Gay Men Who Become Fathers via Surrogacy

Journal of GLBT Family Studies

Volume 6, Issue 2 April 2010

This study explores how gay fathers who become parents through surrogacy experience the transition to parenthood. Structured interviews were conducted with one of the partners in 40 couples that had conceived children via surrogacy. The study reports on the strengths and uniqueness of gay fatherhood.The most striking psychological findings were that fathers reported greater closeness with their families of origin and strong increase in self-esteem as a result of becoming parents and raising children. [PDF]