seminars

Men Having Babies Florida / Latin America - 2018
Surrogacy & Gay Parenting Conference


Fort Lauderdale, June 9-10, 2018



Stacks Image 54515
PLATINUM SPONSORS
Stacks Image 54530
Stacks Image 54524
GOLD SPONSORS
Stacks Image 62465
Stacks Image 43315
Stacks Image 62494
Stacks Image 62502
Stacks Image 62518
Stacks Image 62526
Stacks Image 62481
Stacks Image 43346
Stacks Image 62544
Stacks Image 43354
Stacks Image 68792
SILVER SPONSORS
Stacks Image 54564
Stacks Image 62552
Stacks Image 62560
Stacks Image 60347
Stacks Image 61088
Stacks Image 68572
BRONZE SPONSORS
Stacks Image 71639
Stacks Image 71641
Stacks Image 71644
Stacks Image 71647
Stacks Image 71577
Stacks Image 67759
Stacks Image 43370
Stacks Image 62568
Stacks Image 67781
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 coming 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 9-10, 2018, the organization will hold in Fort Lauderdale its first English / Spanish conference, for prospective gay parents from both the USA and Latin American. 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.
Stacks Image 54781
When...
June 9, 2018: 2:30-8:00 PM, June 10: 8:00 AM-6:00 PM. See below for more information.
Stacks Image 54782
Where...
The conference will take place at the GALLERYone- A DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Hotel
2670 East Sunrise Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33304
Stacks Image 54783
Registration...
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.
Stacks Image 54851
Hotel accommodations…
Discounted accommodations (just $159 for a water-view one-bedroom suite) are available at the hotel where the conference is taking place for out-of-town attendees. Book early, some room types are in limited availability!


Agenda in brief


(more details soon)

Saturday, June 9:
• 2:00 - 2:30pm: Registration
• 2:30 - 3:30pm: Is surrogacy right for you? Overview and personal stories - hear from several surrogates and parents
• 3:30 - 4:30pm: A mindful look at surrogacy - Psychological and Ethical aspects.
• 4:30 - 4:45pm: Coffee Break
• 4:45 - 6:15m: Planning your parenting journey - major legal, medical and financial considerations
• 6:15 - 7:00pm: Break/ light supper (courtesy of IVF Florida)
• 7:00 - 8:00pm: Teen Panel: Surrogacy children of gay dads share their stories - in cooperation with Family Equality Council's Outspoken Generation program

Evening social activities:

• 8:30pm: Parents / Intended Parents’ Happy Hour. Sponsored by Family Source Consultants.

Sunday, June 10:
• 8:00 - 9:00am: Registration / Breakfast / Gay parenting expo (tables of surrogacy agencies, clinics, lawyers and community organizations)
• 9:00 - 10:15am: Picking providers, budgeting and financial assistance (GPAP)
• 10:15 - 10:30am: coffee break
• 10:30 - 12:00pm: Expert panel: Medical aspects of surrogacy.
• 12:00 -1:30pm: Lunch (courtesy of Open ArmsSurrogacy and Egg Donation) and gay parenting expo.
• 1:30 - 3:30pm: Breakout sessions - learn more about participating surrogacy providers.
• 2:00 - 7:00pm: Optional private consultations
• 3:30 - 4:00pm: Networking reception & gay parenting expo.
• 4:00 - 5:00pm: Expert panel: Budgeting and insurance.
• 5:00 - 6:00pm: 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 4, 2018, so that we may have time to secure an interpreter.


Supportive Community & Media Organizations

Stacks Image 59818
Stacks Image 54821
Stacks Image 54824
Stacks Image 54827