BB at the Alternative Parenting SHow 2013

Our first day out exhibiting at this year’s Alternative Parenting Show on Saturday was a great success.  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 alongside our sister organisation Natalie Gamble Associates and proud to be among so many leaders in the field.  It was great to meet so many parents-to-be with questions about their situations, and to catch up with other terrific organisations including Stonewall, the London Women’s Clinic, PrideAngel, New Family Social, the Donor Conception Network, and the HFEA.

There was such a buzz around the hall and discussion in the seminars about the options Brilliant Beginnings has to offer and the changes we are fighting for. We were really pleased to meet so many people putting the groundwork into planning their families whether they were gay dads, single dads, single mums, couples who have struggled with infertility or lesbian mums.  The seminars (on surrogacy, adoption, donor conception and fertility treatment) were also a great source of information for everyone.

There was a really great energy – as always – about alternative families of all shapes and sizes.  The APS helps 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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