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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: IVF advice medical webinar

April 9, 2021 - Meet the Provider: San Diego Fertility Center (SDFC)

Join us to hear from San Diego Fertility Center, one of the most highly respected and well-established fertility centers worldwide. With more than 70 years of collective experience diagnosing and treating infertility, San Diego Fertility Center is proud to offer the LGBT community solutions in achieving parenthood through egg donation, surrogacy, IVF and Intrauterine Inseminations. SDFC offers pro bono services and discounts through both the Gay Parenting Assistance Program (GPAP I & II) 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. The event is offered live at a time that can suit most of our members worldwide: 

  • April 9, 2021 at 9:00 am Pacific / 12:00 pm Eastern / 18:00 Central European Time
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Categories: advice community webinar programs parents

April 15, 2021 - MHB Webinar: Lifebook Workshop

This workshop will take a deeper dive into the elements of your child's personality that will be impacted by their donor egg and surrogacy story. Each participant will receive a copy of My Lifebook and we will walk through the elements of creating a memorable object your child will cherish forever. This workshop is limited to allow for discussion and hands-on help creating this Lifebook. 

  • April 15, 2021 at 7:00pm ET
  • Cost: $40/members  $75/non-members

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Categories: webinar members parents advice

April 19, 2021 - Member Webinar - Preparing for Birth: Bonding with Your Baby

Join the MHB Team, Dr. Marcus, pediatrician, and dads through surrogacy to learn about bonding with your baby. From pregnancy to toddlerhood, learn about what promotes bonding, how dads bond with their babies, and what is (or isn't) important for forming that bond. The webinar is offered free to members of the MHB Membership Benefits Program (MBP) and parents who are members of the Parent / Peer Advice Network (contact us if you'd like to join, or if you still did not receive your membership code). 

  • April 19, 2021 at 8:00pm ET
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Categories: advice IVF community legal medical webinar programs parents

April 26, 2021 - MHB Webinar: Your Remaining Embryos: Your Choices

Learn what your options are once you are finished growing your family. For many the decision about what to do with leftover embryos is a tough one. Hear from experts about your options to donate the embryos for reproductive use, for scientific research, and storing them long-term. 

The online event will include several guests experts, and be moderated by the MHB team. It will include ample opportunities to ask questions in real time.

  •  April 26, 2021 at 1:00pm ET / 19:00 Central European Time

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Past Virtual Events


Categories: programs advice webinar community parents

April 1, 2021 - MHB Webinar: Developing Your Child's Narrative

Learn more about creating the building blocks to provide your child with a healthy understanding of their birth story. It is never too early to plan and prepare for developing your child's narrative. From decades of research, and years of experience working with donor conceived children, we can clearly show you how to develop a helpful narrative for your future child.

This event will include ample opportunities to ask questions in real time. It is offered live twice to accommodate parents and intended parents worldwide:

April 1, 2021 - 1pm EDT / 19:00 Europe

April 1, 2021 - 7pm EDT / 7am China & Taiwan 



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Categories: IVF advice medical webinar

March 12, 2021 - Meet the Provider: IARC Surrogacy

Join us to hear from IARC Surrogacy, an agency that offers full-service support for all legal, medical, financial, insurance, and administrative aspects of the surrogacy process.  IARC, located in Minnesota, has facilitated over 2,000 births for parents in over 24 countries. IARC, an Advisory Circle Member of MHB, offers pro bono services and discounts through both the Gay Parenting Assistance Program (GPAP I & II) 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.

The online event will include a presentation, an introduction to the IARC Surrogacy team, and ample opportunities to ask questions in real time. It is offered live at a time that can suit most of our members worldwide: 

  • March 12, 2021 at 9:00 am Pacific / 12:00 pm Eastern / 18:00 Central European Time
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Categories: surrogacy expo IVF advice medical budgeting

February 27, 2021 - Southern Surrogacy Options Virtual Seminar

MHB is pleased to offer 2021 MHB South, with a focus on the unique characteristics of Texas, Florida, and other southern states as a surrogacy destination. 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. MHB is once again utilizing the advanced REMO platform to offer this event virtually. The Southern Surrogacy Options Seminar will take place February 27, 2021, 10:00am - 2:00pm ET. 

