Kinderwunsch tage, Germany's first ever fertility show, successfully took place this weekend in Berlin. There had been some controversy as to whether the show would be allowed to take place due to the legal system in Germany, especially in relation to surrogacy and egg donation .
Fortunately the event was permitted to go ahead, as it was deemed that the show was doing nothing 'illegal' by giving information to people to seek alternative fertility options abroad in other countries such as the USA, Spain and other parts of Europe.
The organisers and exhibitors awaited anxiously to see how many people would attend the event, but to everyone's relief over a thousand people visited during the weekend.
The event included Fertility clinics from around the world, sperm banks, fertility resources, donor conception support, holistic therapy, nutrition, along with legal advice.
We spoke with exhibitor and speaker at the event: Erika Tranfield co-founder of Pride Angel who said 'We were very impressed with the show, it was well organised and the people who came along were all genuinely enthusiastic and happy to be able to talk about their parenting options'
'It was fantastic to see so many gay and lesbian couples at the event, many who were eager to hear about their options available and about how they could find a co-parent or known donor through a connection website such as Pride Angel'.
This event has been a fantastic opportunity for open discussion about fertility options for all and will hopefully path the way for more events in the future within Germany.
To read more about the event visit www.kinderwunsch-tage.de/