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).
All Hands on Deck: Nicholas Hite is Serving LGBTQ+ Youth and Families in Louisiana
Nicholas Hite’s tireless efforts to support LGBTQ+ families as they face legal barriers is more important than ever.
The Dobbs Decision: Protecting LGBTQ+ Families
This resource explores the many questions that have been bubbling up, gives you the language needed to talk about the impact of Dobbs on our community, and includes tools that you can use moving forward.
“Confirmatory” or Second-Parent Adoption: What You Need to Know
Use this resource to understand a little bit more about what the confirmatory adoption process looks like and why we strongly advise any LGBTQ+ parent who built their family with assisted reproductive technology to embark on this journey.
Celebrating Passage of the Child-Parent Security Act in New York
In April 2020 LGBTQ+ families in New York celebrated a significant win; a rare spark of good news amid the challenges posed by the Covid-19
The Child-Parent Security Act in New York
Table of Contents: What is the Child-Parent Security Act? Parentage Law and Surrogacy in New York State How Does the Child-Parent Security Act change New
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
Staci and Vanessa’s Story
Staci and Vanessa had always wanted to be parents, they just didn’t know when. “I wasn’t sure when I’d find my soulmate, and didn’t think
Paige and Linda’s Story
Having a baby was always part of the plan for Long Island couple Paige and Linda. Linda, a magazine editor, had always wanted to be
States of Equality: Chris Strickland in Mississippi
Chris Strickland was born and raised in Mississippi and recently went back to school and completed a bachelors in criminal justice. Chris is a Mom,
States of Equality: Brittany & Jessica in Mississippi