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Men Having Babies - Europa 2012

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Media sponsors

CT Fertility - IVF Surrogacy and Egg Donation
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Gold sponsors

CT Fertility - IVF Surrogacy and Egg Donation
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Comprehensive "how-to" parenting program
Medical, psychological, and legal experts
Parent and surrogate testimonies
Over a dozen Gay Parenting Services Exhibitors
Eight hour-long sponsored presentations

Erstes europäisches Men Having Babies Leihmutterschafts-Seminar und Expo am 29. und 30. April 2012 als Teil eines viertägigen Treffens von LGBT-Familien in Barcelona (Spanien).


Wir freuen uns, das Men Having Babies – Europa Seminar anzukünden, das zum Anlass der Zweiten Europäischen NELFA (Network of European LGBT Family Associations) Konferenz stattfindet. Das Seminar findet am 29. und 30. April als Teil der viertägigen Konferenz in Lloret de Mar in der Nähe von Barcelona (Spanien) statt, zu der zwischen 700 und 800 Personen – Eltern sowie zukünftige Eltern – erwartet werden. Seminar und Expo lehnen an ein ähnliches Programm an, das in New York seit sieben Jahren angeboten wird.

Das ausführliche Programm beinhaltet ein umfassendes Leihmutterschaftsseminar am Sonntag (29. April) und eine Ausstellung über Dienstleistungen für schwul-lesbische Eltern. Zusätzlich werden mindestens acht führende Agenturen und Kliniken aus den USA und Europa am Sonntag und Montagnachmittag einstündige Präsentationen anbieten. Themen sind unter anderem ethische Praktiken in der Leihmutterschaft, internationale Gesetzgebungen zur Leihmutterschaft, offene oder anonyme Eispenden, und mit Leihmutterschafts-Kindern über ihre Herkunft reden. Angehende Eltern und LGBT-Familien-Aktivisten erhalten ausserdem die Gelegenheit, sich während der viertägigen Konferenz beim Parenting Resources Display über verschiedene Dienstleister zu informieren.

Das Sonntags-Programm ist auch offen für angehende Eltern, die sonst nicht an der viertägigen Konferenz teilnehmen.

Am besten schliesst ihr euch uns gleich für die ganzen vier Tage an!

Das LGBT-Familientreffen in Lloret de Mar ist eine wunderbare Gelegenheit, Hunderte von Eltern und zukünftigen Eltern aus mehr als einem Dutzend Ländern kennenzulernen. Achthundert von uns werden das Resort erobern und in den Genuss eines Grossangebots an sozialen, informativen und unterhaltsamen Aktivitäten kommen, inklusive Stadtrundfahrten nach Barcelona und anderen Ausflügen.
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When...
The European LGBT Families conference will take place April 28-May 1, 2012. The main Men Having Babies program will take place on the second day of the conference, Sunday April 29. Additional presentations will also be offered on Monday, April 30.
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Where...
The conference will take place at hotel Evenia in the resort town of Lloret de Mar, just north of Barcelona.
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Registration...
You may join the conference for three or fewer nights or just come Sunday for this full day program. Even if you book accommodations and register at the Conference, you still need to register here to attend the Men Having Babies Europe surrogacy seminar and sponsored programs. There is no additional cost if you are staying at the hotel, but if you plan to only attend for the day, there will be a €25 charge.

About the Second European LGBT Families Conference

The Second European Conference on LGBT Families will combine
The European LGBT Families Conference
presentations, workshops, shared life experiences and leisure time. Our main objective is to empower social change, make our families visible, and have an impact on the media in our respective countries. We work together with other organizations and governments to address inequality suffered by LGBT families and their children and spread the achievements of LGBT rights across the continent. If you are either prospective parents or already have children, European, Canadian or American: the Barcelona LGBT Families gathering can be a terrific opportunity to meet hundreds of parents and parents-to-be from more than a dozen countries! About 800 of us will take over this resort and enjoy a balance of social, educational and fun activities, including sightseeing excursions in Barcelona and elsewhere. This all-inclusive package is also very affordable, about $400 for a family of four including all meals and excursions!

About the Network of European LGBT Families Organizations (NELFA)


The Network of European LGBT Families Associations (NELFA)
In recent years we have witnessed a growing interest in surrogacy among European gays. Around the continent there are dramatic social changes with advances in LGBT rights, visibility and social acceptance, and a growing desire to become parents. Leading and benefiting from these trends are the LGBT family associations around the continent, many of whom established in the last few years. The umbrella organization, NELFA, grew from 7 members in 2009 to 22 today. While strong organizations in places like the Netherlands, Germany, France and Spain have been around for a decade or more, and already represent tens of thousands families, many new "Rainbow Families" organizations have been created in recent years in countries such as the UK, Italy, Switzerland, Portugal and Hungary. In the first European wide conference in Paris over 500 people participated, and the event enjoyed unprecedented attention from public figures and the media.