RESOURCES

Links to websites that may be of help or interest to you.
Our Instagram page connects same-sex parent families from all over the world. We showcase family photographs every day!
We offer opportunities for families to share their stories, experiences and advice. We also host fun contests and giveaways for families to get involved in! People can submit a photo of their family to allow others to connect with them.
Our shop provides products for the LGBT+ community and their children. We sell products such as greeting cards, wall art prints, clothing and much more to come! 
You can also follow our shop on Instagram @loveoutsidelines.
Gay Parent magazine has been a leader in gay parenting resources since 1998. Most people involved in the creating and publishing of the magazine are same sex parents themselves. Great resource for same sex parents!
Gay's With Kids website is full of information, advice and families sharing their stories and experiences. Any questions you may have about starting a family as same sex parents is sure to be answered! They cover everything from coming out to raising families.
They also have a YouTube channel, where families are introduced through a short video. You can check out Gay's With Kids YouTube channel here.

Family 'Vlogging' YouTube Channels

Team2Moms

My Two Mums

Two Moms And Twins

JiMONiC19

Michael & Luigi

Mommy Squared

Baby Bailey Mama Drama

Living Rosa

ItsLex _  - LGB(T) family

Domo and Crissy Vlogs

 

All of these YouTube channels share their everyday family lives as same-sex parents through short videos.

Please contact us if you know of any more or would like to include your family YouTube channel.

 

This link will take you to a long list of LGBT events (mostly Pride festivals).

Find out where your local LGBT events are and further information about what's involved. 

All Families Surrogacy, LLC, is a thriving gestational surrogacy agency based in Portland, Oregon, with a passion for helping to create all kinds of families. 
Their primary clientele are gay and lesbian intended parents, but they also embrace and welcome couples and single parents of all orientations.

 

Love is Love Project photograph LGBT couples and families across America. 

Check out their website full of examples of their beautiful work.

Family Equality Council is changing attitudes and policies to ensure all families are respected, loved, and celebrated - especially families with parents who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender.

Family Equality Council helps connect families with parents who are LGBTQ and the local groups that support them. Many parent groups are locally-based, striving to create safe and inclusive environments for their area LGBTQ parents and families, while others providing support and educational conversations online.

Cafe press have a variety of gifts for same sex parents. They sell babies & children's clothing, adults clothing and accessories such as mugs and hats.
Plenty of designs to choose from; you're sure to find the perfect gift!
Compatible Cards are a company who design greeting cards for the LGBT community.
Beautiful designs & worldwide shipping! You can also follow them on Instagram @compatiblecards.
The Next Family is a diverse community where modern families meet. It is the start of an on-going, open-minded and sincere dialog between urbanite families, adoptive families, in vitro parents, interracial families, same sex parents, single parents and so on. It is a way to remind people that the Next Generation of families already exists in larger numbers than the old model of a “family unit”.
Let them know what products you wish you had access to or cool stuff you would like to be created just for your “Next Family”. 
Share your stories and family!
Conceptual options are a surrogacy company who help intended parents dreams come true through surrogacy.

Find out about becoming a surrogate or egg donor on their website.

You can also follow them on Instagram @surrogacy

The Pride & Joy Project is a family portrait series featuring lesbian mothers & their families.

They offer free family portrait sessions to families in California & the United States, however, if you are outside of California or the United States, you can still check out their beautiful work and subscribe to their newsletter -  giving you updates, new family portraits, and exciting news every month! 

You can also follow them on Instagram @prideandjoyproject.

Modern Family Surrogacy Centre are a full service agency 'delivering advice, support, and bundles of joy.'
Located in San Diego, California, Modern Family specializes in providing assistance to those needing help through surrogacy. Modern Family Surrogacy help all types of Intended Parents regardless of marital status or sexual orientation.
LifeLong Adoptions specialize in Domestic Newborn Adoptions for the LGBT Community.

"With a staff that has over 20 years of experience, and a personal connection to the miracle of adoption, we guide both adoptive parents and birthparents through the adoption process with sensitivity and reliability."

Founded in 1998, The Pop Luck Club is a community of gay dads building families through fostering, adoption, co-parenting, and surrogacy.
Their mission is to advance the well-being of gay dads and their children.  They do this through mutual support, community collaboration, and public understanding. 
They host monthly meetings where gay dads and gay prospective dads can find support and resources. They also have regular panel discussions, such as:
 
  • Surrogacy, Fostering & Adoption
  • Legal Issues for Gay Dads
  • Finances: How to Plan or the Future
  • Girl Stuff 101: Raising our daughters
Founded in 1996, Growing Generations is a surrogacy and egg donation agency. 

