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Unbiased Advice and Insight from Parents & Professionals

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IVF Considerations in Surrogacy & Egg Donation

Looks at what factors predict success, which you can and cant control, the pros and cons of PGS testing embryos

TBC, Galway Fertility Clinic, Repromed, Ireland

Surrogacy Options For Gay Singles and Couples

Provides an objective look at the pros and cons of programs in the US, Canada, Colombia, Kenya, Cyprus, Mexico and elsewhere, differences in legal protection, birth certificates, surrogate screening, exit processes and medical services.

Sam Everingham, Growing Families

Cross border and multi country surrogacy programs

A long-time industry professional provides his views on the practicalities of surrogacy and donor programs in destinations as diverse as Georgia, Kenya, Mexico, & India

Saarthak Bakshi, Worldwide Babies

Parent Panel

gay dads via surrogacy and/or egg donation discuss their journeys in Ireland, US, Canada and Ukraine, what the most difficult parts were, disclosure to family and friends, how they overcome hurdles and how they chose providers

Gearoid Kenny Moore (dad via US/UK), Hugh Ramsay (dad via Canada/Ireland) Mark Davidson, (dad via US)

The surrogate’s perspective

An Irish surrogate who carried for a gay couple discusses her motivations and experiences  with a cross-border journey

Nicole Memery

International  and domestic Surrogacy in Ireland – what you need to know

Ireland’s leading surrogacy law firm shares their advice, experience  and guidance surrounding surrogacy in Ireland, USA and Canada . This session aims to ensure your surrogacy journey is as safe as possible from choosing the clinic , throughout the pregnancy , after birth and bringing your baby home . Includes information about Irish fathers court application. Provides an update on the status of Ireland’s Assisted Human Reproduction Bill 2017.

Annette Hickey, Poe Kiely Hogan Lanigan, Ireland