Category: LGBT Family Building
The first step toward understanding trans adoption was, for me, the awareness of how little I knew about it. Slowly, I got to understand it better through talking with adoption agency workers, attorneys and trans men and women themselves.
I became more proficient with the vocabulary of gender: I am cisgender, a person whose gender identity matches the biological sex...
IMMEDIATE STEPS TO TAKE:
Initiate a step-parent adoption or parentage order and obtain a court order, even if both names are on the birth certificate.
Obtain a passport for your child with BOTH parents name listed on the passport.
Make sure BOTH parents names are listed on your child’s social security number record.
Obtain gender marker revisions t...
There has been a lot of press about the recent signing in Mississippi of the Protecting Freedom of Conscience from Government Discrimination Act. The bill was signed by Governor Phil Bryant on April 5, 2016. It was passed in the Mississippi State Senate in a 32-17 vote. This legislature does not challenge or change current Federal law.
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It was a dark and stormy night. No, really, it was a dark and stormy night! The Gay Women's Gathering in Miami Beach was still about half an hour from beginning, and already many of the women were arriving at the Miami Beach LGBT Visitor Center. Our gracious and charming host, Karen Brown, the Executive Director, was making everyone feel...
The texts started flowing about a minute after the first Supreme Court decision regarding the so-called Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) was announced, and they picked back up when Proposition 8 fell as well.
Interestingly, my straight friends were the first out of the gate with their congratulations. Many, not understanding the nature of the ruling, said that they were...
Join Path2Parenthood tonight (Wednesday, June 26th) at our Gay Women's Gathering in Los Angeles!! For more information, click here.
Deciding to build a family as a single woman or as a lesbian couple requires planning. Women who have not tried to conceive or who have not been exposed to sperm are not by definition infertile, unless there are...
The lawsuit by the state of Kansas against hapless sperm donor William
Marotta of Topeka continues to make headlines. In case you unplugged
during the holidays, here’s the back story: In 2009 Mr. Marotta
responded to a Craig’s List ad soliciting a sperm donor to enable a
lesbian couple, Angela Bauer and Jennifer Schreiner, to have a child
Adoption is an emotionally charged topic. Throw in some misinformation and a whopping dose of the stuff tabloids are made of and it's hard to separate myth from fact. So sit back, get comfortable, and learn the truth about building a family through adoption.
1. MYTH: There are no kids to adopt.
FACT: There are children of all ages waiting...
Really? That's amazing!
That's the number one response we received from physicians when we discussed our outreach program to men living with HIV. The message is simple and extraordinary: with proper care, men living with HIV can have biologically related children. Though this is the Gay & Lesbian Medical Association Annual Conference, and we've been talking with physicians primarily...
On August 23rd Rufus Wainwright will be marrying his partner of five years, Jorn Weisbrodt, out in Montauk, Long Island.
I've always liked Rufus Wainwright's music, but only became interested in his family building story after I saw him in concert in July.
The show opened with Adam Cohen, son of the legendary Canadian singer-songwriter Leonard Cohen, and...