Surrogacy America Will Be Attending Rainbow Families DC on April 26, 2014
On April 26th, Surrogacy America will attend Rainbow Families DC. Throughout the day, our staff will be able to meet and get to know potential parents as well as provide educational material and helpful advice to guide them through the first steps of their journey to parenthood. The theme of this year’s conference is “Creating Our Families, Building Our Community, and Celebrating Our Strength”, and the event will be held at Georgetown Day High School, encompassing a full day of speakers, workshops, social networking, and discussion groups that have been designed in order to be a high quality resource for LGBT parents and prospective parents. The Rainbow Families DC event will also feature a celebrity keynote speaker: Judy Gold, an Emmy award winning comedian.
There are four workshops available for attendees to check out and engage with during the course of the event. The Paths to Parenting workshop explores all of the available options for LGBT prospective parents, and includes topics such as: assisted reproductive technology, adoption, and an overview of some of the legal and financial issues that require consideration before and throughout the journey to parenthood. Educating Our Children, Changing Our Schools addresses how school policies should be evaluated in order to gauge the level of preparedness for welcoming students of diverse families. The workshop Supporting Our Families covers issues such as overall parenting skills, multiracial and multicultural families, topics regarding single parents, “being a dad in a mom’s world”, advice on parenting teens, and more. Lastly, Legal and Financial Hot Topics will offer expert-lead, in-depth guidance on those legal and financial matters that are so relevant to those who are planning on starting, or expanding their families.
Our staff here at Surrogacy America is especially excited to attend Rainbow DC Families on April 26th, 2014. Be sure to look out for the Surrogacy America booth and our own Kara Aughinbaugh, Surrogacy America’s Executive Director who will be available to meet and greet conference attendees, provide educational resources, and answer questions. If you are interested in attending Rainbow Families DC, but sure to register for the event!
Directions to the event from Surrogacy America’s offices in Maryland are very straightforward – in fact, it should take less than 20 minutes by car. In order to drive to Georgetown Day High School for the Rainbow Families DC event from our Maryland offices located at 14955 Shady Grove Rd, Suite 250, Rockville, MD 20850 please:
- Head south on S Washington St toward W Jefferson St, take the 1st left onto E Jefferson St
- Take the 1st right onto Maryland Ave, continue onto Falls Rd, and turn left
- Turn right into the I-270 ramp, merge onto I-270 S
- Take the left-side exit toward Washington, keep right to continue on I-270 Spur S
- Follow signs for I-495 S, merge onto I-495 S, take exit 39 to merge onto MD-190E/River Rd
- Slight left onto Fessender St NW, turn right onto Wisconsin Ave NW