Other Events, Workshops, and Webinars
Full video recordings of past virtual events are available in our Guidance Video Archive (for members only).
Monthly Member Workshop: Budgeting
Step-by-step budget planning
Every 2nd Monday
Our interactive 90-minute virtual workshop will help you decipher cost sheets from surrogacy providers in order to create your own surrogacy journey's customized budget in real time. This is for those who have already had consults with providers and want to prepare an estimated budget for their journey and compare costs between providers.
- Next workshop: August 9, 2021 1:00-2:30pm EDT
Monthly Member Workshop: Membership Orientation
Kick-start your surrogacy journey
Every 1st Monday
Join MHB expert staff members to learn how to begin your surrogacy journey, make the best use of the resources MHB has to offer, and maximize the value of your membership.
- Next workshop: September 7th at 8:00pm EDT (Tuesday this month due to the Labor Day Holiday on Monday)
September 17, 2021 Advocacy and Research Forum - Intensified Commercialization of the Surrogacy Field
Join MHB and leading industry professionals as we discuss the increasing commercialization of the surrogacy field. Learn what this means for intended parents, surrogacy, children born through this process, and the legal landscape. Anyone who has already registered for NY Conference on September 18-19 does not need to register again for this event. All others are invited to register at no cost, subject to our public health guidelines (see below).
September 18, 2021 Members' Social NYC
Join us in NY for a fun Members' Social and Happy Hour in conjunction with our NY Conference. Meet the MHB team, chat with dads through surrogacy, and meet other members. The social will begin at 7:00pm - you can either attend the Teen Panel taking place on the 4th floor ballroom at the Westin Times Square or socialize in the area adjacent to the session. Then join everyone for a Happy Hour starting at 7:45pm. Registration is strongly encouraged.
Monthly Member Support Group: Surrogate Relationship
Fostering a healthy relationship with your surrogate
Every 4th Monday
A drop-in support group for members who are already matched with a surrogate. Join the MHB team to discuss your concerns and questions about fostering a great relationship with your surrogate. This informal group meeting will have plenty of opportunity to ask questions and discuss your story.
- Next meeting: Monday, September 27th at 1:00pm EDT / 19:00 CET
September 28, 2021 Community After Birth
Life changes when you are a dad, and many times your support system and community will change. Come find out how to establish your community after baby is born or as your children grow. Hear from our partner organizations about resources available for gay families. Learn how to find local organizations and what types of resources are out there. From social activities to educational resources – find out what your family might benefit from.
- September 28, 2021 at 1:00pm EDT
October 26, 2021 Member Webinar: Planning a Sibling Journey
Planning a sibling journey? Hear from providers about what it is like to go through a surrogacy journey a second (or third time!) around. Learn about the financial, social, and medical considerations in planning a sibling journey.
- October 26, 2021 at 7:00pm EDT