Join Men Having Babies at their next surrogacy event in Chicago on April 13-14.
You will hear practical and peer advice from those who have become dads through surrogacy; be introduced to a wide range of leading service providers from across the United States and Canada, as well as opportunities for break-out sessions and private consultations. There will be a Q&A period as well as social opportunities to meet with others who are also beginning their journey.
In-depth programs will offer insight on insurance, budgeting, and the medical and psychological aspects of surrogacy. You will also learn about the Gay Parenting Assistance Program which helps put surrogacy within reach for many gay dad families.
Date: April 13 & 14th
Location: Wyndham Grand Chicago Riverfront, 71 East Wacker Drive, Chicago, IL 60601
Meet dads Landon Wilson and Brian Wesley
Landon and Brian recently became dads for the second time through surrogacy. They welcomed their eldest son Graham in August 2017, and then Brendon just last month. Their surrogate Sarah was with them for both journeys.
"Our second journey went just as perfectly as the first," shared Landon. "We were able to work with Sarah again and so already had the close bond and trust which made everything seem much easier and smoother than the first time. We are extremely close with our surrogate and her family."
Last year, Landon was excited to help pay it forward by sharing his experience with other gay dads-to-be. Both he and Sarah were two of the panelists sharing their versions of the surrogacy experience. This year, with a brand new baby at home, Landon will be playing a more relaxed volunteer role at the event, so be sure to keep an eye out for him in the crowd.
And Landon's advice to dads-to-be interested in pursuing surrogacy as their path to fatherhood? "There are going to be a lot of obstacles and challenges throughout the process but never give up because the end result is a little miracle that will change your life and make every struggle worth it."