The Buckles Family: Finding Abundant Love through Adoption
Family is made in so many different ways. I really thought that my family would be biologically mine and it would be some how “less than” if it happened any other way. That hasn’t been the case at all. We have found abundant love..... I really feel like Izzy and Isaac were waiting for us all along. "
Trystan & Biff’s Adoption Story
“I think for me, one of the big lessons is that when you are parenting children and there is uncertainty about when you can be in their life, you have to put aside your own desires and do what is best for the kids.”
Every Child Deserves a Family Campaign Members tell HHS: Do NOT provide South Carolina with a license to discriminate!
76 Every Child Deserves a Family Campaign members and allies have sent a letter to HHS’ Secretary Alex Azar with a clear message: Discrimination harms
Scott and Josh in Florida: It Takes a Village
“We were running away from a community that was our community, and also a community that needed to see us, visibly... They needed to understand that we are out there and we deserve the same rights and laws as them. It was just really important that we take our kids back to that area, where they do have family members, and allow them that opportunity to be a part of change.”
Why Our Family is Thrilled About OurShelves, a New LGBTQ-Affirming Book Subscription Service
Guest Author: Tati Quiroga, Director of National Family Networks at Family Equality Council Like many households, story time is a staple of our bedtime routine. As
Health Care is a Right, not a Privilege: Disparities in the LGBTQ Community
Now until December 15th is the time for open enrollment with Healthcare.gov. At Family Equality we’re working with Out2Enroll to encourage all LGBTQ people to
Home for the Holidays: Ellen & Missy’s Adoption Story
“I would just say for any parents looking to adopt, the process at times can seem extremely tedious and it could be hard — the waiting and the process they put you through. But if you want it in your heart, it would be beyond anything you can imagine,”
How Discrimination Almost Kept a Celebrated Doctor from Adopting his Daughter
The process of adoption brought Harris through three different agencies, having faced discrimination at the first two. Although he superseded all requirements — having five recommendation letters and taking additional parenting courses on top of extensive paperwork — Harris often found himself waiting for months to years with no word from the agencies where he had placed all his resources.
Our Path to Adoption: How We Found An Unexpected Ally
"Grandma told us that before she gave the kids up to foster care, she asked her church for help finding these kids a home. No one came forward. When she went back to church and told the pastor that the kids were with two gay men, all of the sudden the church was full of options. But it was too late, Grandma realized that these kids are the kids that Wes and I have been dreaming of..."
“Familia es Familia”: How an Oakland Nonprofit is Cultivating LGBTQ Acceptance in Latinx Communities
Coco Goytizolo on Losing his Partner to Cancer & Finding New Life Through their Twins
Jorge ‘Coco’ Goytizolo was with his partner, Phillip, for 16 years before he tragically passed away from stage 4 brain cancer. At the time, the couple had 3-month-old twins. Family Equality Council sat down and interviewed Coco about experiences dealing with loss and being a single father.
Bilingual, Bicultural, and Proud to be a Two-Mom Family