Jewish Community Center of Washington, DC

Modern Family Building: Gestational Surrogacy 101

Tuesday, February 22, 2022
7:00 PM - 8:15 PM

Parents and Baby Holding HandsJoin us for the last workshop in our three part series on Modern Family Building. During this Zoom discussion, we will explore what’s involved in building a family through gestational surrogacy. Our panel will include an attorney, a fertility doctor, and parents who have gone through the process. The program will consist of brief formal presentations from each of our panelists followed by lots of time for questions. Depending on attendee size, we will use breakout rooms for more intimate conversation. LGBTQ and straight, Jewish and non-Jewish — are all warmly welcomed. Come prepared to ask questions, get support, and connect to other people looking to build a family.

You can lear more about our other workshops in Modern Family Builing Series below

Part 1: Exploring Egg Freezing

Part 2: Creating A One Parent Family


Co-presented by EntryPointDC, the 20s and 30s program, GLOE – the Kurlander Program for GLBTQ Outreach and Engagement, and the Parenting Center at the Edlavitch DCJCC

The panelist portion of the program will be recorded; if you are unable to attend this event we will send you a recording.

About Our Speaker for Gestational Surrogacy 101:
Jennifer Fairfax is an adoption and ART attorney licensed in Maryland, Virginia and the District of Columbia. She has over two decades of experience in family building and works with all families to grow or build their families through adoption, surrogacy and/or the use of donors.  Jennifer wrote the "go-to" book on adoption for the ABA entitled "The Adoption Law Handbook" and has presented in law schools, on television and radio shows, agency programs, fertility clinic programs and national programs involving family formation.  She is former Vice President and a Fellow of the Academy of Adoption and Assisted Reproduction Attorneys and serves on the Board of Voices for Children Montgomery.  She is a faculty member for the Maryland Judicial Institute and has conducted trainings for the Judiciary across the region in adoption and assisted reproduction technology.  She is also licensed to practice in Federal Court in Maryland and the United States Supreme Court.  

Dr. Kimberly S. Moon is a board-certified reproductive endocrinologist with Shady Grove Fertility in Washington, D.C. Since receiving her medical training from Georgetown University and the National Institutes of Health, Dr. Moon has gone on to become a premier fertility specialist in the D.C. metro area, helping hundreds of patients achieve their dreams of parenthood each and every year.

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