Sunday, 22nd of March
Growing Families London Conference
London, United Kingdom
About
World Center of Baby is coming to London again!

It's a great pleasure to inform you, that our team is coming to London very soon. We are going to take a part as a platinum sponsor in Growing Families London Conference, which will take place on Saturday, 21th of March.

Olga Pysana, our Intended Parent Partner UK and US will be one of the speakers at the Seminar and is going to talk about wherever you engage in surrogacy, there are risks of low numbers of eggs retrieved, poor embryo quality, failed transfers, early or late miscarriage, preterm delivery and birth complications. Attend this conference to understand these risks and how they can be minimized and overcome is essential.

Amazingly, you will also get a chance to meet Marina, a surrogate mother from Ukraine. Marina has given birth to a baby boy for a Brazilian couple in 2019 and has first hand experience of what it's like to be a surrogate mother with World Center of Baby.

All willing intended parents have an opportunity to get a private consultation with our representatives and ask their questions, speak with Marina and meet the team.
Our Team
The best specialists in a surrogacy sphere
Vladyslav Natochii
Founder/Managing Director
Olga Pysana
Intended Parent Partner UK and US
Oksana Madiudia
Exit Process Manager
Anna Vasiukhno
Intended Parent Partner Europe
Marina Polyarush
Surrogate mother
Schedule
London Sat 21 March 2020
09:15 – 09:35 am
09:15 – 09:35 am
Preparing for Egg Donation & Surrogacy
Sam Everingham, Growing Families
Looks in detail at the preparation and decisions required to best plan a safe family-building journey with the minimum of stress. Includes embryo creation options, medical and psychological preparation, budgeting, ways to control costs and surrogate-intended parent relationships.
09:35 – 09:55 am
09:35 – 09:55 am
Enhancing Success in Surrogacy & Egg Donation
TBC
Understanding how you can enhance success rates through testing and good decision-making can save you tens of thousands. looks at what factors predict success, which you can and cant control, the pros and cons of PGS testing embryos
09:55 – 10:15 am
09:55 – 10:15 am
Medical Indications & Considerations with Donors & Surrogates
Dr Kevin Maas, ICRM, Idaho, USA
Provides an understanding of when you should be looking at egg or sperm donation. What tests can be done to assess donor & surrogate suitability, how live birth rates tend to vary based on age of the egg provider and other factors to consider in donor & surrogate selection.
10:15 – 10:35 am
10:15 – 10:35 am
Surrogate Screening & Matching – The US model
Karen Synesiou, Center for Surrogate Parenting, USA
One of the globe's most experienced surrogacy professionals, from an organisation supporting surrogates and intended parents for over 30 years provides a clear overview of what sort of screening and matching processes and timelines you should expect from the US surrogacy process.
10:35 – 10:55 am
10:35 – 10:55 am
Surrogate & Donor Screening & Contact in non-English speaking countries
Slava Motayev, Surrogate Baby
Your relationship with your donor and/or surrogate will be very different in a non-English speaking country, sometimes due to laws, often due to language and cultural barriers. But how does the screening of donors and surrogates differ from say the USA? This session takes a look at comparative screening and contact processes across the globe
10:50 – 11:20 am
10:50 – 11:20 am
MORNING TEA & NETWORKING
11:20 – 11:40 am
11:20 – 11:40 am
Coming to Terms with Infertility
Tracey Sainsbury, London Womens Clinic, UK
For infertile women, it is vital that you acknowledge the grief and emotional 'baggage' associated with failed IVF and/or use of donor eggs or sperm, before you embark on this journey. This session provides some useful tools and resources to assist this process, and give you the strength to move forward
11:20 – 11:40 am
11:20 – 11:40 am
Surrogacy & Donor Options for Singles & Gay Couples
Sam Everingham, Growing Families
Discusses surrogacy options & costs in US, Canada, Colombia as well as the rise of unregulated surrogacy programs in Cyprus, Philippines, Mexico & Czech Republic, including risks, ethical and medical considerations
11:40 – 12:00 am
11:40 – 12:00 am
Egg Donation & Surrogacy Programs in Russia
Nikita Pechatkin, Next Generation Clinic, St Petersburg
Provides an overview of the history of surrogacy in Russia, eligibility for foreigners, IVF techniques commonly used, and how surrogates and egg donors are screened, matched and supported
11:40 – 12:00 am
11:40 – 12:00 am
Sourcing an Egg Donor
Francesca Steyn, Head of Nursing & Quality, CRGH, UK
This can be a difficult transition, giving up on your own eggs. For gay couples of course its a necessity. There are a range of options when it comes to egg donors – friends and family; altruistic UK donor organisations; international clinic pre-screened donors and donor agencies. This session reviews the pros and cons of each
