Men Having Babies Florida / Latin America - 2019
Surrogacy & Gay Parenting Conference

Fort Lauderdale, June 8-9, 2019

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Expanded two-day ”how-to" parenting program
Parent, surrogate and egg donor testimonies
20+ Gay Parenting Services Exhibitors
Twenty-four "meet the sponsor" breakout sessions
On-site consultations available with clinics and agencies
Unbiased guidance & resources focused on surrogacy solutions
Information about available financial assistance
Discounted accommodations for out of town attendees

The Men Having Babies Surrogacy Conference & Expo is returning to Florida, featuring surrogacy parenting options in both the USA and Canada!

Men Having Babies (MHB) is an international non-profit organization that has helped thousands of gay men worldwide become biological parents. On June 8-9, 2019, the organization will hold in Fort Lauderdale its second 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.

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 8, 2019: 8:30-8:00 PM, June 9: 8:30 AM-12:45 PM. See below for more information.
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The conference will take place at the GALLERYone- A DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Hotel
2670 East Sunrise Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33304
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Admission is $25 per person in advance ($30 at the door - space permitting) and includes meals and refreshments throughout the weekend.

We strongly encourage
advance registration - our events often sell out.
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Hotel accommodations…
LIMITED number of rooms may still available at the hotel where the conference is taking place. Additional rooms are available at a nearby affordable hotel as well. See the accommodations page for more information.

Agenda in brief

(more details soon)

Saturday, June 8:
• 8:30 - 9:00am: Registration
• 9:00 - 10:30am: Planning your parenting journey - major legal, medical and financial considerations
• 10:30 - 11:00am: coffee break
• 11:00am - 12:15pm: Personal stories - hear from several surrogates and parents
• 12:15 -1:45pm: Lunch (courtesy of Creative Love Egg Donor & Surrogacy Agency) and gay parenting expo (tables of surrogacy agencies, clinics, lawyers and community organizations).
• 1:45 - 2:45pm: Picking providers, budgeting and financial assistance (GPAP)
• 2:45 - 3:00pm: Break
• 3:00 - 5:00pm: Breakout sessions - learn more about participating surrogacy providers
• 3:00 - 7:00pm: Optional private consultations
• 5:00 - 6:00pm: A mindful look at surrogacy - Psychological and Ethical aspects.
• 6:00 - 7:00pm: Light Supper & Expo (courtesy of IVF Florida)

Special evening activities (open to the community at large):
• 7:00 - 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 9:
• 8:30 - 9:00am: Registration
• 9:00 - 10:30am: Expert panel: Medical aspects of surrogacy (Sponsored by American Fertility Services)
• 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)

* Note: If you need ASL interpretation services, we ask that you notify us by May 8, 2019, so that we may have time to secure an interpreter.

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