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Conceivable Options - an LGBT Family Building Workshop

HRC's DFW Steering Committee

Saturday, May 12, 2012 from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM (CDT)

Dallas, TX

Conceivable Options - an LGBT Family Building Workshop

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ConceIvable Options: LGBT Family Building
A workshop for individuals and same sex couples consciously choosing to create families. 

 

Presented by
HRC’s DFW Steering Committee - The Family Project

Featuring

HRC Foundation’s Family Project Programs

The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Family Project, provides national leadership and expertise in public education and advocacy efforts to achieve full equality for LGBT families. The Family Project has launched three highly successful, innovative programs that promote fair and inclusive policies and practices;

All Children—All Families; Welcoming Schools; and the Healthcare Equality Index.

and


Mindy Berkson
Founder, Lotus Blossom Consulting
Nationally recognized consultant on Infertility & Assisted Reproduction

Mindy Berkson, Lotus Blossom Consulting will present  surrogacy and egg donation with an insider’s approach to maximizing success rates, identifying resources specific to individual needs, finding ideal surrogates and egg donors and the many pitfalls with which to avoid when navigating the surrogacy journey.

Followed by an Interactive Panel Discussion on

LGBT Family Building Options & Challenges


Adoption Options | Foster Parenting | Assisted Reproduction (IVF & Surrogacy)

Important Legal Issues related to Family Law and LGBT Estate Planning

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Saturday, May 12, 2012
9:00 a.m. - 12:00pm

Continental Breakfast at 9am
Program starts at 10am

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The Melrose Warwick Hotel

[ Please follow signs to appropriate room ]

Ample Parking and Valet Parking Availablle

Please Register by May 10, 2012


INFORMATION: dfwfederalclub.org/family       

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WORKSHOP PARTICIPANTS

Minday Berkson - CONSULTANT
Infertility & Assisted Reproduction

Leo Cusimano - CO-CHAIR
HRC’s Family Project - DFW Steering Committee
LGBT Adoptive Parent


Lauren Duffer - ATTORNEY
Family Law including Adoption, Egg & Embryo Donation, Surrogacy

Jerald S. Goldstein, M.D.
ABOG Certified in Obstetrics/Gynecology & Reproductive Endocrinology/Infertility

Claudia Orcasitas - CO-CHAIR
HRC’s Family Project - DFW Steering Committee

Robb Puckett - HRC BOARD OF GOVERNORS
Co-Chair HRC’s DFW Steering Committee
LGBT Foster Parent


Timothy T. Thomas - ATTORNEY
Co-Chair HRC’s DFW Federal Club

LGBT Estate Planning, Probate and Transactional Business Law

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EVENT SPONSORED BY


Jerald S. Goldstein, M.D.
Fertility Specialists of Texas



Mindy Berkson
Lotus Blossum Consutling, LLC

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PARTICIPANT BIOGRAPHIES

Minday Berkson - CONSULTANT
Infertility & Assisted Reproduction

Mindy Berkson founded Lotus Blossom Consulting (LBC) to help intended parents globally explore their options for biological families in the U.S.  Through strong strategic alliances, LBC Consultants bring together the unbiased resources and professionals necessary to accomplish the end family building goal and serve as a guide through the often stressful financial, physical and emotional demands of the infertility process.  For more information, please visit 

www.LotusBlossomConsulting.com  and/or www.TheInfertilityConsultant.com.  

 

Leo Cusimano - CO-CHAIR
HRC’s Family Project - DFW Steering Committee
LGBT Adoptive Parent


Lauren Duffer - ATTORNEY
Family Law including Adoption, Egg & Embryo Donation, Surrogacy

Lauren Duffer, a native Texan who grew up in Arlington, received her BA in speech communication from Baylor University and her J.D. from SMU.  Lauren has a private law practice with areas of  focus on surrogacy, embryo donation, egg donation, adoption, collaborative law and traditional family law matters.  Lauren was named as a Rising Star by Texas Monthly magazine in 2010 and 2011 and was named as a Top Family Law Attorney by Fort Worth, Texas Magazine from 2008-2011.

www.txfamilylawatty.com

Jerald S. Goldstein, M.D.
ABOG Certified in Obstetrics/Gynecology & Reproductive Endocrinology/Infertility

Jerald S. Goldstein, M.D., a native Texan, is certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology in both Obstetrics and Gynecology and Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, a distinction held by fewer than 1000 physicians in the country. Dr. Goldstein received his Bachelor of Science degree with honors from Tulane University and graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School in 1992. Following his residency and fellowship, Dr.Goldstein was an Assistant Professor in the Division of Reproductive Endocrinology at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis.

Dr. Goldstein's areas of expertise include in vitro fertilization, recurrent pregnancy loss, polycystic ovarian syndrome, endometriosis, donor egg , pre-implantation genetic diagnosis, and fertility preservation in couples undergoing therapy for cancer.

Fertility Specialists of Texas

 

Robb Puckett - HRC BOARD OF GOVERNORS
Co-Chair HRC’s DFW Steering Committee
LGBT Foster Parent


Timothy T. Thomas - ATTORNEY
Co-Chair HRC’s DFW Federal Club

LGBT Estate Planning, Probate and Transactional Business Law

Timothy Thomas is a Dallas Attorney who defines his legal practice primarily in the LGBT community concentrating on Estate Planning, Probate, and Transactional Business Law.  Tim graduated from Southern Methodist University in 2003, where he double majored in Political Science and Public Policy.  After completing his undergraduate at SMU, he continued onto SMU Dedman School of Law and graduated in 2007.  After completing law school, he began his career at JP Morgan’s Private Bank before he started his own law practice.  Tim married his long time partner, Martin Sigler, in April 2012 in New York City.

www.tttlaw.net/

 


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When & Where


Melrose Hotel | Bridewell Suite
3015 Oak Lawn Avenue
Dallas, TX 75219

Saturday, May 12, 2012 from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM (CDT)


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HRC's DFW Steering Committee

HRC's DFW Steering Committee is a diverse group of volunteers working every day to bring the mission of HRC to Dallas / Fort Worth. We organize and participate in a variety of community events including partnerships with other organizations with the goal of inspiring and engaging all Americans to end discrimination against LGBT citizens and realize a nation that achieves fundamental fairness and equality for all.

As the largest civil rights organization working to achieve equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Americans, the Human Rights Campaign represents a force of more than one million members and supporters nationwide — all committed to making HRC's vision a reality.

Founded in 1980, HRC seeks to improve the lives of LGBT Americans by advocating for equal rights and benefits in the workplace, ensuring families are treated equally under the law and increasing public support among all Americans through innovative advocacy, education and outreach programs. HRC works to secure equal rights for LGBT individuals and families at the federal and state levels by lobbying elected officials, mobilizing grassroots supporters, educating Americans, investing strategically to elect fair-minded officials and partnering with other LGBT organizations.

 

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