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!
Estate Planning for Dummies – The Important Steps You May Have Already Taken
Estate Planning for Dummies explains the most basic estate planning tools, many of which you may have already implemented without […]Read More ›
Reaching Across the Uterus
Politics pops up in the oddest places. And like a song that gets stuck in your head, it refuses to […]Read More ›
Marital Trust Planning – Making the Most of Your Money
Marital Trust planning is essential for those couples who are concerned about protecting surviving family members, especially children, and avoiding […]Read More ›
What Parents Can Do to Nurture Good Writers - Guide for School Age Parents
Nurture good writers – Steve Graham, a professor at Arizona State University’s Teachers College, has been researching how young people […]Read More ›
The Weirdest Reactions Same-Sex Parents Get from Straight People
Being a same-sex parent means dealing with a barrage of unexpected questions and remarks from straight people. We collected gems […]Read More ›
As Surrogacy Surges, New Parents Seek Legal Protections
As more couples turn to surrogates to carry their child, some states are considering further protections for the intended parents, […]Read More ›
Why Do I Have To Adopt My Own Daughter?
This Pride, I’ll be marching for my daughter, who isn’t securely mine without adoption. This year’s Pride Parade will be […]Read More ›
Working with LGBT couples and families - Nicholas has two dads
This series of videos tell my and my husband’s story of how we came to the decision to be parents […]Read More ›
Working with non profits and how it changed my life - The Wedding Party and Men Having Babies
Columbia Teachers College has created a series of videos for students who want to work with the LGBT community. I […]Read More ›
Highlights From 2017 Chicago MHB Surrogacy & Gay Parenting Conference
The 2017 Chicago MHB Conference was an amazing experience for over 100 participants and dozens of providers. The possibility of […]Read More ›
In The News
Israel High Court says it’s in favor of surrogacy for same-sex couples
Assistant chief justice indicates it’s time to widen access to additional family units; ruling delayed for 6 months The High […]Read More ›
In Breakthrough, Scientists Edit a Dangerous Mutation From Genes in Human Embryos
Scientists for the first time have successfully edited genes in human embryos to repair a common and serious disease-causing mutation, […]Read More ›
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