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9 a.m. to 10 p.m.
9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

TGNC Family Building: Navigating the Path to Parenthood

Thinking about the prospect of parenting in the future? Ready to take the next step towards parenthood? Regardless of how and when you plan to become a parent, the journey is complex. How do you get the information you need, find the right providers and cultivate emotional and social support throughout the process? Whether you are planning to foster, adopt or biologically conceive, The Center is here to provide and connect you with resources to support you through the journey. This event, focused on the unique needs of TGNC individuals navigating the path to parenthood, will provide information and resources related to the biological, medical, logistical and emotional components of family building.


Free Registration


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Wednesday, November 15, 2017
5:30-9 p.m.

Presented in Partnership with

Exhibitor Q&A

5:30-7:45 p.m.

Meet with family-building providers who can inform you about their services, as well as answer questions about your particular path to parenthood.

  • Exhibitors:
  • ACS LGBTQ Office of Policy & Practice
  • ACS Parent Support & Recruitment
  • Adoption STAR
  • APICHA Community Health Center
  • Community Healthcare Network (CHN)
  • Community Midwifery Care
  • The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center
  • Mt. Sinai Center for Transgender Medicine and Surgery
  • The NYC Doula Collective
  • RMA of New York
  • Root Fertility
  • You Gotta Believe

Panel Discussions

Impacts Of Medical Transitioning on Fertility and Parenthood—Professional Panel
6-7:15 p.m.

What are the effects of hormone replacement therapy and gender affirming surgeries on fertility and the ability to chest/breast feed a newborn? What are the fertility preservation options? What are the procedures and expenses associated with cryobanking eggs or sperm? Answers to these questions and more will be offered by experienced providers during this session geared towards TGNC individuals, their partners and family members. Also a good resource for professionals working in TGNC family building services.

Parent Panel
7:45-9 p.m.

Moderator: Amanda Hayden, LMSW, Family Permanency Coordinator, The Center

What has the path to parenthood been like for parents in the TGNC community? Hear from parents about their experiences with providers, their journeys towards pregnancy and adoption, and their navigation and cultivation of social and emotional support throughout the process. Panelists will take questions from attendees. This session is a community space open to TGNC individuals, their partners and family members only.




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