Gift Guide: MHB's Essential List of Surrogacy Books for Adults and Kids

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This festive season, we want to share the extensive book list we created with our families and dads-to-be. Our recommended reads showcase the gay male surrogacy journey, both in the realms of literacy for children, and informative reading for prospective gay parents. Each book has been selected and screened by the team at MHB, and a summary provided for each potential reader. Read More...

MHB Leads Community Organizations to Present “The Full Case for NY Surrogacy Reform"

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Several leading community organizations joined MHB to present The Full Case for NY Surrogacy Reform. The program offers in-depth look at core ethical and legal issues related to 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 event is taking place Friday, November 8, 2019, at the Stewart Hotel in NYC. Read More...

Anthony Brown: My Journey with Men Having Babies

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Men Having Babies has benefited from the leadership of Anthony M Brown, our board chairman, from the first days of our incorporation in 2012. His input and insight have helped us grow into the amazing organization we are now. As he steps down and leaves the board at the end of 2018, Anthony looks back in the article below at his journey with MHB. He also had an opportunity to recount some of these landmarks and insights at "mini-documentary" our gifted videographer Alex Harris created recently: "The Journey Starts Here". Anthony will still be a familiar face at some of our annual conferences and in our community. Read More...

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

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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. Read More...

Gregory J. Payton, Ph.D, appointed board member

Greg received his Masters degree in Human Development and Psychology from Harvard University and his Doctorate from Columbia University. In his teaching, research and practice, Greg emphasizes the resiliency of the LGBTQ population and works to support their efforts at creating families. Additionally, Greg is an alumnus of the Point Foundation and currently serves as a Mentor and member of the Alumni Committee. Greg and his husband Robert Lafferty welcomed their daughter, Grace, into their family in 2013 via gestational surrogacy

MHB is accepting applications for the Gay Parenting Assistance Program, appoints administrative coordinator

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Men Having Babies is now accepting Stage I applications for the Gay Parenting Assistance Program (GPAP), and the organization estimates that in 2014 the program will distribute over $500,000 in cash grants and pro-bono surrogacy related services offered by more than a dozen clinics, agencies, and law firms. In the coming weeks eligible applicants will receive certificates that will provide them access to discounts of up to 40% from participating providers. They will then be invited to submit Stage II applications, and those selected will receive grants and / or matched with providers who will provide them services for free. Read More...

The 2013 NY MHB conference at the JCC in Manhattan was a great success

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The 2013 NYC Men Having Babies conference took place on October 6th, 2013, at the JCC in Manhattan, which also co-sponsored the event. The outstanding hospitality of the JCC allowed the organizers to accommodate over 30 Gay Parenting Expo exhibitors, and offer 11 hours of educational programs to the 200 parents, prospects and professionals that attended. The conference also marked the official launch of the organization’s Gay Parenting Assistance Program. Read More...

Fourteen sponsors and 200+ attendees made MHB's 3-day conference in Israel our most successful yet!

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With the enthusiastic and hard working team of the Tel Aviv Gay center as a partner, Men Having Babies has produced its most elaborate and well attended conference yet! The three-day extended-format conference attracted about 200 intended parents from around Israel (and several couples from Italy and Germany), dozens of parents who came with their children for a surrogacy family reunion, fourteen agencies and clinics from around the world, the Tel Aviv mayor and other dignitaries, and much press attention. Proceeds from sponsorship fees will allow us to award three financial assistance grants to Israeli gay men in the coming months. Read More...

Large turnout at Men Having Babies' NY expo, major donations are announced to the Financial Assistance Fund

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About 150 prospective parents attended Men Having babies’ 8th annual expo, where several large donations to the new Gay Parenting Financial Assistance Fund were announced. Additional funds are to be raised in an October 1st fundraiser featuring comedians Judy Gold and Alyse Kenny (among others), where hundreds of parents will join at the NYC Gotham Club in solidarity to help make the dream of parenthood within reach to more of their less affluent friends. Read More...

Comedy fundraiser with Judy Gold to benefit our fund!


Many of you asked to arrange for social activities for gay parents and future parents, and even more urgently we all recognize the need to help those among us who cannot afford the high costs of surrogacy and egg donation. On October 1 we should all get babysitters if needed, and come together for this fun community event, and bring as many of our friends along!!
We will have terrific raffle prizes as well: two Broadway tickets (courtesy of BJ Holt), a $100 gift certificate to the Bogota Latin Bistro restaurant (thank you George Constantinou and Farid Ali Lancheros!), and a set that includes a voucher for a free night of baby nursing services and a $100 gift card from Chapman Hill Baby, a baby nursing service and an online baby supplies and toy store.



Join us Monday, Oct. 1st at 7:30pm


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For a Special Comedy Fundraiser to benefit
Men Having Babies’ Gay Parenting Financial Assistance Fund

"Alyse Kenny Presents...It's A Charity Thing!"


At Gotham Comedy Club in NYC

Featuring a lineup of top gay and gay-friendly comedians including:

Special Guest Judy Gold


(The Judy Show – My Life As A Sitcom)

And others including:
  • Michele Balan (NBC’s Last Comic Standing)
  • Alyse Kenny (ABC's What Would You Do?)
  • Eddie Brill (Late Show With David Letterman)
  • Vidur Kapur (Showtime)
  • MC - Jimmy Failla (ESPN’s Dream Job)

Admission is $25 or $50 for VIP Seating (2 drink min.)

* ADVANCE TICKETS ARE REQUIRED! PAST SHOWS HAVE SOLD OUT! WE HIGHLY RECOMMEND GETTING TIX ASAP!

To purchase tickets online and see full details click here

To make a reservation by phone, call 212-367-9000 and request tickets to "Alyse Kenny Presents...It's A Charity Thing!" Mon. Oct. 1st @ 7:30

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Arrival time is 7:00pm. (Latecomers may not be accommodated if we are sold out.)

Gotham Comedy Club is located at 208 W. 23rd Street (bet. 7th & 8th)


Help us promote the event!!


  • Invite your friends using this image or by forwarding this shortcut: www.menhavingbabies.org/october1
  • Download a flyer or postcard to print and distribute around your neighborhood!
  • Post on your timeline or favorite Facebook group:
Announcing an October 1st comedy fundraiser in NY for Men Having Babies with Judy Gold and a lineup of other top comedians! Come help raise money for the new Gay Parenting Financial Assistance Fund! This will also be a unique community celebration for gay dads, future dads and our allies. Get your ticket TODAY!
http://www.menhavingbabies.org/october1