• 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. This session helps simplify the preparatory steps to ensure you start with all the information and the best chances of success.

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

 

 

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

 

TBC

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: tbc

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?

IconDublin Seminar 9 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. This session helps simplify the preparatory steps to ensure you start with all the information and the best chances of success.

Sam Everingham Families Through Surrogacy

 

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

Annette Hickey, Poe Kiely Hogan Lanigan, Ireland

 

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

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.

Sophie Ukleba, New Life Georgia

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.

Dr Fabian Ward, The Scotia Clinic, Donegal

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 (used Ukraine),  tbc (used Georgia) tbc (used USA) tbc (used Canada

IconManchester Seminar 10 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. This session helps simplify the preparatory steps to ensure you start with all the information and the best chances of success.

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

 

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