• 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 Thursday 7th March –
6pm-9:30pm
Washington Mayfair, 5 Curzon St, Mayfair, London W1J 5HE
Dublin Saturday 9th March –
2:30pm-6pm
Ashling Hotel Dublin Parkgate St, Arran Quay, Dublin 8
Manchester Sunday 10th March –
2:30pm -6pm
The Lowry Hotel, 50 Dearmans Pl, Manchester, Salford M35LH

UK / Ireland Seminar

IconLondon Seminar 7 March 2019
Seminar
Timing Description

Ten Things To Get Clear Before Embarking on Egg Donation or Surrogacy

Surrogacy and egg donation can be complex and confusing. Some countries have now reached capacity when it comes to accepting new cases, others have no legal protections. There are new hybrid options that can make US surrogacy far more affordable than previously. Also understand which countries will accept embryos created in UK.  This session helps simplify the preparatory steps to ensure you start with all the information and the best chances of success. RELEVANT TO  gay couples, singles, heterosexual couples

Sam Everingham Families Through Surrogacy

 

Medical & Psychological Issues to Improve Success

EmbryoClinic in Thessaloniki Greece prides itself on its wholistic approach to IVF and its phenomenal care of both intended parents from around the world and local surrogates. This session reviews what you should be asking of an IVF clinic to give you peace-of-mind that your chances of surrogacy working are maximised

Dr Elias Tsakos, EmbryoClinic, Greece

 

IVF Processes in Surrogacy & Egg Donation

Surrogacy & Egg Donation take a lot of planning and preparation, so you want to ensure you give yourself or your surrogate the best chance of gettting pregnant. You can stack the odds in your favour by  transferring only the best quality embryos. One of the USA’s most respected and experienced IVF physicians will explain how science can help give you the highest chance of success on your first IVF attempt.

Dr Bankowski, ORM Fertility, USA

 

What Legal Hurdles are Involved in Surrogacy & Egg Donation?

A popular local fertility lawyer uses case studies to illustrate the usual timelines and steps involved in drawing up surrogacy agreements, looks at whether donor agreements are necessary and illustrates the pathways to ensure you are protected legally post birth for domestic or overseas surrogacy

TBC

 

FOOD, DRINKS & NETWORKING WITH PARENTS AND EXPERTS

 

UK Parent Panel

UK parents who have utilised surrogacy  (both gay and heterosexual) discuss their experiences, the ups and downs, how they coped and what they’d recommend for other intended parents

Moderator: Sam Everingham

Panelists: Livia & Oliver Houghton-Zeeny (parents via UK) Alec Cohen (parent via US) Nigel Griffiths (dad via Georgia), David McKenzie (dad via US)

 

Surrogate & Egg Donor Perspectives

What do they look for in intended parents? What predicts a good relationship? What cna you do to support each other?

Kim Bradshaw

IconDublin Seminar 9 March 2019
Seminar
Timing Description

Surrogacy in Ukraine – An Update

Intersono have been assisting Irish citizens for some years now in their dream to create family. This session looks at Ukraine government policy, the growth of surrogacy, rational for tight regulations; how Ukraine surrogates are screened and supported and what you should take into account when vetting Ukraine providers. RELEVANT to heterosexual married couples

Kateryna Khamardiuk, Intersono, Ukraine

 

Surrogacy in Georgia

Georgia has offered legal parentage to foreigners requiring surrogacy for over 20 years with far less up-front paperwork than Ukraine and with very competitive prices. New Life Georgia have seen IVF success rates improve dramatically in Georgia in recent years. Sophie Ukleba explains the Georgian approach to surrogacy, the establishment of improved  IVF clinics and how surrogates and recruited and cared for. RELEVANT to heterosexual couples

Sophie Ukleba, New Life Georgia

 

 

Ten Things To Get Clear Before Embarking on Egg Donation or Surrogacy

Surrogacy and egg donation can be complex and confusing. Some countries have now reached capacity when it comes to accepting new cases, others have no legal protections. There are new hybrid options that can make US surrogacy far more affordable than previously. Also understand which countries will accept embryos created in Ireland.  This session helps simplify the preparatory steps to ensure you start with all the information and the best chances of success. RELEVANT TO  gay couples, singles, heterosexual couples

Sam Everingham Families Through Surrogacy

 

What medical preparation can you do  prior to surrogacy?

Although you may be heading offshore for surrogacy, there is plenty you can prepare here in Ireland. An Irish IVF  specialist details how you can engage with an Irish clinic for Semen analysis, to review your medical history, consult an Andrologist if appropriate, do karyotyping, Blood Group, virology, Cystic Fibrosis screening and counselling. RELEVANT TO gay couples, singles, heterosexual couples

Dr Fabian Ward, The Scotia Clinic, Kerry

Surrogacy in Ireland; What you need to Know

The surrogacy legal team from Poe Kiely Hogan Lanigan Solicitors will give a presentation on the current legal process by which surrogacy is dealt with in Ireland.  They will speak about domestic surrogacy and international surrogacy, the Irish Court process and Part 6 of the pending General Scheme of the Assisted Human Reproduction Bill 2017.  RELEVANT TO gay couples, singles, heterosexual couples

Annette Hickey, Solictor and Ger Fahy, Legal Executive – Poe Kiely Hogan Lanigan, Ireland

 

Tea, Coffee & Networking with Parents and Experts

Irish Parent Panel

Irish parents who have utilised surrogacy  (both gay and heterosexual) discuss their experiences, the ups and downs, how they coped and what they’d recommend for other intended parents

Moderator: Sam Everingham

Panelists: Geraldine Dooley, Mark Riseley, Lisa Landers (parents via Ukraine) Brendan Spratt (gay dad via USA)

IconManchester Seminar 10 March 2019
Seminar
Timing Description

 

Medical & Psychological Issues to Improve Success

EmbryoClinic in Thessaloniki Greece prides itself on its wholistic approach to IVF and its phenomenal care of both intended parents from around the world and local surrogates. This session reviews what you should be asking of an IVF clinic to give you peace-of-mind that your chances of surrogacy working are maximised

Dr Elias Tsakos, EmbryoClinic, Greece

 

What Legal Hurdles are Involved in Surrogacy & Egg Donation?

A popular local fertility lawyer uses case studies to illustrate the usual timelines and steps involved in drawing up surrogacy agreements, looks at whether donor agreements are necessary and illustrates the pathways to ensure you are protected legally post birth for overseas surrogacy

 

 

Ten Things To Get Clear Before Embarking on Egg Donation or Surrogacy

Surrogacy and egg donation can be complex and confusing. Some countries have now reached capacity when it comes to accepting new cases, others have no legal protections. There are new hybrid options that can make US surrogacy far more affordable than previously. Also understand which countries will accept embryos created in Ireland.  This session helps simplify the preparatory steps to ensure you start with all the information and the best chances of success. RELEVANT TO  gay couples, singles, heterosexual couples

Sam Everingham Families Through Surrogacy

Refreshments and Networking with Experts, Surrogates and Parents

Parent Panel

Parents who utilised egg donation or surrogacy in the UK  and elsewhere discuss their experiences

Raymond Williams (Intended dad via UK) tbc  (mum via UK surrogacy)

 

Surrogate & Egg Donor Experiences

Caroline is a Trustee and surrogate with Surrogacy UK. She joined the organisation in 2013, and has given birth to two little girls for two couples (both via ‘straight/traditional’ surrogacy). She will talk about the experience of working with intended parents and what it takes to be a surrogate

Caroline Evans, Surrogacy UK, Antonia