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Become a Parent via Surrogacy, Egg or Sperm Donor or Adoption

Book a Free LGBT Family Building Consult at Expo.

Thinking of becoming a parent? Dreaming about it?

Mark Leondires MD and Medical Director at Gay Parents To Be®

 blends his personal & professional experiences to bring you a comprehensive vision of the journey you would embark on. Dr. Leondires will be present and is available for consults at the 2017 LGBT Family Building Expo, brought to you by The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center, this Saturday, May 6. THE 2017 LGBT FAMILY BUILDING EXPO

Whether you are planning on becoming a parent to a teenager or an infant, we've got the resources you need. This full day of workshops, panels and exhibitors will provide important information on adoption, surrogacy, foster care and alternative insemination. One-on-one consultations are also available with medical and legal professionals.

Starting the Conversation Can Be The Hardest Part. Schedule a Consult.

WHEN: Saturday, May 6, 2017
11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
WHERE: The Center, 208 W 13 St, NYC

This is THE event for LGBT family building, offering resources & education about adoption, surrogacy, foster care and alternative insemination. Dr. Leondires will be participating in the lunch time panel discussion and will also be available for one on one consultations with you.  Dr. Leondires' panel discussion will be on "Moving Forward: Family Building in Tough Times"


11 a.m.

Exhibitor Tables Open

11-11:45 a.m.

On The Road To Parenthood

11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Lunch and Program

Center Welcome

Moving Forward: Family Building in Tough Times

1-1:50 p.m.

Trauma Informed Parenting

On The Road To Single Parenthood

New York's Paid Family Leave Law: What You Need to Know

1-5 p.m.

Medical Clinics (Register Upon Arrival)

Planning Parenthood Through Surrogacy

Planning Parenthood Through Alternative Insemination

2-3:15 p.m.

Foster Care Basics

Private Adoption A-Z: Getting Started

Alternative Insemination: Known vs. Unknown Donors

Legal Aspects of Surrogacy

3:45-5 p.m.

The Evolution of Transracial Families: Honoring the Burden & Dignity of Difference

The Private Adoption Journey

Alternative Insemination: Medical and Legal Decisions

Perspectives on Surrogacy and IVF

Gay Parenting Team