Please note: The 2020 Florida conference has been rescheduled to January 16, 2021.

This change was done as part of the overall effort to mitigate the spread of the COVID-19 outbreak.

Men Having Babies Florida - 2021
Surrogacy & Gay Parenting Conference

Fort Lauderdale, January 16, 2021

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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!

Men Having Babies (MHB) is an international non-profit organization that has helped thousands of gay men worldwide become biological parents. On January 16, 2021, 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.

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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January 16, 2020: 8:30 AM-7:00 PM
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The conference will take place at The Pride Center at Equality Park, 2040 North Dixie Highway, Wilton Manors, FL 33305
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The early bird cost is $15 per person (instead of $20 starting December 16) for prospective parents. This is a heavily subsidized rate and includes a meal.

We strongly encourage
advance registration - our events often sell out.

Agenda in brief

Saturday, January 16:
  • 8:30 - 9:00am: Registration
  • 9:00 - 10:15am: Planning your parenting journey - major legal, medical and financial considerations
  • 10:15 - 10:45am: Surrogacy outside the USA: Canada and other destinations
  • 10:45 - 11:00am: coffee break
  • 11:00am - 12:00pm: Picking providers, budgeting and financial assistance (GPAP)
  • 12:00-12:30pm: Q&A session: The Gay Parenting Assistance Program (GPAP)
  • 12:30 - 2:30pm: Lunch (courtesy of Family Formers) and gay parenting expo (tables of surrogacy agencies, clinics, lawyers and community organizations).
  • 2:30 - 3:30pm: Expert panel: Medical aspects of surrogacy
  • 3:30 - 4:15pm: Expert panel: Budgeting and insurance. (Sponsored by ART Risk)
  • 4:15 - 4:30pm: coffee break
  • 4:30 - 5:00pm: Q&A session: Legal experts
  • 5:00 - 6:00pm: Personal stories - hear from several surrogates and parents

Special evening activities (open to the community at large)

  • 6:00pm: Parents / Intended Parents’ Happy Hour



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