The monthly NY "Planning Surrogacy Parenthood for Men" workshop

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Planning Surrogacy Parenthood for Men is a monthly workshop run by members of the Men Having Babies network that provides an opportunity to discuss the legal, medical, financial, social and moral aspects of surrogacy and egg donation faced by gay men. The workshop is also an opportunity to get together with other gay men considering biological parenthood, share information, provide mutual support, and to build a network of gay dads.

The meetings take place on the THIRD Wednesday of every month, 6:30-8:00 PM.

Location: Our workshops are held at the JCC Manhattan, 334 Amsterdam Avenue at West 76th Street.

We often invite guest speakers and parents or surrogates to share their experiences, but use the first part of the meeting to discuss our friends' progress and general issues and concerns.

To be notified about upcoming workshops please join our mailing list.

Workshop schedule

    2019 workshops:
  • January 16, 2019: Creating legal families through surrogacy
  • February 20, 2019: From conception to delivery (inc. preparations to hospital stay)
  • March 20, 2019: Considerations in selecting egg donors
  • April 17, 2019: Traditional surrogacy and independent surrogacy
  • May 15, 2019: Affording surrogacy - Budgeting and cost savings
  • June 18, 2019 [note date change, this is the Tuesday]: ***Special Pride meeting / reunion party and reception
  • July 17, 2019: Surrogacy 101
  • August 14, 2018: Summer break
  • September 18, 2019: Peer advice about working with agencies
  • October 16, 2019: Psychological aspects of surrogacy
  • November 9-10, 2019: 15th annual MHB Surrogacy Conference and Gay Parenting Expo!
  • November 20, 2019: (CANCELED)
  • December 18, 2019: Medical aspects

    Typical topics (from past invitations):