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.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 ›
Both Parents Are American. The U.S. State Department Says Their Baby Isn’t.
James Derek Mize is an American citizen, born and raised in the United States. His husband, who was born in […]Read More ›
Transgender dads tell doctors: 'You can be a man and have a baby'
Transgender dads say they face misinformation, bias and a lack of understanding from the medical establishment when they decide to […]Read More ›
2020 Democrats Slam ‘Cruel’ Trump Administration Policy Denying Citizenship to Kids of LGBT Couples
Mayor Pete Buttigieg, one of the 2020 Democrats running for president, the first presidential candidate to be in a same-sex […]Read More ›
Which Partner in a Male Couple Provides the Sperm in Gay Family Planning?
If you’re a male couple, your sperm-related issues are primarily focused on which partner should provide the sperm. After all, […]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
Trump Administration Proposes Rollback of Gender Identity Protections
The Trump administration has formally proposed to revise Obama-era civil rights for transgender people in the nation’s health care system, […]Read More ›
Alabama Same-Sex Marriages: Alabama passes law to eliminate marriage licenses to spite same-sex couples
Alabama State lawmakers have the gall to try to sell it as a way to “respect” same-sex marriages. Lawmakers have […]Read More ›
Sprinter Dutee Chand Becomes India’s First Openly Gay Athlete
A champion sprinter, Dutee Chand, with village roots has become India’s first openly gay professional athlete, less than a year […]Read More ›
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