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Adoptions
  • ABC Adoption Agency, 417 San Pedro Ave. San Antonio, TX 78212. (512) 227-7820.
  • About Adoptions. Description: adoption related news, books and web resources.
  • A CHILD To Love. Offering the opportunity for connection between Couples/Families and Birthparents seeking to place their child for adoption to connect, while providing information and resources about adoption and pregnancy all in one site. info@achildtolove.com
  • Adoption Assistance and Support. Dallas, TX., licensed social workers (lesbian couple) provide adoption home studies and post-placement supervision in Dallas/ Ft. Worth area for families adopting domestically and internationally. We've done hundreds of home studies, for gay and straight families, and always love to work with gay families! Have some resources which could be helpful. Susan P. McKay and Diane Keller: socialworkers@sbcglobal.net
  • Adoption Resource Associates, Cambridge MA, 617-492-8888. We are a gay and lesbian friendly,  licensed adoption agency.
  • Adoption Star. Non-profit New York State authorized adoption agency offering child placements, home studies, counseling.
  • ASK America (Adopt A Special Kid) (Adoption agency), 2201 Broadway-702, Oakland CA 94612. 415-543-2275.
  • Adoption Assistance Information Support Resources listed by State.
  • Adoption Family Center. Your online community for Alternative Families; Chats, boards, articles, resources, web hosting. Support for those families that have adopted or are planning to adopt. GLBT
  • Adoption Made Easy Adoption consulting firm.
  • Adoptive Families of America Not a gay oriented site but does have a lot of useful information on adoption.
  • Americans for African Adoptions (Adoption agency), 8910 Timberwood Drive, Indianapolis, IN 46234. 317-271-4567.
  • Center Kids: The Family Project, The Lesbian and Gay Community Services Center (referrals), 208 W. 13th Street, New York, NY 10011. 212-620-7310.
  • Children's Home Society of Washington, Gay Adoptive Parent Support Group, 3300 N.E. 65th Street Seattle, WA 98115-0190. (206) 524-6020.
  • Family Focus Adoption Services, 54-40 Little Neck Parkway-4, Little Neck, NY 11362. 718-224-1919.
  • Finally Family, Chicago, IL. A  licensed child welfare agency, specializing in international adoptions and services. Committed to helping couples and singles create their families.
  • Friends in Adoption Agency in Middletown Springs, VT. Friends in Adoption is a non-profit, licensed agency whose goal is to help people make informed decisions concerning adoption. FIA works with both those interested in adopting and with women/couples considering placing their children with adoptive families. Adoption agency for hard to place children.
  • Gay and Lesbian Parents Coalition International (GLPCI), Adoption Information (Referrals), Wayne Steinman, 171 Father Capodanno Blvd., Straten Island, NY 10306. 718-987-6747.
  • Growing Generations (Adoption Agency), 310 San Vicente Blvd.-410, Los Angeles, CA 90048. 310-475-4770.
  • Hug and Kisses Adoption Consultant. Longview, Texas. Hug and Kisses Adoption Consultants are here to help you with everything you need to get started in the adoption process! easttexascheer@aol.com
  • Our World Too. Gay and lesbian parenting...baby & children's books, kids clothing, articles, discussions, adoption, insemination, surrogacy. webmaster@ourworldtoo.com
  • Pact Adoption Agency in San Francisco, CA. Dedicated themselves to the mission of providing the highest quality adoption-related services to children of color, their birth parents and their adoptive parents.
  • SPACE: Single Parents for Adoption of Children Everywhere.
  • Three Rivers Adoption Council (Adoption agency), 307 4th Avenue-710, Pittsburgh, PA 15222, 412-471-8722.
  • Two Kinds of Love Adoption. If you are considering adoption we can help! Loving families hope to adopt and all calls taken by a birth mom. 2kindsoflove@cableone.net

