Donor Conception and Surrogacy Connect and Learn Seminar

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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.

Spring 2020 Seminar Schedule

Workshop schedule is subject to change.

May 30, 2020

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

A reproductive endocrinologist will provide a medical overview of the egg/sperm donor and surrogacy/gestational carrier processes, along with information about screening and coordination with the recipient. Known and anonymous donors will be discussed. Speaker: Dr. Samuel Pang
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 June 11, 2020, 7pm

Session 2: Donor Conception and Surrogacy: Legal Issues and Contracts

An experienced family law attorney will discuss finding a donor, surrogate and/or gestational carrier using an agency; how the process works; and the legal issues and costs involved. Speaker: Christine Hanisco, Esq., The Stein Law Firm, PLLC

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June 20, 2020, 1pm

Session 3: Psychosocial Issues in Adoption, Donor Conception and Surrogacy

Led by two mental health professionals — one specializing in adoption and the other in infertility and third-party family-building — this session will focus on the emotional challenges of adoption and third-party reproduction. Ethical issues, secrecy vs. privacy, and how/when to talk with your child(ren) and others about the family story. Speakers: Alicia Abdella, LICSW, therapist, private practice and Debra Olshever, MA, co-founder, Adoption Associates 

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