LGBTQ+ Pregnancy

An LGBTQ pregnancy is very much the same in many ways as a pregnancy in a heterosexual relationship, yet there may also be some extra challenges. ... read more »

Facts and Myths About Gay and Lesbian Parenting

Change often causes a division between those that are in support of the change, and those that aren't. Gay and lesbian parenting is one such change. ... read more »

Transgender Pregnancy: Trans Men and Trans Women

A transgender pregnancy is a pregnancy by a transgender person. Transgender subjects can be either trans men or trans women. ... read more »

Foster Care – Alternative for Gay and Lesbian Couples

Finding proper foster parents for the many children living in state custody is an on-going battle. ... read more »

Legal Issues of Gay and Lesbian Pregnancy

When Sharon Bottoms lost custody of her two-year-old son in 1993, she was appalled by the decision of the court system. ... read more »

Gay and Lesbian Parenting – Second Parent Adoption

Second parent adoption is the legal term for the second adoption of a biological child or adopted child by a same sex partner. According to law, states have the right to honor or deny second parent adoption. ... read more »

Legal Issues With Same Sex Couples and Adoption

Adoption was unknown at common law and therefore in the United States it required statutory authorization.  The first adoption statute was not enacted until 1851, in Massachusetts. ... read more »

Traveling with a Baby For Gays and Lesbians

Gay communities tend to offer support and advice for gay holidays, family outings and gay-friendly hotels and destinations. ... read more »

How to Find a Doctor For Gays And Lesbian Pregnancy

Choosing the right obstetrician is important to any pregnant couple however, when the parents are gay or lesbian, certain interview questions may change a bit in order to assure the chosen obstetrician has no problems with parental sexual orientation. ... read more »

Growing Up with Two Moms or Dads

Growing up with two moms or two dads is not a new concept. Society, however, has not embraced the concept until the last 10 years. ... read more »

Second Parent Adoption

According to law, states have the right to honor or deny second parent adoption. The law was passed to allow a second parent to adopt a child without removing legal parental rights from the first parent. Not all states, in the United States, honor second-parent adoptions. ... read more »

Should Lesbian Parents Have Girls and Gay Parents Boys?

According to Hollywood, gay men act more like women and lesbians act more like men. This, of course, is both improbable and unjustified. ... read more »

Study: Child Development with Same-Sex Parents

One of the hottest debates in regards to parenting includes potential child development issues. At least five major studies that have proven parenting has no negative effects on child development. ... read more »

Gay And Lesbian Pregnancy and Parenting

Gay and lesbian pregnancy pose some different and difficult questions. Below are common topics discussed between gay or lesbian couples with regard to conceiving and parenting a child. ... read more »

Gestational Surrogates - Surrogacy and Pregnancy

Surrogacy is an arrangement in which a woman carries and delivers a child for another couple or person. This arrangement may be done as traditional surrogacy or gestational surrogacy.  ... read more »

Tips for Gay and Lesbian Couples Finding a Surrogate Mom

Gay and lesbian couples may choose surrogacy as alternative to pregnancy or adoption. Surrogate mothers carry a child with sole intention of allowing the couple to adopt the child(ren) after birth. ... read more »

Are There Advantages of Having Gay Parents?

There are no differences between the outcome of a child parented by a heterosexual couple or a gay / lesbian couple. ... read more »

Should My Life Partner Adopt?

Gay and lesbian parents were previously forced to choose which parent would have legal custody of a child or accept the fact that the biological parent was the only legal parent recognized by law. ... read more »