Tag Archives: surrogacy

Surrogacy Conference series UK/Ireland

Based on the success of their conferences Families Through Surrogacy return with their UK/Ireland series in Dublin, Edinburgh and London. For intended parents, surrogates and counselors to hear from others who have completed the journey in UK, Ukraine, US or Canada. UK surrogates will speak about how to connect and negotiate these intimate arrangements. Surrogacy…
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Gay dads top 7 tips for surrogacy

Sam Everingham, a gay dad via surrogacy, now spends most of his time educating intending parents about the ever-changing surrogacy options for family building "I became involved in surrogacy education over eight years ago when my partner and I experienced the heartache of a premature twin birth than resulted in Zac’s still-birth. Ben survived only…
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Copy of Surrogacy Conference Dublin

This one day event run by Families Through Surrogacy is aimed at intended parts - gay, straight, couples and those who are single. The Dublin conference focuses on parent and surrogate feedback, as well as expert sessions on the medical, legal, logistics and psychological considerations of surrogacy in the UK and the USA. Sessions also…
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Surrogacy Conference for Intended Parent

Families Through Surrogacy host their annual UK conference for intended parents in London aimed at gay couples, single gay men as well as heterosexual couples looking to access surrogacy. This one-day event focuses on parent and surrogate feedback, sessions from experts looking at the medical, legal and physical logistics as well as the psychological considerations…
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Extraordinary surrogacy journeys for gay dads

Increasingly both single gay men and gay couples are engaging in surrogacy to fulfill their dream of fatherhood. Sam Everingham profiles two extraordinary journeys from dads who will be at Families Through Surrogacy’s fifth conference for intended parents in March. “For gay men in particular international surrogacy is a fast moving minefield with many risks.…
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Improving success for IVF patients

IVF is a great way to start a family but it can be a stressful process. GENNET City Fertility clinic in London offers professional counselling to people going through IVF to reduce stress and improve their chances of conception For same-sex couples, single women and couples who have had difficulties conceiving naturally, IVF (in vitro…
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Families Through Surrogacy Conference

Families Through Surrogacy is a consumer-based non-profit organisation focused on bringing together surrogates, intended parents and families through surrogacy to network, share their stories and stay informed about best practice in surrogacy arrangements. It supports intended parents who are planning on, or who are already parents via surrogacy arrangements. FTS is hosting its 4th European Consumer…
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Creating families through surrogacy – gay style

Starting a family via surrogacy has become increasingly common amongst gay men, despite constant changes in rules affecting availability in other countries. When Thailand, India, Nepal & Cambodia all froze access to surrogacy for foreigners, many gay men were left with embryos stranded. Meanwhile, providers in the USA, Canada and South East Asia have stepped…
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Parental orders: a vital step for families following surrogacy

Surrogacy is an increasingly common route to parenthood for both LGBT and heterosexual couples. The number of parents finishing their surrogacy journey with an application for a parental order in England has risen every year since 2009-10, with 295 applications made in the past year. But does this figure tell the whole story when it…
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Alternative Family Week

Alternative Family Week gives advice to would-be mums and dads, and will help raise awareness of different families through a series of events run by fertility experts and parenting networks. Learn more about the legal aspects of having a family, meet experts in adoption, go on a trip to the Zoo and more. For day-by-day…
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