Friday, August 19, 2016

On the Road Again

In Australia for my first FTS Confernece
I'm excited to announce that I'll be participating in the Families Through Surrogacy US Conference!

Scheduled for October 1, 2016 in Los Angeles, California, this one day seminar covers pretty much the entire gamut of surrogacy- from legalities and finding an egg donor, to developing a relationship with your surrogate and bringing baby home. With ticket prices starting at just $20, it's a great (and affordable) way to look into surrogacy.

Learn more about the event, and register to attend, here.

This will be my third appearance with FTS conferences. I've previously spoken in Sydney, Australia and San Francisco, CA.

I've said before, and will say again to anyone who will listen, how much I LOVE participating in these conferences. Officially, I'm in town to speak on a panel, moderated by All Things Surrogacy founder Janae Krell, to speak about my experiences as a surrogate.

I'll talk about why I chose my amazing agency, Growing Generations, and how I approach the matching process. I'll talk about growing a relationship with my intended parents, and why I don't want to keep the child I carry.

My favorite part of the conference though, comes before and after my panel. In those times I hang out at the Growing Generations booth and speak with prospective Intended Parents. It's in these intimate interpersonal conversations that I find my purpose.

The excitement in the eyes of a pair of intended fathers gives me such joy.
The battered, but never broken, look of cautious hope in the eyes of an intended mother inspires me.
The steady, confident reassurance of my friend and colleague Dr. Kim Bergman humbles me.

I'm so every excited to have been asked to be a part of this incredible opportunity. To do it on "home turf" is even more exciting. I'm hopeful that some friends, followers, and surrogacy family will come out to support the cause of surrogacy.

I look forward to seeing many of you there!

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