Path2Parenthood & California Cryobank Host Gay Women's Gathering: An Evening on Lesbian Pregnancy in Houston

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March 10, 2015


Free event for lesbians on mommy-making options to be held at the Montrose Center, Presented by Path2Parenthood and California Cryobank

NEW YORK, NY---Path2Parenthood (P2P), formerly known as The American Fertility Association and California Cryobank announced today that their Gay Women's Gathering: An Evening on Lesbian Pregnancy(sm) series is adding Texas to its roster of states. The free event will be held in Houston at the Montrose Center.

The highly acclaimed series focuses on educating gay women with critical information they need when considering pregnancy. A core focus on family-building safety for LGBT families from legal and medical perspectives is stressed. Issues include choosing between known and unknown sperm donors, conceiving at home or in a doctor's office and fertility health. The relaxed and conversational event will feature Connie Moore, of Moore & Hunt Attorneys and S. Kemi Nurudeen, M.D. of Houston Fertility Institute.

"Path2Parenthood is bringing our Gay Women's Gathering series to Houston, in response to the overwhelming number of requests we have had from women in the area, who are ready to build their families and want information on how to do it safely. We are grateful to our generous sponsor, California Cryobank, now in their third year of support for our ongoing work with the LGBT community, for enabling us to expand our outreach," says P2P Executive Director, Ken Mosesian. "It's deeply gratifying to know how many women have attended these events, and how many more have gone on to realize their dream of family as a result. As the only family-building non-profit in the infertility space with a core commitment to working with all people, Path2Parenthood looks forward to hosting many more Gay Women's Gatherings in the coming years."

"The legal landscape for LGBT marriage, parentage, and family formation is changing daily….even in Texas. Now more than ever, it is absolutely necessary to know legal fact from fiction. I am very proud to join with Path2Parenthood to meet this need in Houston," says faculty member Connie Moore.

"Finding a sperm donor, selecting an insemination procedure, and protecting both parents' legal rights can all have significant, long-term financial, medical and emotional impact on a lesbian family," stated Scott Brown, Director of Client Experience & Communications at California Cryobank. Brown, who will be on the faculty for the event further stated, "California Cryobank is proud to be part of this incredibly important evening of family building education and support."

The event will take place on Thursday, March 26 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Montrose Center, 401 Branard St., Rm. 106, Houston, TX  77006.

The evening is focused on the lesbian community, but all are welcome to attend. A drawing for one free vial of sperm from the donor of your choice, valued at $595-$795, will take place, compliments of California Cryobank. Refreshments will be served and educational gift bags given to all participants. The events are free, but reservations are preferred. Call Corey Whelan at 718-853.1411 or email corey@path2parenthood.org