Gestational Surrogate to Speak About Personal Surrogacy Story
Chelsea Hawk, former gestational surrogate with Creative Family Connections to speak on "Personal Stories" panel.
Chevy Chase, MD, November 7, 2017 (Newswire.com) - Creative Family Connections, a full-service law firm and surrogacy agency, announced today that former gestational surrogate, Chelsea Hawk, will participate as panelist at the 13th Annual East Coast Men Having Babies Conference in New York city this weekend.
Hawk's panel, "Personal Stories", will feature a diverse panel of gay surrogacy dads along side the gestational surrogates who helped them and an egg donor.
Hawk, a preschool teacher from Maryland, acted as a gestational surrogate twice for a same-sex couple in New York. She feels that this not only reaffirmed her own beliefs about parenthood, but also helped shape her children’s understanding of love, support, and what it means to be a family. In 2016, Hawk and the couple she carried for were featured on CNN with Lisa Ling in her feature “This Is Birth”.
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.
Representatives from CFC, 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 hear owner and founder of CFC, Diane Hinson, speak on an expert panel, and attend a breakout session with Hinson and CFC representatives.
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 CreativeFamilyConnections.com.
About the MHB Conference
Held Sunday, November 12th from 9:00am till 7:30pm at the JCC Manhattan, 334 Amsterdam Avenue, 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.
Source: Creative Family Connections
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