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

    2020 workshops:
  • January 15, 2020: Creating legal families through surrogacy
  • February 19, 2020: From conception to delivery (inc. preparations to hospital stay)
  • March 18, 2020: Considerations in selecting egg donors - ***NOTE: this workshop will take place virtually. Click here to register for the webinar.
  • April 22, 2020 [note date change, this is the 4th Wednesday]: Traditional surrogacy and independent surrogacy
  • May 20, 2019: Affording surrogacy - Budgeting and cost savings
  • June 24, 2020 [note date change, this is the 4th Wednesday]: ***Special Pride meeting / reunion party and reception
  • July 15, 2020: Surrogacy 101
  • August 19, 2020: Summer break
  • September 16, 2020: Peer advice about working with agencies
  • October 21, 2020: Psychological aspects of surrogacy
  • November 7–8, 2020: 16th annual MHB Surrogacy Conference and Gay Parenting Expo!
  • November 18, 2020: (CANCELED)
  • December 16, 2020: Medical aspects

    Typical topics (from past invitations):