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Surrogacy in Canada & Argentina

Date: 17 Feb 2024


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For an individual or couple considering parenthood, navigating the family-building process with surrogacy or a donor can be an overwhelming experience.

Learn about the latest risks and challenges, as well as how service providers are addressing these!

Webinar – Surrogacy in Canada & Argentina

Sat 17 Feb
10.00 – 11.30am UK time

What You Will Learn!

A global program of experts, doctors, surrogates, donors, and parents will openly discuss Donor IVF, Surrogacy and Egg Donor Options in Argentina & Canada. 

This event will guide you on:

  • The latest updates on costs
  • Egg Donor Options
  • Medical & Donor Considerations
  • Legal Issues
  • Recent Parent Experiences

SPEAKERS

Leaders in their Fields Providing Information on Assisted Reproduction, Surrogacy,
Egg Donation and Legal Issues

Olivia has been working with Growing Families for over six years, liaising closely with intended parents, IVF clinics, surrogacy agencies and law firms  globally. As a result, she has developed an intimate understanding of surrogacy processes, pitfalls and good practice, as well as cost and eligibility issues globally.

Olivia Santa, Growing Families

Ester Nunez is the owner of SudAmerica Surrogacy, an agency which has supported South Americans, UK and French couples. She is a family and surrogate lawyer and a partner in Abogados Numa. Ester is a member of the Bar Association of the City of Buenos Aires as well as the Argentine Association of Lawyers for Gestational Surrogacy. Ester is a regular participant in congresses, seminars, courses and conferences, is the author of several legal publications and is fluent in Spanish, English & French.

Ester Nunez, SudAmerica Surrogacy, Argentina

SudAmerika Surrogacy Argentina - Growing Families lawyer for surrogacy in Argentina

Driven by her difficult path to parenthood, Cindy founded Hope Springs Fertility Law, to guide, protect and advocate for everyone building families with the help of donors and surrogates. She has since grown Hope Springs into a leading fertility law firm, providing legal advice and services to hundreds of intended parents, donors and surrogates from across Canada and around the world, year after year. She advocates for stronger rights and protections for intended parents, donors and surrogates within Canada, and has become well-known internationally as a respected leader in this complex and evolving area of law.

Cindy Wasser, Hope Springs Fertility Law

Dr Rahi is fully licenced in both Canada and the U.S. and welcomes patients from all backgrounds to there state-of-the-art clinic. His passion for promoting reproductive health is reflected by his deep commitment to educating and helping patients engaging in Surrogacy or Egg Donation.

Dr Rahi Victory, Victory Reproductive Care

Surrogacy in Canada
Dr. Librach from Create Fertility Canada at Ireland event for Growing Families

Dr Clifford Librach is the founder and Director of the CReATe Fertility Centre and CReATe Cord Blood Bank (Toronto, Ontario). He is a Professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Toronto.  He is a Co-Director of the University of Toronto Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome Clinic. He is the principal investigator in various clinical and embryology studies and researcher at Women’s College Hospital and University of Toronto. Dr. Librach has played an active role in presenting abstracts at various conferences and meetings. He is frequently interviewed for television, radio and print media.

Dr Clifford L. Librach, Create Fertility CReATe

Who should attend this Webinar

Heterosexual Couples & SINGLES:

  • Understand how age affects IVF success rates, when you should be considering a donor & what options are available at home and abroad
  • Understand whether Canada and Argentina can accept shipped embryos
  • Learn about success rates with surrogacy, costs, guarantee programs and risks

Same Sex Couples & SINGLES:

  • Understand what Canada and Argentina offer
  • Learn about egg donor selection and what you should consider before making your decision
  • Understand the legal & practical issues around travel, birth certificates and parentage

Agenda & Speakers 2024

10.00 – 10.10am

How Growing Families Supports Intended Parents

Identifying ethical providers; ethical guidelines; one-on-one consultation; embryo shipping; journey support; exit support; foreign exchange providers; citizenship support & parental transfer referrals

Olivia Santa, Growing Families

10.10 – 10.40am

Donor & Embryo Creation Options

We will look at how to make embryos and where. What considerations to look at in embryo creation. And if you are unable to engage locally how embryos can be exported to Canada for surrogacy, donor suitability, screening and more.

Dr Clifford Libarch, CreAte, Dr Rahi Victory, VRC, Canada

10.40 – 10.50am

Latest Trends In Canadian Surrogacy

Legal issues, costs, transfer of parentage, choosing an agency, timelines, issues that affect surrogate match times.

Cindy Wasser, Hope Springs Fertility Law

10.50 – 11.10am

Surrogacy in Argentina

intended parent(s) (IP) eligibility , program costs, wait times, multiple embryo transfer and potential hurdles and other considerations.

Ester Nunez, Sud-America Surrogacy, Buenos Aires

11.10- 11.30am

Parent & Surrogate Panel
 Recent parents  discuss their decision-making process, surrogate relationships, disclosure to family, cultural barriers, hurdles, costs

Parents: John Patrick & Tiago Sousa (Canada)

Surrogate: Chantelle Henry (Canada)

Reviews

Thank you for a great event in Dublin, I enjoyed the day.  The feedback is very positive from everyone I have spoken to

Anne

Dublin Conference 2022

I was very pleased with the extent of the advice, guidance and information I received

Fiona

Dublin Conference 2022 

I enjoyed meeting with experts and parents

Marg

Dublin Conference 2022

Thank you for the avalanche of information and support

Josh

Dublin Conference 2022 

Meet Our Expert Speakers

Brian Rosenberg
Founder, GWK Academy
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Dr Jennifer Barros
Intake Manager, Reprovida, Mexico
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Dr Rahi Victory
Reproductive Endocrinologist, VRC, Canada
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Oscar

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Paul Riggio
Dad via US Surrogacy
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Sam Everingham
Global Expert & Growing Families Director
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Tamari Kachlishvili
Global Surrogacy Consulting, Argentina
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William R

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If you have any questions, feel free to get in touch with us via email: Info@growingfamilies.org.

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