Over 64.3 million fathers will be honored and celebrated on June 21st for their support, guidance, love, and commitment to enriching their children’s lives. In honor of this special day, we wanted to acknowledge all of the fathers out there!
We also wanted to showcase a very small, special segment of gay fathers, estimated at 1.5 – 3 million. Gay fatherhood is has grown in current times, with Fertility Centers of Illinois seeing a 25% increase in the number of gay and lesbian patients over the past few years, and the Family Law division of The American Bar Association estimating there are currently 4 million gay and lesbian parents raising 8 – 10 million children throughout the country.
We support patients of all backgrounds, and we feel grateful that we can help patients become parents. FCI has guided many gay and lesbian couples through the fertility process in an attempt to achieve their parenting dreams. To learn more about gay parenting, check out the interesting statistics below:
- Gay and lesbian parents are raising 4% (65,500) of all adopted children in the U.S.
- An estimated 3% (14,100) foster children are living with lesbian or gay parents within the U. S.
- An estimated two million GLB people are interested in adopting.
- There were an estimated 300,000 to 500,000 gay and lesbian biological parents in 1976.
On behalf of everyone here at FCI, we celebrate and honor ALL fathers for this coming Father’s Day. Thank you for all that you do! A very happy Father’s Day to all, we hope you enjoy it!