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Egg Donation and Surrogacy Decision Making Seminar: Learn and Connect

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Egg Donation and Surrogacy Decision Making Seminar: Learn and Connect

Join Dr. Cardone and Daniele Cardone, RN, BSN, for RESOLVE of New England's annual Egg Donation and Surrogacy Seminar/Connect n'Learn  on Saturday, January 28 from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM at 9 Hope Ave., Waltham, MA.

This one-day program is for those who are considering donor egg and/or donor egg/surrogacy as family building options. The program will provide you with “how-tos” and cover the medical, ethical, emotional, legal, and parenting issues of these family building choices. Meet others who are considering this choice and also speak with those who are currently parenting children through donor egg. 

In addition to Dr. Cardone and Daniele Cardone, other expert presenters include Amy Demma, Law Offices of Amy Demma, attorney Michael Grant, and mental health therapist Ellen Glazer, LICSW.

For more information or to register, contact RESOLVE of New England.

From the RESOLVE of New England Website:

9:00–10:30 a.m.

Session 1: Preparing the Way for Egg Donation and/or Surrogacy

This session covers the medical overview of the egg donor and surrogacy process, and information about screening and the coordination with the recipient. Known and anonymous donors will be discussed. Speaker: Vito Cardone, MD, Medical Director, Cardone Reproductive Medicine & Infertility

10:30–11:30 a.m.

Session 2: Finding a Donor and Gestational Carrier

Finding a donor / surrogate using an agency, how the process works, and the costs involved. Speaker: Daniele Cardone, BSN, Egg Donation and Gestational Carrier Coordinator, Cardone Reproductive Medicine & Infertility

11:45–12:45 p.m.

Session 3: Legal Issues and Contracts /p>

Legal issues will be covered. Speaker: Michael Grant, Attorney at Law

12:45–2:00 p.m. 

Lunch: You are welcome to bring your own lunch. A list of local restaurants will be provided. Informal brown-bag luncheon discussion on family building through donor egg and surrogacy will be offered.

2:00–2:30 p.m. 

Session 4: Donor Sperm

Finding a donor, how the process works and the costs involved. Speaker: Amy Demma, JD, Law Offices of Amy Demma, P.C.

2:30-3:30 p.m.

Session 5: Psychosocial Issues

Psychosocial Issues: A therapist discusses the emotional issues for men and women, and the ethical issues to consider. Secrecy vs. privacy will be discussed and deciding how/when to talk with your child and others about donor egg / surogacy. Speaker: Ellen Glazer, LICSW< /p>

3:45–5:00 p.m. 

Session 6:  Group discussion about the issues

Recipient Parents Speak: A panel consisting of parents through donor egg and surrogacy will talk about their experiences and answer questions. Included will be a discussion of how parents talk with children about their origins. Speaker: Ellen Glazer, LICSW

Do you need financial assistance? Click here for more information on our Lisa Fenn Gordenstein Access Scholarships.

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