workshops

The monthly NY "Planning Surrogacy Parenthood for Men" workshop

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Planning Surrogacy Parenthood for Men is a monthly workshop run by members of the Men Having Babies network that provides an opportunity to discuss the legal, medical, financial, social and moral aspects of surrogacy and egg donation faced by gay men. The workshop is also an opportunity to get together with other gay men considering biological parenthood, share information, provide mutual support, and to build a network of gay dads.

The meetings take place on the THIRD Wednesday of every month, 6:30-8:00 PM.

Location: Our workshops are held at the JCC Manhattan, 334 Amsterdam Avenue at West 76th Street.

We often invite guest speakers and parents or surrogates to share their experiences, but use the first part of the meeting to discuss our friends' progress and general issues and concerns.

To be notified about upcoming workshops please join our mailing list.

Workshop schedule

    2018 workshops:
  • January 17, 2018: Considerations in selecting egg donors
  • February 21, 2018: Creating legal families through surrogacy
  • March 21, 2018: From conception to delivery (inc. preparations to hospital stay)
  • April 18, 2018: Traditional surrogacy and independent surrogacy
  • May 16, 2018: Affording surrogacy - Insurance and other cost issues
  • June 20, 2018: ***Special Pride meeting and reception - Surrogate Experience
  • July 18, 2018: Surrogacy 101
  • August 15, 2018: Summer break
  • (September 19, 2018: Yom Kippur - note that workshop will take place on Thursday instead)
  • September 20, 2018: Psychological aspects of surrogacy
  • October 17, 2018: Peer advice about working with agencies
  • November 11, 2018: 14th annual MHB Surrogacy Conference and Gay Parenting Expo!
  • November 21, 2018: (CANCELED)
  • December 19, 2018: Medical aspects

    Typical topics (from past invitations):