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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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As Illinois Expands IVF Coverage to LGBTQ+ Families, Midwest Prospective Gay Fathers Gathered for “Surrogacy Bootcamp” at Chicago’s Center on Halsted

Over a hundred (vaccinated!) gay men and allies gathered in person on October 9, 2021, to learn how they can have children through IVF and surrogacy at MHB's 2021 Midwest Surrogacy Conference & Expo. Known for its unbiased, comprehensive conferences for gay men, the nonprofit Men Having Babies (MHB) returned to Chicago in cooperation with The Center on Halsted, along with over 20 gay-friendly surrogacy providers, just as a first-in-the-nation Illinois law is likely to make this process considerably more affordable for same-sex couples and singles.

Prospective Gay Fathers From Across the Northeast Gathered in New York City as Men Having Babies Returns to In-Person Conferences Adapted for COVID Safety

Improving public health conditions and effective COVID-19 safety protocols allowed hundreds of (vaccinated!) prospective gay fathers, surrogacy professionals and community activists to once again gather in-person at the Men Having Babies East Coast Gay Parenting Conference & Expo.  Appreciative gay men from more than a dozen states learned how they can have children through IVF and surrogacy, and met with 40 gay-friendly surrogacy providers.

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.