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GWK Academy

We help gay & queer people become dads

We believe every gay and queer person should have the opportunity to build the family of their dreams.

GWK Academy offers community, inspiration, education, resources, and discounts to guide and support you throughout your surrogacy, adoption or foster journey.

Join our rapidly growing community of dads-to-be!

GWK Academy Includes

Coaching & Connections

Meet with gay dad mentors, connect with trusted family-building partners, and access private coaching.

Workshops & Events

Monthly virtual drop-in groups connect you with others going through similar journeys, and member-only workshops provide even more value.

Community

Connect with other dads & dads-to-be who have either recently completed their journey or are on their way to becoming parents.

Education & Resources

We break down your journey in easy-to-digest lessons that you can refer back to again and again. Think of GWK Academy as your trusted guide preparing you for everything you need to know before you even get started.

Discounts & Special Offers

Our Surrogacy & IVF family-building partners offer exclusive savings and special discounts.

Join our community of dads-to-be now!

Joining GWK Academy is quick and easy — create your account to get full access to all of the benefits such as educational resources, coaching, workshops and discounts from our family-building partners.

Choose Your Membership

Flexible pricing — all options provide access to the GWK Academy community and all resources.

MONTHLY
MEMBERSHIP

Pay Monthly
$ 5
99
Monthly
  • Full access to GWK Academy

ANNUAL
MEMBERSHIP

Pay Yearly
$ 49
99
Annual
  • Full access to GWK Academy
SAVE 36%

LIFETIME MEMBERSHIP

Pay Once
$ 99
99
One-time payment
  • Full Access to GWK Academy
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Let us help you become a dad!

We created GWK Academy to ensure you are fully-prepared for every step of your journey to parenthood, giving you the knowledge to face each decision with confidence, and the fortitude to successfully navigate past disappointing setbacks or unforeseen challenges.

Creating your family will be one of the most important achievements of your life…do not go it alone! 

Surrogacy & IVF, Adoption and Foster

GWK Academy members get full access to our educational resources on everything involved in a gay surrogacy, adoption, or foster-adopt journey.

Surrogacy & IVF

With GWK Academy’s Surrogacy & IVF resources you’ll learn

✔ All that is involved in a gay US-based surrogacy journey

✔ An understanding of the typical costs of a surrogacy journey and how to afford it

How long a surrogacy journey can take and what can impact a typical timeline

✔ What you need to know about finding a surrogate and egg donor

✔ Who are the essential family-building partners for every surrogacy journey and how to choose the right ones.

✔ Supplemental Legal and Insurance Guides

Frequently asked questions answered by trusted doctors and agency experts

✔ And much more…

Adoption & Foster Care

With GWK Academy’s Adoption & Foster-Adopt resources you’ll learn

✔ All that is involved in a US-based gay adoption and/or foster care journey

✔ An understanding of the typical costs of an adoption / foster journey and how to afford it

✔ How to mentally prepare for an adoption or foster journey

✔ All about the different adoption paths available to gay and queer dads-to-be

✔ How to choose your LGBTQ+ affirming family-building partners

✔ How to prepare for the home study

✔ What the matching process can look like for infant adoption

✔ And much more…

Hey,
I'm Brian

My husband and I created our family in the late aughts through adoption and surrogacy. The lack of resources available then was disheartening and problematic. Ironically, today there is an over-abundance of information, but you’ll spend hours searching the web and you’ll have to figure out which content is trusted and inclusive. That’s why we created GWK Academy. Let us put our years of experience and industry relationships to work for you!

— Brian Rosenberg (dad of three), Founder & Head Coach at GWK Academy

Get Access to Private Coaching

Whether you appreciate personalized support, you’re feeling frustrated or overwhelmed, or you want help identifying family-building partners, we’ve got you covered. Sign-up for a video coaching call with Brian, GWK Academy’s Head Coach.

1-on-1 Coaching

With GWK Academy’s Coaching you’ll recieve

✔ An individual, one-on-one 30-minute video session.

✔ The ability to get all your questions answered.

✔  Suggestions for saving money, finding grant money, and setting up your journey to meet your budget.

