Surrogacy & Donor IVF Information Day - Dublin 2024

Event Details

Date & Time:

September 15, 2024 10:30 am


Dublin, Ireland

Ticket Price:




What to Expect at our Dublin Surrogacy & Donor Event?

This event offers a special opportunity to delve into various options all in one place, connecting with providers and engaging with fellow parents, donors, and surrogates within the Dublin community.

The journey to parenthood can be a winding road for many, filled with its share of challenges, emotions, and a wealth of information. Each individual’s path is distinct, and our Dublin gatherings embrace and celebrate this diversity, offering support and guidance tailored to our local community.

This event will address key aspects including:

  • Surrogacy & Egg Donor Options by Location
  • Medical & Donor Considerations
  • Legal Frameworks
  • Safety and Support for Intended Parents, Donors, and Surrogates

Engage in Face-to-Face Conversations with Dublin’s Leading Experts

Join interactive ‘Ask Me Anything’ panels featuring recent parents who have navigated their unique paths to building their families. Network with like-minded individuals and gain invaluable insights during one-on-one discussions with experts at their information booths, helping you explore diverse avenues to realize your family-building aspirations.

Personalised Consultations

Your ticket grants you access to arrange private consultations with numerous experts. Explore each speaker’s profile and reach out via email to schedule your tailored meetings.



Tracy Horan

Irish Surrogacy Lawyer

Tracy Horan, founding partner of Tracy Horan & Company, specializes in family law and surrogacy. She expertly navigates the complex surrogacy landscape in Ireland, helping clients achieve legal parenthood, passports, citizenship, and adoption.

Dr Rahi Victory

Reproductive Endocrinologist, VRC, Canada

Dr. Rahi Victory, a Canadian-trained OB-GYN specializing in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, leads Victory Reproductive Care. Known for compassionate, personalized care, he meets every client, egg donor, and surrogate personally, ensuring exceptional experiences and successful outcomes.

Surrogacy in Canada

Surrogacy & Egg Donor Event Agenda

10:30 AM –
10:50 AM

Considerations in Selecting a Country

Where can I engage? Timeframe costs, Success rates. What are the pros and cons of each destination? How do timelines differ? Legal protections? How do costs compare? Are there fixed cost programs? How do surrogate relationships differ? What egg donors are available? Covers five jurisdictions

10:50 AM –
11:10 AM

IVF for those new to the process

Medical considerations & screening for egg and sperm providers. What can IVF specialists do to assess Sperm & egg quality prior to IVF? What impact does age have? What can I do to improve quality? Carrier screening, Discusses embryo development, blastocysts, grading, Pre-Genetic-Aneuploidy Testing and how embryos are selected for transfer

Determining when Donor Eggs &/or Surrogacy are indicated

Many women go through years of unsuccessful IVF without their IVF doctor identifying the underlying problem. Why does this happen? When should a woman be considering donor eggs? What tests can be done to assess the viability of carrying a pregnancy? How old is too old to carry? Can the stimulation be commenced in Australia and donor eggs be used offshore? What are the benefits of using fresh vs frozen eggs?

11:10 AM –
11:30 AM

What To look For in an IVF Clinic

Knowing which IVF clinic is best for your needs can save years of heartache. Which have donors available? Which know how to work with surrogates? Which have easier paperwork requirements? How can I interpret success rates?

11:30 AM –
11:50 AM

Legal Processes after OS Surrogacy

What countries present a challenge; what issues do intended parents need to address?

11:50 AM –
12:05 PM

Considerations in Agency Selection

In certain nations, cultural norms make it difficult to recruit local surrogates. As a result, providers increasingly rely on ‘travelling’ surrogates from abroad. This comes with significant risks of exploitation. Lean what you need to do to avoid this

12:05 PM –
12:30 PM

Cultural Differences in Surrogacy Processes

How does surrogacy practice differ in English -speaking countries vs non-English speaking countries in regard to surrogate screening, care, reimbursement and contact pre and post birth? How do hybrid programs work?

12:30 PM –
1:15 PM

Lunch & Networking

1:15 PM –
2:00 PM

International Parent Journeys

Recent parents discuss decision-making, surrogate relationships, disclosure to family, Differences in medication regimes; cultural barriers; hurdles along the way, legal parentage, costs and a myriad of audience questions

2:00 PM –
2:30 PM

Break Out 1
Surrogacy in USA
Break Out 2
Surrogacy in Georgia

2:30 PM –
3:00 PM

Break Out 1
Surrogacy in Canada
Break Out 2
Surrogacy in Colombia, Argentina or Mexico

3:00 PM –
3:30 PM

Afternoon Tea

3:30 PM –
3:50 PM

Top Ten Challenges and How to Cope

Post natal depression, Miscarriage, loss, communications breakdowns; interstate journeys

3:50 PM –
4:10 PM

International Surrogate Panel

Surrogates from Georgia, Argentina, US & Canada discuss their motivations, expectations, journeys and contact with IPs and children

Citizenship & Passports Support

What are the processes in acquiring travel documents. Is DNA testing still required? How do timelines differ? What are the typical hold-ups? Who can assist?

4:10 PM –
4:30 PM

Donor & Donor Recipient Panel

A mum via Donor IVF & experienced egg donors discuss their motivations, relationships with recipients, counselling, experience with medications and what they went through. Includes Q&A

4:30 PM –
4:50 PM

Embryo & Sperm Shipping

What are the dos and don’ts. Timelines, handcarry vs freight, paperwork, possible hurdles and how to address them

4:50 PM –
6:00 PM

Networking Drinks

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