Friday, December 7, 2012

[International] - Men Having Babies - Global Surrogacy Support Group

Just discovered a new website called Men Having Babies.  It is an impressive website and the look like they are strongly in to information and advocacy (YEAH!).  Whilst it appears primarily a US organisation, it does seem to have an international reach.  The MHB group describes themselves as follows:

Men Having Babies, Inc. is a nonprofit organization that was spun off in July 2012 from a program that ran at the NYC LGBT Center since 2005.* It started as a peer support network for biological gay fathers and fathers-to-be, offering monthly workshops and an annual seminar. Over time, elaborate online resources were developed, the group’s mailing list expanded to about 1000 men from around the world, and it was asked to organize seminars, exhibits and workshops in other locations (the first European Men Having babies Seminar took place in April 2012 in Barcelona).

Their mission statement includes:

  • The provision of educational and practical information to assist gay prospective parents achieve biological parenting.
  • Promoting the affordability of surrogacy related services for gay men through financial assistance and the encouragement of transparency and customer feedback.
  • Promoting surrogacy practices that minimize the risks and maximize the potential short and long-term benefits to all involved.
  • Raising awareness about the potential benefits and meaningful relationships surrogacy arrangements can bring about.

Want to find out more?  Visit the MHB Website here.

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