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MHB is accepting applications for the Gay Parenting Assistance Program, appoints administrative coordinator

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Men Having Babies is now accepting Stage I applications for the Gay Parenting Assistance Program (GPAP), and the organization estimates that in 2014 the program will distribute over $500,000 in cash grants and pro-bono surrogacy related services offered by more than a dozen clinics, agencies, and law firms. In the coming weeks eligible applicants will receive certificates that will provide them access to discounts of up to 40% from participating providers. They will then be invited to submit Stage II applications, and those selected will receive grants and / or matched with providers who will provide them services for free. Read More...

The 2013 NY MHB conference at the JCC in Manhattan was a great success

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The 2013 NYC Men Having Babies conference took place on October 6th, 2013, at the JCC in Manhattan, which also co-sponsored the event. The outstanding hospitality of the JCC allowed the organizers to accommodate over 30 Gay Parenting Expo exhibitors, and offer 11 hours of educational programs to the 200 parents, prospects and professionals that attended. The conference also marked the official launch of the organization’s Gay Parenting Assistance Program. Read More...

Input from dozens of agencies and clinics helps reshape our Gay Parenting Assistance Program (GPAP)!

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As we approach our first anniversary as an independent organization, we are pleased to report that our vision of bringing surrogacy within financial reach of more prospective parents is about to become a reality. With the help of a professional and input from members and partners (in interviews and a small survey we conducted in April), what we initially only envisioned as a financial aid fund started evolving into a program that will also provide eligible prospective gay parents with access to discounts and free services from our partners. Read More...

We can now receive online donations to our Financial Assistance fund!

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We would like to encourage you to think about Men Having Babies when you consider your end of the year giving! You can now make online donations to our Financial Assistance fund using PayPal or credit cards. Your donations will go towards the important goal of helping several couples become parent in 2013! We already raised around $100,000, but hope to more than double that by the summer, when we award the first grants. Read More...

Meeting April 19 discussed future of the MHB Network as nonprofit.

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On Thursday, April 19, we held a special meeting in NY to discuss the future of our Men Having Babies network. The group of volunteers who participated agreed unanimously on the following agenda:
  • We will start the process of incorporating as a nonprofit organization.
  • We will raise funds through event and website sponsorships + raise funds directly.
  • The funds will first serve to continue to develop our workshops, events and online resources.
  • We will add advocacy to promote greater understanding and acceptance of surrogacy as one of the network’s goals.
  • We will work towards establishing a fund to provide financial assistance to gay men who want to become surrogacy dads!
Read more about the meeting and next steps. And mark your calendars: next meeting to discuss the future of the organization is Wednesday, May 16, 6:30pm in NY (details soon). Read More...