• Surrogacy Experts from around the world

     
  • Families Through Surrogacy is a non-profit organisation

     
  • Run by parents for intended parents

     
  • We hold annual conferences to promote best-practice surrogacy

     
  • Meet and network with surrogates and intended parents

     

Unbiased Advice and Insight from Parents & Professionals

Seminar tickets available from GBP15

Focused on the needs of parents and intended surrogates, as well as informing legal, counselling and healthcare practitioners. Provides a comprehensive yet practical guide to support egg donor and surrogacy options and best practice in UK, Ireland and globally. Hugely popular and includes parent, donor and surrogate panels and expert presentations.

City Date & Time Location & Address
London Saturday 29th June –
2.30 -5.30pm
Holiday Inn Kensington High Street, Wrights Ln, Kensington, London W8 5SP
Dublin Sunday 30th June –
2.30 – 5.45pm
Ashling Hotel Dublin Parkgate St, Arran Quay, Dublin 8

UK / Ireland Seminar

IconLondon Saturday 29th June 2.30 -5.30pm
Seminar
Timing Description

Success Rates, Risks and Guarantees (Click to Download)

Do IVF clinics  publish audited success rates? How does this differ by country? What success rate measures should you look at? What sort of risks do you need to consider? Some agencies and clinics offer ‘guarantee packages. What are they guaranteeing and are they worth the extra dollars?

Sam Everingham Families Through Surrogacy

IVF and Embryology Techniques to maximise your chances (Click to Download)

This session covers what medical test results you should prepare prior to surrogacy, the importance of semen analysis, the pros and cons of PGD testing of embryos and single vs double embryo transfer.

Dr Jerald Goldstein, Fertility Specialists of Texas, USA

 

Best Practice in Surrogate Screening, Matching and Support

Countries like the UK and Canada struggle to recruit and support surrogates, whereas some US states are able to better screen and match surrogates and intended parents based on greater availability, psychometric tools and experience. Learn about US donor and surrogate options and what makes for positive relationships between recipient and their team.

Stephanie Scott, Simple Surrogacy, USA

 

Altruistic Surrogacy in Greece (Click to Download)

What can the UK learn from the Greek surrogacy model, which similarly allows only altruistic surrogacy but also allows foreigners to access its programs.Is host surrogacy available? What are the eligibility criteria?  In the absence of surrogacy agencies, how are surrogates recruited and cared for? What sort of women carry as surrogates.  Why does transfer of parentage occur before the first embryo transfer? How long is the exit process after Greek surrogacy?

Dr G. Attanasios, Garavelas Medical Group, Official partner at Io Life, Athens

 

Legal Issues for UK Citizens Using Surrogacy

Who does UK law recognise as the legal parent? What legal rights does the surrogate have in the UK vs US, Greece or elsewhere? It what situations is a contract with the surrogate required? How do I become the legal parent after surrogacy ?

Harjit Sarang, Surrogacy Lawyers UK

AFTERNOON TEA & NETWORKING

Parent Journeys

In-depth discussion & Q&A with UK parents who engaged at home and offshore detailing what to expect – processes, costs,  what can go wrong and how to survive the unexpected hurdles with surrogacy and egg donation

Moderator: Sam Everingham

Panelists: Michael Johnson-Ellis (gay dad via UK), Mauren O’Halloran (mum via Ukraine) Richard Scarlett (dad via USA) Richard Shawyer (dad via USA)

IconDublin Sunday 30th June 2.30 – 5.45pm
Seminar
Timing Description

Success Rates, Risks and Guarantees (Click to Download)

Sam Everingham Families Through Surrogacy

IVF and Embryology Techniques to maximise your chances (Click to Download)

This session covers what medical test results you should prepare prior to surrogacy, the importance of semen analysis, the pros and cons of PGD testing of embryos and single vs double embryo transfer.

Dr Jerald Goldstein, Fertility Specialists of Texas, USA

 

Best Practice in Surrogate Screening, Matching and Support

Countries like the UK and Canada struggle to recruit and support surrogates, whereas some US states are able to better screen and match surrogates and intended parents based on greater availability, psychometric tools and experience. Learn about US donor and surrogate options and what makes for positive relationships between recipient and their team.

Stephanie Scott, Simple Surrogacy, USA

Altruistic Surrogacy in Greece (Click to Download)

What can we learn from the Greek surrogacy model, which similarly allows only altruistic surrogacy but also allows foreigners to access its programs.Is host surrogacy available? What are the eligibility criteria?  In the absence of surrogacy agencies, how are surrogates recruited and cared for? What sort of women carry as surrogates.  Why does transfer of parentage occur before the first embryo transfer? How long is the exit process after Greek surrogacy?

Dr Elias Tsakos, EmbryoClinic Greece

The Practicalities of Ukraine Surrogacy (Click to Download)

Scores of Irish Citizens engage in Ukraine surrogacy every year, but dealing with the practicalities of a foreign city is a key consideration. Where can you buy supermarket items, baby equipment, bassinets, formula? Where to find good baby-sitters and nurses; How to connect with other parents in Kiev when you are; passing on items to others; Dealing with pharmacies, immunisations and medical check-ups

Nadiia Melenevska, IVMed, Ukraine

Legal & Citizenship Issues for Irish Citizens (Click to Download)

This session covers how you will need to engage with the Irish authorities to ensure you have the correct paperwork to ensure a hassle free experience and how you can access legal parentage after surrogacy under Irish law.

Tracy Horan, Tracy Horan solicitors, Dublin,

 

AFTERNOON TEA & NETWORKING

Parent Journeys

In-depth discussion & Q&A with Irish parents who engaged at home and offshore detailing what to expect – processes, costs,  what can go wrong and how to survive the unexpected hurdles with surrogacy and egg donation

Ciara Dowling (Mum via Ukraine) Richard Shawyer (dad via USA), John Furlong (Gay dad via Ireland)