Events Calendar

Future Events*:

Next GayFutureDads Event:


GFD January 2013 Event

Building Family by Co-Parenting

When: Sunday, January 13, 2013
Time: 3:30 pm to 6:00 pm
Where:  Noe Valley
(Join Google Group to receive details)

Gay Future Dads (GFD) will meet to discuss Co-parenting Famillies -- between lesbians and gay men. 

We are lucky to be hearing from one family who has successfully done it for 16 years.  


While these families can have a challenging number of adults, this way to build your family comes with unique rewards, can be more affordable and inclusive, and has infinite possible structures. 

Please bring potluck beverages or snacks.  

Please do not bring children over 1 year old without checking with host in advance.

An Evite was sent out asking that you RSVP so we have an idea of how many to expect.

Look forward to seeing you there!




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Past GFD Events:

"Surrogacy: Everything You Wanted to Know"
When: Saturday, November 10th
Time: 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Where:  Noe Valley
(Join Google Group to receive details)

The process of becoming a parent through surrogacy can raise a lot of questions:
- How long does it take?
- How do I get matched?
- How do I find a donor?
- How much will it cost?
- What are the medical processes?

Amy Kaplan of West Coast Surrogacy will be our guest speaker, discussing the whole surrogacy process from forming the initial concept to conception. Along with Amy, one of the  GFD organizers who is currently going through the process will be available to answer questions.

Gail Anderson of Donor Concierge will be able to answer questions regarding the typical egg donor search experience. Gail specializes in helping intended parents navigate the multitude of egg donor sites that are available.

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"Are You Crazy Being a Single Dad With A New Kid"
When: Saturday, September 29th
Time: 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Where:  San Francisco LGBT Community Center

Gay Future Dads (GFD) is hosting a get together on Saturday, September 29th at the LGBT Center from 2 to 5pm.  The topic is "Are You Crazy Being a Single Dad With A New Kid". We've put together a panel of Single Gay Dads with kids to talk with us about their experience being a single parent.


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SUMMER BBQ
When:  Sunday, August 12th    
Time: 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Where:  Alameda

Hey Guys, Come join us in Alameda for our annual summer BBQ!  Lee will provide BBQ pork spareribs and veggie burger, but please bring a side dish and drink to share.  Kids are welcome, and there will be a slip-n-slide for them (or you) so a bathing suit and change of clothes is advised. 


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Land's End Hike (SF)
When:  Sunday, May 20, 2012
Time: Meet at 2:00 PM, leaving at 2:15 PM (followed by dinner near-by)
Where:  Land's End Visitor Center


Come out for a social hike with Gay Future Dad members at the brand new visitor center that just opened in late April. The terrain is rated as a moderate trail, please wear appropriate shoes, bring sun block, water and be prepared for the changing weather of San Francisco. We will meet at 2PM in front of the visitor center and head out on the trail at 2:15PM. The invitation for the hike will be sent with more details to members of Gay Future Dads.


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All About Foster Adoption
When:  Sunday, April 22, 2012
Where:  At a member's home (TBD)
Time: 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Come break bread and beverages at the home of a GFD member and
learn about the various methods for foster adoption with guest speakers
from Family Builders, the most active fost-adopt agency in SF. www.familybuilders.org.

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Surrogacy for Dummies Daddies
When:  Sunday, February 26, 2012
Where:  At a member's home in the Mission
Time:  11:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Join us for brunch on Sunday February 26th as several guest speakers help explain the surrogacy process.  
Speakers are gay men at various points in the surrogacy process, including using foreign surrogacy options.
Our open discussion can incude agency selection, the end to end process, pointers and potential pitfalls, and financing considerations.   
Please bring something for a light breakfast.   Among the hosts will be dads with kids through surrogacy and other methods.
This is also a chance to meet new members of our organizing committee and participate in planning our exciting year ahead.  
Hope to see you there.   OK to invite your friends. 


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* Note about the GFD Future Events Calendar:

GFD sponsors our own events at least every other month.  We also publicize some events of other groups which we think will interest our members.  We try to clearly label which are GFD events and which are not.  What's the Big Diff.? 

GFD is a group of men teaching other men how to have children, rare to revolutionary in the history of the world.   

Plus GFD events are of a relatively standard format with time to socialize, typically by small donation only and will have a higher proportion of single gay men than many other organizations' events!  If you are interesting in adding an event, please contact us at gayfuturedads@gmail.com