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!
The Anonymous Donor Myth
The anonymous donor myth was, only a few years ago, not a concern to the many anonymous sperm and egg […]Read More ›
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.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 ›
Families of gay kids were once seen as the enemy by support groups. That’s changing.
Families of gay kids were once seen as the enemy by support groups. That’s changing. David Pitches, 74, a retired […]Read More ›
They Lost Custody through adoption law. Should They Still Be Able to See Their Children?
Adoption law in New York may be changed to give more rights to birth parents, even when adoptive parents object. […]Read More ›
What it means for nontraditional families to see themselves represented in the 2020 presidential field
Throughout most of American history, people didn’t really give the president’s family much thought. The 2020 presidential field changed that. […]Read More ›
Disappointed Gay Dad Asks Supreme Court to Overturn Key New York LGBT Family Law Precedent, Brooke S.B.
Disappointed Gay Dad Asks Supreme Court to Overturn Brooke S.B., aKey New York LGBT Family Law Precedent In Brooke S.B. […]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
Anti-Gay Tomi Lahren Dragged for Trying to Use LGBTQ People as an Issue Against AOC and ‘The Squad’
Tomi Lahren, the Fox Nation host who’s been mocked as “white power Barbie,” could also be called anti-LGBT Tomi. Time […]Read More ›
Babies and broken hearts: Ukraine's commercial surrogacy industry leaves a trail of disasters
This is the moment. I arrive at the Sonechko Children’s Home, a collection of rundown double-story brick buildings in a city […]Read More ›
A Gay Couple Had To Flee Russia For The Crime Of Caring For Their Adopted Children
The gay couple, who had to leave Russia after authorities threatened to take away their 12- and 14-year-old sons, spoke […]Read More ›
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