Tuesday, April 4, 2017

LGBTIQ intended parents information night in Brisbane

There will be a free information session in Brisbane to help LGBTIQ intended parents, would be donors and surrogates.

When LGBTIQ people want to be parents, they face many potential trips and traps that lie in wait for the unwary and the unprepared. Hear from three experts who can make the journey a much more joyous one!

A free information night is being held in Brisbane to help LGBTIQ intended parents (and donors and surrogates) become parents.

Dr Andrew Davidson is the medical director of Rainbow Fertility, Australia’s only dedicated LGBTIQ focused IVF clinic. Dr Davidson divides his time between patients in Brisbane and the Gold Coast. He will talk about medical issues to do with IVF, egg and sperm donation and surrogacy, including screening regimes, the use of egg banks, and the differences between known donors and clinic recruited donors.

Narelle Dickinson is a psychologist in private practice in Brisbane. Narelle has been a fertility counsellor for many years, and is a member of the Australia and New Zealand Infertility Counsellors Association. Narelle will talk about the psychological and emotional impacts of undertaking assisted reproductive treatment, including IVF, egg and sperm donation and surrogacy; and how the parents’ decisions during the process to have children can have huge impacts on their children’s lives.

The third speaker will be me! I will talk about the legal minefield that intended parents (and donors and surrogates) have to navigate when they want to be parents- whether through egg and sperm donation or surrogacy; and how to do so with minimal risk and maximum joy! I have helped clients throughout Australia and 25 countries with their fertility law issues.

There is a welcome drink on arrival and nibbles. Come along and ask lots of questions!

Date: Thursday 4 May 2017

Time: 6 for 6.30pm

Where: Brunswick Hotel, 569 Brunswick Street, New Farm

Cost: FREE

Tickets: These will be available on Eventbrite. I will update this post when they become available.