Radio announcer Joel Legendre has confirmed that government-paid in vitro fertilization will allow him and his partner to become parents via a surrogate mother this summer.
This is a first for gay men in Quebec, who previously did not have access to the provincial program which helps couples dealing with fertility problems.
Legendre and his partner submitted their request to the previous Parti Quebecois government and it was accepted.
The surrogate is carrying twins conceived with donated eggs. As per Quebec law, she will not be paid for her surrogate services.
A law expert is predicting that Legendre and his partner may have trouble registering themselves as the legal fathers of the twins. They'll have to go through the adoption process after the surrogate consents to it.