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  • Arlaine Rockey. Experienced NC Attorney & Mediator for custody, visitation, adoption, pre-marital/relationship or separation agreements, & wills. Accepts credit cards. ARockey@aol.com 
  • Alternative Family Magazine
  • CALM, Inc. (Custody Action for Lesbian Mothers), P.O. Box 281, Narbeth, PA 19072, (215) 667-7508. Litigation support service for lesbian mothers.
  • Children of Lesbians and Gays Everywhere (COLAGE), 2300 Market St., Box 165, San Francisco, CA 94114, (415) 861-5437, kidsofgays@aol.com
  • Family Pride Coalition Resources
  • Family Q Lots of resources on adoption and parenting.
  • Gay and Lesbian League of Parents (GALLOP), P.O. Box 64736, Burlington, VT 05406. National network providing variety of resources relevant to lesbian and gay parents.
  • Gay Fathers Coalition of Richmond, P. O. Box 6503, Richmond, VA 23230. 804-440-1068. A coalition of local support groups for gay fathers.
  • Gay Family Values Gay parenting stories and information.
  • Jennifer Cram - Naming Ceremonies as Beautiful as your Baby.  Brisbane Queensland Australia. Imagine - a beautiful, inclusive naming ceremony that positively celebrates your child, and your child's two mothers/fathers. Together we will make it happen.
  • Lesbian Moms Web Page To help those women out there who want to have babies through non-traditional means, specifically lesbians.
  • Lesbian Mothers Support Society Information on adoption, pregnancy, alternative fertilization, parenting, and legal issues.
  • Love Makes a Family: Living in Lesbian and Gay Families, a photograph text exhibit, Peggy Gillespie and Gigi Kaeser, Family Diversity Projects, P.O. Box 1209, Amherst, MA 01004-1209, (413) 256-0502, famphoto@aol.com
  • Moonbabies Birth Services.  Denver, CO, USA. Gina Penka, CD(DONA.) I'm a labor doula in Denver who believes that all women deserve to have an experienced and compassionate assistant to help her and her partner to have the best birth possible and to make informed decisions under all circumstances. gina@ecoisp.com
  • Gay and lesbian parenting resources... baby and children's books, parenting and legal guides, unique kids pride clothing, and more! You can contact Amy Johnson at webmaster@ourworldtoo.com
  • Real Families - A parenting group in Omaha, Nebraska, consisting of families headed by gay or lesbian parents. We don't have a web site at this time. For more information contact Margaux at MargauxPolo@aol.com .
  • Shared Parenting Divorce inflicts damage to family; Man against woman; child is the prize to be won. Fathers today do not accept being separated from their children. Shared Parenting Forum is dedicated to the change in family law.

Parenting Support: Regional

  • California
    • B*E*S*T Doula Service. Los Angeles, CA. Birth doulas and HypnoBirthing practitioners supporting and empowering women and families throughout the greater Los Angeles area through pregnancy, labor and birth since 1996.
    • Gay and Lesbian Parents of Los Angeles, Suite 109-346, 7985 Santa Monica, West Hollywood, CA 90046, (213) 654-0307
    • Gay Fathers of Long Beach, c/o The Center, 2017 E. Fourth St., Long Beach, CA 90814
    • Gay Fathers of Sacramento, P.O. Box 161951, Sacramento, CA  95816-1951, (916) 484-5636, meets second Sunday of each month at the Sacramento Lambda Center on L and 21st Streets.
    • Our Family Coalition, 415-981-1960. The Bay Area LGBT Family Group. Promoting the civil rights and well being of families with lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender members through education, advocacy, social networking and grassroots community organizing.  
    • Lesbian and Gay Parents Association, 6705 California St., #1, San Francisco, CA 94121, lgapasf@aol.com.
    • Lesbian Mothers Group of Long Beach, 2017 E. Fourth St., Long Beach, CA 90814, (310) 424-4455
    • Lesbian Mothers & Our Children c/o GLCSC, 1625 N. Schrader Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90028, (213) 993-7608

    Colorado

    • Gay and Lesbian Parents - Denver, P.O. Box Drawer E, Denver, CO 80218, (303) 937-3625

    Florida

    • Family Rainbows,1606 Parkwood St., Jacksonville, FL 32207, (904) 396-6460 Rusty or (904) 384-2096 Eddie
    • LesBiGay Parents of OutKids, 830 NE 71st St., Miami, FL 33138, (305) 758-0392

    Idaho

    • Your Family, Friends & Neighbors, Inc., P.O. Box 768, Boise, ID 83701-0768

    Illinois

    • Family Circle, 4156 W. School St., 2nd flr., Chicago, IL 60641
    • Parents With Pride, 1511 Trainer Rd., Rockford, IL 61108, (815) 226-4661
    • Rainbow Families, P.O. Box 2411, Naperville, IL 60566-2411, (630) 585-3920, rainbowFam@aol.com

    Maine

    • Mothers & Kids Group, P.O. Box 2235, S. Portland, ME 04116

    Maryland

    • Families with Pride, P.O. 11008, Baltimore, Maryland 21212., (410) 435-7261
    • Gay and Lesbian Parenting Coalition of Metropolitan Washington, 14908 Piney Grove Court, North Potomac, MD 20878, (301) 762-4828

    Massachusetts

    • COLAGE: Greater Boston Chapter, P.O. Box 441942, Somerville, MA 02144, (617) 267-0900 x446
    • Gay Fathers of Greater Boston, P.O. Box 1373, Boston, MA 02205, (617) 742-7897
    • Greater Boston PFLAG, P.O. Box 440004, West Somerville, MA 02144-0001, (617) 547-2440
    • Lesbians Choosing Children Network, P.O. Box 393, Arlington, MA 02174, (508) 458-0740
    • Lesbian/Gay Family and Parenting Services, Fenway Community Health Center, 7 Haviland St., Boston, MA 02115, (617) 927-6243
    • Valuable Families, P.O. Box 60634, Florence, MA 01062, valfams@crocker.com

    Michigan

    • Our Kids c/o Pandora's Books & Music, 226 W. Lovell, Kalamazoo, MI 49007, (616)-385-2654

    Minnesota

    • Rainbow Families, 310 E. 38th St., Ste. 204, Minneapolis, MN 55409, (612) 370-6651

    Nebraska

    • Real Families, for families with gay moms and dads, meets once a month at a local church. We currently have about 30 families in our group but no website. 402-561-6738. Real Families, c/o Margaux Towne-Colley, MargauxPolo@aol.com

    New Jersey

    • Central Jersey Families, Donna (908) 752-9265

    New York

    • Brooklyn Kids, Laurie Ellis (718) 633-2329
    • Center Kids, the family project of the Lesbian and Gay Community Services Center, 1 Little W. 12th St., New York, NY 10014, (212) 620-7310. Education, advocacy, referral, recreation and social support for lesbian and gay families and family issues.
      • Adoption Support Group-call Terry Boggis (212) 620-7310
      • Alternative Insemination Support Group-3rd Sunday, 4-5:30 pm, call Jennifer or Kim (908) 352-2202
      • Donor Dads Support/Discussion Group-2nd Wednesdays
      • Older Kids Rap Group-scheduled Sundays, 12-2 pm, call Olivia Hicks (718) 875-8958 or Mick Katch (212) 877-5357
      • Parents Support Group-2nd Sundays, 3-5 pm, Terry Boggis (212) 620-7310
      • Planning Biological Parenthood-1st Sunday, 12-2 pm, Ron (718) 997-8326
      • Stepfamilies Support Group-1st Sunday, 3-4:30 pm, Terry Boggis (212) 620-7310
       