✔ Unlimited email support for the duration of your family-building journey

✔ Personalized suggestions to vetted surrogacy and adoption family-building partners

Our Exclusive Network of Family-Building Partners

Testimonials from GWK Academy Enrollees

20+ ★★★★★ reviews

FAQs - For Those Just Getting Started

Fatherhood is likely several years away for me, maybe 3-5 years. When should I start thinking about how I’m going to become a dad?

For gay and queer men, it takes lots of planning and time to become a parent…typically between 2-3 years. Something we hear time and time again from dads who’ve gone through the process is that it’s never too early to start researching! How about signing-up for GWK Academy now and then you will have an informed decision about all that’s involved in how long it will take you to achieve your dreams of parenthood.

What are the different paths to fatherhood available for most gay or queer men?

Gay and queer men living in the U.S. and Canada have two options for family-building: to become biological parents via surrogacy & IVF, or to become adoptive parents to newborns or any aged child from the foster system. Openly gay and queer men are also able to adopt internationally from Columbia and South America, and  this typically involves adopting a child between the ages of two and ten years.

How can I get more information on gay adoption or gay surrogacy?

You can download our free “Path Comparison Guide” for an overview of each path, the costs involved, and typical timelines.

What if I am unable to decide which path to fatherhood to choose?

Do not worry, this is not always an easy decision to make. If you’re still not sure which path to follow, schedule a 30-minute coaching call with GWK Academy head coach Brian. Please note that each call is just $75.

I'm interested in multiple paths?

Not a problem. With GWK Academy, you have the option to select just one course or both. No doubt after a careful review of all that's involved in both adoption / foster-adopt AND surrogacy, you will be able to choose the one that's best for your family.

FAQs - For Those Who Have Already Chosen Their Path to Fatherhood

How does GWK Academy work?

For a one-time fee of just $99, you can purchase our Surrogacy & IVF course OR our Adoption / Foster-Adopt course. We then suggest you make your way through each lesson, and in the order in which they are presented. After you make it through all the lessons, we encourage you to connect with one of our Gay Dad Mentors or vetted family-building partners. (Those enrolled in our Surrogacy & IVF course also have access to our supplemental Surrogacy & IVF Legal and Insurance Guides.)

I appreciate the self-guided platform, but becoming a dad is going to be one of the most important achievements of my life. I’m feeling overwhelmed…what should I do?

Totally understand this, and it is exactly why GWK Academy head coach Brian is available for private coaching calls for just $75 per 30 minutes. Feel free to use this link to schedule your call. We can almost guarantee that just one call with Brian will leave you feeling more in control and less overwhelmed.

I’ve already started my journey, should I still consider GWK Academy?

Depending on how far along you are, you could likely still get considerable value from GWK Academy. If you’re pursuing surrogacy, you might still be able to take advantage of the discounts we offer from trusted family-building partners. Schedule a free 15-minute call with GWK Academy head coach Brian to learn more.

Any other advice you want to share?

So glad you asked, as we do indeed. In order to make the most of GWK Academy, we strongly encourage you to get through each of the lessons in your course without any external distractions. In other words, until you have finished:

  • Stay away from Google
  • Take what you hear from friends and family with a grain of salt - everyone’s journey is different
  • Do not schedule calls with prospective family-building partners

Why? Because we want to ensure you have a strong understanding of all that’s involved in your chosen path to fatherhood, so you can feel informed and confident. This will minimize any unnecessary rabbit holes on Google or getting confused by well-meaning (but possibly misinformed) friends or family members, and making sure you are talking to the best family-building partners for your journey.

Ready to take the first step? Join now!

We help gay & queer men become dads

We believe that every LGBTQ+ individual and couple deserves the opportunity to build the family of their dreams.

Our courses will take you through everything you need to know about becoming a parent through surrogacy or adoption/foster-care. 

Hey,
I'm Brian

My husband and I created our family in the late aughts through adoption and surrogacy. The lack of resources available then was disheartening and problematic. Ironically, today there is an over-abundance of information, but you’ll spend hours searching the web and you’ll have to figure out which content is trusted and inclusive. That’s why we created GWK Academy. Let us put our years of experience and industry relationships to work for you!

— Brian Rosenberg (dad of three), Founder & Head Coach at GWK Academy

We help gay & queer men become dads

Our courses will take you through everything you need to know about becoming a dad through surrogacy or adoption/foster-care. 

