The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has recently published a statement saying that they support children being raised in any type of positive two-parent household, whether the parents are heterosexual, gay or lesbian, or of another orientation. The goal of the AAP is for children to have the most optimal and nurturing environment possible. They feel this can be achieved whether children are parented by married couples, nonmarried couples, relatives, or legal guardians, those of which may have any sexual orientation
There are several options for gay or lesbian couples who would like to have children. Adoption is one way, but medical technology has made it possible for same sex couples to have children that are biologically related to one of the partners. A gay couple can use a gestational carrier, also known as a surrogate, along with a donor egg to have a child. A lesbian couple can use donor sperm and one of the partners can carry the child. These options allow couples to experience pregnancy and a biological link to their children.