Men Having Babies Florida - 2020
Surrogacy & Gay Parenting Conference

Fort Lauderdale, June 13-14, 2020

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Expanded two-day "how-to" parenting program
Parent, surrogate and egg donor testimonies
25 Gay Parenting Services Exhibitors
Twenty-four "meet the sponsor" breakout sessions
Panel on insurance and budgeting
On-site consultations available with clinics and agencies
Medical, psychological, and legal experts
Unbiased information & resources focused on surrogacy solutions

The Men Having Babies Surrogacy Conference & Expo is returning to Florida, in an extended format and larger venue!

Men Having Babies (MHB) is an international non-profit organization that has helped thousands of gay men worldwide become biological parents. On June 13-14, 2020, the organization will hold in Fort Lauderdale its third annual Florida conference for prospective gay parents from both the USA and Latin America. The conference will feature practical and personal peer advice and opportunities to meet a wide range of leading providers from the USA and Canada.

To accommodate the growing interest, the 2020 conference will be held at the spacious Westin Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort, where out of town attendees will also be able to benefit from a discounted group rate.In-depth programs will offer insights from the latest studies about contemporary gestational surrogacy, insurance, budgeting, medical and psychological aspects of surrogacy. Proceeds from sponsorship and exhibiting fees will benefit the Gay Parenting Assistance Program.

Note: while the event is organized by gay parenting organizations, non-gay prospective surrogacy parents are welcome and will no doubt highly benefit from it as well.
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June 13, 2020: 8:30-8:00 PM, June 14: 8:15 AM-1:45 PM.
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The conference will take place at The Westin Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort, 321 North Fort Lauderdale Beach Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale, FL, 33304
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The early bird cost is $35 per person (instead of $50 starting May 13th and $75 at the door) for prospective parents. This is a heavily subsidized rate and includes two meals.

We strongly encourage
advance registration - our events often sell out.
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Hotel information
Rooms at a special subsidized rate of $149 / night are available at the all-suites hotel where the conference is taking place. Note this offers expires on May 22, or when the inventory runs out.

Agenda in brief

Saturday, June 13:
  • 8:30 - 9:00am: Registration
  • 9:00 - 10:20am: Planning your parenting journey - major legal, medical and financial considerations
  • 10:20 - 10:50: Surrogacy outside the USA: Canada and other destinations
  • 10:50 - 11:10am: coffee break
  • 11:10am - 12:20pm: Picking providers, budgeting and financial assistance (GPAP)
  • 12:20 -2:00pm: Lunch (courtesy of Family Formers) and gay parenting expo (tables of surrogacy agencies, clinics, lawyers and community organizations).
  • 2:00 - 4:00pm: Breakout sessions - learn more about participating surrogacy providers
  • 3:00 - 7:00pm: Optional private consultations
  • 3:00 - 7:00pm: Legal Clinic
  • 4:00 - 5:00pm: Coffee Break & Expo
  • 5:00 - 5:45pm: Personal stories - hear from several surrogates and parents
  • 5:45 - 6:00pm: coffee break
  • 6:00 - 7:15pm: A mindful look at surrogacy - Psychological and Ethical aspects.

Special evening activities (open to the community at large)

  • 7:15 - 8:00pm: Teen Panel: Surrogacy children of gay dads share their stories - in cooperation with Family Equality Council's Outspoken Generation program
  • 8:00pm: Parents / Intended Parents’ Happy Hour
Sunday, June 14:

  • 8:15 - 9:00am: Registration
  • 9:00 - 10:30am: Expert panel: Medical aspects of surrogacy
  • 9:00 - 1:00pm: Optional private consultations
  • 10:30 - 10:45am: coffee break
  • 10:45 - 11:45am: Expert panel: Budgeting and insurance. (Sponsored by ART Risk)
  • 11:45am -12:45pm: Q&A sessions:
    • Legal experts
    • Budgeting / The Gay Parenting Assistance Program (GPAP)
  • 12:45am -1:45pm: Advice for prospective single fathers


Supportive Community & Media Organizations

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