MHB Tel Aviv Conference 2021
Date Change / Health & Safety Update
Please note that the 2021 Tel Aviv conference will now be taking place on February 4, 2022, due to current travel restrictions. Furthermore, to ensure the safest possible conference experience, it is our policy that presenters, staff, and attendees are fully vaccinated. Attendees may also be required to follow additional safety protocols, including masking.

MHB Surrogacy Options for Israeli Gay Men: Conference & Expo

Tel Aviv, February 4, 2022


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Two half-day interactive virtual parenting program
American and Canadian Gay Parenting Services Exhibitors
Twenty "meet the sponsor" breakout sessions
Panel on insurance and budgeting
Consultations available with clinics and agencies
Medical, psychological, and legal experts
Unbiased information & resources focused on surrogacy solutions

MHB's Tel Aviv conference returns in person, offering specific and timely parenting advice for Israeli gay men!

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Men Having Babies is once again teaming up with the Israeli Gay Fathers' Association, and The Aguda, Israel's LGBT Task Force, to offer unbiased advice on surrogacy in Israel, the USA and Canada, in-depth medical and budgeting advice, and an opportunity to get to know, evaluate and connect with a wide range of surrogacy agencies, IVF clinics, law firms and other providers.

The program includes interactive sessions with medical, legal and financial experts as well as practical advice specifically suitable for Israeli gay men. Furthermore, we will offer guidance on taking advantage of MHB's expanding online resources, monthly workshops and support groups for our members, and new opportunities for significant savings on the costs associated with the surrogacy process.

Attending the conference requires proof of vaccination, and MHB is implementing extensive COVID-19 protocols to allow you to safely interact and consult with gay dads, experts, and reputable American and Canadian gay-friendly agencies, clinics, law firms, and other surrogacy providers.


When
February 4, 2022 (note the date change).

Where
ZOA House
Daniel Frisch Street 1
Tel Aviv 64735

Who
While the event is organized by gay parenting organizations, non-gay prospective parents are welcome and will no doubt highly benefit from it as well.

Registration
The early bird advance cost is 80 per person (instead of 100 starting January 3, 2022) for prospective parents (discount available to members of MHB or Haguda / Israeli Gay Fathers Association).

Note: we strongly encourage advance registration for both days - past events have sold out.

Translation
The conference will be mainly in English with simultaneous translation to Hebrew.
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Public Health & Safety Details
To ensure the safest possible conference experience, it is our policy that presenters, staff, and attendees are fully vaccinated. To the extent allowed by local law, those who are exempt from vaccination may be able to participate upon submission of a negative PCR COVID-19 test. Participants will be provided a link to upload documentation of their status in advance to streamline the check in process. Based on prevailing public health circumstances, participants may be required to follow additional safety protocols, including masking. Our full COVID-19 Policy can be reviewed here.

GPAP Eligibility
Attendance in this event will satisfy the conferences requirement for GPAP Stage II application eligibility.

Consultations
Attendees can also book online private consultations with the clinics and agencies.
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Agenda in brief




Friday, February 4, 2022:

  • 8:00-8:30: Registration
  • 8:30-9:30: Comparative Panel: legal, bureaucratic, financial and ethical aspects of surrogacy in Israel, the USA, and Canada
  • 9:30-10:10: Getting started guide: Surrogacy resources and financial assistance
  • 10:10-10:25: Coffee break
  • 10:25-11:20: Expert panel: Insurance & Budgeting issues for surrogacy in the U.S., Canada and Israel
  • 11:20-11:45: Q&A session: The Gay Parenting Assistance Program (GPAP) and the Membership Benefits Program (MBP) 
  • 11:45-12:30: Legal considerations: Establishing parentage and bringing the baby back to Israel
  • 12:30-13:15: Lunch and gay parenting expo (tables of surrogacy agencies, clinics, lawyers and community organizations).
  • 13:15-14:15: Breakout sessions - learn more about participating surrogacy providers
  • 14:15-15:10: Expert panel: Medical aspects of surrogacy, and Israeli treatment options
  • 15:10-15:20: Coffee Break
  • 15:20-16:15: Personal stories - hear from several surrogates and parents
  • 16:15-17:00: Expo & Kabbalat Shabbat Reception with GPAP recipients


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