Anthony & FamilyAdoption, Surrogacy, Estate Planning & More 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, I hope that you find the answers that you are looking for!


Featured Articles

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 […]

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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, […]

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Is there a Marital Presumption for Male Couples in New York?

Is there marital presumption for male couples in New York?  Recent case law suggests that we are heading in that […]

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All Evidence Shows That Children of Gay Parents Do Just as Well as Their Peers

Multiple studies have been conducted over the years, countless research has been carried out and endless debates have been had, […]

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Interracial Gay Family Handbook

When same sex parents create families through transracial adoption, they must find ways to discuss racism, homophobia, instill positive racial […]

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Is America Growing Less Tolerant on L.G.B.T.Q. Rights?

When my sister came out, there was an accordion trio on hand to perform the music of Sly and the […]

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Justice for All Means LGBT Families Too, Says Attorney Anthony Brown

Ask Anthony Brown, and he will tell you that in many ways, he’s had a maverick life. As an actor, […]

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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. […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Same-sex adoption is now legal everywhere in Australia

Same-sex couples can now adopt children anywhere in Australia. The Northern Territory was the last region of the country holding […]

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Ga. governor signs LGBT ‘neutral’ adoption bill

Republican Gov. Nathan Deal of Georgia on Monday signed into law a comprehensive bill updating the state’s adoption law after […]

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