Marla Neufeld Featured Speaker at Men Having Babies Conference
Since 2005, Men Having Babies (MHB) has hosted monthly workshops and the annual NY Men Having Babies seminar provided hundreds of gay men a comprehensive overview of surrogacy by panels of experts and peers. June 9-10th, Men Having Babies hosted their first ever South Florida workshop where issues of gay parenting were discussed in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. I was really honored to have been a featured speaker at the legal question and answer panel where I spoke about issues relating to same sex parenting and the legal issues that arise under Florida law for gay parents who want to pursue surrogacy and egg donation. I have pledged my surrogacy and egg donation legal services to MHB's Gay Parenting Assistance Program (GPAP) which offers various levels of financial support to gay men building a family through surrogacy. Men who qualify under Stage 1 are offered discounted services and men who qualify for Stage 2 are offered free services or grant money to pay for services. My work with MHB and the clients who contact me through the organization is a great joy for me to assist with my Florida surrogacy and egg donation expertise. I have worked with the organization for many years and highlighted MHB with the resources they provide in my book that was co-authored by the American Bar Association titled, ABA Guide to Assisted Reproduction. Channel 10 did a wonderful segment on the MHB South Florida conference which you can check out by CLICKING HERE. It shows the successful journey of a same sex couple who, with the help of MHB, had their adorable boy named Blue.