Read True Stories of LGTBI+ Families
Esther and Ana
Gemma and Ariadna
Carolina and Vanesa
Sonia and Federica
Hugo Marlo performed live at the In Vitro Fertilisation Laboratory of Institut Marquès on 17 May “International Day against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia”. This concert for embryos celebrates family diversity through music. The trans singer has vitrified his eggs with Rainbow Fertility Barcelona, a project of Institut Marquès for the lgtbqi+ community, in order to be able to form a family later on.
My wife and I did our treatment with you and everything went great. We got pregnant the first time and with twins, just as we wanted. Now they are one year old. The treatment at Institut Marquès was wonderful and I have nothing but good words for you. Thank you and thank you a thousand times for helping us to have our children. A big hug.
Today, exactly one year ago, we left home for Barcelona full of hope, love, faith and even a bit of agitation. We did the embryo transfer on July 15th at 12 noon.
It was the most exciting moment of my life. I had not yet written to you personally after Dylan's birth to say THANK YOU to all of you, from the first to the last. I am doing it today, one year after the day that changed my life, our life....
It was great from start to finish. The team is fantastic, the facilities are welcoming. You feel special from the first moment.
We are very happy, we are waiting for our babies to arrive, both at the same time! We are organising ourselves very well to welcome them.
We felt welcomed, guided and understood. The whole team is friendly, attentive and very professional. They all go out of their way to make you happy. Thanks again to Dr. Garcia-Faura, for his follow up, his patience, his kindness, his skills and his professionalism. To Manuela and Carla for your kindness, your gentleness, your patience: you are great, don't change. To the lady at the reception for opening the door with a smile. To Dr. Marquès for the embryo transfer.
Follow your heart, your feelings and do not hesitate to visit the centre, to soak up the atmosphere before making your choice of clinic. For us it was and will be INSTITUT MARQUÈS.
That is the beauty of dreams, that sometimes they come true.
A year ago we embarked on our most beautiful journey and we came looking for you with the hope of taking you home with us in the midst of confusion, anxieties and fears, and above all, the strength to face this journey together, despite the thousands of obstacles that today prevent us from creating a family like any other.
Today, we know that this is a delicate path that also requires many sacrifices and we have done everything possible for you to be here with us today. I will never forget the phrase that the doctor at the clinic said to us: "Today, all future mothers are expecting". From then on, the anxiety of waiting 10 days to have the long-awaited test.
Thanks to our clinic for making our greatest wish come true. Today, more than ever, we will fight to show that the problem is not in our family, but in those who do not see it as such.