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This event is for intended parents based in the UK and Europe to learn about surrogacy and/or egg donation, logistics, eligibility and costs.  The event is for heterosexual couples, gay couples and singles. The event covers domestic and international surrogacy options.  Hear from parents who have recently completed their family via surrogacy. Local and international experts will talk about the legal, medical, psychological and practical considerations.  A Lawyer from the UK will talk about the legal process for UK based intended parents. If you would like information from a European Lawyer let Growing Families know and we will provide you with resources. 

IconWebinar Program 11 March 2021 London time
Timing Description

Changes to Surrogacy & Donor Availability & Processes in the post- Covid landscape

Covers changes in agencies operating, countries open for surrogacy, new processes, embryo and sperm shipping options. Covers the latest information on options for married and defacto couples, singles and gay couples, including changes in the US, Canada, Albania, Colombia and Russia

Sam Everingham, Growing Families

Crucial IVF & Egg Donor Considerations

IVF processes are the most costly aspect of surrogacy. So getting embryo creation and transfer right is key. The US is renowned for high quality IVF and high success rates. This session  discusses the key considerations to ensure you have the best chances of success, including egg donor choices, surrogate screening and other processes for donor-egg IVF and surrogacy.

Dr Vicken Sahakian, Pacific Fertility, LA

The US Approach to Surrogate Matching & Support

SOme states in US such as California have been offering surrogacy programs for over 35 years, hence have built up enormous experience in surrogate recruitment, matching and support. It is this experience that attracts so many to US surrogacy from countries like the UK which dont allow professional agencies to support surrogates. Alex Maron will help set your expectations about US agency support, matching times, insurance as well as providing insight into the type of woman who choose to carry for singles and couples previously unknown to them

Alex Maron, Hatch, California, USA

Legal Considerations for UK Nationals

It is vital to understand how UK law interacts with cross-border surrogacy before engaging, so that you are well prepared in terms of understanding how parental transfer can occur, how UK citizenship works, what processes need to be followed and what costs might be associated with this component of your family building journey. Focuses particularly on issues for those engaging in the US & Canada

Victoria Maxwell, Bishop & Sewell

Surrogacy in Colombia

Bogota, Colombia has in a few short years become a popular destination for gay singles and couples looking for affordable, fixed price egg donor surrogacy plans. The laws allow for altruistic arrangements and unlike most countries, allow foreigners. But what are the wait times for well-screened surrogates? Can you import embryos? What if you’d like to work with a female friend or relative as your egg donor? Is a local passport awarded? What are atitudes like to gay couples in Colombia?

Igor Kalenichenko, World Center of Baby

Parent Panel

Parents via surrogacy and egg donation in US, Canada & Colombia discuss the details of their journeys , what the most difficult parts were, disclosure to family and friends, how they overcome hurdles and how they chose particular providers to work with.

Moderator: Sam Everingham

TBC (dad via Canada) , Cedric Van Borren (dad via USA) Nick Wray (dad via Colombia) Constantina & Alexios (parents via US)

Surrogacy in Canada

Provides a detailed overview of the issues to consider in Canadian egg donation and surrogacy for foreigners, different types of agencies, wait times, screening, legal contracts, eligibility, costs, guarantee programs for the IVF component and a host of other issues

Nir Keren, Babies Come True