Your Personal Guide to Becoming a Dad

GWK Academy is the roadmap to fatherhood that every gay and queer person needs to become a dad.

Your Personal Guide to Becoming a Dad

GWK Academy is the roadmap to fatherhood that every gay and queer person needs to become a dad.

GWK Academy Combines These 4 Features

Surrogacy & Adoption Courses for Gay Men

Surrogacy & Adoption Courses for Gay Men

• Free “Find Your Path to Fatherhood” Guide

• Surrogacy & IVF Course: 14 lessons plus legal and insurance guides

• Adoption & Foster-Adopt Course: 16 lessons
GWK Academy
On-Demand Coaching

On-Demand Coaching

Unlimited access to Brian Rosenberg, GWK Founder and GWK Academy Head Coach.
Gay Dad Mentors

Gay Dad Mentors

Additional guidance from gay dads whose own recent journey matches yours.
Exclusive Network of Family-Building Partners

Exclusive Network of Family-Building Partners

All leaders in their space who share GWK's passion for LGBTQ+ family-building.

Surrogacy & IVF partners offer discounts to GWK Academy enrollees

Get Started Now!

Login or download GWK Academy to take the next step on your journey to fatherhood.

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the lessons in the Adoption/Foster module?

  • Welcome Video
  • Adoption eBook
  • Foster Care eBook
  • Adoption Overview Video
  • Fostering Older Youth Video
  • Terminology You Should Know
  • Different Adoption Paths
  • Intercountry Adoption
  • All About Open Adoption
  • Adoption Path Timelines
  • Cost of Adoption Paths
  • LGBTQ+ Affirming Partners
  • The Home Study Process
  • Match With a Birth Family
  • Finalizing Your Adoption
  • Adoption Grants

What are the guides and lessons in the Surrogacy and IVF module?

Surrogacy & IVF Lessons
  • Welcome Video
  • Surrogacy eBook
  • Surrogacy Overview Video
  • Surrogacy & IVF Timeline
  • Terminology You Should Know
  • Cost of Surrogacy & IVF
  • How to Fund Your Surrogacy Journey
  • Everything Egg Donors
  • Everything Surrogates
  • Build Your Surrogacy Team
  • Essential Questions to Ask Your Family-Building Partners
  • All About Insurance
  • Legal Introduction
  • Ask the Experts Videos
Surrogacy and IVF Legal Course
  • Meet Our Surrogacy Law Experts
  • The IVF Clinic
  • Egg Donor Agreements
  • Matching with a Surrogate
  • Surrogacy Agreement
  • Surrogacy Costs
  • Establishing Your Legal Parental Rights
  • Additional Legal Considerations
  • Surrogacy After Roe v. Wade
  • Surrogacy Insurance Course
Welcome to the Surrogacy Insurance Course
  • Egg Donor Complications Insurance
  • Surrogate IVF Complications Insurance
  • Surrogate Life Insurance
  • Surrogate Disability Insurance
  • Surrogacy Maternity Insurance
  • Newborn Insurance for Domestic IPs
  • Newborn Insurance for International IPs
  • About International Fertility Insurance

How do I get started?

The best way to get started is to first visit or download the app. Then go through our free "Introduction to GWK Academy" course, which will give you a general overview of how GWK Academy works and your options to fatherhood: Adoption / Foster-Adopt OR Surrogacy.

How am I supposed to know which path to fatherhood to choose?

Trust us...we know first-hand just how complicated it can be for gay men to have children! That's why we created GWK Academy: To educate you on your options and help you decide which path to fatherhood is best for your family!

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.

I'm already in the middle of my journey, can GWK Academy still help me?

Absolutely! Some folks sign-up to get help finding family-building partners or to get introduced to a mentor (a gay dad who has recently traveled a similar path to fatherhood), or even just to use us as a sounding board. We are here to help, wherever you are along your journey.

Is GWK Academy available as an App?

Yes! GWK Academy can be downloaded on the Apple App Store and Google Play Store. After downloading, use the same login details to pick up exactly where you left off.