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Men Having Babies joined leading Dallas LGBT organizations to bring its surrogacy parenting conference to prospective gay dads across the South!

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The first Men Having Babies South Surrogacy Seminar & Gay Parenting Expo took place in Dallas on Father’s Day, June 19, 2016.
For this event, MHB partnered with the Dallas Voice and several leading LGBT groups from Texas, who provided outstanding support in order to accommodate 25 Gay Parenting Expo exhibitors, and more than 150 parents, prospects, and professionals that attended
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The June 19th event was based on the successful model of programs Men Having Babies has already organized in NYC, LA, San Francisco, Chicago, Brussels and Tel Aviv. It brought together under one roof community activists, experts, parents and surrogates who will share their experiences. The large event hall at the Wyndham Dallas Suites - Park Central was filled to capacity with prospective parents from all over Texas, as well as Florida, Oklahoma, Louisiana, Utah, Nevada and California.
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Tenth annual Men Having Babies Conference highlights: heartwarming personal stories of teens born via surrogacy and a spirited discussion of the future of surrogacy in New York State

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On November 2, 2014, Men Having Babies (MHB), the world’s only nonprofit dedicated to providing educational and financial support to current and future gay parents via surrogacy, held its largest conference ever. Hosted and co-sponsored by the JCC Manhattan, more than 250 current and future parents, surrogates, doctors, lawyers and surrogacy professionals participated in a day filled with in panels, workshops and a fair with over 30 organizations from the USA and beyond.
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Men having Babies joined leading Chicago LGBT organizations to bring its surrogacy parenting conference to prospective Midwestern gay dads!

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The first Midwestern Men Having Babies Surrogacy Seminar and Gay Parenting Expo was held in downtown Chicago on September 13, 2014. For this event, Men Having Babies partnered with the Center on Halsted and the Howard Brown Health Center, two local community partners, who both provided outstanding hospitality and support in order to accommodate over 15 Gay Parenting Expo exhibitors, and the 150 parents, prospects, and professional that attended Read More...

Eight annual NY Men Having Babies Surrogacy Seminar and Expo is September 22, 2012

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We are proud to announce the eight annual New York Men Having Babies Seminar!  This year's event is going to be our first as an independent nonprofit organization, and proceeds will benefit our new surrogacy financial assistance fund. It will also feature an expanded day-long format, including several new sponsors and breakout sessions. Read More...

Fertility Authority features our network in a report titled "Gay Parenting Information Sources Growing"

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The major portal Fertility Authority published a story on the way prospective gay parents deal with the logistical, legal, practical and emotional questions they face in their surrogacy journeys. It deals with how concerns tend to differ for American versus European prospective parents, and the resources available to deal with what may seem as an overwhelming process. The article mentions our workshops and seminars, including the upcoming European Men Having Babies seminar this April in Barcelona. Read More...

Update: second parent adoption tax credit

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In our recent meeting some questions were asked about the amount and terms of the adoption tax credit LGBT parents can receive in the 2011 and 2012 tax years. We asked attorney Melissa Brisman to provide clarifications. It appears that in the 2012 tax year the amount is slightly lower and cannot be used to get a refund if you do not owe taxes, but for the first time the credit can be carried forward for additional 5 years. Read More...