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Paths to Parenthood For Single & Gay Dads: An Introduction

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Dennis's Story

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Dennis's story

In this video we hear from Dennis Williams, who shares his story of becoming a dad as a gay, single man through egg donation and gestational surrogacy.

Dennis share his perspective on:

  • Deciding to Become a Single Parent (00:07)
  • Selecing a Clinic & Doctor (03:55)
  • Connecting with an Egg Donor (10:17)
  • The Egg Retrieval Process (12:28)
  • Connecting with a Surrogate (16:42)
  • Dealing with Setbacks (22:41)
  • On-Going Relationships (29:28)
  • Preparing Financially (33:10)
  • Managing the Process (38:15)
  • The Importance of Quality Information & a Support System (41:30)
  • Managing Family Building & Work (45:07)
  • First-Hand Advice (50:50)
  • Elan's Birth Story (55:09)
  • Life as a Single Parent (1:04:35)

For more detailed look at egg donation & gestational surrogcacy, see our dedicated courses on the subject.