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!
New York’s Changing Family Law
New York’s changing family law finally appears to be catching up to the realities of LGBT families, at least incrementally. […]Read More ›
Ethical Surrogacy – Making the Right Choices
Ethical surrogacy is, and must be, the goal of an intended parent (IP) who is looking to have a family […]Read More ›
Unmarried Estate Planning Information
While America has transformed in its understanding of marriage equality over the last five years, unmarried estate planning is still […]Read More ›
NY Family Court - "children’s best interests are served through second parent adoptions"
“So long as uncertainty persists in this country and abroad about the status of children conceived by same-sex couples using […]Read More ›
A surrogacy fairy tale
Anthony Brown and his husband Gary Spino’s neighbor in their West Village apartment building in New York City wore all […]Read More ›
New Kids’ Book - The Great Big Body Book - Is Trans-Inclusive
A new children’s picture book – The Great Big Body Book – about human bodies includes transgender and gender nonconforming […]Read More ›
Birth of Three-Parent Baby a Success for Controversial Procedure
A few months ago, after a fertility procedure at a Mexican clinic, a healthy baby boy was born in New York to […]Read More ›
MHB Brussels 2016 Surrogacy Conference Highlights
More than 220 attendees from 12 countries attended the 2016 MHB Brussels conference on Parenting options for European gay men. […]Read More ›
Ron and Greg's Story
Ron and Greg are personal friends of mine and have been mentors to gay dads around the world. Enjoy their […]Read More ›
Lesbian Family, Megan and Candice Berrett, does Epic Gender Reveal for Second Baby
Thank you to Megan and Candice Berret for sharing your story in such a wonderful way. Megan and Candice Berrett […]Read More ›
In The News
A Complex Case Tests New York State’s Expanded Definition of Parenthood
The two women avoided each other’s gaze in the compact courtroom last week, separated by their lawyers, file boxes and […]Read More ›
Arizona Appeals Court ruling: Birth mom's same-sex ex has parental rights
The same-sex spouse of a birth mother is entitled to the same legal parental presumptions and rights as if she […]Read More ›
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