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News and announcements for gay men having babies with the help of surrogacy. The peer support network offers seminars, exhibits, conferences and workshops for gay couples and singles interested in biological parenting through surrogacy, in the USA, Europe, and Asia.

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Israel’s Approval of Surrogacy for Gay and Single Men Creates a Global Precedent

A significant boost to the Fertility Equality cause has been given by Israel's High Court rule on Sunday that the country’s surrogacy ban for same-sex couples and single men is unconstitutional. In its ruling, the court explicitly stated, “The equivalent group [to same sex couples and single men] with regards to surrogacy is everyone that is suffering from medical infertility that can only be overcome by resorting to surrogacy.”

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MHB Overcomes Pandemic Constraints to Hold a Hybrid Conference in Taipei

Against the odds, this October Men Having Babies successfully hosted hundreds of people in person in Taipei for the second annual Parenting Options for Asian Gay Men conference. Exceptional public health conditions in Taiwan created the opportunity, while innovative use of technology and diligent preparation allowed MHB to seamlessly incorporate more than 50 surrogacy and IVF experts from around the world who spoke and exhibited remotely. Meanwhile more than 200 attendees enjoyed an almost "pre-COVID" experience, alongside activists from partnering Taiwanese organizations and MHB staff (following a strict two-week quarantine). Additionally, dozens of Asian prospective parents from other countries, who originally hoped to attend in-person, attended the panels and breakout sessions online. In-person and remote attendees and speakers also benefited from real-time interpretation via the advanced Interprefy platform. The unique hybrid model was introduced by MHB to continue offering educational and financial support for prospective gay surrogacy parents worldwide, alongside specialized virtual conference technology the organization utilizes for events where public health conditions are more restrictive.  

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New Virtual Expo Platform Transforms MHB's Midwest Surrogacy Options Event

Men Having Babies successfully utilized the REMO platform for the first time to offer a novel interactive experience to attendees at the MHB Midwest Surrogacy Options Virtual Seminar and Expo on Saturday, July 18, 2020. The event was held online instead of the organization's annual Chicago conference due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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MHB's 7th annual Tel Aviv Surrogacy conference attracts large attendance and media attention

On December 6, 2019, Men Having Babies offered it's 7th annual Israel Surrogacy Conference and Gay Parenting Expo in cooperation with the Association of Israeli Gay Fathers (AIGF). The conference included parenting options in the USA and Canada, and it serves as the culmination of a year-long series of well-attended workshops MHB has been leading in Israel. 

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The 2019 MHB Report card

As 2019 is drawing to a close, we gathered some statistics about the year that passed. We were happy to welcome a significantly larger number of attendees at our conferences and workshops, and almost 100 conference sponsors. In addition, the Gay Parenting Assistance Program (GPAP) has helped 330 couples this year and to date we have 36 babies that were born to Stage II fathers! Furthermore, MHB has worked extremely hard to raise awareness with dozens of partners and getting involved in research and advocacy groups worldwide.

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MHB's 6th annual Tel Aviv Surrogacy conference is offered in cooperation with the Association of Israeli Gay Fathers

Men Having Babies' 6th Tel Aviv Surrogacy Conference, to be held December 7-8, 2018, is the culmination of a year-long series of well-attended workshops MHB has been leading in cooperation with the Association of Israeli Gay Fathers (AIGF) .

The conference is structured to offer opportunities for the attendees to learn about a select group of surrogacy providers directly and through several expert panels (see agenda below). The net proceeds from sponsorship revenues will benefit the AIGF and our joint Gay Parenting Assistance Program (GPAP).

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The San Francisco Surrogacy Conference & Expo returned with record attendance!

With record breaking attendance at 240 people, the 5th annual West Coast conference by gay parenting organizations Men Having Babies and Our Family Coalition was held at the Marines’ Memorial Club & Hotel on January 13-14, 2018. It featured community resources and twenty-eight service providers from the USA and Canada, as well as information about financial assistance for prospective gay parents.

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