    • Congregation Beth Simchat Torah Children's Committee, Amy Chasnoff/Ron Kohn (212) 929-9498
    • Downtown Kids, Roberta Steinberg (212) 727-8908
    • Gay Fathers Coalition of Buffalo, Westside Station, P.O. Box 404, Buffalo, New York 14213, (716) 633-2692
    • Gay Fathers Forum of Greater New York, c/o The Center, One Little W. 12th St., New York, NY 10014, (212) 620-7310
    • Gay Fathers of Long Island, P.O. Box 2483, Patchogue, New York 11772-0879
    • Gay Married Men's Support Group, P.O. Box 10041, Rochester, NY 14610
    • Long Island Family Connection, Linda Zammiello, (516) 666-4018
    • Mid-Hudson Kids, (Putnam, Duchess & Orange Counties), Lauren (914) 562-8308
    • Queens Kids, Charlotte (718) 886-5210
    • Second Generation, 57 2nd Ave., #51, New York, NY 10003, (212) 673-2926, lesbian and gay children of lesbians and gay men
    • Upper West Side Gay and Lesbian Parents Group, Douglas Stonecipher (212) 678-5447
    • Upper East Side Kids, Nancy Beckerman (212) 879-2024
    • Washington Heights Kids, Doug Robinson (718) 248-8073
    • Westchester Loft Kids, Joanne Pasquerello (914) 245-4381, Douglas Dill (914) 245-8465

    Oregon

    Pennsylvania

    • CALM, Inc. (Custody Action for Lesbian Mothers), P.O. Box 281, Narbeth, PA 19072, (215) 667-7508
    • Philadelphia Family Pride, P.O. Box 4995, Philadelphia, PA 19119, (215) 843-1596, a social, advocacy, and support group for LGBT families and our children.

    Rhode Island

    • Gay Fathers of Rhode Island Support Group: Meets twice monthly to offer support, provide information, and decrease the sense of isolation these men so often feel. TJFronczak@aol.com, (401) 438-4226.
    • Straight Spouse Support Group - This group meets two times per month in Providence, RI. The group is facilitated by Cynthia Doyle, MA. The purpose is to validate multiple complex feelings, offer support, and provide information to the wives of gay/bisexual men as well as to the husbands of lesbian women. For more information on the group contact Cindy Doyle at (401) 351-8232.

    South Carolina

    • We Are Family, P.O. Box 30734, North Charleston, SC 29417

    Texas

    • Gay Fathers/Fathers First of Houston, P.O. Box 981053, Houston, TX 77098-1053, (713) 782-5414
    • Lesbian Mom's Support Group hosted by CORNERSTONE Gay and Lesbian Center meets the 4th Thursday every month from 7-8:30 p.m. The location is 1117 Red River, Austin, TX 78701. Telephone is (512) 708-1515. Babysitting is not provided and the group is facilitated by a mom who has experience in the areas of child development, parenting issues, consulting, behavior management, education and special education. Pre-registration is not required.

    Vermont

    • GayFathers Coalition, Richmond VA  meets 1st Thursday each month 7:00pm at Fan Free Clinic, 1010 N Thompson Street Richmond VA 804-330-4090 for more information. GFCRichmond@Hotmail.com
    • Gay Fathers Connection, P.O. Box 5506, Essex Jct., VT 05453-5506, (802) 579-7883
    • Vermont Lesbian & Gay Parents, 95 Van Patten Pkwy., Burlington, VT 05401-1124, (802) 660-2713

    Washington

    • Kaleidoscope of Families, 430 Broadway E., Seattle, WA 98102, Michael Butler (206) 461-4546, Tues. night, 6:30-8:30, free child care for ages 3-12
    • Solo Parenting Alliance, 139 23rd Ave. S., Seattle, WA 98144, (206) 720-1655
    • South Puget Sound Lesbian & Gay Parents Support Group c/o TLC, P.O. Box 947, Tacoma, WA 98401, (206) 472-0422

    Washington D.C.

    • Gay Fathers Coalition of Washington, D.C. P.O. Box 19891, Washington, D.C. 20036, (202) 583-8029

    Canada

    • Gay Fathers of Toronto, P.O. Box 187, Station F, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M4Y 2L5
    • Gay Fathers of Winnipeg, Box 2221, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada R3C 3R5

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