GayFamilyWeb - About Us
My Partner and I began planning to start our own family in 2003 and after 2 years finally had our first child in 2005. Our first experiences of trying to find a reliable and trustworthy starting point were quite mixed and often unsuccessful; although many free forums were full of helpful and genuinely well meaning advice we felt there was nothing out there that met all of our needs in one place. After our first daughter the process of having our second child was much easier as we already had the contacts and the ‘know how' and our second child, a baby boy, was born in 2008.
We always talked about how the process could be made easier for other similar couples who were looking to start their own families and started to think about designing our own website. Our concept was to provide an all inclusive site where couples can find a suitable donor, order the equipment and tests they need as well as provide a forum of discussion and support.
We hope in starting this website that the experience of starting a family for anyone will be much easier and they will be able to find the help and support that is needed along what can be an emotional journey. We aim to provide a straight forward and easy to follow service to help people find donors or co-parents with helpful tips and advice along the way.
In August 2007 we launched a website to offer advice and support to single women and lesbian couples that wanted to start a family, we realised very quickly that this was a much needed service and the site was redeveloped in 2010 which catalogued all of the donors available making it easier for the user to search for a donor. In April 2011 we opened 'The First Gay Fertility Centre in the UK', the centre is based in Birmingham and in September 2011 we opened a second centre in Sutton Coldfield; By doing this we are now able to offer a one to one initial consultation with Natalie where you can talk through how we can help you start your family. During the consultation we will discuss your personal requirements and discuss the options that will meet your individual needs.
So if you have the desire to have children that you too can love, support and cherish, we hope we can help!