Families Through Surrogacy is a non-profit organization run by surrogate parents.
We play a vital role in consumer education, working with providers to promote accountability and best-practice.
“A great conference.
It’s so nice to see some grown children of surrogacy tell their stories in their own words.”
- Rachel Kunde (surrogate)
Chair of the legal advisory group,
American Fertility Association
New York Times Bestselling Author, TED Speaker
Acclaimed Reproductive Medicine Physician,
Gay Dad through surrogacy
Gay Dad through surrogacy
Australian father via surrogacy
Mother through surrogacy
Registration and morning coffee
New York Times bestselling author
Leslie Morgan Steiner on how surrogacy is transforming the American family
Surrogacy By US State
Americans have a choice of states in which surrogacy is possible. This session details differences in birth orders, health insurance, surrogacy costs, legal costs for key states
The Psychology of US Surrogates
Understanding what motivates surrogates to carry? What psychological and personal issues are important. Relating to your surrogate
Pre-Genetic Screening – Benefits & Risks
Legal Parentage After Surrogacy
Protections for your child. What legal costs should I budget for? Second parent adoption considerations. Differences in international surrogacy.
What Can Go Wrong & How To Cope
Parents through surrogacy discuss the common and less common stresses, hurdles and scenarios which intended parents are likely to deal with along the way
Time to tell
How, when and why explaining donor conception and surrogacy to kids is crucial
How will my kids feel?
Young adults born via surrogacy discuss their sense of self, and relationships with their surrogates and sperm/egg donor parents
U.S. Surrogacy Clinic selection
What are they? What to look for; hygiene and safety issues; what else they should provide, differences in agency structures, middle men agents, minimising risks; what to expect; Controlling costs.
Surrogacy in Mexico – How is it working?
We hear from US parents engaged in Mexico, from Mexican surrogates and professionals on how the system works. Includes Q&A.
Surrogacy in Thailand and Nepal
What are the laws and risks for IPs and surrogates? What sort of women engage in surrogacy; What motivates them; How are they looked after? How are they viewed by Thai society? Agency professionals and parents discuss the issues
Due Diligence in International Surrogacy
Whether it’s an egg donor agency, lawyer, clinic or surrogacy agency doing due diligence is important. What to look for. Red flags. Surrogacy facilitators & middlemen. What to expect from service providers
IVF & Surrogacy in India – current options
Surrogacy on the sub-continent
How do clinics differ? Skype calls with surrogates, surrogate housing conditions; donor anonymity; donor medical screening Caesarian delivery. How viable is using Indian expertise in Nepal for same-sex couples?
Hear how successful Christian ‘boy-band’ couple Jason & de Marco navigated the decisions, uncertain landscape and emotions of surrogacy in the US.
What to Expect When You’re Expecting
‘Gay Superdad’ and author Jerry Mahoney provides hilarious insight into the many unexpected ways your life changes post surrogacy
Gay men talk about their
Journeys via the US & Mexico. What were the key decisions? What were the hardest parts? What to expect. What would they have done differently?
Embryos here, Surrogates there
Some US clinics are offering US IVF expertise to create embryos which are shipped overseas for surrogacy. What are the risks? What are the benefits?
Heterosexual Journeys via Mexico, India & the US
How I came to surrogacy? What were the key decisions? What were the hardest parts? What would I have done differently?
Networking social drinks function