Invitation Growing Families Berlin 10.11.2019

Growing Families

Independent consultation and insights from parents & experts
Hosted by: Sam Everingham Rechtsanwalt aus Australien


We run best-practice conferences & seminars focused on bringing together intended parents, surrogates, donors, families and experts. This is supported by website resources and e-newsletters. We aim to develop a global community of well-informed intended parents through surrogacy who have confidence in the decisions they make. We focus on parents, surrogates and children’s’ own experiences & stories. We cover not just US options, but domestic and affordable international surrogacy and egg donation.

Growing Families is a consumer-based non-profit organisation focused on bringing together surrogates, donors, intended parents and families through to network, share their stories and 
stay informed about best practice in surrogacy and donor arrangements


Mövenpick Hotel, Schöneberger Straße 3
TIME: 14:00 BIS 18:00 UHR

Independent consultation and insights from parents & experts

Tickets for 20 € for „private“ and 50 Euro for „professionals“ are available either on site or upon pre-registration using the following link:

Please sign up for reservation as the number of participants is limited to 48 private) and 19 (professional)


Time 14:30 – 14:50
Availability of surrogate maternity and egg donation worldwide

One of the world's leading opportunity and eligibility experts provides a guide to the options available, the pros and cons of the parents and parents who have made local and cross-border agreements to help them start a family
Sam Everingham, Growing Families

Time 14:50 – 15:10
Family building in unregulated countries

Over the past decade, thousands of aspiring parents have established families in countries where there are no legal reproductive requirements. This is due to lower costs, eligibility or convenience. This session tracks the trends in "unregulated" surrogacy on a global scale, how countries handle it, and provides an update on surrogacy in Mexico and emerging programs in Europe for gay singles and couples.
Brian Yaden, Miracle Surrogacy, Mexico & Czech Republic

Time 15:10 – 15:30
Low cost surrogacy options in the US

The Tammuz Family is one of the world's most experienced providers of cross-border surrogacy worldwide. This session will explain the surrogacy cost categories you need to know, the options available to better manage one of the most expensive components (IVF). Also, the possible warranty programs that will help you better manage the risk in these complex arrangements are presented.
Eduardo Afonso, Tammuz Family

Time 15:30 – 15:45
Legal recognition, citizenship and parenting

In this session you will learn how to be recognized as a legitimate parent if your child is born outside Germany, how long this process lasts and what important steps are needed to ensure a smooth process
Nicole Rinau & Nadejda Bumlein , Buemlein Law Firm Germany

Time 15:50 – 16:10
Growing families in Ukraine

A number of German couples have started families in Ukraine and more and more are getting involved there. Find out more about eligibility based on age and marital status, birth certificates, and rules for egg donors and embryos
Anna Lisnichenko, Founder, Perfect Centre, Odessa, Ukraine

Time 16:10 – 16:40 coffee break & networking – translator Daniela Schnapka can assist!

Time 16:40 – 17:10
Parent Panel

Parents who have started their families in the US, Georgia or in other countries share their experiences and tell what they have learned and what they would do differently.
Dan Sobovitz (Dad via USA), tbc (dad via Georgia) tbc (mum via Canada)

Time 17:10 – 18:00
Individual contact with representatives

partner for on site assistance::
Daniela Schnapka
Owner of

Mobile: +49 (0)171 70 212 66

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