What If My Partner & I Both Want To Be Biological Dads?


What If Both Partners Want to Be Biological Fathers?

Dr. Allison K. Rodgers, Fertility Centers of Illinois discusses the options for partners who wish to both be biologically related to their child. 

What is the process when both partners want to be biological fathers?

As it might seem obvious, each embryo only needs one egg, one sperm, and a uterus to grow in.  If both partners have healthy sperm than what we can do is inject and fertilize half of the eggs with one partner's sperm and the other half with the other partner's sperm. This way we have embryos from one egg donation but sperm from each father. Each individual child can only come from one sperm but when looking to have multiple children, this way insures a biological connection between the children.


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