Please note:
We are pleased that despite travel limitations and the need for public health precautions the conference is taking place as scheduled at the W Hotel Taipei from October 2nd (Friday) to 3rd (Saturday). MHB and its partners, as well as the W Hotel, will follow public health standards to assure that the event will be both safe and comprehensive. Some of MHB team will be at the conference after undergoing the necessary 14 days in quarantine, and most of the presentations will still be done in person by Taiwanese fathers or MHB staff. We also made arrangements for other American speakers to participate via high-quality video link, and made some adjustments to the schedule to accommodate the time zone differences.
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Men Having Babies & GagaTai present:
Parenting Options for Asian Gay Men


Taipei, October 2-3, 2020


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Registration
Speakers
Program
Consultations

Expanded two-day "how-to" parenting program
Parent, surrogate and egg donor testimonies
25 Gay Parenting Services Exhibitors
Twenty-four "meet the sponsor" breakout sessions
Panel on insurance and budgeting
On-site consultations available with clinics and agencies
Medical, psychological, and legal experts
Unbiased information & resources focused on surrogacy solutions
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The 2nd annual MHB Asia returns with even more surrogacy parenting options in the USA and the debut of the Advocacy & Research Forum!


Men Having Babies (MHB) is an international non-profit organization that has helped thousands of gay men worldwide become biological parents. On October 2-3, 2020, in collaboration with local LGBT organization, MHB will return to Taipei to offer a comprehensive conference about parenting options for prospective Asian gay parents.

In addition to advice about parenting options, we offer in partnership with other organizations the Advocacy & Research Forum, to discuss the social, ethical, legal and empirical aspects of surrogacy and LGBT parenting.

More than 20 providers and community organizations will offer information on parenting options in the USA. In-depth programs will offer insights from the latest studies about contemporary gestational surrogacy in the United States, and specialty panels on insurance, budgeting, legal, medical and psychological aspects of surrogacy.

The program is based on a format MHB developed over the last 15 years in NY, Chicago, San Francisco, Barcelona, Brussels and Tel Aviv. 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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When...
October 2, 2020: 8:00 AM - 7:30 PM, October 3: 8:00 AM - 1:30 PM.
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Where...
The conference will take place at W Hotel Taipei,
10 Zhongxiao East Road Sec. 5, Xinyi District, Taipei.
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Registration...
The early bird advance cost is US$25 per person (instead of US$35 the door) for prospective parents, and includes meals and receptions.

We strongly encourage advance registration - our events often sell out. It will also speed up your sign-in on the day of the event and allow us to send you program updates.

Online registration will end when we reach capacity, and no later than October 1.
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Hotel information
Attendees can benefit from special group rates for hotel accommodations at the W Hotel.
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Translation
The conference will be in English and Chinese, with simultaneous translation to both languages


Agenda in brief

(more details soon)

Friday, October 2:
  • 8:00 - 8:30am: Registration
  • 8:30 - 9:30am: Planning your parenting journey - major legal, medical and financial considerations
  • 9:30 - 10:00am: Legal Panel
  • 10:00 - 10:45am: Expert panel: Budgeting and insurance (Sponsored by ART Risk)
  • 10:45 - 11:00am: Q&A session: The Gay Parenting Assistance Program (GPAP)
  • 11:00 - 11:15am: Coffee break
  • 11:15am - 12:45pm: Expert panel: Medical aspects of surrogacy (Sponsored by Pacific Fertility Center of Los Angeles)
  • 12:45 - 1:30pm: Lunch (courtesy of San Diego Fertility Center).
  • 1:30 - 2:00pm: Picking providers, budgeting and financial assistance (GPAP)
  • 2:00 - 3:00pm: Personal stories - hear from several surrogates and parents (Sponsored by HRC Fertility)
  • 3:00 - 3:30pm: Coffee break (courtesy of Center for Surrogate Parenting)
  • 3:30 - 6:00pm: Advocacy and Research Forum MHB 2020: LGBT Parenting in Taiwan: Facing social stigma and discrimination
  • 6:00pm: Parents / Intended Parents’ Happy Hour (Sponsored by HRC Fertility)


Saturday, October 3:

  • 8:00 - 8:45am: Registration
  • 8:45 - 9:00am: Welcome and orientation
  • 9:00 - 11:00am: Breakout sessions - learn more about participating surrogacy providers
  • 9:25am - 1:30pm: Gay parenting resource fair (tables of surrogacy agencies, clinics, lawyers and community organizations).
  • 11:00 - 11:30am: Lunch (courtesy of Pacific Fertility Center of Los Angeles)
  • 11:30am - 1:30pm: Drop-in interactive video consultations with exhibitors


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