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Information and Resources



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Safe links for adoption agencies, fertility clinics, sperm banks, and surrogacy options for LGBTQ prospective parents to support you in building your family.


General Preparation and Support


Domestic Partnership Registry

California 916-653-4984 •

Berkeley 510-981-6900 •

Oakland 510-238-7979 •

San Francisco 415-554-4950 •

Online information about how to register for a domestic partnership.


Gay Future Dads

Gay Future Dads (GFD) is a social group for gay men interested in parenting. GFD consists primarily of single men, as well as couples, considering having children or who already have children. GFD meets every other month at members' homes in a casual atmosphere to share information and socialize.


Adoption and Foster Care Services


Adopt a Special Kid

888-680-7349 •

Adopt a Special Kid believes that every child has the right to a safe, stable and nurturing home and that all children are adoptable. Adopt a Special Kid provides education and support services to adoptive and foster families and children. We promote positive changes to benefit children who are in the child welfare system.


Adoption Connection

800-972-9225 •

As a full-service, licensed agency, our highly regarded professional staff has completed more than 2,000 adoptions since 1984. By giving you the practical and emotional support you need throughout your adoption process, mediating the relationship with birthparents, and providing informational workshops, we help create a positive outcome for everyone involved.


Adoption San Francisco

888-732-4453 •

At Adoption SF, we are proud of the fact that nearly half of the families we work with are lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) families. Though there are states that prohibit LGBT families from adopting, happily, that is not the case in California. LGBT families are an invaluable resource for the many children and youth in foster care awaiting an adoptive family. They often bring unique strengths to meet their special needs.


Alternative Family Services

415-656-0116 •

Alternative Family Services, Inc. (AFS) provides therapeutic foster care, short-term emergency foster care and adoption services for abused, neglected and developmentally disabled children in the Bay Area. AFS, a not-for-profit corporation, is licensed by the State of California as a Foster Family Agency and as an Adoption Agency.



650-866-4080 •

Our vision is to take collective action to support communities and families as they love and care for children. Our statewide network of services have touched the lives of over ten thousand families and children since our founding. This vision is realized through over 35 programs, more than 30 years of experience, and services in six areas of expertise – Family Services, Adoption, Foster Care, Education, Afterschool Programs and Community Collaboration.


Bay Area Homes for Kids

415-392-5437 •

The mission of Bay Area Homes for Kids is to recruit foster and adoptive parents for children in three Bay Area counties — Alameda, Contra Costa, and San Mateo. Bay Area Homes for Kids accomplishes this goal through a series of of TV segments broadcast on CBS 5, a phone referral service, and a Web site focused on foster care and adoption.


A Better Way Foster Care

510-601-0203 •

Our mission is to provide a nurturing environment and to make a positive difference in the lives of children we serve, and to help them become healthy, confident, and productive individuals. To accomplish this mission, we help children find their full potential through an array of foster care, adoptive, therapeutic and educational services.


Family Builders

510-272-0204 •

Family Builders offers different programs for fostering, adoption, and other forms of permanency for those families who are ready to meet the needs of children and older youth waiting in the foster care system.


Independent Adoption Center

925-827-2229 •

The mission of the Independent Adoption Center (IAC) is to provide open adoption placement and counseling to birth and adoptive families to ensure that every child grows up feeling loved and supported.


PACT: An Adoption Alliance

510-243-9460 •

Pact is a non-profit organization whose mission is to serve adopted children of color. In every case, the child is always our primary client. In order to best serve children's needs, we provide not only adoptive placement but lifelong education, support, and community for adoptees and their families on issues of adoption and race.


Seneca Center

510-495-9289 •

Seneca Center, a non-profit foster family agency, welcomes LGBT families who have room in their hearts and homes to parent at-risk youth ages 6-18. As a Seneca Center foster parent, you’ll receive a tax free stipend of $2,100 per month, along with extensive support services from each child’s clinical team. Contact Seneca Center to discover how you can make a tremendous difference for youth in our community – one child at a time!


Fertility & Reproductive Services


California Cryobank

866-927-9622 •

An industry leader for 30 years, California Cryobank combines the world's most comprehensive selection of stringently screened sperm donors with extensive quality control, a highly trained staff, and valuable post-conception services to offer the most complete sperm banking experience available.


Fertility SOURCE Companies

877.375.8888 •

We are the largest egg donor & surrogacy agency operating on a national level in the United States. Our commitment is to provide the most compassionate and skilled care to couples seeking third-party assisted reproduction services.


Growing Generations (Los Angeles)

323-965-7500 •

Ground-breaking from the start, Growing Generations was the first surrogacy agency dedicated to serving the gay and lesbian community and the only agency to offer online donor videos. Over the last decade, Growing Generations has continued its work with all family types, regardless of marital status or sexual orientation.


Laurel Fertility Care

888-442-3888 •

We offer only the latest assisted reproductive technologies (ART) supported by our nationally accredited embryology laboratory, resulting in excellent success rates. In addition, we provide both male and female fertility solutions, reproductive surgery and specialize in challenges such as PCOS, endometriosis, tubal infertility, and diminished ovarian reserve.


LGBTQ Perinatal Wellness Associates of the Bay Area

We are a group of exceptionally skillful, highly qualified, LGBTQ perinatal and family wellness practitioners. We are passionately dedicated to supporting your growing family's needs from preconception preparation through childbirth to early parenthood and beyond.


Maia Midwifery & Fertility Services

70% of the families we work with are queer. We are comfortable and familiar working with all families: lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, polyamorous, group families, etc. Having worked with more than 2,000 queer families around childbearing and parenting we are singularly positioned to help queer families with our culturally specific issues.


Pacific Fertility Center

415-834-3000 •

Located in the Northern California’s San Francisco Bay Area, Pacific Fertility Center is a leading infertility clinic specializing in ICSI, IVF - in vitro fertilization, PGD - preimplantation genetic diagnosis, egg donation and embryo freezing and other advanced female and male infertility treatments.  


Pacific Reproductive Services

1-888-469-5800 •

We're very proud that for over 20 years, our fertility center and sperm bank has been a leader in helping women achieve their dreams of motherhood, regardless of their sexual orientation or marital status.


The Sperm Bank of California

510-841-1858 •

The Sperm Bank of California (TSBC) is the first and only sperm bank in the United States to operate as a nonprofit organization. Our mission is to provide services, information, and resources to all individuals and families who choose to create or expand their families through donor insemination and sperm storage.


UCSF Center for Reproductive Health

415-464-8688 •


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