Make an appointment to talk about all of your options, including funding; in certain circumstances, you might be able to be referred to us for NHS-funded treatment.
  

Talk to CARE

If you think you might be interested in one of our treatments, or if you’d like to talk to someone at CARE about your options, there are lots of ways to get started:

  • Book in for a free 1-2-1
  • Book a consultation
  • Come to one of our clinic information events
  • Speak to your local clinic to find out more.

You can do all of the above through our contact form or by calling your local clinic.
  

Join our forum

Introduce yourself on our bulletin board and chat to some of our other patients. It can be really comforting to talk to others going through a similar experience, and they might have useful advice for those new to treatment.