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IconWebinar Program 21 June 2020
Timing Description

Surrogacy & Egg Donation Journeys in the Covid-19 Era (Click to download)

One of California’s most popular surrogacy agencies provides an update on  the important decisions regarding egg-donors and surrogates. What changes are occurring in the US in regard to donor and surrogate screening & contact? Can I ship sperm or embryo to the US currently? What are the current timelines for program enrolment and surrogate matching? Is surrogate compensation the same across all US states?

Kathryn Kaycoff & Lauri De Brito, Agency for Surrogacy Solutions, USA

Crucial IVF & Egg Donor Considerations

IVF processes are the most costly aspect of surrogacy. So getting embryo creation and transfer right is key. This session by one of US’s most popular reproductive endocrinologists discusses the key considerations to ensure you have the best chances of success, including egg donor choices and the importance of semen analysis and PGD testing in preparing for donor-egg IVF and surrogacy.

Dr Guy Ringler, California Fertility Partners, LA

Hybrid Surrogacy Programs (Click to Download)

Surrogacy can be an expensive process. And for gay couples the options can be limited, with only US, Canada and Russia providing birth certificates and legal recognition to a single male. Yet for those with a more limited budget, there remain viable options. This is because IVF & embryology costs vary significantly by country. Hybrid programs, where a surrogate is one country, yet the embryos are made in another country, are increasingly common. Australian embryos shipped to Georgia, Indian embryos shipped to the US and more recently Russia are examples. This session discusses how such programs can work from a legal and logistical viewpoint and the type of costs involved.

Sam Everingham, Growing Families – Talk sponsor First Fertility

Parent Panel

Gay dads who have recently completed surrogacy in Canada, US or Australia share their stories, the hurdles, what they learned along the way

Moderator: Sam Everingham
Panellists: Paul & Ron (dads via Canada), Clint Priest (single dad via US) Shannon Spriggs & Hugh Morgan (dad via USA)

Canadian Surrogacy – Understand the System

Some intended parents assume Canadian surrogacy is just like the US, but cheaper. In fact being an altruistic model, there are important differences you need to be aware of. For some, Canada providers an ideal solution – for others less so. At least 20% of Australians using overseas options choose Canada. This talk by a renowned Canadian expert covers many aspects of the Canadian model, from egg donors to surrogates, from IVF processes to legal parentage.

Nir Keren, Babies Come True & Create IVF Canada