Men Having Babies Asia - 2019
Parenting Options for Asian Gay Men

Taipei, March 9-10, 2019

Save the date: the 2020 MHB Taipei Conference on March 14-15, 2020!

The 1st ever Taipei Men Having Babies conference took place on March 9-10, 2019, at the W Taipei Hotel. Over 300 prospective parents from across Taiwan, Asia, and beyond enjoyed a weekend of workshops, and special in-depth panels about insurance, budgeting, medical and psychological aspects of surrogacy. Proceeds from the conference benefited the organization’s Gay Parenting Assistance Program (GPAP).
  • Stay tuned for the full 2020 event information in August!
  • See below for the 2019 original event program

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Expanded two-day ”how-to" parenting program
Parent, surrogate and egg donor testimonies
20 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

The Men Having Babies Surrogacy Conference & Expo is coming to Taiwan, featuring surrogacy parenting options in both the USA and Canada!

Men Having Babies (MHB) is an international non-profit organization that has helped thousands of gay men worldwide become biological parents. On March 9-10, 2019, in collaboration with several local LGBT organization, MHB will hold in Taipei its first conference about parenting options for prospective Asian gay parents.

The conference will feature practical and personal peer advice and opportunities to meet a wide range of leading providers from the USA and Canada. 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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March 9, 2019: 8:30-7:00 PM, March 10: 9:00 AM-1:00 PM. See below for more information.
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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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Hotel information…
Attendees can benefit from special group rates for hotel accommodations at the W Hotel.
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Advanced online is now closed, due to the large number of attendees. We will have a limited number of tickets available on the day of the conference. If you have not registered and paid in advance, please arrive early and approach the "Walk-in" table.

Agenda in brief

(more details)

Saturday, March 9:
• 8:30 - 9:00am: Registration
• 9:00 - 10:30am: Planning your parenting journey - major legal, medical and financial considerations
• 10:30 - 10:45am: coffee break
• 10:45 - 12:10pm: Picking providers, budgeting and financial assistance (GPAP)
• 12:10 -1:40pm: Lunch (courtesy of San Diego Fertility Center) and gay parenting resource fair (tables of surrogacy agencies, clinics, lawyers and community organizations).
• 1:40 - 3:40pm: Breakout sessions - learn more about participating surrogacy providers
• 3:00 - 8:00pm: Optional private consultations
• 3:40 - 4:40pm: Coffee Break & resource fair (courtesy of International Surrogacy Center)

Special evening activities:
• 4:40 - 5:45pm: Personal stories - hear from several surrogates and parents
• 6:00 - 7:00pm: A mindful look at surrogacy - Psychological and Ethical aspects.
• 7:00 - 7:30pm Happy hour

Sunday, March 10:
• 8:30 - 9:00am: Registration
• 9:00 - 10:30am: Expert panel: Medical aspects of surrogacy (Sponsored by American Fertility Services)
• 9:00 - 1:00pm: Optional private consultations
• 10:30 - 11:00am: coffee break
• 11:00 - 11:45am: Expert panel: Legal issues
• 11:45 - 12:30pm: Expert panel: Budgeting and insurance (Sponsored by ART Risk)
• 12:30 -1:00pm: Q&A session: The Gay Parenting Assistance Program (GPAP)

Supportive Community Organizations

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