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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.

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.”

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