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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...

NY gay couple features at The Advocate in a story about the realities of The New Normal

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Rich and Steve, a gay couple who started their parenting journey at our Men Having Babies seminar, is featured by Advocate magazine in a story about the reality of using alternative reproduction by gay couples, “in light of the fact that same-sex couples starting families are headed to primetime in The New Normal, a fall sitcom from NBC based on two gay men looking to start a family with the use of a surrogate.” Read More...

New NBC sitcom "The New Normal" to follow the surrogacy journey of a gay couple.

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A new sitcom about a gay couple having a child through surrogacy, "The New Normal", will be featured on NBC next fall. According to an in depth interview with one of its stars, The New Normal will show "what kind of steps gay couples have to go through in the surrogacy process and how badly you have to want a child to go through all of that and the stress of it and the expense of it; it’s the details that I think a lot of heterosexual couples sort of can take for granted when having kids. We’ll get to show all of that process and how much love it takes to create a family..." Read More...