Pride Month – Celebrating LGBTQX+ Fairfax Families
Pride Month has officially begun and can be described as the promotion of the self-affirmation, dignity, equality, and increased visibility of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people as a social group. Fairfax honors and embraces our role in building LGBTQX+ families through our LGBTQX-friendly sperm bank and sperm donors, our client sperm banking services, and through long term reproductive storage services. This month we want to celebrate our LGBTQX+ families! Below are just some of the amazing testimonials and stories from our LGBTQX Fairfax Families.
Abbie & Julia Ensign
We’re so excited to be sharing our pregnancy journey with you all. Our path to pregnancy starts at a different place than most couples- we start with picking out a donor. We’re happy to announce that thanks to Fairfax Cryobank, we’re checking that off our list!”
“My wife and I started to look into starting a family back in 2017. We didn’t even know where to begin to try and find a donor. No one compared to Fairfax once we starting exploring sites! The face match was really amazing. Our child looks like both of us!! People are constantly amazed at how much our child looks like me even though I didn’t carry. We couldn’t be happier with our choice. Thank you for helping us choose the perfect donor.”
Daisy and Taylor
“With each new chapter in our lives we learn to be thankful for different things. In the last couple of weeks Cruze has developed so much- his little personality and capabilities are really coming to life! With this, I can’t help but to think of the donor. Taylor and I tend to shy away from talking about him to others because we don’t want to take away from the fact that WE are Cruze’s parents- but the truth of the matter is, we wouldn’t have been able to do any of this without him. He donated knowing that he would help others create a family who otherwise wouldn’t have been able to. And did so, with the understanding that he would never be acknowledged. We are forever thankful ❤️ Thank you @fairfaxcryobank for enabling us to create our family!”
Talia L’s Family
“Having a family of our own was always a dream for us. Being a same-sex couple, we often worried if we could ever have a “normal” family. My wife and I would spend hours discussing when and how we were going to create our family. Once we knew that we wanted to have the experience of pregnancy we turned to the Internet to help us find the perfect donor. A quick Google search showed us dozens of possible cryobanks we could choose from. After looking at quite of few of them, it was clear that Fairfax Cryobank was far superior to any of the other possibilities. We were drawn to the seemingly limitless amount of options and how easy it was to navigate the website. Fairfax offered a comprehensive experience all while giving us the feeling that we were in control. The FaceMatch feature allowed us to choose a donor that resembled my wife so there was a chance our future children could have physical qualities of either one of us. Fairfax provided us with more genetic information and family history then we know about each other. When ordering, the representatives were our first cheerleaders. They made the process simple and exciting. We will always be grateful to Fairfax for helping us make a dream come true.
In 2015, we had the privilege of meeting up with Fairfax. They flew down to meet us and interviewed us about the IVF process and our journey as a couple. Since meeting Fairfax there have been many changes to our family. In 2016, we welcomed our son Emry to the world. He is now 3 1/2 and a new big brother! On November 22, we welcomed a twin boy and girl making us a family of five! All 3 of our children were conceived threw IVF with donor sperm from Fairfax Cryobank. I carried Emry, and my wife carried the twins, Beckett and Ainslee. All 3 of our children are biologically related to the same sperm and eggs. Our family now feels complete. We can’t thank Fairfax enough for helping us make a dream come true and for making what can be a very stressful time, simple and easy.”
To learn more about how Fairfax Cryobank support LGBTX+ families, visit our resource page here!