Assisting Gay Families and Individuals in Achieving Their Dream of Having a Family

I believe that you can have whatever you want in life and I want to share that possibility with you. I want every gay couple to understand the laws surrounding having and adopting children, it is my passion to assist gay families and gay individuals in achieving and securing the family of their dreams!

Welcome to TimeForFamilies! is a labor of love. 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 creating their own families. is the nexus of many different areas of my professional and personal lives.  The journey toward parenthood is unique to every person and it is my hope that can help you on your way.

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As head of the Family and Estates Division of the law firm of Chianese & Reilly Law, PC, I work with all types of families, helping them protect and define themselves. As a known donor myself, I have experienced first hand the trials and the joys of creating a family of choice. The possibilities are endless and having a family on your terms may be easier than you thought.


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, I hope that you find the answers that you are looking for! is an ever-evolving site. As new gay families share their stories, the site’s content grows. is also a referral only site, meaning that all Doctors, Agencies, Clinics and authorities cited will have a personal connection to a TimeForFamilies visitor, as well as a personal story from that visitor prior to its information being posted.

I have an amazing partner, who I have known since 1989 and been married to since 2004.  I have had three careers (acting, massage therapy and the law) and I am still discovering myself.  The one thing I know for sure is that life is about trusting your instincts.  Family is an instinct. I am also the donor dad to two beautiful daughters who have two moms who are equally awesome and are her legal parents.  My husband and I grew our family through surrogacy.

If you have a personal story or a referral for, please contact us!