The My Future Family show rolls into London this weekend to give advice to LGBT+ people on how they can start their own family.
The event – which will be at the Grand Connaught Rooms between 10am-4pm on 23 September – will play host to family planning experts, as well as having a major focus on surrogacy.
Surrogacy continues to be one of the leading methods LGBT+ people use to have children, despite many still facing obstacles.
One of those obstacles are long waiting times for a surrogate in the UK, with many intended parents looking abroad.
“For many intended parents thinking of getting started, the prospect of an international surrogacy journey can understandably be overwhelming,” said Dr. Brandon Bankowski from Oregon Reproductive Medicine, who will be at the My Future Family show.
“We want bring intended parents closer to their family dreams by helping them clearly and transparently understand their options, the issues they will need to consider, and the choices they will need to make to get started.
“We’ll share the practical steps and advice we know – having assisted many hundreds of intended parents – can contribute a successful surrogacy journey.”
My Future Family show organiser Sarah Garrett MBE added: “The My Future Family Show offers honest, expert advice about realistic, achievable alternative routes to parenthood for people from all walks of live who can’t use traditional methods to get pregnant.
“There’s lots of help out there for people who want it – almost too much – so we try to bring it all under one roof.”
The My Future Family Show is free to attend and you can register your interest online here.