The nonprofit organization Men Having Babies ( MHB ) will hold its annual Chicago conference April 13-14 at the Wyndham Grand Chicago Riverfront Hotel, 71 E. Wacker Dr.
The event will take place Saturday, April 13, at 8:30 a.m.-7 p.m., and Sunday, April 14, at 8:30 a.m.-12:45 p.m. In addition, MHB is offering a post-conference happy hour party at hotel's Penthouse Ballroom on April 13 at 7 p.m. The event is offered in cooperating with local and national LGBT organizations, and is open to the Chicago LGBT community at large.
"Our conferences are not meant to persuade [people] to become parents. ... They are meant for people who already want to become parents [and] to make the process more accessible and easier," said MHB Board Chair Sherman Taylor in a statement.
For the first time, the 2019 conference will offer prospective single fathers a unique opportunity to hear from gay fathers who've gone through the surrogacy journey without a partner, and meet like-minded prospective fathers.
A few of the other speakers will include Fertility Centers of Illinois' Dr. Juan Alvarez, Vios Fertility Institute CEO/Medical Director Dr. Angeline N. Beltsos and San Diego Fertility Institute's Dr. Susanna Park.
While the conference is organized by a gay parenting organization, non-gay prospective parents are also welcome.