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Men Having Babies' Tel Aviv Conference Makes History

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Men Having Babies' Fourth Tel Aviv Surrogacy and Fertility Conference, held March 10-11, 2016, was a new highpoint for the organization. It was not just our best-attended Israeli event yet, attracting both gay and straight Israeli intended parents, but was also highly significant in promoting public discourse and awareness about the topic in the country.

The conference was marked by the unprecedented participation of WIZO, the largest provider of social services for women, children and youth in Israel. WIZO joined our coalition of partners with the goal of bringing added awareness to the social and ethical aspects of the surrogacy process. Together with our other partners, CHEN L'pinyon and the Israeli Gay Fathers' Association, they helped stage Men Having Babies' biggest conference yet, including almost 500 intended parents, speakers, researchers and other professionals.
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Brussels conference offers European gay men hope of parenting through surrogacy and adoption in the USA and Canada

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The “Parenting Options for European Gay Men” conference, hosted by the NY based organization “Men Having Babies”, attracted more than 200 prospective gay fathers from 10 countries, and also garnered intense media attention. The conference served to raise awareness of limited domestic parenting options for European gay men, amid increasing political debates across Belgium, France, and the Netherlands regarding surrogacy and assisted reproduction legislation.
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MHB's Brussels conference attracts unprecedented media attention, sparking debate about surrogacy and gay parenting

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Our “Parenting Options for European Gay Men” conference held in Brussels May 2-3 attracted more than 200 prospective gay dads from 10 countries, and intense media attention. This came amid increasing political debates across Belgium, France, and the Netherlands regarding surrogacy and assisted reproduction legislation. While criticism came from both the right and left sides of the political spectrum, we had our say through numerous interviews with our board members, the surrogates who came with us form the USA, European parents and conference attendees. Read More...

Three European universities looking for gay surrogacy dads for a New Parents Study

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As previously reported, new surrogacy dads are now wanted for an unprecedented study of new parents in the UK, France, and the Netherlands. The 3 year study will focus on male couples who became parents through surrogacy, compared with groups made of heterosexual surrogacy parents and lesbian headed families who were aided by donor insemination. Read More...

Comedy fundraiser with Judy Gold to benefit our fund!

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Join us Monday, Oct. 1st at 7:30pm at Gotham Comedy Club, for a night of laughs to benefit our new financial assistance fund!
The event will feature popular comedian (and gay parent) Judy Gold and a lineup of top gay and gay-friendly comedians as part of the monthly benefit program at Gotham Club called "Alyse Kenny Presents...It's A Charity Thing!". Admission is only $25 or $50 for VIP Seating (2 drink min.). Advance booking is required. Past shows have sold out quickly! We highly recommend buying tix as soon as possible! Read More...

Documentary features our workshop, interview with surrogacy kids

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At the October NY Men Having Babies workshop we hosted a TV crew filming for the Portuguese “Frontline” documentary show. The show aired on November 30th, and indeed it includes a nice clip from our meeting. They show also includes a rare interview of 11 year old gestational surrogacy kids (children of Ron and Greg from our group) about their origin and family makeup. Read More...