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!
Embryo Donation May Be The Answer For You
If you are asking what to do with your extra embryos, embryo donation is a viable, and ethical, option. Individuals […]Read More ›
What does a Kavanaugh Court mean for the LGBT community?
What does a Kavanaugh Court mean for the LGBT community? In short, a generation’s worth of challenges, dismissals and legitimized […]Read More ›
Guardianship for Children – Priceless Peace of Mind
Creating a guardianship for Children may be the most important reason for creating an estate plan. With a thoughtfully chosen […]Read More ›
The Right Way to Legalize Surrogacy in New York State
New York State is on the brink of replacing an outdated and prohibitive law that criminalizes the practice of compensated […]Read More ›
Lingering flaws - Gendered Holdouts Nixed in NYS Marriage Equality Amendment
State Senate Republicans, after five years of resistance, support legislative fixes to lingering flaws in law Roughly eight years after […]Read More ›
A new study suggests an LGBTQ millenials ‘Baby Boom’ is in our future
LGBTQ millennials are leading the way when it comes to the growth in LGBTQ families according to a new survey from the […]Read More ›
The long wait for legalized surrogacy may soon end in New York
A bill legalizing the practice is backed by the governor, fertility groups and LGBTQ activists, but opposed by some feminists […]Read More ›
Men Having Babies - The Journey Starts Here
For the last 6 years I have been the Chairman of the Board of Men Having Babies, a nonprofit organization […]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
Gay parenting 'boot camp' moves to Asia to meet growing demand from China
The world’s largest “boot camp” to help gay men become parents will stage its first Asia event next month to […]Read More ›
Kansas bill seeks to define same-sex marriage as 'parody'
Kansas state representatives introduced legislation Wednesday that would define same-sex marriage as “parody marriage” and would prohibit the state from recognizing […]Read More ›
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