AN INEVITABLE TRUTH

AN INEVITABLE TRUTH

So our son will soon be two and I was recently asked why I have never written about his birthday. Not the cake filled, balloon type of birthday, but his actual day of birth. Sure, I have written many pieces leading up to his birth – the meeting of the birth mom, learning to navigate…

EVENT: INTERRACIAL LGBTQ FAMILIES WORKSHOP AT THE IHI

When: Wednesday, February 27th at 6:30pm Where: Institute for Human Identity, 322 Eighth Avenue(at 26th street), Suite 802, New York, NY 10001 What: Interracial LGBTQ Families: The Challenges Ahead, featuring speakers Dionne Scott and Tara Lombardo, MHC-LP In interracial families, LGBTQ parents have unique concerns. In addition to facing hurdles associated with being a Q family, these parents…

ANY DAY NOW TACKLES GAY ADOPTION IN THE 70′S

ANY DAY NOW TACKLES GAY ADOPTION IN THE 70′S

This month’s One Cool Thing was brought to our attention by Henry of DAD Squared, who recently hosted an interview with Emmy-winning screenwriter George Arthur Bloom about his new film, Any Day Now. Inspired by a true story from the late 1970s, Any Day Now is an interesting look into the legal and social hurdles a gay couple could face trying to…

AFA EVENT: EVENING ABOUT LESBIAN PREGNANCY IN BROOKLYN

When: Thursday, January 31st 6:00-8:00 p.m. Where: Brooklyn Community Pride Center, 310 Atlantic Avenue, Brooklyn, NY What: An evening about Lesbian Pregnancy, hosted by the American Fertility Association How: Reservations are preferred. Contact Corey Whelan – corey@theafa.org, (718) 853-1411 Join The American Fertility Association and Brooklyn Community Pride Center for a free Family Planning Panel and Discussion. On Thursday…

FAMILY Q EVENT: FERTILITY ISSUES FOR LESBIANS WORKSHOP

When: Wednesday, January 30th at 7pm Where: Institute for Human Identity, 322 Eighth Avenue, Suite 802, New York, NY 10001 What: IHI runs a free workshop series for LGBTQ parents and prospective parents entitled Family Q. Additionally, IHI provides follow-up counseling for workshop participants who would like more support in working through some of the emotional complexities that…

RICH AND DUSTIN

RICH AND DUSTIN

First Name: Rich Partner’s First Name: Dustin Age: 30 & 34 Hometown: Just settling into our new home in Nashua, NH Number of Children: Two active 8 & 9 year olds, with baby number 3 on his/her way, due April 2013. Names of Children: Our oldest, a son, Liam and our youngest by one year and one day, our daughter, Naomie.…

BEST LGBT BOOKS FOR KIDS

Every night my partner and I sit down with our 9-month old daughter, Ava and read her three bedtime stories. The first two vary nightly, but we always end with the same one: “Mommy, Mama and Me.” It is short, cute, and ends with “Mommy and Mama kiss me goodnight” which of course we follow…

HAVE YOU USED A SPERM BANK? RECEIVE A GIFT CARD FOR YOUR THOUGHTS

HAVE YOU USED A SPERM BANK? RECEIVE A GIFT CARD FOR YOUR THOUGHTS

We were recently approached by GenePeeks – a genetic information company with a mission to help families protect the health of future generations. The company is working to create a different kind of sperm bank, one with fewer genetic risks and fantastic customer service. The inspiration for the company came from CEO Anne Morriss’s own experience with…

DOMA AND PROP 8 HEADED TO THE SUPREME COURT

DOMA AND PROP 8 HEADED TO THE SUPREME COURT

Image © Meryl Schenker Photography News outlets are brimming with marriage-equality stories lately, in part because the Supreme Court announced Friday that it will be hearing two cases related to marriage equality. Both cases will be decided sometime before June 2013. The first concerns California Proposition 8, which prohibits same-sex marriage. It was voted into…

CAN WE ADOPT AN UNDOCUMENTED CHILD?

CAN WE ADOPT AN UNDOCUMENTED CHILD?

Q: My partner and I (both United States citizens) know a child who is in the United States but undocumented. Could we adopt her? A: Immigration issues are commonly found in adoption. Since Greenberg Adoption focuses only on adoption and family formation, I have consulted with New York immigration lawyer Kiran Siddiqi at Lehach & Filippa…