Men Having Babies Florida / Latin America - 2018
Surrogacy & Gay Parenting Conference

Fort Lauderdale, June 9-10, 2018

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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
On-site consultations available with clinics and agencies
Unbiased guidance & resources focused on surrogacy solutions
Information about available financial assistance
Discounted accommodations for out of town attendees

The Men Having Babies Surrogacy Conference & Expo is coming to Florida, 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 June 9-10, 2018, the organization will hold in Fort Lauderdale its first Florida conference for prospective gay parents from both the USA and Latin America. 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, insurance, budgeting, medical and psychological aspects of surrogacy. 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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June 9, 2018: 2:30-8:00 PM, June 10: 8:00 AM-6:00 PM. See below for more information.
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The conference will take place at the GALLERYone- A DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Hotel
2670 East Sunrise Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33304
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Admission is $25 per person in advance ($30 at the door - space permitting) and includes meals and refreshments throughout the weekend.

We strongly encourage
advance registration - our events often sell out.
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Hotel accommodations…
LIMITED number of rooms may still available at the hotel where the conference is taking place. Additional rooms are available at a nearby affordable hotel as well. See the accommodations page for more information.

Agenda in brief

(see full program here)

Saturday, June 9:
• 2:00 - 2:30pm: Registration
• 2:30 - 3:30pm: Is surrogacy right for you? Overview and personal stories - hear from several surrogates and parents
• 3:30 - 4:45pm: A mindful look at surrogacy - Psychological and Ethical aspects.
• 4:45 - 5:00pm: Coffee Break
• 5:00 - 6:15pm: Planning your parenting journey - major legal, medical and financial considerations
• 6:15 - 7:00pm: Break/ light supper (courtesy of IVF Florida)
Evening social activities:
Special evening activities (open to the community at large):
• 7:00 - 8:00pm: Teen Panel: Surrogacy children of gay dads share their stories - in cooperation with Family Equality Council's Outspoken Generation program
• 8:30pm: Parents / Intended Parents’ Happy Hour. Sponsored by Family Source Consultants.

Sunday, June 10:
• 8:00 - 9:00am: Registration / Breakfast / Gay parenting expo (tables of surrogacy agencies, clinics, lawyers and community organizations)
• 9:00 - 10:15am: Picking providers, budgeting and financial assistance (GPAP)
• 10:15 - 10:30am: coffee break
• 10:30 - 12:00pm: Expert panel: Medical aspects of surrogacy.
• 12:00 -1:30pm: Lunch (courtesy of Open Arms Surrogacy and Egg Donation) and gay parenting expo.
• 1:30 - 3:30pm: Breakout sessions - learn more about participating surrogacy providers.
• 2:00 - 7:00pm: Optional private consultations
• 3:30 - 4:00pm: Networking reception & gay parenting expo.
• 4:00 - 5:00pm: Expert panel: Budgeting and insurance.
• 5:00 - 6:00pm: Q&A sessions:
- Legal experts
- Budgeting / The Gay Parenting Assistance Program (GPAP)

Supportive Community & Media Organizations

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