Happy New Year!
Whether you're nursing a cheap champagne hangover this morning after raging all night, or you passed out before midnight while watching Hallmark holiday movies with the kids — here's hoping everyone in the GWK community had wonderful New Year's Eve celebrations last night surrounded by loved ones! Let us be among the first to wish you and yours a fantastic start to the year.
And not to brag or anything... but we're already making some pretty impressive progress on our new year's resolutions, which (to be fair) are the same for GWK every year — to be the best resource possible for our community of queer dads and dads-to-be. Towards that end, what better time than the dawn of a new year to share some of the exciting new stuff we have in store for you. Here are just some of the new products and programs we'll be launching in 2022:
- GWK Academy — Launching February 1: Many prospective dads find the process of choosing the path to create their family overwhelming. Once you decide, it's even more overwhelming to get started. We've been there, so we know! Starting in February, prospective dads don't need to go through this process alone any longer. You can lean on us and our new GWK Academy — which leverages our in-depth expertise on becoming a dad through surrogacy, adoption, foster care and more, as well as our vast network of pre-qualified family-building partners and mentors — to get your journey started with confidence.
- GWK Egg Donor Database — Launching January/February: As those undertaking a surrogacy journey already know, one of the first tasks to be completed is the selection of an egg donor. Our private database will be sourced from across our surrogacy and IVF family-building partners — and will be completely free to access.
- Gay Dad Family Spring Break — April 19-23: What's better than a spring break vacation to Universal Studios in Orlando? A spring break vacation with a bunch of other gay dad families! We've packed our itinerary with fun-filled days spent meeting favorite characters and exploring the worlds from your kids' favorite films and books. You won't want to miss this opportunity to travel with and get to know other gay dad families from across the country! And maybe cheers with a mai tai or two at the pool 😎. Sign up here.
- What to Expect When You're Expecting (and a Gay Man) — Launching in April. While every path to fatherhood is unique, there is one aspect that unites almost all of our journeys: waiting. Whether you're waiting to be matched with a surrogate or with a birth mother, or for that first call from a foster care agency, "the wait" can be one of the most exciting, and daunting, parts of the process. Starting this April, we're going to begin rolling out more content geared specifically to help dads-to-be navigate this nerve-filled part of the process.
We've crafted each of these ideas based on feedback we've received from you, the GWK community — so thank you for your input! And keep the ideas coming at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Here's to a happy and healthy 2022 and beyond.