The LGBTQ Family Building Survey clearly sets forth how many LGBTQ individuals desire to become parents.
Key findings of the Survey include:
63% of LGBTQ Millennials (aged 18-35) are considering expanding their families, either becoming parents for the first time, or by having more children
48% of LGBTQ Millennials are actively planning to grow their families, compared to 55% of non-LGBTQ Millennials, a gap that has narrowed significantly in comparison to older generations
63% of LGBTQ people planning families expect to use assisted reproductive technology, foster care, or adoption to become parents, a significant shift away from older generations of LGBTQ parents for whom the majority of children were conceived through intercourse.
Family Equality Council (2019) LGBTQ Family Building Survey. https://www.familyequality.org/fbs
Assisted Reproductive Technologies (ART) are commonly used by LGBTQ individuals and couples to become parents. This category includes intrauterine insemination, in vitro fertilization, reciprocal in vitro fertilization, and gestational surrogacy. Furthermore, use of donor embryos, donor eggs, and donor sperm are common.
It is important that you secure legal representation and advice from a team of lawyers with hundreds of repetitions establishing parentage for LGBTQ individuals and couples around the world.