WATCH: Gay Dads Who Write: A Reading with Richie Jackson & Steve Disselhorst
What does it mean to be a gay dad? Two talented writers, fathers, and change-makers—Richie Jackson and Steve Disselhorst—read excerpts from their books and share their thoughts on the LGBTQ+ community and parenting.
The Patterson Family’s Adoption Journey
The Pattersons giggle when they introduce their family—two girls and two dads, standing in front of their Arizona home mastering the art of selfie videos
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.
The How-To of Domestic Agency Adoption for the LGBTQ+ Community
“Hi,” the nervous voice on the phone says. “I am hoping that you are able to help my partner and me in our quest to adopt a baby that needs a caring family. We were a lesbian couple until a year ago when I transitioned. We have been married for two years. We are eager to adopt and quite honestly, are feeling overwhelmed!”
Ohio LGBTQ Family Law Guide
The Ohio LGBTQ Family Law Guide resource provides LGBTQ-headed families and LGBTQ adults considering forming families with detailed and accessible explanations of the current status
Nancy and Laura’s Story
“I love my family. It’s sorta like music, and my family would be the remix.” Thirteen-year-old Merrick smiles when he talks about his family. The
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
Family Equality Opposes HHS’ Erasure of Data on LGBTQ Foster Youth and Parents
Family Equality—along with Lambda Legal, National Center for Lesbian Rights, National Center for Adoption and Permanency, and the Center for American Progress—Submits Detailed Comment Letter
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
When an Adoption Plan Fails: A Coping and Empowerment Guide
By Carolyn Berger, L.C.S.W Anne and Tori were at a hospital near Rochester, New York when they learned that the pregnant woman they had made
Adoption Resources for LGBTQ+ Families from Adoptees
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
What’s a Second Parent adoption?
By Kathy Brodsky, L.C.S.W How I hate that term – second parent – all parents should be equal. Unfortunately, under the law, that’s not the