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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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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.  

The Most Ethical Surrogacy Reform Passes in NY, Finally!

Albany lawmakers pass landmark surrogacy reform, after years of deliberation and negotiations. In a marathon budget session, New York lawmakers passed on April 2, 2020, The Child Parent Security Act (CPSA), the most protective and forward-thinking surrogacy legislation in the country. Only Michigan and Louisiana continue to ban gestational surrogacy for LGBT individuals and couples, Michigan banning gestational surrogacy for all Michiganders. Men Having Babies has advocated for this reform over the years, and MHB staff and members have been extensively active in lobbying for the CPSA. MHB now offers answers to Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about the bill, and how it may impact our members' surrogacy journey.

MHB Leads Community Organizations to Present “The Full Case for NY Surrogacy Reform" - See Full Video Coverage

Several leading community organizations joined MHB on November 8, 2019, to present The Full Case for NY Surrogacy Reform. The program offered in-depth look at core ethical and legal issues related to the surrogacy debate in general, and in the context of the proposed "Child Parent Security Act" (CPSA), which would reverse the ban on compensated surrogacy in New York State. The co-sponsors for this event included RESOLVE: The National Infertility Association, Family Equality Council, Equality NY, Stonewall Democrats of NYC, and The Academy of Adoption and Assisted Reproduction Attorneys. The program is part of MHB’s Advocacy and Research Forum series