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Men Having Babies Asia - 2020 Parenting Options for Asian Gay Men

The 2nd annual MHB Asia returns with even more surrogacy parenting options in the USA, the debut of the Advocacy & Research Forum on Friday, and the Complimentary Services Expo on Sunday!

Men Having Babies (MHB) is an international non-profit organization that has helped thousands of gay men worldwide become biological parents. On March 14-15, 2020, in collaboration with several 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 parallel 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 on Saturday, and on Sunday the expo will feature several financial and other complimentary services providers. 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.Show less


When...

March 14, 2019: 8:30-7:00 PM, March 15: 9:00 AM-1:00 PM.

Where...

The conference will take place at W Hotel Taipei,
10 Zhongxiao East Road Sec. 5, Xinyi District, Taipei.

Registration...

The early bird advance cost is US$25 per person (instead of US$30 starting February 17, and 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 March 12.

Hotel information

Attendees can benefit from special group rates for hotel accommodations at the W Hotel (book by March 3)

Translation

The conference will be in English and Chinese, with simultaneous translation to both languages


Agenda in brief

Friday, March13:

  • 3:30 - 4:00pm: Registration

  • 4:00 - 6:00pm: Opening session - The Surrogacy Advocacy and Research Forum - A look at the social, ethical, legal and empirical aspects of surrogacy and LGBT parenting.

Saturday, March 14:

  • 8:00 - 9:00am: Registration

  • 9:00 - 10:30am: Planning your parenting journey - major legal, medical and financial considerations

  • 10:30 - 10:45am: coffee break

  • 10:45am - 12:15pm: Picking providers, budgeting and financial assistance (GPAP)

  • 12:15 -2:00pm: Lunch (courtesy of San Diego Fertility Center) and gay parenting resource fair (tables of surrogacy agencies, clinics, lawyers and community organizations).

  • 2:00 - 4:00pm: Breakout sessions - learn more about participating surrogacy providers

  • 3:00 - 7:00pm: Optional private consultations

  • 4:00 - 5:00pm: Coffee Break & Expo (courtesy of Center for Surrogate Parenting)

Special evening activities (open to the community at large)

  • 5:00 - 5:45pm: Personal stories - hear from several surrogates and parents (Sponsored by HRC Fertility)

  • 5:45 - 7:00pm: A mindful look at surrogacy - Psychological and Ethical aspects.

  • 7:00pm: Parents / Intended Parents’ Happy Hour (Sponsored by HRC Fertility)

Sunday, March 15:

  • 8:15 - 9:00am: Registration

  • 9:00 - 10:30am: Expert panel: Medical aspects of surrogacy (Sponsored by Pacific Fertility Center of Los Angeles)

  • 9:00 - 1:00pm: Optional private consultations

  • 10:30 - 11:00am: coffee break

  • 11:00 - 11:45am: Expert panel: Legal issues.

  • 11:45am - 12:30pm: Expert panel: Budgeting and insurance (Sponsored by ART Risk)

  • 12:30 -1:00pm: Q&A session: The Gay Parenting Assistance Program (GPAP)

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單位簡介

Men Having Babies, Inc. is a nonprofit organization that was spun off in July 2012 from a program that ran at the NYC LGBT Center since 2005. It started as a peer support network for biological gay fathers and fathers-to-be, offering monthly workshops and an annual seminar. Over time, elaborate online resources were developed, the group’s mailing list expanded to about 2000 couples and singles from around the world, and it teamed up with LGBT family associations to develop similar programs in Chicago, San Francisco, LA, Barcelona, Tel Aviv and Brussels.

Our mission includes:

  • The provision of educational and practical information to assist gay prospective parents achieve biological parenting.
  • Promoting the affordability of surrogacy related services for gay men through financial assistance and the encouragement of transparency and customer feedback.
  • Promoting surrogacy practices that minimize the risks and maximize the potential short and long-term benefits to all involved.
  • Raising awareness about the potential benefits and meaningful relationships surrogacy arrangements can bring about.


Beyond the seminars and workshops, Men Having Babies runs several programs to promote its educational, advocacy and affordability mission, including:

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