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Surrogacy in North & South America

Date: 11 May 2024


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This webinar features experts and parents discussing the reality of family-building options in the US, Canada, Mexico & Argentina

Not all can afford to complete their entire journey in the USA. However identifying ethical providers in other countries can be a challenge; Learn about how to plan a safe journey to parenthood

Sat 11 May
9.00am Pacific Daylight Time (Eg LA)
11.00am Central Daylight time (eg Chicago)
12.00midday Eastern Daylight Time (eg NY)
5.00pm British Summer time (eg UK)
6.00pm Central European Summer Time (eg France)

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Experts & Parents Providing Information on Assisted Reproduction, Surrogacy,
Egg Donation

Tamari is an experienced international fertility manager. She initially ran programs solely in Georgia and pioneered a ground-breaking surrogacy and donor program in Argentina. which has already seen ten births to foreign singles and couples.

Tamari Kachlishvili, GS Consulting, Argentina

Surrogacy in Canada

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Dr. Rahi Victory is a Canadian trained obstetrician gynecologist with an American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology subspecialty in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility.  Renowned for his compassionate, individualized patient plans and approach to care,  Dr Victory is passionate about making sure every experience is an exceptional one and to that end he meets with every client, every egg donor and every surrogate, himself.
Dr Rahi Victory, VRC, Canada

Brian Rosenberg is the founder of Gays With Kids and GWK Academy, a leading resource for gay and queer men on their journey to fatherhood. He is a father of three through adoption and surrogacy. Brian is also HIV+ and the biological father of his twins. Through GWK Academy, Brian is passionate about providing valuable information and support to empower dads-to-be on their parenting journey.

Brian Rosenberg; GWK Academy

Agenda & Speakers 11 May

15 mins

Considerations in Surrogacy Pathways

Not all can afford to complete their entire journey in the USA. However identifying ethical providers in neighbouring countries can be a challenge; Discusses Growing Families ethical standards which agencies should meet; embryo shipping; & concierge journey support

Sam Everingham, Growing Families

20 mins

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 Rahi Victory, VRC, Canada

20 mins

Surrogacy in Argentina

Legal issues, embryo and sperm shipping, costs, currency stability, transfer of parentage, choosing an agency, timelines, issues that affect timelines, program types.

Tamari Kachlishvili, GS Consulting, Argentina

20 mins

Surrogacy in Mexico
What laws are there? How long have intended parents been engaging? Who goes on the birth certificate? How are surrogates screened and cared for? What are the potential hurdles and other considerations.

Dr Jennifer Barros, Reprovida, Mexico

15 mins

GWK Academy
Learn about Gays With Kids platform & courses dedicated to helping gay, bi and trans men create and raise families via surrogacy, adoption and foster care
Brian Rosenberg, Director, GWK Academy

30 mins

Parent Panel
 Recent parents via these countries discuss their decision-making process, surrogate relationships, disclosure to family, cultural barriers, hurdles, costs
Jaypee (via Argentina) Oscar (dad via Mexico), Paul (Dad via US) William (IP via 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

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

Fiona

 

I enjoyed meeting with experts and parents

Marg

Thank you for the avalanche of information and support

Josh

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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