MHB Virtual Events

Online interactive events for prospective gay parents.
Full video recordings of past virtual events are available in our Virtual Events Archive (for members only).

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Categories: expo

July 18, 2020 Virtual Seminar and EXPO: Midwest Surrogacy Options

MHB's MHB Midwest goes virtual with the advanced REMO platform, showcasing regional surrogacy options! The event will offer an overview of the unique characteristics of the Midwest as a surrogacy destination, and attendees from around the world will have an opportunity to get to know, evaluate and connect with regional surrogacy agencies, IVF clinics, law firms and additional providers.


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July 24, 2020, Meet the Provider: Worldwide Surrogacy Specialists

Join us to hear from the veteran Northeast agency Worldwide Surrogacy Specialists about how their competent team of professionals supports intended parents and saves them and the surrogates that help them time, anguish and money so they can focus on the joys of creating a family. Worldwide is a member of MHB's Advisory Circle, and offers pro bono services and discounts through both our Gay Parenting Assistance Program (GPAP) and the Membership Benefits Program (MBP). This one-hour interactive session is part of MHB's "Meet the Provider" webinar series, and is somewhat similar to the breakout sessions we offer at our conferences. Meet the Provider sessions are offered on the second and fourth Friday of each month.


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Categories: members surrogacy advice

August 17, 2020, Members Webinar: Fostering a healthy relationship with your surrogate

MHB members are invited to a webinar that will kickstart a series of monthly drop-in support groups on issues related to fostering a positive and healthy relationship with your surrogate and her family. The webinar and subsequent group meeting will offer an opportunity to consider possible challenges that may occur in this relationship, and how to best navigate them.


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Categories: webinar surrogacy advice legal

August 19 & 20, 2020: Surrogacy and Citizenship - Considerations for multi-national families

Many in our community are citizens of at least one country other than the country in which their child is born. They may both reside in Europe for instance, and the baby is born in the USA or Canada. Or they are a binational couple residing in the USA, and wish their child to be eligible for foreign citizenship of one of his fathers, and perhaps even move there later on. The time to think about these issues is well before the start of the surrogacy journey, and the help of attorneys who are familiar with the laws in all of these jurisdictions is a must. Join us to learn more!


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Categories: ivf Canada advice medical expo

October 17, 2020 Virtual Seminar: Medical Aspects of surrogacy in Canada

Our seminar series on Surrogacy in Canada, in a virtual format to reach Intended Parents across Canada and the world! An expert panel will go over the medical screening of future fathers, egg donors and surrogates, the creation of optimal embryos, and the IVF process for a Surrogacy Journey in Canada. We will discuss eligibility for IVF treatment financed by the province of Ontario. Finally, we will offer updated information on how the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting surrogacy in Canada.
(Note the date change - this event was originally planned for July 11, 2020)


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Past Virtual Events

Categories: medical ivf advice webinar surrogacy

July 1&2, 2020, MHB Webinar: Egg donation: medical, social, financial and legal considerations

Join us to discuss in depth all you need to know about egg donation! Hear from medical experts, parents, and even experienced egg donors who will offer insights into their own motivations, experiences, and suggestions for dads-to-be. The webinar is also suitable for current and prospective egg donors, and we will hear from a representative of We Are Egg Donors (WAED). 

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Categories: ivf budgeting

June 12, 2020, Meet the Provider: ART Risk Financial and Insurance Solutions

The inherent financial uncertainties in surrogacy journeys can be greatly mitigated with specialized insurance solutions. Join us to hear from the industry's leader ART Risk about ways they can help you better understand and avoid financial risks on the road to parenthood. The company works with most of the leading surrogacy providers in the field, it is a member of MHB's Advisory Circle, and provides services to all of our GPAP Stage II recipients. This one-hour interactive session is part of MHB's new "Meet the Provider" webinar series, and is somewhat similar to the breakout sessions we offer at our conferences. Starting in June, Meet the Provider sessions are offered on the second and fourth Friday of each month.

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Categories: surrogacy ivf webinar advice programs medical

May 13&14, 2020, MHB Webinar: Optional practices for IVF success

In the course of IVF and egg donation treatment there are protocols most reputable clinics implement to maximize the prospects of success on the first try. But there are some medical strategies about which the jury is still out.  We will hear the pros and cons for several such options, including embryo testing (such as CCS) and the desirability of dual embryo transfers as a strategy for increasing pregnancy chances.

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