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Helping Conceive: Single Men

Having A Baby As A Single Man

It’s a common misconception that only women experience feelings of their “biological clock ticking.” Many single men feel the urge to start families and turn to fertility treatments to make it happen. Our experienced fertility doctors in Raleigh help single men become fathers every day.

Single men can have a genetic child through surrogacy or a gestational carrier with egg donation. In the event that you face a fertility challenge, you also have the option of selecting a sperm donor. As one of the best fertility clinics in Raleigh, our fertility team is here to help you find the right fertility treatment path to building your family.

Becoming a Dad

Let’s take an in-depth look at these genetic paths to single fatherhood.


Selecting a surrogate to have your child is a viable option for many single men. A surrogate pregnancy means the surrogate will be the biological mother to the child. Surrogate pregnancies occur through advanced fertility treatments such as artificial insemination, also known as IUI.

Surrogate mothers are between the ages of 21-35, have had a successful pregnancy and are raising at least one genetic child. Your surrogate mother could be a close friend, family member, or a surrogate found through an agency.

Gestational Carrier

A gestational carrier is very similar to a surrogate mother except that the child is not genetically related to the woman carrying the pregnancy. If you choose to have a child via a gestational carrier, you’ll need to select an egg donor.

Gestational carriers are generally between the ages of 21-35, have had at least one successful pregnancy, are non-smokers, and do not have any medical conditions that could interfere with the pregnancy.

Egg Donation

The journey of becoming a father starts with finding an egg donor. When selecting your egg donor, you’ll be asked to consider a few things about the donor, such as chances of successful implantation, genetic history of the donor, age, proven fertility, height, hair and eye color, educational background, and more.

Egg donors are typically between the ages of 21-31. Each donor completes a medical questionnaire, physical exam, infectious disease, and genetic testing and undergoes psychological testing.

Choosing a donor can be overwhelming. However, our fertility doctors in Raleigh are here to support you in determining which factors are most important when selecting your donor.

Building Your Family and Making Decisions

Starting a family is a life-changing decision that involves making several important decisions. Understanding all your options and identifying the right fertility treatment path is essential to your journey to building a family. As you continue to chart your course, our team of experts is here to help you get all your questions answered so that you can find the right path to fatherhood.

Schedule a convenient preconception counseling session with one of our experienced fertility doctors in Raleigh for the opportunity to speak with a fertility doctor directly.

Atlantic Reproductive provides fertility treatment, testing, and more to patients in Raleigh, Cary, Durham, Fayetteville, Chapel Hill, and beyond from our office in Brier Creek. Contact us today to schedule a consultation.

Helping You Conceive

Helping Your Conceive: Heterosexual Couples

Heterosexual Couples

If you and your partner have been trying to conceive for more than 12 months and have not achieved a viable pregnancy, you’ve naturally begun to wonder about infertility. We are here to help.

Helping Conceive: Same-Sex Couples

Same-Sex Couples

Through long-established fertility treatments, there are many pathways to building a family as a same-sex couple. Our experienced fertility doctors are here to help you chart your course.

Helping Conceive: Single Women

Single Women

Deciding to have a baby as a single woman is a life-changing decision. We understand your decision to have a child and will partner with you to determine the fertility path that meets your family goals and honors your values.

Helping Conceive: Single Men

Single Men

Just like women, men experience feelings of their “biological clock ticking.” Many single men feel the urge to start families and turn to fertility treatments to make it happen. Let’s chart your course together.

Helping Conceive: Transgender

Transgender Couples

As you consider transition, it is important to plan ahead if you’d like to have biological children. If having children before beginning your transition is not possible, you have options that can preserve your fertility. Let’s chart your course together.

Known Genetic Diseases

Known Genetic Diseases

One in six couples will experience a genetic disease or defect that could be passed onto an unborn child. This unique circumstance requires guidance and support. Don’t chart your course alone; we are here to help.

Advanced Maternal Age

Advanced Maternal Age

Are you 35 years old or older and ready to start your family or wish to extend your family? While being 35 years of age or older is considered an advanced maternal age, many other factors can influence your fertility health.