Not-for-profit consumer organisation Families Through Surrogacy is hosting its third annual Dublin consumer conference. Focused on the information needs of intended parents and surrogates, the in-depth sessions also provide rare insights for professionals and researchers. The event's popularity lies in its honesty - putting parents and surrogates front and centre, sharing their real-life journeys.
This year's conference has a focus on best practice in Ukraine and US surrogacy, with leading professionals exploring the complexities of surrogacy arrangements and how best to lay the groundwork for successful journeys. Sessions will address some of the tough questions about trust, logistics, sourcing donors, matching with surrogates and parental rights. New sessions will explore relationships between surrogates and intended parents, legal requirements, and likely changes in Irish law.
Topics not to miss include:
Our opening session on the nuts and bolts of surrogacy processes.
An honest appraisal of which IVF techniques are evidence-based and which are not. In a profit-driven IVF environment, too many providers are selling desperate patients techniques with no evidence behind them.
Parent panels featuring extraordinary journeys via the US, Ukraine and Canada.
Relationships between surrogates and intended parents.
Tickets from €50 (including lunch and refreshments). Details and booking at www.familiesthrusurrogacy.com/ire2018/