Families Through Surrogacy
We couldn’t be more excited for the upcoming Families Through Surrogacy Conference “Unbiased Advice and Insight from Parents & Professionals” that’s being held in Los Angeles next month! On October 1st, our team of experts will be joining forces with the non-profit organization Families Through Surrogacy to help people like you learn more about creating a family with the help of a surrogate.
Courses and Topics
This all-day conference will cover a number of incredible topics to help guide you through the path of finding a surrogate, all the way to having your newborn child join your family. Here are just a few of the topics that will be discussed at the conference:
- Timeline of Your Surrogacy Journey – How long does the surrogacy process take? What steps do you need to follow? Led by surrogacy experts from Heart to Hands Surrogacy and Fertility Miracles, this keynote address will give you an overview of what to expect as you begin your surrogacy journey.
- Agency-Managed Surrogacy – Our very own Karen Synesiou will be covering this topic, discussing the benefits of finding a surrogate through an agency and explaining what you can expect from this process.
- The Cost of Surrogacy – Surrogacy expert Adrienne Black and attorney Molly O’Brien will be the panelists for this discussion, where we will go over how you can budget for surrogacy, what the costs typically are, how to apply for financial assistance for surrogacy, and other topics to help you make this journey more affordable for your family.
- Legal Issues of Surrogacy – Above all, surrogacy is a contract between you and your partner, and the surrogate mother. A panel of law experts will discuss common issues that arise, what your rights are as an intended parent or as a surrogate, and other frequently asked questions regarding the legal side of surrogacy.
Hear from Parents and Surrogates
If you’re still wondering whether surrogacy is right for you, then you will benefit from the Parent Panel and the Surrogate Panel that will be held at the conference. For those of you considering working with a surrogate to begin or even grow your family, the Parent Panel will discuss their own surrogacy experiences and tell you what to expect and how to survive any unexpected obstacles.
If you are considering becoming a surrogate yourself, or you simply want to hear from those on the other side of this relationship, there will also be a Surrogate Panel. Five experienced surrogates will share their stories, and explain more about the delicate relationship between surrogates and intended parents.
Know What to Expect
Above all, this conference will help you know what to expect from surrogacy in every way possible, from the processes to the finances and contracts, to the ups and downs and potential mental strain that comes with it all–not to mention the joy that it can bring into your life.
If you’re interested in joining us for this conference, we invite you, visit the Families Through Surrogacy website. Here, you can view a full schedule for the conference, purchase tickets, and even get discounted hotel rates while you’re attending. Tickets start at just $20, and the conference begins at 9:00 am on October 1st. The conference is held at Courtyard Los Angeles Westside, 6333 Bristol Parkway in Culver City. We hope to see you there!