CT Fertility In The News

Our very own Dr.  Melvin Thornton was interviewed for an article this past weekend (1/14/18) about the rise of LGBT families in Connecticut seeking family building options through surrogacy. While there is no official numbers on how many same-sex couples are having biological children, fertility clinics in Connecticut have seen an increase in gay clients in the past several years. To read about this growing trend, please click on the article below. If you like to learn more  about gay surrogacy in Connecticut,please schedule an appointment with Dr. Thornton, or call our fertility specialist at 203-373-1200.   Connecticut sees ‘gay baby boom’


Congratulations to our Dr. Thornton for receiving two prestigious recognitions from Castle Connolly:

  • Regional Top Doctor- 2017
  • Top Doctor New York Metro Area- 2017

The Art of Fertility                                                                                                                                                                                                                      This is part of a new and ongoing collaboration between The Arts Paper and the New Haven Pride Center (NHPC). Each month, they will bring you a story about how Connecticut’s institutions, lawmakers, and festivals are changing LGBTQIA life in the state and beyond. This month (and just on the heels of the city’s PRIDE weekend), they start with a look at CT Fertility, a center in Trumbull that is helping LGBT+ couples conceive statewide, nationally, and internationally.  This piece was also published in this year’s PRIDE Guide, available across town.

WorkinCT: Trumbull clinic helps families achieve their dreams
FOX61 visited CT Fertility to see patients Troy Gunther and Ali Fiedler. They knew they wanted to start a family but didn’t know how they were going to do it. They spent a year talking about it and even went to another fertility center before coming to CT Fertility.  Watch the video.


MHB – Florida/Latin America
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, June 9-10, 2018
Men Having Babies (MHB) is an international non-profit organization that has helped thousands of gay men worldwide become biological parents. On June 9-10, 2018, the organization will hold in Fort Lauderdale its first English / Spanish conference, for prospective gay parents from both the USA and Latin American. The conference will feature practical and personal peer advice and opportunities to meet a wide range of leading providers from the USA and Canada.

The LGBTQ Family Building Expo
New York, May 5, 2018
New York City-metropolitan area’s most comprehensive event for providers aiming to reach LGBT community members interested in becoming parents.  More than 200 LGBTQ prospective parents attend The Center’s Family Building Expo. At this event, devoted to helping LGBTQ people of all backgrounds achieve their dream of parenthood, community members are connected to resources across the family building spectrum with the opportunity to talk with diverse and competent providers, attend workshops and consult with lawyers and medical providers.

Families Through Surrogacy UK/Ireland                                                                                                                                                                          November 22 – November 26, 2017                                                                                                                                                                                    Seminar series for current and prospective parents and surrogates to network and learn more about options . Parent and surrogate panels a feature.

MHB – New York
November 12, 2017
The November 12th Men Having Babies Surrogacy Conference in NY will feature parenting options in the USA and Canada, several in-depth panels — including on insurance and budgeting, and the return of the popular panel of teen surrogacy children!

Family Planning through Surrogacy at The Gay Pride Center
September 25, 2017
Where everyone is celebrated for who they are. The Center is the heart and home of NYC’s LGBT community, providing programs for health, wellness and community connection.

MHB – Brussels
September 23-24, 2017                                                                                                                                                                                                           On September 23-24, 2017, the most comprehensive conference dedicated to gay men who want to have children is returning to Brussels! 

New Haven Pride
September 15, 2017
PRIDE New Haven is meant to celebrate, educate, and honor the rich culture and history of New Haven’s LGBTQ+ community. With activities that include performances by both Connecticut-based and nationally recognized artists, cultural tours, receptions, and community conversations, PRIDE New Haven brings the entire community together.

Nordic Conference 
August 12, 2017
The Nordic region’s first alternative parenting conference focused on best practice in surrogacy. Run by a committee of Swedish parents via surrogacy, sessions will cover the logistics, risks and practicalities of surrogacy in Ukraine, Greece, US and Canada for heterosexual and gay intended parents. Speakers will include parents, IVF clinics, lawyers and surrogacy agency professionals.

Triangle Community Center’s Pride in the Park 2017
June 10, 2017
Pride in the Park 2017 is Fairfield County’s LGBTQ Pride festival and is open to all. Pride in the Park is a family-friendly Pride festival that brings you internationally-known entertainers and local performers for free and live performances– past entertainers have included Raven and JuJubee, Tiffany, and Haus of Edwards.

The 30th Connecticut LGBT Film Festival
June 2- 10, 2017
The nine-day Connecticut LGBT Film Festival has been presented annually in early June since 1988. This event, Connecticut’s longest-running film festival, holds a special place in our state’s cultural landscape, bringing the community together to introduce, celebrate and rediscover the ideas and values that make the LGBT community unique.

LOFT Pride
June 3, 2017
The LOFT’s mission is to further the cause of inclusion, diversity, and pride through education, advocacy, and celebration. Join us for an all-day-long celebration of Pride, free to all!