Gary and Tony, a New York gay couple together for over 20 years, came to CT Fertility in June 2008 for help in becoming parents. Fifteen months later their baby boy was born, while the entire journey was documented by a CNN crew for the prestigious In America series.
The film, which premiered in June 2010, follows the two men for 15 months as they choose a surrogate and known egg donor, and receive the medical, legal and psychological support they needed to have their own biological child. Detailed scenes at CT Fertility's offices and clinic present the procedure prep, egg retrieval, interaction with egg donor and staff, consultations about the eggs and embryo status, embryo transfer, and even the moment Dr. Doyle breaks the good news about the pregnancy to the prospective parents.
Like hundreds of other couples and singles CT Fertility has helped, they chose and personally met a "known egg donor", an option which provides access to future updates of the donor's medical history, and allows the future child to benefit from the proven psychological advantages of meeting the donor and fully knowing his or her biological origin. Tony and Gary were matched with a surrogate by Circle Surrogacy who was fully screened not just for her medical suitability, but also to make sure she was legally suited to their circumstances, highly motivated, and fully supported by her husband. Both egg donor and surrogate were featured in the CNN documentary as well.