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IconWebinar Program 20 June 2020
Timing Description

The Egg Donor & Surrogacy Landscape Globally

One of the globe’s foremost experts in crossborder surrogacy provides an overview of cost considerations, egg donor and surrogate options, wait times, health insurance and logistical and travel issues during Covid-19

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. This session discusses the key considerations to ensure you have the best chances of success, including self-cycling protocols, egg donor choices and the importance of semen analysis in preparing for donor-egg IVF and surrogacy – This session sets out what you need to know in layman’s language, without the medical jargon.

Vicken Sahakian, Medical Director, Pacific Fertility Centers Los Angeles

Greek Programs for Surrogacy & Egg Donation(Click to download)

How has Greece developed IVF and surrogacy programs in an altruistic context? What are the benefits of pre-surrogacy transfer of parentage? How was Greece able to avoid the high number of Covid-19 cases that other countries experienced? What technologies and processes are employed in the Greek egg donor and surrogacy environment?

Dr Elias Tsakos, EmbryoClinic, Thessaloniki, Greece

Parent Panel

Parents who have recently completed surrogacy in Canada, US and Greece share their stories, the hurdles, what they learned along the way

Moderator: Sam Everingham
Panellists: Marco & Kate Nazarro (parents via Canada), Jodi Sebel (mum via USA), Kerry Duncan (mum via Greece)

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. Also covers considerations for intended parents who are nationals of other countries.

Victoria Maxwell, Bishop & Sewell, UK