Becoming a Dad - Fatherhood for Gay Men Through Surrogacy

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Interested in becoming a gay dad? Fertility specialist John Norian, MD, FACOG, discusses fatherhood through surrogacy in a special seminar for Members and friends of Out Professionals.

Encouraging you to think of his seminar as Surrogacy 101, Dr. Norian plans to discuss how gay couples and single gay men can achieve fatherhood through surrogacy. He is actively involved in all of the detailed clinical care separating him from other practices which helps to ensure the highest success rates with a warm patient-centered experience.

You can expect to take away a better understanding of key issues:
• What to expect throughout the surrogacy process
• An overview of the timeline and costs involved in surrogacy
• The IVF medical process and modern advances to fertility treatments
• The role and importance of a Patient Advocate
• How egg donation works
• Selecting an ideal surrogate
• The importance of genetic screening of embryos
• IVF treatment for HIV+ men
• Legal musts and must-nots

Expert advice will be available about the legal process, insurance and escrow, and an overview of costs and timelines. Toward the seminar's close, you will have an opportunity to ask questions or to schedule a private consultation. Seminar attendees receive a voucher valued at $400 towards an initial consultation.

John Norian, MD, FACOG (Fellow of The American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists), is a fertility specialist who is double board certified in Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility and in Obstetrics & Gynecology. Dr. Norian received his undergraduate degree from the University of California, Berkeley and a medical degree from the Royal College of Surgeons. He completed his residency at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York and a fellowship at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Bethesda, Maryland. Dr. Norian has authored more than 25 original peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters focusing on reproductive biology and infertility, presenting abstracts at national and international meetings. Dr. Norian is a lifelong supporter of the LGBT+ community and is an advocate for helping intended parents of all kinds achieve the dream of parenthood. With some of the highest success rates in the field, Dr. Norian has helped create hundreds of LGBT+ families.


From 6 to 9 p.m., networking and socializing on The DL's enclosed third-floor terrace. Retractable roof, but sorry, no elevator. Happy Hour until 7:30 p.m.: Beers, $6; wines, $7; well drinks, $8.

The DL, 95 Delancey Street at Ludlow Street. Subway: B/D to Grand; F to Delancey; J/M/Z to Grand. Bus: M15.

Free admission when you register in advance. Online registration closes at noon on Wednesday, June 19. Pocket a copy of your receipt; thanks! (Registration subscribes you to our weekly event digest; unsubscribing is easy and hassle-free.) At the door, $10, cash only. Walk-ins welcome.

Enjoy a 12-month Individual OP Membership PLUS guaranteed admission for one tonight for just $65; final sale. Or enjoy the enhanced benefits of a 12-month Business Membership — just $125. Membership grants you free entry to every edition of OP.LOUNGE and free or discounted admission at other OP events.


• What to bring
Business cards encouraged, but not required. Walk-ins welcome, but advance registration via Eventbrite is recommended.

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