Family Building for Gay Men

For single gay men or gay couples, parenthood can seem out of reach.

At Heartland Center for Reproduction, we offer family building for gay men, including coordination of a surrogate or egg donor.

Our fertility clinic in Omaha, NE, welcomes you to explore our treatment options...

The Benefits of Building Your Family with a Fertility Clinic 

Choose an Option That Works for Your Family

In the past, hopeful gay parents were limited to adoption. Those who could not adopt were unable to have children at all. Thanks to modern options such as egg donation, surrogacy, and in vitro fertilization, hopeful gay parents have virtually unlimited options. If you are a single man, we can also help you realize your dreams of being a parent without involving a partner.

Build a Biological Connection with Your Child

During the IVF process, the donated eggs are fertilized in a laboratory. Then, the healthiest embryos are placed back into the surrogate carrier's uterus. As the intended fathers, you or your partner can choose to use your own sperm during the IVF process. When you elect to use your own sperm, your child will share your genetic makeup.

Choose Your Surrogate Carrier and Egg Donor

When you work with Dr. Victoria Maclin and her team at Heartland Center for Reproduction, you are connected with a network of highly qualified egg donors and surrogates. We only select the healthiest, most qualified candidates for egg donation and surrogacy to help ensure that your child has a bright future ahead of them. If you prefer, you can also choose a friend or family member for egg donation or surrogacy.

We Welcome LGBTQ Families

At Heartland Center for Reproduction, we believe that every LGBTQ person who wants to be a parent should be able to become one, regardless of their sexual orientation or gender identity. 

With our help, you can build the family you have always wanted. You do not have to be in a relationship to consider building your family. If you are a single man or woman, we are prepared to help you explore your options. Our compassionate team will patiently answer your questions and listen carefully as you explain your goals.

Ready to Learn about Your Options? Contact Our Center Today

Heartland Center for Reproduction is a state-of-the-art fertility center welcoming hopeful LGBTQ parents from throughout Nebraska and beyond. Together, we can create a family building plan to meet your goals. Throughout the entire process, we will respect your wishes while providing honest recommendations about your care. 

To start building your family, request a consultation online or call our Omaha, NE, center: 

(877) 831-3227

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"The Most Caring, Compassionate Experience."

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Becky Rothfuss

2020

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We can’t thank Dr. Elizabeth Constance and the staff at Heartland enough! We did IVF and are 29 weeks pregnant with a baby boy! The IVF process can be hard emotionally, physically and financially but they patiently answered all of our questions and made sure we were informed before every procedure.

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Morgan Schisler

2020

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We had the most caring, compassionate experience with Dr. Maclin and Katherine and now have the most beautiful boy! Katherine cared for us so well throughout our 2 year journey, always keeping us encouraged. Dr. Maclin is brilliant, thorough, and made herself available to her patients which is quite rare these days. The whole experience while difficult was made better because of these two women specifically. We’re celebrating 18 months of Landon this week and reflecting on how grateful we are for Heartland Center!

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Options for Gay Men Who Want Children

Our fertility center can arrange a custom family building plan that includes:

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Gestational Carriers

Gay couples and gay individuals can grow their families with the help of a gestational surrogate. A gestational surrogate is a woman who will carry the embryo but has no genetic ties to the child. We can connect you with a surrogate, or you may choose to work with an outside agency. Many men choose a trusted friend or family member to carry the embryo. At Heartland Center for Reproduction, we thoroughly screen each carrier and provide the medical care she needs to achieve pregnancy.

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Egg Donors

Before selecting a gestational carrier, you will need to select an egg donor. Many men choose a friend or family member as their donor, while others prefer an anonymous egg donation. Heartland Center for Reproduction can match you with a qualified donor or you can work with an outside agency. Our center can coordinate every step of the donor's care, from her initial screening to her egg retrieval.

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IVF

Once you have selected your egg donor and gestational carrier, we can perform the IVF process. For every LGBT family that wants to build their family through fertility treatment, IVF is an essential part of the process. After retrieving the eggs from your selected donor, we will fertilize them in our state-of-the-art laboratory. Then, our fertility specialists will transfer the embryos back into the carrier's uterus.

What to Expect during the Process

Although each family building plan varies from parent to parent, here is what hopeful gay parents can usually expect: 

Selecting a Surrogate

Some intended fathers select a friend or family member to carry their child. Others prefer to work with our center or an outside agency to connect with a highly qualified gestational carrier. 

Choosing an Egg Donor 

If you have a friend or family member that you would like to be genetically involved, you can ask them to be your donor. Otherwise, our center can connect you with an anonymous donor.

Egg Retrieval

After thoroughly screening the donor, our specialists will retrieve the eggs during a minor surgery at our Omaha, NE, office. 

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The eggs will be fertilized in our advanced laboratory. If necessary, we can also perform preimplantation genetic diagnosis on the embryos during this time.

Pregnancy

The embryos are then transferred back to the uterus. Our Omaha team will stay in touch to let you know when a pregnancy has occurred. 

We Offer Flexible Financing Options  to Make Parenthood Possible for You

Our Omaha fertility specialists believe that any person who wants children should be able to have them, regardless of their gender identity, sexual orientation, or budgetary constraints. We allow hopeful parents to finance their fertility treatments through trusted third-party lenders. Rather than paying for your services up-front, you can arrange affordable monthly payments that fit your budget.

"We Loved the Staff and Facility!"

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Vanessa Young

2020

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We loved the staff and facility! We are pregnant on our first IVF cycle after a fresh transfer. Unfortunately, we only had one embryo make it to day 5. We will be doing our second round with them as well!

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sholonda402

2019

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Dr Macline...Is the best...she found out what was wrong with me when others DR was saying I was fine. first IVF got pregnant with my handsome son. The team was great And Jo-J in financial help me and my husband out alot. Thanks for blessing us with our son

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Dr. Victoria Maclin

Heartland Center for Reproductive Medicine

Dr. Victoria Maclin is a board-certified reproductive endocrinologist committed to using state-of-the-art technology to perform effective fertility treatment. As a leader in her field, she serves as an authority on reproductive medicine:

  • She is an associate professor at UNMC and supervises OB/GYN resident education in reproductive endocrinology.
  • She has lectured throughout the United States and has served on many professional advisory boards.

Contact our practice online or call us at (877) 831-3227 to schedule a consultation.

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Each and every staff member at Heartland Center is tremendous. Dr. Maclin is a woman of grace, and a terrific medical doctor. She is a world-class surgeon, and we are so grateful to know her. Lene - IVF Patient

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