Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART) Resources

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Adoptive Families Magazine is an award-winning national adoption and family formation information source for families before, during, and after adoption.

All About Surrogacy (AAS) is a community of Surrogate Mothers, Intended Parents and Egg Donors that is built by the members, for the members.

American Academy of Assisted Reproductive Attorneys (AARTA) is an organization dedicated to the advancement of best legal practices in the area of assisted reproduction and to the protection of the interests of all parties, including the children, involved in assisted reproductive technology matters. Its members are elected by existing members. (Michele Zavos is an elected member of AARTA.)

American Fertility Association (AFA) is committed to preventing infertility whenever possible and helping individuals build families of choice, particularly when faces with infertility. They are a non-profit resource whose services include an extensive online library, monthly online webinars, telephone and in-person coaching, a resources directory, and a toll-free support line.

American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) is a nonprofit organization devoted to advancing knowledge and expertise in reproductive technologies.

Creating a Family is a nonprofit providing education, resources, and support for those touched by infertility or adoption.

Donor Conception Network is a set of resources for parents of donor conceived children and the professionals who support them.

Embryo Connection provides resources on professional, medical, legal and moral issues about embryo donations.

National Embryo Donation Center (NEDC) is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to protect the lives and dignity of human embryos by promoting, facilitating and educating about embryo donation and adoption.

National Infertility Network Exchange (NINE) is a national non-profit organization for persons and couples with impaired fertility.

Parents via Egg Donation provides useful information and guidance when using an egg donor.

The Tinina Q. Cade Foundation (TQCF) is a nonprofit organization that serves the needs of families battling infertility. The TQCF also provides financial assistance to families pursuing infertility treatment or domestic adoption.


  • The Complete Lesbian and Gay Parenting Guide, by Arlene Istar Lev
  • Donor Insemination Guide: Written By and For Lesbian Women, by Leslea Newman & Diane Souza
  • The Lesbian Parenting Book: A Guide to Creating Families and Raising Children, by Merilee D. Clunis & Dorsey G. Green
  • For Lesbian Parents: Your Guide to Having Your Family Grow Happy,Healthy and Proud, by Suzanne Johnson
  • New Essential Guide to Lesbian ConceptionPregnancy, and Birth, by The American Psychological Association Committee on Lesbian, Gay & Bisexual Concerns, Committee on Children, Youth & Families, and Committee on Women in Psychology (Available through the American Psychological Association, Washington, D.C.)
  • The Ultimate Guide To Pregnancy For Lesbians: How To Stay Sane and Care For Yourself from Preconception through Birth, by Rachel Pepper
  • The Queer Parent’s Primer: A Lesbian and Gay Families’ Guide to Navigating Through A Straight World, by Stephanie Brill


  • A Tiny Itsy Bitsy Gift of Life, an Egg Donor Story, by Carmen Martinez Javier
  • How Babies and Families are Made: There is More Than One Way, by Patricia Shaffer
  • Mommy Was Your Tummy Big?, by Carolina Nadel