Can I register on the day?
In order to ensure correct catering and information resources are available, we ask that you pre-purchase tickets online
How can I purchase tickets online?
You can purchase with a credit card or Paypal account via our Eventbrite portal
Can I register anonymously?
If you are concerned about privacy, you do not need to register with your full or real name, but please bear in mind that the name you register with will be printed on your name tag.
Will media be at the event?
To protect the privacy of speakers and delegates, media will not be at the event
Will sessions be recorded?
To protect the privacy of parent panelists, parent sessions will not be recorded. Some conference presentations will be available online for download after the event.
How can I contact the organizers with questions?
Email Sam on [email protected]
What advice will the seminar provide?
Parents from Sweden, Norway and Denmark will be available to answer your questions about their surrogacy experiences in Ukraine, Georgia, US, Canada, Greece & Mexico. Experts from many of these nations will also be providing talks and advice.
In which countries is surrogacy legal for foreigners?
There are protective regulations and laws allowing foreigners to access surrogacy and which provide transfer of parentage in some US states, some Canadian provinces, Ukraine, Georgia, Greece & Russia.
What are the likely costs of surrogacy arrangements?
Surrogacy arrangements typically include medical, legal, surrogate recruitment, surrogate compensation and birth costs. In some countries health insurance and agency fees are also payable. Costs depend largely on IVF success rates and the country you engage in. They can range from US$56,000 – US$135,000.
Following surrogacy arrangements, are the intended parents named on the birth certificate?
In countries where surrogacy is legal, the intended parents can both be named on the birth certificate.
Can Donor eggs be used for surrogacy if I am too old or am a gay man?
Yes, many surrogacy arrangements require donor eggs. The conference will discuss the options available.
Despite surrogacy being unavailable domestically, is there a legal route to bringing a child into Sweden, Finland, Norway or Denmark following a surrogacy arrangement in another country?
Yes. New parents will need to remain in the country that surrogacy took place for three to ten weeks post birth, depending on the country. For the US, three weeks is average; for Ukraine, ten weeks is average and the legal process may include transfer of parentage, sole custody and adoption.
Can my child get Swedish citizenship if they are born in a foreign country via surrogacy?
Yes, the details will be discussed at the seminar.