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Becoming a Dad – Fatherhood for Gay Men Through Surrogacy

Thursday, April 22 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Fertility specialist and LGBTQ family advocate, Dr. John Norian, will share the journey of how gay men can become fathers via surrogacy. He will be joined by a panel of experts on the process of surrogacy.

Increasingly more gay men are becoming fathers through surrogacy every year. During this webinar, leading fertility specialist and advocate for LGBTQ families, Dr. John Norian, will explore in detail the potential of parenthood for you. Dr. Norian has assembled a panel of experts in all aspects of surrogacy to discuss the process of becoming a parent through surrogacy.

Think of his seminar as “Surrogacy 101 for us.” Dr. Norian will discuss how gay couples and single gay men can achieve fatherhood through surrogacy.

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

Dr. John Norian’s approach to helping his patients reach their dream of having a family combines both the precision and science of reproductive medicine with a warm and compassionate style of doctoring. 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.

Throughout the evening, expert advice will be shared about the legal process, insurance and escrow, along with an overview of costs and timelines for parenthood via surrogacy. Toward the webinar’s close, you will have an opportunity to ask questions or schedule a private consultation. Webinar attendees receive a voucher valued at $400 towards an initial in-person or virtual consultation.


About the Speaker:

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 practices at HRC Fertility in Pasadena, CA, helping patients nationwide as well as from around the world achieve their dreams of parenthood.

Dr. Norian is a lifelong supporter of the LGBTQ 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 LGBTQ families.

We’d like to thank Dr. Norian for his sponsorship of Out Professionals.

About the Panel Speakers:

Kathryn Kaycoff (above center) and Lauri Berger de Brito (above left) are co-owners/co-directors of the Agency for Surrogacy & Egg Donor Solutions, Inc. – a world-renowned surrogacy and egg donor agency.  Both women struggled with their own infertility before turning to surrogacy and egg donation to create their families. The two former television producers combined their business experience with compassion and first-hand knowledge of their journeys and since 2004 have helped bring more than 1100 babies into the world!   

Both are long term members of SEEDS, PVED, RESOLVE, ASRM, and Men Having Babies, and Growing Families.  They are sought after experts and speak on all things fertility around the globe and in the media. The two are strong supporters of the LGBTQ community and truly believe that anyone who wants to be a parent has the right to do so.  

Richard B. Vaughn, Esq. (above right) and his husband are parents via surrogacy and egg donation, and Rich is the founding principal of the International Fertility Law Group, a law practice focused exclusively on assisted reproductive technologies (ART). Rich Chaired the American Bar Association ART Committee from 2013-2018, developing education for ART attorneys, model legislation for the governance of U.S. ART providers, and guidelines for international surrogacy, parentage, and citizenship rights. He has presented at numerous legal and family-building conferences around the world, including at Cambridge University and Yale University law schools, and on television and National Public Radio. In addition to a published book on developing an ART law practice, he has been published in numerous professional journals around the world and in the US. Outside of the office, Rich is a proud advocate for LGBTQIA equality and gay and lesbian parenting – serving on the Emeritus Board and Policy Advisory Council of the Family Equality and providing community service in the medical, health, and wellness industries.


Thursday, April 22
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm