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!
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 ›
Known Donor Family Law New York – Protecting Lesbian Mothers
Known Donor Family Law New York is changing. Many lesbian couples look to known donor family law New York prior […]Read More ›
LGBT Family Planning – The ABCs of Family Creation and Protection
LGBT Family Planning involves conscious decision making and careful preparation to ensure that your family is protected under existing laws, […]Read More ›
How Same-Sex Couples Divide Chores, and What It Shows About Modern Parenting
When gay and lesbian couples have children, they often begin to divide chores as heterosexual couples do. When straight couples […]Read More ›
Why we need to break the silence around domestic violence in LGBTQ families
In seventh-grade health class we watched a movie about alcoholic parents. It was the first time I saw anything that […]Read More ›
Unsung Heroes: Surrogate Mothers to Same-Sex Couples
Let’s give a nod to the surrogate mothers who simultaneously help queer people start families and move the needle on […]Read More ›
Some L.G.B.T. Parents Reject the Names ‘Mommy’ and ‘Daddy’
When Amanda Davidson, a 42-year-old Los Angeles-based artist and writer, welcomed her firstborn child in December — a boy named […]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 ›
Best Interests of the Child - Evolving Family Law
Best Interests of the Child – In this next installment of the Columbia Teachers College series on professionals working within […]Read More ›
In The News
L.G.B.T. Students in Oregon Were Bullied and Forced to Read Bible, Report Says
In the hallways of a rural Oregon high school, gay and lesbian students were taunted with homophobic slurs. In the […]Read More ›
LGBT Couples Could be Denied Adoption on Religious Grounds in Kansas and Oklahoma
Lawmakers in Republican-controlled legislatures in Oklahoma and Kansas approved bills granting legal protection to faith-based agencies that refuse adoptions to LGBT families on […]Read More ›
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