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Brian Esser

Brian Esser is a solo practitioner whose practice focuses on building families through adoption, surrogacy, and assisted reproductive technology, and protecting families through proper estate planning.

Gay Adoption | Gay Parenting | Gay Surrogacy

By: Brian Esser
March 1st, 2016

I’m a member of a Facebook group focusing on parenting by gay, bisexual and trans men. Diversity is one of the group’s greatest strengths, and on any given day you’ll find posts from dads who adopted (domestically, internationally and through foster care), are parenting children from former heterosexual relationships, are co-parenting, or have built their family through surrogacy.

Gay Adoption

By: Brian Esser
August 10th, 2015

Same-sex couples build their families through adoption in a variety of ways – including private adoption, foster care and international adoption. Here’s a look at how some of these avenues have been affected by Obergefell.

Family Building | Gay Adoption

By: Brian Esser
August 6th, 2015

Explained in our previous article, Part 1 | How Obergefell Changed Adoption for Same Sex Couples As We Know It, same-sex adoption is now available for married LGBT couples.

LGBT News | Surrogacy Law

By: Brian Esser
August 4th, 2015

June’s Supreme Court decision in Obergefell was a huge victory for our community and brought marriage rights to same-sex couples in all 50 states.