Our team had a great day exhibiting at this year’s Alternative Parenting Show on Saturday. The popular show – which has been running for 3 years – is held in central London and is often a first port of call for parents looking for information about building families in alternative ways. We were there representing the leading legal work that Natalie Gamble Associates has done for alternative families over many years, on same sex parenting, international surrogacy and fertility law. It was great to meet so many parents-to-be with questions about their situations, and to catch up with other leaders in the field, including Stonewall, the London Women’s Clinic, PrideAngel, New Family Social, the Donor Conception Network, and the HFEA.
There was also a lot of interest in our new non profit making sister agency Brilliant Beginnings, with a buzz around the hall and discussion in the seminars about the new option for UK intended parents and the changes Brilliant Beginnings is fighting for. The seminars (on surrogacy, adoption, donor conception and fertility treatment) were also a great source of information for parents planning families, with various NGA legal cases explained.
There was a really great energy – as always – about alternative families of all shapes and sizes. Every year the APS makes us reflect on how far we have come since we started working in this field, and how positive the landscape now is for everyone who wants to create a family. Roll on the APS 2014…
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