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 ›
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 ›
JP Morgan is expanding fertility benefits to help LGBTQ employees have families
Starting next month, the bank’s employees can tap expanded benefits for fertility treatments and surrogacy services, according to an internal […]Read More ›
New York Almost Joined The 21st Century On Gestational Surrogacy, No Thanks To Gloria Steinem
New York continues to be one of the few surprising gestational surrogacy holdouts, with an outdated law based on outdated […]Read More ›
Gestational Surrogacy Dead for Now in NYS
State assemblymembers hesitate amid women’s rights concerns about gestational surrogacy in NY Efforts to pass gestational surrogacy in the NY […]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
U.S. women with less income, education often lack access to infertility care
Although women from all walks of life tend to experience infertility at similar rates, a new U.S. study suggests there […]Read More ›
A gay Catholic school teacher was fired for his same-sex marriage. Now, he’s suing the archdiocese.
Joshua Payne-Elliott was chaperoning a trip last month when he heard that his husband’s school had been stripped of its Catholic status […]Read More ›
Florida Anti-gay policies vex school voucher program
Anti-gay policies haunt local schools eligible for the school voucher, known as Florida Tax Credit Scholarships. They say on their […]Read More ›
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