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 ›
Gay fathers study shows they receive less parental leave than other couples
Gay fathers study shows they received the same number of weeks off as different-sex couples in just 12% of 33 […]Read More ›
The unintended consequences of Canada surrogacy law changes (Opinion)
There are unintended consequences to Proposed Canada surrogacy law changes. Canada is considered an international surrogacy destination, with progressive laws […]Read More ›
Trump Tells Supreme Court LGBTQ Workers Can Be Fired
Administration continues to target queer people in the workplace One week after the Trump administration filed a Supreme Court brief […]Read More ›
Trump has a devastating record on LGBTQ rights. Don’t deny the truth.
President Trump’s dismissal of “fake news” means his constituencies can believe whatever they want about him and his actions — […]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
New NY legislation prevents courts from denying child adoptions to petitioners that are already legally-recognized parents
Governor Andrew Cuomo announced he signed legislation (S.3999/A.460) prohibiting New York State courts from denying child adoptions to petitioners who […]Read More ›
Phoenix Business Can Refuse to Make Invitations for Same-Sex Couples
Phoenix Business Can Refuse to Make Invitations for Same-Sex Couples With these fundamental principles in mind, today we hold that […]Read More ›
Gay married couple sues after daughter denied U.S. citizenship
The Maryland couple’s infant daughter was born in Canada to a surrogate mother earlier this year. A gay married couple […]Read More ›
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