Our Brussels conference attracted more than 200 prospective gay fathers from 10 countries, and garnered intense media attention. The conference brought together community activists, medical and legal experts, parents and surrogate mothers. Several workshops and panels offered peer advice on surrogacy and adoption of children from the USA, finding and picking professionals to help in the process, and information about MHB’s Gay Parenting Assistance Program (GPAP). Attended also benefited from the opportunity to meet more than twenty clinics, agencies and community organizations at the packed resource fair. The large attendance was accommodated by adding an overflow room where dozens of attendees watched the presentations via live video feed. The conference also served to raise awareness of limited domestic parenting options for European gay men, amid increasing political debates across Belgium, France, and the Netherlands regarding surrogacy and assisted reproduction legislation. Sponsorship proceeds benefited the Gay Parenting Assistance Program and are earmarked for prospective adoptive or surrogacy parents from Europe.
Check this playlist for several more videos from this event: