Surrogacy Beyond Borders is helping gay and lesbian couples to start families. With the help of the San Diego Fertility Clinic, Frost turns to Mexico for surrogates, keeping them safe, healthy and protected.
I stumbled across a website that dealt with same-sex couples and I learned about open adoption. I looked through the possible adoptive parents and one couple -- Matt and Trey -- stuck out from the rest. They looked a bit goofy, and they seemed truly happy with each other.
Believe it or not, many LGBT couples are not aware of their legal rights when it comes to relationships and family issues. But even those who were aware of their rights in the past are not always aware of their current legal rights, which are changing rapidly with the advance of LGBT equality efforts.
“In light of the current international and sociocultural focus on the responsibilities of citizenship, these findings suggest that growing up in nontraditional families foster a grounding in democratic principles.”
A new study finds that bonding patterns between parents and their adopted children can be attributed to a variety of factors, such as the child’s age at placement, but finds that bonding does not vary according to family type.
According to preliminary findings from the world’s largest study on the issue, the children of gay parents are doing equally well or better than the children of straight parents on a number of key health and well-being indicators.
"By naming the nonbirthing spouse on the birth certificate of a married lesbian couple's child, the child is ensured support from that parent and the parent establishes fundamental legal rights at the moment of birth. Therefore, the only explanation for not listing the nonbirthing lesbian spouse on the birth certificate is stereotype or prejudice."