We offer a host of programs, from webinars to in-person events (post COVID), for queer dads and dads-to-be. Please check out our calendar of events regularly, which also includes important events hosted by our valued Partners to Fatherhood participants.
ATTN: New Yorkers! Going into effect February 2021, the Child-Parent Security Act (CPSA) officially legalizes compensated gestational surrogacy in the state of New York. Join the legal and surrogacy experts from Worldwide Surrogacy Specialists as they team up with New York Attorney Amy Demma to walk you through the new family-building options available to New Yorkers.
There's no way around it — surrogacy and IVF is expensive. But understanding the breakdown of the costs, and some ways to make your journey more affordable, can help put surrogacy and IVF within reach.
The Friends in Adoption’s Get Acquainted Workshop (GAW) is an in-depth, all-about adoption, workshop designed especially for hopeful adoptive parent(s) candidates. If you’ve ever wanted to know more than you know today about adopting a newborn or infant child, the GAW is for you.
Each month Circle Surrogacy & Egg Donation hosts topic-specific webinars for intended parents about all aspects of the surrogacy process: from finding a surrogate, to legal needs, to comparing surrogacy agency costs. All webinars are free.
Circle's private consultations are free, and allow their team to hear your story and what brought you to surrogacy. They'll also discuss an overview of their program and agency protocols, matching with a surrogate mother, surrogacy costs, insurance and much more.
**DATE AND DETAILS TBC** Each adoption process is unique and comes with its own set of challenges, but there are some predetermined steps you can expect. This webinar will help walk you through the typical process with adopting an infant, or through the foster care system.
**DATE AND DETAILS TBC** They say it takes a village to raise a child — but where surrogacy is concerned, this is true just to conceive one! Your surrogacy team, made up of a variety of professionals, will be there to help guide you through every step in your journey, so it’s important to choose them well.
**DATE AND DETAILS TBC** This webinar will help breakdown the costs associated with each main type of adoption — through foster care, domestic infant adoption, and international adoption. It will also walk through some common ways to save for and offset the costs of your adoption.
**DATE AND DETAILS TBC** There's no way around it — surrogacy and IVF is expensive. But understanding the breakdown of the costs, and some ways to make your journey more affordable, can help put surrogacy and IVF within reach.
**DATE AND DETAILS TBC** There are many different professionals available to help you adopt a child. But for the LGBTQ community in particular these agencies are not all created equal. It’s important to find an LGBTQ affirming agency, and one with a long track record of success in helping queer men form families.
**DATES AND DETAILS TBC** Can single queer men become dads through surrogacy? Most definitely! In this webinar experts share their experience working with single dads as they embark on their surrogacy journey and any unique hurdles they may encounter. There will also be plenty of Q&A time!
** DATES AND DETAILS TBC** Few parts of the adoption process are as important and as intimidating as the home study — the legal process every adoptive parent must undergo in order to adopt a child. The name can be a bit misleading — much more will go into your home study than an assessment of your home!
** DATES AND DETAILS TBC** Choosing an egg donor will be one of the most exciting — and perhaps daunting — parts of your surrogacy journey. This webinar will walk you through the entire egg donation process, start to finish, and help you think through some questions intended parents should be thinking about as part of the process.
The prospect of matching with a birth mother is an exciting one, but can be complicated, and will be different depending on your “path”. It’s important to note that “matching” is a birth-parent driven process — the choice will be entirely up to the birth family. While the wait to match with birth parents can be a nerve-wracking one, it’s also important to know this: it WILL happen eventually!