AdoptionRich Valenza, Raise A Child
Why LGBT parents are particularly suited to adopting children, and how life changed for this single gay dad.
AdvocacyJennifer Chrisler, Family Equality Council
Between advocacy and coaching her son’s football team, Chrisler discusses how far LGBT families have come and what still needs to be done.
Have yet to find Mr. or Ms. Right? Then you may want to consider co-parenting as an option to family building.
Egg DonationWendie Wilson-Miller
Find out why feeling a sense of connection matters more than attributes such as hair or eye color when choosing an egg donor.
Fertility LawRich Vaughn, Esq.
Vaughn outlines the need for a legal contract in assisted reproduction, and why a birth certificate is not enough to confirm parental rights.
PsychologyDiane Erhensaft, PhD
No matter how medically removed, Erhsensaft finds that imagining “doing it” is still very much a part of reproduction.
Psychology / SociologyNanette Gartrell, MD
Having studied planned lesbian families with donor-inseminated children for over 20 years, Gartrell discusses some surprising findings.
SociologyAbbie Goldberg, PhD
Do sexual minorities have the ability to recreate parenting roles? Yes, according to Goldberg, but we must also think about geography and class.
Sociology Judith Stacey, PhD
In asking, “How does the gender of parents matter?,” Stacey finds selection effects that actually favor children raised in LGBT households.
Sperm DonationScott Brown
Lesbians often have different criteria than their straight counterparts when seeking the right sperm donor.
What are the three things that matter most when choosing a surrogacy agency? Also find out how surrogacy can bridge disparate worlds.
Surrogacy / PsychologyKim Bergman, PhD
The ability to trust and collaborate not only makes for the most enjoyable surrogacy journey, but helps type-A gay dads prepare for parenthood.
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