Adoption, Surrogacy, Estate Planning & More
TimeForFamilies.com is a labor of love. I have had the pleasure of serving the legal needs of the LGBT community for fifteen years, currently as Head of the Family and Estates division and senior associate at the law firm of Chianese & Reilly Law, PC. My goal with this site is to provide lesbian and gay couples and individuals with the vital information necessary to make informed choices in the process of creating and protecting their own families.
Adoption, second or step parent adoption, surrogacy, artificial insemination, intrauterine insemination, in vitro fertilization… Each path to parenthood has specific considerations, obstacles and rewards. As you read through the personal stories on TimeForFamilies.com, I hope that you find the answers that you are looking for!
The Masterpiece Cake Shop Decision – A Narrowly Decided Cautionary Tale
The Masterpiece Cake Shop Decision demonstrated the Supreme Court of the United States threading the religious needle. In Masterpiece […]Read More ›
Over The Rainbow
“I’m over the rainbow.” When a friend said this, I didn’t understand at first. My traditional understanding of this phrase is […]Read More ›
Three Parent Family in NY Affirmed by Family Court
A three parent family in NY recently appeared in New York County Family Court. The outcome shows movement toward acknowledgment […]Read More ›
'I wanted a baby:' Single men are increasingly having biological children via surrogacy
Bill Guest was about 30 when his biological clock kicked in, and he was single. His friends were having kids […]Read More ›
Blood Test Might Predict Pregnancy Due Date and Preterm Birth
The blood test is far from ready for use, but research is promising. If it works in bigger studies, it […]Read More ›
New Report: Continued Attacks Against LGBT Families Harm Children
As the three-year anniversary of the landmark Supreme Court marriage decision in Obergefell v. Hodges nears, two more states have passed legislation […]Read More ›
Supreme Court Sides With Baker Who Turned Away Gay Couple
The Supreme Court sided with a Colorado baker on Monday in a closely watched case pitting gay rights against claims […]Read More ›
Men Having Babies - The Journey Starts Here
For the last 6 years I have been the Chairman of the Board of Men Having Babies, a nonprofit organization […]Read More ›
First Dance - Groundbreaking Advertisement from Apple
First Dance is a moving and very emotional advertisement targeting the Australian market and coming at exactly the right time. […]Read More ›
GPAP (Gay Parenting Assistance Program) Making Gay Parenthood a Wider Reality
For many prospective gay fathers, the path to parenthood through gestational surrogacy can often feel hopeless, financially infeasible and incredibly […]Read More ›
In The News
Arizona Appeals Court Applies Masterpiece Cakeshop Ruling to Reject a License to Discriminate
In the first lower court ruling applying Masterpiece Cakeshop, the Arizona Court of Appeals rejected the argument that business owners […]Read More ›
Bermuda Court rules in favour of same-sex marriage
Gay couples won the right to marry yesterday for the second time in little more than a year in Bermuda, […]Read More ›
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