12:00 – 12:30 pm
12:00 – 12:30 pm
Guarantee Programs for Surrogacy & Egg Donation
Guy Tatsa, Baby Bloom, USA Anna Lisnichenko,Perfect Surrogacy, Serjey Kozin, Isida Care, Ukraine
The pros and cons for 'guarantee' and 'money-back' programs. What do they guarantee? Can they be combined with a program which uses your own embryos first? How cost effective are they?
12:30 – 01:00 pm
12:30 – 01:00 pm
Risks and how to manage them
Olga Pysana, World Center of Baby, Ukraine; Maria Vastaroucha, Nomos Law, Greece
Wherever you engage in surrogacy, there are risks of low numbers of eggs retrieved, poor embryo quality, failed transfers, early or late miscarriage, preterm delivery and birth complications. Understanding these risks and how they can be minimised and overcome is essential.
12:30 – 01:00 pm
12:30 – 01:00 pm
Independent vs agency-managed surrogacy
Sam Everingham, Growing Families
Discusses surrogacy options & costs in US, Canada, Colombia as well as the rise of unregulated surrogacy programs in Cyprus, Philippines, Mexico & Czech Republic, including risks, ethical and medical considerations
01:00 – 02:00 pm
01:00 – 02:00 pm
LUNCH & NETWORKING with parents and experts
02:00 – 03:00 pm
02:00 – 03:00 pm
Parent Panel
Heterosexual and gay parents via surrogacy and/or egg donation discuss the details of their journeys in UK, US, Canada, Greece and Ukraine, what the most difficult parts were, disclosure to family and friends, how they overcome hurdles and how they chose particular providers to work with.
03:00 – 03:15 pm
03:00 – 03:15 pm
Surrogate Motivations & Expectations
TBC
A panel of surrogates from Ukraine, US and UK discuss what drives them to assist others and what expectations they have around relationships with their recipients
03:15 – 03:30 pm
03:15 – 03:30 pm
Insurance Options for Overseas Surrogacy
Oksana Yatsenko, (Ukraine) Perfect Surrogacy, TBC (UK surrogate) Marina, (Ukraine)
An expert in this area discusses what options are available in regard to medical and life insurance for your surrogate, as well as your newborn child
03:30 – 04:00 pm
03:30 – 04:00 pm
AFTERNOON TEA & networking with parents and experts
04:05 – 04:20 pm
04:05 – 04:20 pm
Immigration requirements following offshore surrogacy
Alexander Finch, lawyer, Fragomen, UK
Provides essential guidance on documentation for those returning to the UK or EU following offshore surrogacy, covering situations where one or both parents may not be UK citizens
04:20 – 04:40 pm
04:20 – 04:40 pm
Breast Milk Donation, Induced Lactation and Formula feeding
Rachel Fitz-Desorgher
Despite the mantra 'Breast is best', most infants via surrogacy rely solely on infant formula. But there are a number of supplementary options. Your surrogate may be comfortable expressing colostrum and/or breast milk. Many women in the community have excess breast milk they donate via informal networks. Intending mothers can take medication to induce lactation. This session provides fascinating insights into the pros and cons of all these and the data around infant outcomes.
04:20 – 04:40 pm
04:20 – 04:40 pm
Ongoing support for families
Shabana Hussain
For many , socialising with other families with similar birth journeys is an important and rewarding aspect, not just for the parents but for the children that result. While there are substantial groups available for domestic surrogacy and for adoption, the UK has offered little for parents who engaged internationally in surrogacy. This session launches Growing Families UK & Ireland Support Network and illustrates how you can connect with other families in your region.
04:40 – 05:00 pm
04:40 – 05:00 pm
Parental Recognition following domestic or international surrogacy
Victoria Maxwell, Bishop & Sewell
Explains the processes, timelines and eligibility criteria for parental recognition post surrogacy, once you and your child (ren) are home. This is vital to understand before you engage in the processes
05:00 – 05:20 pm
05:00 – 05:20 pm
Time to Tell
Nina Barnsley, Donor Conception Network
In this age of easily ordered DNA tests and social media, secrecy around genetic heritage is no longer possible, nor in the best interests of children. This session gives you the tools to help in explaining surrogacy to children and friends. It shows when is the best time to tell and how you might address common issues that can arise in the pre-school, school and DHS environments.
Book a private consultation
Please get in touch with Olga via olga@worldcenterofbaby.com
Our previous conference
The World Center of Baby is a frequent participant in many conferences, as our specialists always want to be closer to clients and always have an opportunity to answer as many questions as possible World Center of Baby is a often
Organizer
Contacts
+38 044 379 00 41
olga@worldcenterofbaby.com
Made on
Tilda