Fairfield Private Practice Network April 10, 2019

Date(s) - Apr 10
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Westport Town Hall Room 201 and 201A


Title: The Who, What, Where and Why of Having Children through Surrogacy

Date(s) / Time(s): Wednesday, April 10, 2019, 12:00PM-1:30PM

Location: Westport Town Hall, 110 Myrtle Ave., Room 201, Westport CT

Fairfield Private Practice is holding a Network Meeting entitled The Who, What, Where and Why of Having Children through Surrogacy. Social workers focus on the psychosocial well-being of individuals, families, communities and how agencies and policies impact the vast variety of populations served. Therefore, this workshop presents a holistic approach to having children through surrogacy. The workshop addresses the pros and cons, concerns and challenges, ethical and legal issues of surrogacy.

 Educational objectives include:

-Defining surrogacy; traditional versus gestational

-Discussion of frequently asked questions including reasons why individuals turn to surrogacy

-Learning the process, requirements and financial costs that parents and surrogates face

-Understanding the role of professionals assisting parents and surrogates

-Knowing the ethical issues and legal challenges that often arise

-Consideration of arguments in favor and in opposition to surrogacy

Attorney at Law, Victoria Ferrara earned her Juris Doctorate from St. John’s University School of Law and she is admitted to practice in Connecticut and New York. Victoria has held her own independent practice, worked as an associate attorney and was previously employed as a staff attorney for departments within the New York State and the U.S. government. She currently practices at The Ferrara Law Group, P.C. and Worldwide Surrogacy Specialists, LLC.  Victoria has expertise in many areas of legal practice including Probate and Family Law; adoptions, court appointments as attorney, conservator, and guardian ad litem to represent clients who are mentally disabled, older adults and children. Victoria also has robust experience in Assisted Reproduction Technology Law; surrogacy, parentage orders, and advising clients having children through assisted reproduction.

 Approved for 1.5 CECs by NASW/CT:

Meetings are free and open to all disciplines.

If CECs are desired, the cost is: Members $10 / Non-Members $25

*Regions are for convenience. Please feel free to attend any regional meeting throughout the state regardless of your home address.