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UKs live family creation event for the LGBTQ+ community The Modern Family Show

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UKs live family creation event for the LGBTQ+ community

The Modern Family Show 2021, 18thSeptember 2021, London

Graphical user interface, textDescription automatically generatedIn just a few weeks' time,The Modern Family Show 2021will open its doors at the iconic 8 Northumberland, just off Trafalgar Square, London.

This ground-breaking Central London event will be aimed exclusively at the LGBTQ+ community, where those who want to grow their families can hear from leading experts in their fields.

Increase in same-sex families

With a 40% increase in same sex families since 2015 following the legalisation of gay marriage, founders of established online brandTwoDadsUK, andMy Surrogacy Journey, decided to create a bespoke extravaganza for their community.  Visitors can expect to see a show finished to a standard rarely seen in the events industry, every detail has been meticulously planned to support and protect LGBTQ+ visitors and their guests, all thanks to Wes Johnson-Ellis background in major events.

Speakers and professionals will share their vast knowledge and personal experience across three Educational Seminar Spaces, covering everything from surrogacy to adoption, fostering to fertility preservation and trans-parenting to IVF, including representation from legal firms and egg and sperm donation centres.

According to theHFEA, heterosexual relationships still account for more than 91% of all fertility treatments and only saw a 2% increase between 2016 and 2017. This is in stark contrast to the increases in treatments for patients in female same-sex relationships which rose by 12% to 4,463 cycles, single women by 4% to 2,279 cycles and treatments for surrogates by 22% to 302 cycles between 2016 and 2017.

With surrogacy numbers almost quadrupling in the last 10 years, and the number of same gender couples doubling, creators Wes and Michael Johnson-Ellis saw there was a need for a live event which would showcase all the options for modern family building in an inclusive, open and welcoming environment.A picture containing person, posing, child, youngDescription automatically generated

Social Media Influencers spread the word

Continuing their modern and fresh approach, the couple, who have two children through surrogacy themselves, and a team made up of same sex parents, have reached out to some of the UK's leading Social Media Parenting Influencers to spread word of this one-of-a-kind event which will feature leading experts alongside some of the country's best clinics, as well as the opportunity to talk to experts in private using their Open Surgery Service.

"This one-day boutique event is the only UK family creation show exclusively designed for the LGBTQ+ community, informing attendees about UK and international family creation options, with a real emphasis on education." says Wes.

"Visually this will be one of the most unique exhibitions of 2021; it's a celebration of our community. We'll be showcasing incredible educational material to support everyone from the wider LGBTQ+ community, whatever family building options they are interested in."

Michael adds: "The response toThe Modern Family Show 2021has been overwhelming. This event is here to celebrate family creation on all levels and we can't wait to see everyone there".

Iconic location and unique sponsors

The Modern Family Show 2021takes residency at the iconic 8 Northumberland, just off Trafalgar Square. The ballroom sets the scene for the amazing line-up of exhibitors, with the impressive main stage backdrop being sponsored by renowned British brand, Silver Cross.

The event is being supported by a number of other sponsors who are closely tied to the LGBTQ+ community, including two inspirational charities; Mermaids and Diversity Role Models.

Carole Gilling Smith, Medical Director from The Agora in Brighton, a key sponsor of the event, comments: "I'm delighted that Michael and Wes have taken the baton to create a safe space for all those in the LGBTQ+ community to come and talk openly and honestly to professionals about their dreams to create a family."

Packed full of professional advice and opportunities to discuss family building options for the LGBTQ+ community,The Modern Family Show 2021promises to be an event not to be missed.

The Modern Family Show are donating 50% of allticket sales, as well all sessional seminar ticket sales, to their two nominated charity partners (MermaidsandDiversity Role Models).

Keep up to date with what's planned and listen to live talks from experts by following The Modern Family Show 2021 onTwitter,InstagramandFacebook.

Notes to Editors

Spokespeople available for interviews:


  • Michael and Wes Johnson-Ellis (Founders of The Modern Family Show 2021)
  • Carole Gilling-Smith Medical Directory from The Agora
  • Matt Moore - Mermaids
  • Rob Langley-Swain - Adoption UK


For more information on this press release andThe Modern Family Show 2021please contactBridget Jacottet onbridget@saibrpr.comor 07956 635576

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