The Parent / Peer Advice Network
How can you join this network? If you haven't yet, please submit a Parent Questionnaire and make sure to include at least one photo, and check the box "Speak / provide advice to prospective parents" in the question about sharing your surrogacy experience. If you already submitted a survey, please email us at email@example.com (we may be missing some details or a photo).
May 14, 2021 - West Coast Advocacy & Research Forum - Surrogates: Stigma and Stereotypes
The MHB Advocacy and Research Forums (ARFs) are an opportunity to look at the social, ethical, legal, and empirical aspects of surrogacy and LGBT parenting. The May 14th program, on the eve of our 2021 MHB West conference, will address the proposition that gestational carriers in the USA and Canada are often misrepresented by the media, pop culture, and political discourse. It can be argued that they are affected by myths and misconceptions even more than the prospective parents or the children they help bring to this world. The Forum will facilitate a discussion about what we know from experience and research on the actual motivations and life circumstances of surrogates, and how they feel about the way they are portrayed. The virtual forum and the welcome reception hosted in cooperation with EMD Serono.
- May 14, 2021 4:00-5:30pm PDT / 7:00-8:30pm EDT