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Categories: surrogacy expo IVF advice medical budgeting

February 6-7, 2021 - New York Surrogacy Virtual Conference & Expo

MHB is once again utilizing the advanced REMO platform to offer the 16th annual New York Men Having Babies Surrogacy Conference virtually. The program will offer unbiased advice on surrogacy in the USA and Canada, in-depth medical and budgeting advice, and an opportunity to get to know, evaluate and connect with a wide range of surrogacy agencies, IVF clinics, law firms, and other providers. The New York Virtual Conference and Expo will span two half-days, Saturday, February 6, 2021 and Sunday, February 7, 2021.

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Categories: Advocacy community surrogacy

February 5, 2021 - Fertility Equality: MHB's Advocacy and Research Forum

MHB is partnering with Resolve: The National Infertility Association and Equality NY to set an ambitious agenda for removing financial obstacles for surrogacy by promoting an LGBTQ-equitable definition of "infertility," working to expand surrogacy applicable insurance for IVF, egg donation, maternity and delivery; and encouraging initiatives that can make becoming a parent through surrogacy more widely affordable in the realms of taxation, employer benefits, affordable financing, and charitable donations. More than 150 community advocates, professionals, prospective parents and allies joined on February 5, 2021, to hear about promising developments in these areas, and join a discussion about effective strategies and opportunities to take part in national and regional initiatives. The virtual forum was hosted in cooperation with EMD Serono utilizing the specialized REMO platform. 

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Categories: surrogacy legal advice

January 26, 2021 - NYAAFF Expert Briefing on NY Surrogacy for Clinics, Lawyers and Agencies

MHB is pleased to collaborate with the New York Attorneys for Adoption and Family Formation (NYAAFF) to bring surrogacy professionals an authoritative legal briefing on all you need to (and can) know about the law and regulations that will take effect in the state of NY on February 15, 2021. We invite you to hear from legal experts with direct knowledge of where we currently stand, and what to expect from further legislation and regulation in the months to come. The briefing will be structured to offer actionable understanding of what your organization needs to know to comply with and benefit from this reform. The interactive online meeting took place 5:00-6:30pm ET on Tuesday, January 26.

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Categories: IVF advice medical webinar

January 22, 2021 - Meet the Provider: Harvest Fertility

Join us to hear from Harvest Fertility, an IVF Clinic and Egg Donation Service Provider located in Arcadia, California. Harvest Fertility's team of physicians, embryologists, licensed nurses, and support administration specialize in reproductive issues and caring for you and your future family. A proud supporter of MHB, Harvest Fertility offers pro bono services and discounts through both the Gay Parenting Assistance Program (GPAP I & II) 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: surrogacy expo IVF advice medical budgeting Israel

December 2-3, 2020 - Surrogacy Options for Israeli Gay Men: Virtual Conference & Expo

MHB is once again utilizing the advanced REMO platform to offer the 2020 Tel Aviv Conference virtually. MHB is once again teaming up with the Israeli Gay Fathers' Association, and The Aguda, Israel's LGBT Task Force, to offer unbiased advice on surrogacy in the USA and Canada, in-depth medical and budgeting advice, and an opportunity to get to know, evaluate and connect with a wide range of surrogacy agencies, IVF clinics, law firms, and other providers. The Tel Aviv Virtual Conference and Expo will span two half-days, Wednesday, December 2, 2020 and Thursday, December 3, 2020.

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Categories: surrogacy legal webinar

November 13, 2020, Meet the Provider: Creative Family Connections

Join us to hear from Washington, DC area based surrogacy agency and law firm, Creative Family Connections. CFC provides surrogate matching services, concierge-level support, and legal services - an all in one integrated entity for intended parents. Creative Family Connections is a proud supporter of MHB, offering pro bono services and discounts through both their Gay Parenting Assistance Program (GPAP I & II) 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: surrogacy expo ivf Canada Europe advice medical

November 7-8, 2020 - Surrogacy Options for European Gay Men / Virtual Conference and Expo

MHB is once again utilizing the advanced REMO platform to offer the 2020 Brussels Conference virtually. MHB is teaming up with several European partners to offer unbiased advice on surrogacy in the USA and Canada, in-depth medical and budgeting advice, and an opportunity to get to know, evaluate, and connect with a wide range of surrogacy agencies, IVF clinics, law firms, and other providers. The Brussels Virtual Conference and Expo will span two half-days, Saturday, November 7, 2020 and Sunday, November 8, 2020.

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