Thinking of parenthood

The annual Alternative Parenting Show: the essential event for any lesbian or gay man thinking of starting, or extending, their family returns to London in September.

Taking place at the Grand Connaught Rooms in Covent Garden on Saturday 21 September 2013, in association with London Women’s Clinic, the Alternative Parenting Show is aimed at anyone – gay, bisexual or heterosexual – who may be having trouble starting a family.

Building on the success of previous years, this year’s show aims to be the biggest Alternative Parenting Show yet. Organised by Square Peg Media (publisher of g3 and Out In The City magazines), it will offer invaluable information to same-sex and heterosexual couples and to single men and women on how to make the dream of having a family a reality.

Over 50 exhibitors are anticipated, including London Women’s Clinic (headline sponsor), Dawson Cornwell (legal partner), Bright Horizons (Childcare Partner), Circle Surrogacy, AdoptionPlus, European Sperm Bank, The Bridge Centre, The Fertility Center of Las Vegas, My Alternative Family, Wandsworth Borough Council, Pride Angel, Little Miracles, Think Adoption and many others. For a full list, check out the official website at

Attendees can learn how to navigate through the alternative parenting minefield, including advice on surrogacy, fertility, co-parenting, adoption and legal information. Seminars will run throughout the day, with seminar admission just £3 per session. These will include specialists on fostering and adoption, surrogacy, IVF, co-parenting and much more.

You will also have the opportunity to speak to the Alternative Parenting Show ambassadors, actors Charlie Condou and Sophie Ward, who will share their experiences of being parents.

The show, which will run from 9.30am till 5pm, costs £8 to attend.

For more information, and to book your place, visit


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