They were the first surrogacy and egg donation agency that was devoted to serving the gay and lesbian community. Their mission is to build families around the world for everyone and anyone through surrogacy and egg donation.

They are also able to offer their services to HIV-positive men who wish to use their own sperm in the surrogacy process. 

The Family Pride Project is a photographic project that showcases same sex families and what they would tell the world if the world would listen.  Founded by Robin, who has been in the photography business for 13 years. Her mission is to show the rest of the world that her family are just like any other and that all they want is for their children to be happy, healthy, and for them to be proud of who they are and where they come from. Robin's prayer is that this project goes beyond a project and becomes a movement.  A movement where every same sex family can stand up and say this is who we are and we are proud of it. 

You can also follow Family Pride Project on Instagram @familyprideproject.

Etsy sell lots of cool and cute clothing for kids with two moms! This link leads to what can be found when "two moms" is searched on Etsy.
Etsy sell lots of cool and cute clothing for kids with two dads! This link leads to what can be found when "two dads" is searched on Etsy.
Proud 2 B Parents provide a service for LGBT parents/parents to be and their children across Greater Manchester, UK. 

They organise various activities and events throughout the year, for the most up-to-date information check out their facebook page here.

Proud 2 B Parents offer:

  • A monthly get together for the whole family

  • Parent sessions

  • A youth group for young people over 12 years of age who have LGBT parents

  • Fun Days & Events - occasional extra special activities

  • A positive parenting course for all LGBT families, allowing you to discuss and reflect on parenting strategies that will support your children

Gay Surrogacy UK is a support group for intended parents and those who have achieved the wonder of having a child through surrogacy.

They're a London-based non-profit organisation run by volunteers.

They provide opportunities to connect with other dads or intended parents to share your experience of surrogacy or simply ask questions. They organise social events for kids, dads and intended parents on a regular basis in London. You can also create a profile to attend an event or connect with other dads and intended parents in their online groups and forums. 

Check out their Facebook page here.

We are Family is the UK's first alternative family magazine. Their magazines include indepth articles, guides and stories from real LGBT families. You can buy copies of We Are Family magazine through their safe and secure online shop.
"We are a self-help membership organisation formed in 2007, out of a need for LGBT adopters and foster carers to support each other, and to give our children the confidence of knowing other families like theirs."

New Family Social is the UK network for LGBT adoptive and foster families. Whether you are still deciding how to form your family, are on the way to being a parent, or are busy getting on with family life, you can find others near you in the same situation to share your journey.

At the heart of New Family Social is a network of local groups around the UK which meet regularly, and are coordinated by regional volunteers.

This face-to-face activity brings many benefits:

  • Parents-to-be have an opportunity to learn from those further down the line, and get the encouragement of seeing other who have successfully formed their families.

  • Parents can share support and advice with others in the same situation.

  • Most importantly, your children grow up with friends who also have LGBT adoptive or foster parents. The confidence and resilience that this gives is invaluable, and can’t be gained any other way.

  • Aside from organised events, New Family Social members can form strong, informal support networks. Smaller get togethers, dinners, play dates and outings happen all the time.

Pride Angel is a UK limited company founded by professional scientists Erika and Karen and a member of the gay business association.

With personal experience of donor conception and raising children within a lesbian relationship, together they are committed to helping single, lesbian, gay and infertile couples become parents through donor conception and co-parenting. Pride Angel is dedicated to matching sperm donors, egg donors and co-parents worldwide. 

R Family Vacations are a travel company who create vacations for LGBT families and their friends.
"We began this exciting journey with our inaugural cruise in 2004.  Since then, more than 20,000 guests have travelled with us around the world."
You can also follow them on Instagram @rfamilyvacations.
Mission
COLAGE unites people with lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and/or queer parents into a network of peers and supports them as they nurture and empower each other to be skilled, self-confident, and just leaders in our collective communities.

Vision
We envision a world in which youth with one or more lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and/or queer (LGBTQ) parents are connected to a broad community of peers and mentors, are recognized as the authorities of their shared experiences, belong to respected and valued family structures, and have the tools and support to create and maintain a just society.

Values

  • We value social justice and the pursuit of greater social equity.

  • We value community building.

