There are certain times of year that LGBTQ singles or couples may be more aware of their family status, especially if they're considering a future with children. Holidays can be difficult, if your nosy aunt keeps asking, "When are you going to have kids?" after dinner. Back to school time may also bring this topic to mind. Not only is this time rich with a feeling of new beginnings, but seeing friends post social media photos with their little ones getting on the bus for the first time can leave you asking, "When will it be my time to build my family?" Read more to hear how some Gay Parent To Be cope with back to school while TTC, or thinking about building a family. Like many women in their mid-30s, Rachel struggles with becoming a parent. She’s waiting for the right partner, juggling a career and grad school, and worried about finances. A lesbian, she’ll need to use IVF, insemination or adoption to have a child.
Our 3 Favorite Gay Parenting Books: 1. Brill, Stephanie, The Queer Parent's Primer: A Lesbian and Gay Families' Guide to Navigating Through a Straight World (2001)
Center Families Presents an LGBT Family Building Event On Saturday April 27, 2013 GayParentsToBe, in partnership with the Reproductive Medicine Associates of Connecticut (RMACT), is sponsoring an LGBT Family Building Expo hosted by Center Families in New York City. This is an excellent opportunity to learn about all aspects of family building for gay and lesbian individuals/couples interested in having a baby. This is an all day event that will feature panel discussions on all aspects of family building by focusing on the medical, legal, psychological, and financial aspects. LGBT parents will also share their personal stories and free medical consultations will be provided by appointment only. And stay tuned for celebrity guests during the lunchtime sessions and “Cocktails with Content.”
Surrogacy Law Vetoed by New Jersey Governor This summer, New Jersey seemed poised to be the latest state to enact a law relaxing restrictions on gestational surrogacy.