COLAGE is dedicated to supporting and uplifting the voices of youth and adult children with one or more LGBTQ+ parent/caregiver—also known as COLAGErs. Here are
Building LGBTQ+ Families: The Price of Parenthood
Becoming a parent is expensive, regardless of who you are, where you live, or how many adults will be raising the child(ren). For LGBTQ+ people, that number can increase significantly because of the added cost of bringing a child into the family through adoption, foster care, or assisted reproductive technology.
Missouri LGBTQ+ Family Law Guide
The Missouri LGBTQ Family Law Guide resource provides LGBTQ-headed families and LGBTQ adults considering forming families with detailed and accessible explanations of the current status
Coming Out to Your Child
You are already doing the work; simply by taking the time to consider how to sensitively approach coming out to your child brings intentionality to
Average Costs for the LGBTQ+ Community to Achieve Pregnancy in the United States
There are several different paths to pregnancy that LGBTQ+ people can consider to create a family. Each of these paths comes with associated costs making
Average Adoption Costs in the United States
There are several different adoption paths that LGBTQ+ people can consider to create a family. Each of these paths comes with associated costs making them
Preparing for Pregnancy as a Non-Binary Person
Preparing for pregnancy as a non-binary person will involve a few extra steps to ensure your mental and physical health is supported throughout the process.
Adoption Options For The LGBTQ+ Community Handbook
This informative handbook provides an overview of adoption options for LGBTQ+ individuals. It includes: Legal information all LGBTQ+ individuals should know when deciding to adopt
Family Building for the Trans Community
This handbook is designed for transgender individuals who are thinking about parenthood. It includes information on: Fertility preservation prior to gender confirmation surgery and hormone
Guide to In Vitro Fertilization for People Working with an Egg Donor and Surrogate
If you are planning on working with an egg donor and a gestational carrier as a means to have a baby, in vitro fertilization (IVF)
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss
One of the most heartbreaking experiences that someone can experience is recurrent pregnancy loss or miscarriage. Unfortunately, recurrent pregnancy loss is common. As many as
What is In Vitro Fertilization?
In vitro fertilization (IVF)is a form of assisted reproductive technology. In IVF, sperm are combined with an egg or eggs in a Petri dish in