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Men Having Babies' Canada Surrogacy Parenting Seminar Series

Men Having Babies is now offering a four-part Surrogacy & Gay Parenting program in Toronto!

MHB invites prospective parents interested in learning about surrogacy in Canada to a Surrogacy Parenting Seminar Series in Toronto. It includes 4 seminars, 3-4 hours each, from March through October of 2020. Each seminar will include the following components:
  • An hour long peer-advice ”Planning Your Surrogacy Journey in Canada” workshop led by the MHB team.
  • A speciality expert panel focusing on different topic each time, as well as other unique sessions (financial assistance, advice for prospective single fathers, etc.)
  • Opportunities to hear directly from parents, surrogates and egg donors.
  • Opportunities to meet a select group of service providers.
  • An opportunity to socialize with similar minded couples and singles.
Prospective parents that already attended one of the "Planning Your Surrogacy Journey in Canada” workshop will have the option of skipping the first session in subsequent seminars while still benefiting from the unique expert panels and the opportunity to meet new providers.

Event schedule and specialty panels:
  • March 7, 2020: Understanding the Surrogacy Process - the role of surrogacy and egg donation agencies, matching, budgeting and insurance.
  • VIRTUAL May 2, 2020: Legal Aspects - understanding the legal framework for surrogacy in Canada + COVID-19 Updates
  • VIRTUAL July 11, 2020: Medical Aspects - the medical screening of future fathers, egg donors and surrogates, the creation of optimal embryos, and the IVF process.
  • October 3, 2020: Psychological and Ethical Considerations - A mindful look at surrogacy.
For gay men who want to become parents through surrogacy, the Men Having Babies educational programs are a rare opportunity to get under one roof a wealth of information, advice and access a wide range of relevant service providers — and from an unbiased non-profit organization. As always, proceeds from sponsorship and exhibiting fees will benefit the Gay Parenting Assistance Program

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The seminars are co-sponsored by The 519, Toronto’s LGBTQ community center.

March 7
May 2
July 11
October 3

Saturday, July 11

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July 11, 2020: 12:00-3:00 PM.
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This event will take place via Zoom Webinar technology
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Attendance is FREE (due to the webinar format), but advanced registration is needed for login credentials.
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Consultation Request form
You may request a personal consultation with any of our featured sponsors using this form. Consultations can be scheduled for any time.

  • 12:00 - 12:30pm: Planning your parenting journey (refresher - optional) - major legal, medical and financial considerations
  • 12:30 - 1:00pm: Update: the status of Canadian surrogacy due to the COVID-19 pandemic
  • 1:00 - 2:00pm: Expert Panel - Medical Aspects: the medical screening of future fathers, egg donors and surrogates, the creation of optimal embryos, and the IVF process
  • 2:00 - 2:30pm:Q&A
  • 2:30 - 3:00pm: Special interests break room (French speakers, local groupings)


Please register directly on the Zoom event page to receive login credentials.


Featured Providers

Canadian Surrogacy Options

Canadian Surrogacy Options, also known as CSO Family for being the umbrella to both Canadian Surrogacy Options as well as Little Miracles Inc, is Canada's first surrogacy agency. For more than 25 years, CSO has helped thousands of families fulfill their dream of having a biological baby. In addition to leading the industry in Canada, the founding managers have strived for ethical and fair practices in the field by actively challenging federal regulations to ensure that every person wanting to grow their family has an equal opportunity to do so. CSO Family's knowledge, commitment, and hands-on service are what makes Intended parents around the world choose them to pursue sibling journeys. Reliable Surrogates choose CSO Family to partner with for the sisterhood that they are welcomed into which makes for a memorable journey. Learn about infertility planning, gestational surrogacy, egg donation, and community awareness initiatives by visiting CSO Family online at

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Extraordinary Conceptions

Extraordinary Conceptions is an international agency established in 2005. We recently celebrated our 15-year anniversary and are offering a special promotion. We are located in San Diego, California and provide surrogacy programs across the U.S., Canada, and Mexico. We match egg donors and surrogates to couples or individuals who need help building their families. Our agency approaches all aspects of fertility with sensitivity, respect, and dignity and is committed to our clients’ success. We will assist you every step of the way, from the initial matching all the way to the baby’s delivery. We believe that it takes a team to create a child and that every party is important, whether you are the surrogate, egg donor, or the intended parent. Extraordinary Conceptions has highly experienced staff to ensure everyone involved has the best experience.

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