Creative Family Connections to Attend as Gold Sponsor for Men Having Babies in San Francisco

Founder and Owner Diane Hinson To Speak On Expert Panel

Creative Family Connections, a full-service law firm and surrogacy agency, announced today that owner and founder Diane Hinson will participate as an expert panelist at the 5th Annual West Coast Men Having Babies Conference in San Francisco this weekend.

Hinson’s panel, “Budgeting: A Closer Look at Medical Insurance and Surrogate Compensation Packages,” will examine the costs associated with surrogacy as well as the evolving role of insurance coverage for gestational surrogates, intended parents and their babies.

The discussion will also cover trends in agency policies related to surrogate compensation and other benefits included in the compensation package as well as ways agencies can guide intended parents regarding variable costs.

Creative Family Connections (CFC) is a proud partner with Men Having Babies (MHB) on its initiative, the Gay Parenting Assistance Program (GPAP). The first of its kind, GPAP provides eligible prospective gay parents with grants and access to discounts and free services through its select partnerships. CFC was the first surrogacy agency to provide a full, pro-bono surrogacy journey through the GPAP program. 

For Hinson, participating in the MHB conference aligns perfectly with CFC’s mission to create opportunities for parents of all types to build families. She said, “Creative Family Connections is more than just supportive of Men Having Babies and non-traditional families.  CFC was founded on the principle that ‘Everyone Can Build a Family.’ It is one of our passions, and is a large part of our identity.”

Representatives from CFC, with Hinson, will offer free consultations at the conference, where intended parents can learn more about the agency’s services. Attendees will also have the opportunity to meet a gestational carrier who is currently on her second journey with CFC, at a breakout session on Sunday.

About Creative Family Connections

Creative Family Connections is headquartered in Maryland, in the Washington, DC metro area. The firm helps prospective parents of all kinds - gay and straight, partnered and single, domestic and international - build families through gestational surrogacy. CFC is the developer of the 50-State-Surrogacy-Law Map, an industry-wide resource for ART attorneys and others interested in surrogacy laws throughout the United States. For more information, visit

Hinson is a long standing member of the Men Having Babies Advisory Circle, a role which recognized her as a legal expert in the area of ART law and an international leader in building families through gestational surrogacy. Creative Family Connections is ranked as a top surrogacy agency in the world as reported on parent surveys through Men Having Babies.

About the MHB Conference

Held Saturday, January 13 from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday, January 14 from 8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the Marines’ Memorial Club & Hotel, 609 Sutter Street in San Francisco, the event will feature opportunities to meet a wide range of leading providers at the Gay Parenting Expo, breakout sessions and private consultations. In-depth programs will offer insights from the latest studies about contemporary gestational surrogacy in the United States, and specialty panels on insurance, budgeting, medical and psychological aspects of surrogacy.


Creative Family Connections
2 Wisconsin Circle, Suite 700
Chevy Chase, MD 20815

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Creative Family Connections is a full-service gestational surrogate matching agency and law firm headquartered in the Washington DC metro area. Over sixty percent of CFC's clients are same-sex couples.

Creative Family Connections
2 Wisconsin Circle (Suite 700)
Chevy Chase, MD 20815
United States