Gay men also have options when it comes to becoming parents. Surrogacy is a popular choice, allowing one of the fathers to be genetically related to the child. Since the child is genetically and biologically connected to the carrier, traditional surrogacy can be risky and requires thorough legal guidance. Be prepared and always do your homework before you begin. Along with the options listed above, gay men and women also have another great option on the path to parenthood: adopting an infant or an older child. Whichever choice you make, learn all about your options here in our Topic Center on LGBT Family Building. Learning as much as possible about the different options is the first step toward starting a family. Talk to your doctor to see what options may be right for you. We are dedicated to helping you experience the joy of parenthood.