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Fourteen sponsors and 200+ attendees made MHB's 3-day conference in Israel our most successful yet!

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With the enthusiastic and hard working team of the Tel Aviv Gay center as a partner, Men Having Babies has produced its most elaborate and well attended conference yet! The three-day extended-format conference attracted about 200 intended parents from around Israel (and several couples from Italy and Germany), dozens of parents who came with their children for a surrogacy family reunion, fourteen agencies and clinics from around the world, the Tel Aviv mayor and other dignitaries, and much press attention. Proceeds from sponsorship fees will allow us to award three financial assistance grants to Israeli gay men in the coming months. 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...

Large turnout at Men Having Babies' NY expo, major donations are announced to the Financial Assistance Fund

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About 150 prospective parents attended Men Having babies’ 8th annual expo, where several large donations to the new Gay Parenting Financial Assistance Fund were announced. Additional funds are to be raised in an October 1st fundraiser featuring comedians Judy Gold and Alyse Kenny (among others), where hundreds of parents will join at the NYC Gotham Club in solidarity to help make the dream of parenthood within reach to more of their less affluent friends. 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...

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...