Securing LGBTQ+ Parentage by State: Stepparent, Second Parent, and Confirmatory Adoption
A state-by-state guide for LGBTQ+ parents to secure legal parentage through stepparent, second parent/co-parent, and confirmatory adoption.
Voluntary Acknowledgements of Parentage (VAPs): What LGBTQ+ Parents Need to Know
In a growing number of states, the path to parentage for LGBTQ+ people is becoming considerably simpler thanks to Voluntary Acknowledgments of Parentage (VAPs).
Trystan & Biff’s Adoption Story
“I think for me, one of the big lessons is that when you are parenting children and there is uncertainty about when you can be in their life, you have to put aside your own desires and do what is best for the kids.”
Scott and Josh in Florida: It Takes a Village
“We were running away from a community that was our community, and also a community that needed to see us, visibly... They needed to understand that we are out there and we deserve the same rights and laws as them. It was just really important that we take our kids back to that area, where they do have family members, and allow them that opportunity to be a part of change.”
“Familia es Familia”: How an Oakland Nonprofit is Cultivating LGBTQ Acceptance in Latinx Communities
How Discrimination Against Qualified LGBTQ Parents Almost Stopped One of America’s Most Decorated Pediatric Pulmonologists from Ever Adopting His Daughter
Being Vulnerable, Being Open: Lola Jessika’s Family Story
By living as my true self, I can be an inspiration to my kids and contribute to raising a generation of kids who accept the LGBTQ community and LGBTQ families.