seminars

Men Having Babies West - LA 2013
Surrogacy Seminar and Gay Parenting Expo

The first ever West Coast Surrogacy Seminar and Gay Parenting Expo took place May 5, 2013, at the L.A. Gay and Lesbian Center’s Village at Ed Gould Plaza. The groundbreaking event, designed to provide the most up-to-date information to gay prospective surrogacy parents, featured 20 American and international surrogacy agencies and clinics; personal stories of surrogates and dads who have gone through the surrogacy process themselves; and panel discussions featuring legal and medical experts, a special panel on parenting for HIV positive men, and information on both independent and agency-guided surrogacy. Twenty-four breakout sessions and an expo allowed prospective parents to become more familiar with exhibiting agencies and clinics, as well as supportive community organizations. As it is our custom, proceeds from sponsorship and exhibiting fees benefited our Gay Parenting Financial Assistance Fund.
  • See below for the original event program.
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Exhibiting sponsors

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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
Twenty Gay Parenting Services Exhibitors
Twenty four "meet the sponsor" breakout sessions

MHB's Surrogacy Seminar and Gay Parenting Expo Coming to Los Angeles for the First Time May 5, 2013!


We are proud to announce that the first ever West Coast Surrogacy Seminar and Gay Parenting Expo is scheduled to get underway May 5 at the L.A. Gay and Lesbian Center’s Village at Ed Gould Plaza. The program we developed for LA will be similar to the latest format we had in NY, for which we received very positive feedback from prospective parents and exhibitors alike.

The groundbreaking event, designed to provide the most up-to-date information to gay prospective surrogacy parents, will feature 20 American and international surrogacy agencies and clinics; personal stories of dads who have gone through the surrogacy process themselves; and panel discussions featuring legal and medical experts, surrogates and egg donors, and information on both independent and agency-guided surrogacy. Twenty-four breakout sessions and an expo will allow prospective parents to become more familiar with exhibiting agencies and clinics, as well as supportive community organizations.

As in our previous conferences since we incorporated as a nonprofit organization, proceeds from sponsorship and exhibiting fees will benefit our Gay Parenting Financial Assistance Fund. Prospective parents from California and seminar attendees from other areas will be able to apply for financial assistance grants during the conference and even meet with MHB representatives for initial evaluation interviews.

Note: while the event is directed at gay prospective parents, the information will benefit anyone interested in becoming a parent through surrogacy.

Admission is free, but an RSVP is recommended to save time at check-in and to get updates on the fund application process, speakers, sponsors and breakout sessions as we add them.

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When...
The LA Men Having Babies Seminar and Expo will take place May 5, 2013, 10:00 AM - 6:30 PM. See program below for more information.
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Where...
The conference will take place at the L.A. Gay and Lesbian Center’s Village at Ed Gould Plaza, 1125 N McCadden Place Los Angeles, CA 90038-1212.
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Registration...
Admission is free. Advanced registration is highly recommended.

Supportive community organizations

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