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

Second Parent Adoption Necessity: Securing Parentage in Uncertain Times

Second parent adoption necessity has become the primary topic of discussion for me both at work and in my private […]

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The LGBT Trump Disconnect

The LGBT Trump disconnect is real and attention must be paid to what appears to be the beginning of a […]

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Do I need a Will ? - Essential Estate Planning

Do I need a Will ? “I don’t own anything.”  “It’s too complicated.”  “I’m too young to think about a […]

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Will Your 529 Plan Hurt Your Child's Eligibility For Financial Aid?

 The thought of paying for a child’s college education can send convulsions through any parent. Today is 529 Day, and […]

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Same-Sex Parenting Studies: Research Proves Sexual Orientation Of Parents Doesn't Matter

More studies proves that it doesn’t matter at all whether or not kids have same-sex parents. Rachel Farr, assistant professor of psychology […]

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No One Is Safe From the Gender Binary—Even Gay Families

Guess what I got for Christmas from my kids?  A T-shirt that reads “The Daddy of all Daddies.” This was […]

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Thanks, Obama: A Gay Dad’s Love Letter To POTUS

“Under your stewardship, the US has become an LGBT city upon a hill.” Dear Mr. President, Sweeping rhetoric aside, it […]

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Latest Videos

Gabriel and Dylan's Story - Our Families Matter

Gabriel and Dylan’s Story – via Gabriel and Dylan – Love Comes First: Creating LGBT Families is an ongoing […]

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Teen Panel 2016: Surrogacy children of gay dads share their stories

Teen Panel 2016: Surrogacy children of gay dads share their stories. In this part the panelists speak about two defining […]

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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. […]

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In The News

Dozens of Anti-LGBT Bills Proposed This Year Target Kids and Families

Billy Mawhiney is a 38-year-old cooking instructor in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. He works with local kids, teaching classes at […]

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South Dakota Allows State-Funded Adoption Agencies to Turn Away Same-Sex Couples

Religious liberty means different things to different people. To James Madison, it meant freedom from religious persecution—and, specifically, from taxes used […]

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