2019 LGBTQ Family Building Guide

Our 2019 LGBTQ Family Building Guide is designed to help hopeful parents learn more about all approaches to family building and reproductive health for the LGBTQ community. All articles are written by experts in their fields, and the Guide is available to download or read online.

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List of Articles

First Came Love – How to Keep your Relationship on Track when Kiddo Makes Three
By Andrea Mechanick Braverman, M.S., M.A., PhD

What’s a Second Parent Adoption
By Kathy Brodsky, L.C.S.W

When an Adoption Plan Fails: A Coping and Empowerment Guide
By Carolyn Berger, L.C.S.W.

Post-DOMA: Second Parent Adoption Tax Credit Updates for Same-Sex Unmarried Parents
By Melissa B. Brisman, Esq.

Affording Surrogacy Guide
By Amanda Hopping-Winn

Choosing Between a Known and Unknown Sperm Donor
By Amanda Hopping-Winn

The Road Less Traveled: Exploring Transgender Fertility Preservation Options
By Gabrielle Bellitti, M.S.

Adopting and Fostering in the New Era of License to Discriminate Bills
By Rita L. Soronen, CEO & Dave Thomas

Recurrent Pregnancy Loss Fact Sheet
Family Equality Council Fact Sheet

Staying Grounded on Your Path to Parenthood
By Brenda Strong

Reproductive Health & Toxic Chemical Exposure
By Corey Whelan

Adoption Options For the LGBTQIA+ Community
By Robyn Harrod, L.C.S.W.

Once Upon a Time, There Was a Much-Wanted Baby (Guess what! That Baby was You!)
By Corey Whelan