Donor Conception and Surrogacy Connect and Learn Seminar

Saturday, April 13, 2019 | 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Wellesley College Club, 727 Washington St., Wellesley, MA

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Program Overview

This one-day program is for those who are considering donor egg, sperm or surrogacy as a family building option. The program will provide you with “how-tos” and cover the medical, ethical, emotional, legal, and parenting issues of this family building choice. Meet others who are considering this choice and also speak with those who are currently parenting children through donor egg and surrogacy.

Registration Fees

Pay for one Connect and Learn Seminar and attend sessions in either track — Donor Conception/Surrogacy or Adoption.
Click here for more information about the Adoption Connect and Learn Seminar.

Rates (includes household membership to RESOLVE New England)
Individual – $135.00
Two-Person – $260.00

Spring 2019 Seminar Schedule

Workshop schedule is subject to change.

9:00am – 11:00am

Session 1: Preparing the Way for Egg Donation and/or Surrogacy

This session covers the medical overview of the egg donor and surrogacy process, and information about donor screening and the coordination of the donor with the recipient. Known and anonymous donors will be discussed. Speakers: TBA

 11:15am – 12:30pm

Session 2: Finding a Donor and Gestational Carrier and Legal Issues/Contracts:

Finding a donor/surrogate using an agency, how the process works, and the costs involved. Legal issues will be covered.  Speakers: TBA

12:30pm – 1:30pm


1:30pm – 2:45pm

Session 3: Psychosocial Issues

Clinical therapists discuss the emotional issues for men and women, and the ethical issues to consider. Secrecy vs. privacy will be discussed and deciding how/when to talk with your child(ren) and others about donor conception and/or surrogacy. Speaker: TBA

 2:45pm – 4:30pm

Session 4: Parents Panel

A panel of men and women, who have recently become parents through adoption, donor conception or surrogacy*/gestational carrier* will share their stories and lessons learned along the way.

*depending upon attendee interest