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With California Poised to Offer IVF Coverage to LGBTQ+ Families, Prospective Gay Fathers Gather for “Surrogacy Bootcamp” In San Francisco
After a two-year break, gay men interested in building a family will once again gather in-person to learn how they can have children through IVF and surrogacy in an immersive yet COVID-safe format that includes on-site rapid testing and safe catering protocols. The May 13-15 West Coast Surrogacy Conference & Gay Parenting Expo is the 9th annual event hosted by the nonprofit Men Having Babies in collaboration with the Bay Area’s Our Family Coalition. It is taking place just as a bill that would make this process considerably more affordable for same-sex couples and singles has passed a crucial committee vote at the CA State Assembly.
SAN FRANCISCO, May 12, 2022 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ — Each year, the nonprofit organization Men Having Babies (MHB) travels to a number of cities across the U.S. and internationally to share a wealth of knowledge with gay men aspiring to become parents. These events include peer guidance, expert advice, information about financing and grants, inspirational testimonies from surrogates and fathers, and an opportunity to meet dozens of reputable surrogacy providers.
The Friday-Sunday event (May 13-15, 2022) will once again take place at San Francisco’s iconic Marines Memorial Club & Hotel. It will kick off Friday evening with MHB’s Advocacy and Research Forum, which is an opportunity to look at the social, ethical, legal and empirical aspects of surrogacy and LGBT parenting. The topic this time will be “Community Collaborations with the Surrogacy Industry: Roles and Limits.“