Hey,
I'm Brian

My husband and I created our family in the late aughts through adoption and surrogacy. The lack of resources available then was disheartening and problematic. Ironically, today there is an over-abundance of information, but you’ll spend hours searching the web and you’ll have to figure out which content is trusted and inclusive. That’s why we created GWK Academy. Let us put our years of experience and industry relationships to work for you!

— Brian Rosenberg (dad of three), Founder & Head Coach at GWK Academy

Hey,
I'm Brian

My husband and I created our family in the late aughts through adoption and surrogacy. The lack of resources available then was disheartening and problematic. Ironically, today there is an over-abundance of information, but you’ll spend hours searching the web and you’ll have to figure out which content is trusted and inclusive. That’s why we created GWK Academy. Let us put our years of experience and industry relationships to work for you!

— Brian Rosenberg (dad of three), Founder & Head Coach at GWK Academy

Choose Your Course

Whether you’re just getting started or you’ve already begun your journey, our courses are designed to meet you where you are and support you throughout the rest of your journey.

Surrogacy & IVF Course – $̶9̶9̶ Now $45

(discount ends March 31st)

With GWK Academy’s Surrogacy & IVF Course you’ll learn

✔ All that is involved in a gay US-based surrogacy journey

✔ An understanding of the typical costs of a surrogacy journey and how to afford it

How long a surrogacy journey can take and what can impact a typical timeline

✔ What you need to know about finding a surrogate and egg donor

✔ Who are the essential family-building partners for every surrogacy journey and how to choose the right ones.

✔ Supplemental Legal and Insurance Guides

Frequently asked questions answered by trusted doctors and agency experts

✔ And much more…

Adoption & Foster Care Course – $̶9̶9̶ Now $45

(discount ends March 31st)

With GWK Academy’s Surrogacy & IVF Course you’ll learn

✔ All that is involved in a US-based gay adoption and/or foster care journey

✔ An understanding of the typical costs of an adoption / foster journey and how to afford it

✔ How to mentally prepare for an adoption or foster journey

✔ All about the different adoption paths available to gay and queer dads-to-be

✔ How to choose your LGBTQ+ affirming family-building partners

✔ How to prepare for the home study

✔ What the matching process can look like for infant adoption

✔ And much more…

Choose Your Course

Whether you’re just getting started or you’ve already begun your journey, our courses are designed to meet you where you are and support you throughout the rest of your journey.

Surrogacy & IVF Course – $̶9̶9̶ Now $45

(discount ends March 31st)

With GWK Academy’s Surrogacy & IVF Course you’ll learn

✔ All that is involved in a gay US-based surrogacy journey

✔ An understanding of the typical costs of a surrogacy journey and how to afford it

How long a surrogacy journey can take and what can impact a typical timeline

✔ What you need to know about finding a surrogate and egg donor

✔ Who are the essential family-building partners for every surrogacy journey and how to choose the right ones.

✔ Supplemental Legal and Insurance Guides

Frequently asked questions answered by trusted doctors and agency experts

✔ And much more…

Adoption & Foster Care Course – $̶9̶9̶ Now $45

(discount ends March 31st)

With GWK Academy’s Surrogacy & IVF Course you’ll learn

✔ All that is involved in a US-based gay adoption and/or foster care journey

✔ An understanding of the typical costs of an adoption / foster journey and how to afford it

✔ How to mentally prepare for an adoption or foster journey

✔ All about the different adoption paths available to gay and queer dads-to-be

✔ How to choose your LGBTQ+ affirming family-building partners

✔ How to prepare for the home study

✔ What the matching process can look like for infant adoption

✔ And much more…

Coaching Support is Available!

Whether you appreciate personalized support, you’re feeling frustrated or overwhelmed, or you want help identifying family-building partners, we’ve got you covered. Sign-up for a video coaching call with Brian, GWK Academy’s Head Coach.

1-on-1 Coaching

With GWK Academy’s Coaching you’ll recieve

✔ An individual, one-on-one 30-minute video session.

✔ The ability to get all your questions answered.

✔  Suggestions for saving money, finding grant money, and setting up your journey to meet your budget.

✔ Unlimited email support for the duration of your family-building journey

✔ Personalized suggestions to vetted surrogacy and adoption family-building partners

Each coaching session costs $75 USD. 

Coaching Support is Available!

