Please note: The 2020 Taipei conference has been rescheduled to October 2-3, 2020.

This change was done in consultation with our Taiwanese friends. It was done in response to concerns among some attendees and exhibitors about traveling or attending large gathering during the coronavirus outbreak, and travel restrictions on potential attendees from China.

We have full confidence of the safety of the conference given Taiwan’s advanced health system, however we decided to play it safe and eliminate any possible uncertainty.

People who already registered and are unable to attend will receive a full refund.

Men Having Babies Asia - 2020
Parenting Options for Asian Gay Men

Taipei, October 2-3, 2020

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Expanded two-day "how-to" parenting program
Parent, surrogate and egg donor testimonies
25 Gay Parenting Services Exhibitors
Twenty-four "meet the sponsor" breakout sessions
Panel on insurance and budgeting
On-site consultations available with clinics and agencies
Medical, psychological, and legal experts
Unbiased information & resources focused on surrogacy solutions
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The 2nd annual MHB Asia returns with even more surrogacy parenting options in the USA and the debut of the Advocacy & Research Forum on Saturday!

Men Having Babies (MHB) is an international non-profit organization that has helped thousands of gay men worldwide become biological parents. On October 2-3, 2020, in collaboration with several local LGBT organization, MHB will return to Taipei to offer a comprehensive conference about parenting options for prospective Asian gay parents.

In addition to advice about parenting options, we offer in parallel the Advocacy & Research Forum, to discuss the social, ethical, legal and empirical aspects of surrogacy and LGBT parenting.

More than 20 providers and community organizations will offer information on parenting options in the USA on Saturday, and on Sunday the expo will feature several financial and other complimentary services providers. In-depth programs will offer insights from the latest studies about contemporary gestational surrogacy in the United States, and specialty panels on insurance, budgeting, legal, medical and psychological aspects of surrogacy.

The program is based on a format MHB developed over the last 15 years in NY, Chicago, San Francisco, Barcelona, Brussels and Tel Aviv. Proceeds from sponsorship and exhibiting fees will benefit the Gay Parenting Assistance Program.

Note: while the event is organized by gay parenting organizations, non-gay prospective surrogacy parents are welcome and will no doubt highly benefit from it as well.
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October 2, 2020: 8:00 AM - 7:30 PM, October 3: 8:00 AM - 1:30 PM.
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The conference will take place at W Hotel Taipei,
10 Zhongxiao East Road Sec. 5, Xinyi District, Taipei.
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The early bird advance cost is US$25 per person (instead of US$30 starting September 2, and US$35 the door) for prospective parents, and includes meals and receptions.

We strongly encourage advance registration - our events often sell out. It will also speed up your sign-in on the day of the event and allow us to send you program updates.

Online registration will end when we reach capacity, and no later than October 1.
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Hotel information
Attendees can benefit from special group rates for hotel accommodations at the W Hotel.
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The conference will be in English and Chinese, with simultaneous translation to both languages

Agenda in brief

(more details soon)

Friday, October 2:
  • 8:00 - 8:45am: Registration
  • 8:45 - 9:45am: Planning your parenting journey - major legal, medical and financial considerations
  • 9:45 - 10:30am: Expert panel: Budgeting and insurance (Sponsored by ART Risk)
  • 10:30 - 10:45am: Q&A session: The Gay Parenting Assistance Program (GPAP)
  • 10:45 - 11:00am: Coffee break
  • 11:00am - 12:30pm: Expert panel: Medical aspects of surrogacy (Sponsored by Pacific Fertility Center of Los Angeles)
  • 12:30 - 1:25pm: Lunch (courtesy of San Diego Fertility Center) and gay parenting resource fair (tables of surrogacy agencies, clinics, lawyers and community organizations open until 4:30pm).
  • 1:25 - 2:00pm: Picking providers, budgeting and financial assistance (GPAP)
  • 2:00 - 3:00pm: Personal stories - hear from several surrogates and parents (Sponsored by HRC Fertility)
  • 3:00 - 3:30pm: Coffee break (courtesy of Center for Surrogate Parenting)

The Advocacy and Research Forum

  • 3:30 - 6:00pm: The International Advocacy and Research Forum for Surrogacy and LGBT Parenting in collaboration with Taiwan LGBT Family Rights Advocacy (TLFRA). A look at the social, ethical, legal and empirical aspects of surrogacy and LGBT parenting. More details soon…
  • 6:00pm: Parents / Intended Parents’ Happy Hour (Sponsored by HRC Fertility)

Saturday, October 3:

  • 8:00 - 8:45am: Registration
  • 8:45 - 9:00am: Welcome and orientation
  • 9:00 - 11:00am: Breakout sessions - learn more about participating surrogacy providers
  • 9:25am - 1:30pm: Gay parenting resource fair (tables of surrogacy agencies, clinics, lawyers and community organizations).
  • 11:00 - 11:30am: Coffee break
  • 11:30am - 1:30pm: Drop-in interactive video consultations with exhibitors