Families created through Reproductive Technologies [Embryo Transfer, Sperm or Egg Donation, Gestational Carrier, Surrogacy], Same-Sex Families, and Blended Families require careful and considered thought. These families are created with the assistance of another person(s). We will ask the questions to help you consider everyone’s needs.
We know that children have questions about their origins and we have seen, primarily through our Adoption experiences, that secrecy never serves the child and family well. We will encourage you to openly discuss the options of how you become parents, having some clear sense and possibility of contact with the other person who provided you with the means of becoming a parent and helping you and your child[ren] navigate the challenges of being part of your unique family.