The 10th Annual NY Men Having Babies -2014
Surrogacy Seminar & Gay Parenting Expo
On November 2, 2014, Men Having Babies 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 panels, workshops and a fair featuring the largest concentration of the world’s leading surrogacy agencies and fertility clinics ever assembled. In addition to providing personal and expert advice for prospective parents, the conference featured an ethical panel, a spirited discussion of the future of surrogacy in New York State, and the first ever panel of teenagers born via surrogacy to gay parents, in a partnership with Family Equality Council. The teens mesmerized and enchanted the audience as they shared with humor and maturity their feelings, experiences and stories about their unique family situation.
Expanded "how-to" parenting program
NEW: "Surrogacy 101" intro session for beginners
Parent, surrogate and egg donor testimonies
30+ Gay Parenting Services Exhibitors
Twenty-four "meet the sponsor" breakout sessions
On-site consultations available with clinics and agencies
Medical, psychological, and legal experts
NEW: panel of teen surrogacy children
Unbiased information & resources focused on surrogacy solutions
The November 2nd Men Having Babies Surrogacy Conference in NY will feature more than thirty exhibitors, an expanded day-long seminar, and a special program for surrogacy parents!
The Men Having Babies educational events are unique for offering a wealth of unbiased information and resources to empower prospective parents (gay or straight) as they navigate the surrogacy process. Following the successful format of previous conferences in NY, Los Angeles, Barcelona and Tel Aviv, the upcoming conference will bring together under one roof experts, parents, egg donors and surrogates who will share their experiences. In addition, more than thirty clinics, agencies and community organizations from across the USA and beyond will exhibit, speak, and be available for on-site consultations. As always, proceeds from sponsorship and exhibiting fees will benefit the Gay Parenting Assistance Program.
The conference is co-sponsored and hosted by the LGBTQ Department at the JCC in Manhattan. This centrally located, modern and larger JCC facility allows us to accommodate a growing number of exhibitors and prospective parents.
Some of the unique program features include:
- A "Surrogacy 101" intro session for newbies.
- On-site private consultations with clinics and surrogacy agencies.
- A special session on "Ethical Considerations in Surrogacy".
- The first ever panel of teenage surrogacy children, in cooperation with Family Equality Council's Outspoken Generation program.
November 2nd, 2014, 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM. See program below for more information.
The conference will take place at the JCC in Manhattan, 334 Amsterdam Avenue at West 76th Street, New York, NY 10023.
Admission is $10 per person in advance ($15 at the door) and will include lunch and a coffee break. We strongly encourage advance registration. This will help speed up the sign-in process and make sure we have enough food.
Supportive community organizations