June 15, 2015

My Two Dads: Gay Fatherhood This Father’s Day

Over 64.3 million fathers will be honored and celebrated on June 21st for their support, guidance, love, and commitment to enriching their children’s lives. In honor of this special day, we wanted to acknowledge all of the fathers out there!

We also wanted to showcase a very small, special segment of gay fathers, estimated at 1.5 - 3 million. Gay fatherhood is has grown in current times, with Fertility Centers of Illinois seeing a 25% increase in the number of gay and lesbian patients over the past few years, and the Family Law division of The American Bar Association estimating there are currently 4 million gay and lesbian parents raising 8 - 10 million children throughout the country.

We support patients of all backgrounds, and we feel grateful that we can help patients become parents. FCI has guided many gay and lesbian couples through the fertility process in an attempt to achieve their parenting dreams. To learn more about gay parenting, check out the interesting statistics below:
  • Gay and lesbian parents are raising 4% (65,500) of all adopted children in the U.S.
  • An estimated 3% (14,100) foster children are living with lesbian or gay parents within the U. S.
  • An estimated two million GLB people are interested in adopting.
  • There were an estimated 300,000 to 500,000 gay and lesbian biological parents in 1976.
On behalf of everyone here at FCI, we celebrate and honor ALL fathers for this coming Father’s Day. Thank you for all that you do! A very happy Father’s Day to all, we hope you enjoy it!

June 1, 2015

June 2015 Patient Education Events!

If you are interested in participating in any of our complimentary education sessions, you may register online by following the "LEARN MORE" links after each event.  Many events require registration & spots fill up fast -- so sign up as soon as you can!

6/3 Trying Again After A Loss | Online Webinar | 6 PM LEARN MORE

6/7 Egg Donation as Your Path to Parenthood | Glenview | 2 PM | LEARN MORE

6/9 Egg Donation: Your Journey Starts Here | Online Webinar | 5 PM | LEARN MORE

6/11 | Holistic Fertility Open House with Pulling Down the Moon | Highland Park | 9 AM | LEARN MORE

6/22 Egg Donation: Your Journey Starts Here | Online Webinar | 12 PM | LEARN MORE

6/22 How To Talk So Your Partner Will Listen & Listen So Your Partner Will Talk | Chicago | 7 PM | LEARN MORE

All FCI Patient Education Programs are open to the community. We continue to support your fertility journey by offering a selection of  complimentary patient education seminars, holistic healing seminars, and support groups. If you have any questions or comments please contact us at (877) 324-4483.