Whether you appreciate personalized support, you’re feeling frustrated or overwhelmed, or you want help identifying family-building partners, we’ve got you covered. Sign-up for a video coaching call with Brian, GWK Academy’s Head Coach.

1-on-1 Coaching

With GWK Academy’s Coaching you’ll recieve

✔ An individual, one-on-one 30-minute video session.

✔ The ability to get all your questions answered.

✔  Suggestions for saving money, finding grant money, and setting up your journey to meet your budget.

✔ Unlimited email support for the duration of your family-building journey

✔ Personalized suggestions to vetted surrogacy and adoption family-building partners

Each coaching session costs $75 USD. 

Our Exclusive Network of Family-Building Partners

Testimonials from GWK Academy Enrollees

20+ ★★★★★ reviews

FAQs - For Those Just Getting Started

Fatherhood is likely several years away for me, maybe 3-5 years. When should I start thinking about how I’m going to become a dad?

For gay and queer men, it takes lots of planning and time to become a parent…typically between 2-3 years. Something we hear time and time again from dads who’ve gone through the process is that it’s never too early to start researching! How about signing-up for GWK Academy now and then you will have an informed decision about all that’s involved in how long it will take you to achieve your dreams of parenthood.

What are the different paths to fatherhood available for most gay or queer men?

Gay and queer men living in the U.S. and Canada have two options for family-building: to become biological parents via surrogacy & IVF, or to become adoptive parents to newborns or any aged child from the foster system. Openly gay and queer men are also able to adopt internationally from Columbia and South America, and  this typically involves adopting a child between the ages of two and ten years.

How can I get more information on gay adoption or gay surrogacy?

You can download our free “Path Comparison Guide” for an overview of each path, the costs involved, and typical timelines.

What if I am unable to decide which path to fatherhood to choose?

Do not worry, this is not always an easy decision to make. If you’re still not sure which path to follow, schedule a 30-minute coaching call with GWK Academy head coach Brian. Please note that each call is just $75.

I'm interested in multiple paths?

Not a problem. With GWK Academy, you have the option to select just one course or both. No doubt after a careful review of all that's involved in both adoption / foster-adopt AND surrogacy, you will be able to choose the one that's best for your family.

FAQs - For Those Who Have Already Chosen Their Path to Fatherhood

How does GWK Academy work?

For a one-time fee of just $99, you can purchase our Surrogacy & IVF course OR our Adoption / Foster-Adopt course. We then suggest you make your way through each lesson, and in the order in which they are presented. After you make it through all the lessons, we encourage you to connect with one of our Gay Dad Mentors or vetted family-building partners. (Those enrolled in our Surrogacy & IVF course also have access to our supplemental Surrogacy & IVF Legal and Insurance Guides.)

Can I talk with someone before purchasing GWK Academy?

Sure, you can schedule a free 15-minute call with GWK Academy head coach Brian who will be happy to answer any specific questions you have or to walk you through everything you’ll get from GWK Academy.

I appreciate the self-guided platform, but becoming a dad is going to be one of the most important achievements of my life. I’m feeling overwhelmed…what should I do?

Totally understand this, and it is exactly why GWK Academy head coach Brian is available for private coaching calls for just $75 per 30 minutes. Feel free to use this link to schedule your call. We can almost guarantee that just one call with Brian will leave you feeling more in control and less overwhelmed.

I’ve already started my journey, should I still consider GWK Academy?

Depending on how far along you are, you could likely still get considerable value from GWK Academy. If you’re pursuing surrogacy, you might still be able to take advantage of the discounts we offer from trusted family-building partners. Schedule a free 15-minute call with GWK Academy head coach Brian to learn more.

Any other advice you want to share?

So glad you asked, as we do indeed. In order to make the most of GWK Academy, we strongly encourage you to get through each of the lessons in your course without any external distractions. In other words, until you have finished:

  • Stay away from Google
  • Take what you hear from friends and family with a grain of salt - everyone’s journey is different
  • Do not schedule calls with prospective family-building partners

Why? Because we want to ensure you have a strong understanding of all that’s involved in your chosen path to fatherhood, so you can feel informed and confident. This will minimize any unnecessary rabbit holes on Google or getting confused by well-meaning (but possibly misinformed) friends or family members, and making sure you are talking to the best family-building partners for your journey.

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