  • We value the voices of youth eight to eighteen as leaders in our community.

  • We value inclusivity, diversity, and cultural competency.

  • We value our responsibility as people with LGBTQ parents to support ourselves, each other, and our broader community.

As the largest civil rights organization working to achieve equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Americans, the Human Rights Campaign represents a force of more than 1.5 million members and supporters nationwide — all committed to making HRC's vision a reality.

HRC envisions a world where lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people are embraced as full members of society at home, at work and in every community.

You can also follow HRC on Instagram @humanrightscampaign.

Mission: 

NCLR is a national legal organization committed to advancing the civil and human rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people and their families through litigation, legislation, policy, and public education.

What We Do: 

NCLR is a non-profit, public interest law firm that litigates precedent-setting cases at the trial and appellate court levels; advocates for equitable public policies affecting the LGBT community; provides free legal assistance to LGBT people and their legal advocates; and conducts community education on LGBT issues.

Who We Serve: 

NCLR serves more than 5,000 LGBT people and their families throughout the United States each year, including LGBT parents, seniors, immigrants, athletes, and youth.

NCLR's focus areas include families and parenting, marriage and relationship recognition, immigration, elder law, and transgender law.

Yep Threads is a clothing brand for LGBT families and allies.

"We shouldn't have to "come out" any more. We should just be able to say - "yep - we love who we love & we are who we are!" Let's eliminate the stigma of coming out!" - Yep Threads

Out With The Family is a series of events aimed at LGBT families and straight allies to aid networking of gay parents and children of same-sex parents. They were founded after working closely with the LGBT parenting community, noticing that there was simply no place for LGBT parents and their straight allies to come together with their families. Out With The Family will host an event each season to bring families together on a regular basis.
 
"Our aim is to create a safe and inclusive space where children of LGBT parents can play and engage with others in similar circumstances and not be the odd one out – as so many often are at school and in social situations. Parents also have the opportunity to discuss issues in a safe and supportive environment."
"The inspiration for Same Love Surrogacy came from personal experience… the experience of three gay dads who created their families via surrogacy and egg donation and a two-time surrogate for gay intended parents and well-known surrogacy blogger. What all this personal experience taught us is that, even though more and more LGBTQ individuals are seeking to become parents via assisted reproductive technology, there are no agencies specifically designed to serve their needs. Sadly, all too often, even those agencies that purport to serve the LGTBTQ community as part of their client population fall short in doing so. The result is a cookie-cutter approach that fails to recognize and respect the cultural environment and societal challenges faced by LGBTQ intended parents. That’s where Same Love Surrogacy comes in. The four agency owners, Jay Cook, Mary Magness, Brad Spencer, and Danny Wong, wanted to create a surrogacy agency tailored to the unique needs of LGBTQ intended parents. We wanted our agency to offer person-to-person guidance to LGBTQ people embarking on the journey to parenthood, informed by our more than 15 years of cumulative experience with surrogacy and donor services as well as our own perspectives as LGBTQ parents and surrogate to LGBTQ parents."
Rainbow Families is an informal social group for LGBTQ parents and their children in Brighton & Hove, Sussex and surrounding areas. Membership is open to all LGBTQ parents and prospective parents and their children.

They are a non-profit organisation and membership is free. Some of their families are led by single parents or carers, some have two mums, or two dads, or both, but "whoever is included in the family everyone is welcome and we look forward to meeting your family."

LGBTQ people who are thinking about having a family or are pregnant can get in touch with Rainbow Families and they will try to answer your questions or refer you to other organisations that may be of help.

Check out their active Facebook page here.

Facebook chat group set up for same-sex parents based in the UK. Set up by a UK based two dad family. You can follow them on Instagram @daddies2george.
This group was set up to enable UK based same-sex parents to connect with one another and build friendships.
Sweet Elm is an Australian based, two mum family run business. They create handmade, gender neutral, wooden dolls that can be anyone or anything! You can create a set of dolls to match your family. One tree donated for every doll sold!
You can also follow them on Instagram @sweet.elm
Our First Story (UK) create beautiful Baby Record Books and Cards for same sex parents!
You can also follow them on Instagram @our_first_story.
Mushy Books offer keepsake baby books for all families including Mom+Mom, Single Mom, and Adoptive Families. 
Beautiful, simplistic, gender neutral designs. Made in Canada. Worldwide shipping!
You can also follow them on Instagram @mushybooks.

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