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Building a community

which fosters resiliency by connecting, supporting,
and empowering LGBTQI families.

check out our upcoming EVENTS

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Intro


Building a community

which fosters resiliency by connecting, supporting,
and empowering LGBTQI families.

check out our upcoming EVENTS

Making Rainbow Families

Making your dream a possibility!

Thinking of becoming a parent? Want to know more about your options?  LGBTIQ community, same sex couples, single parents who are LGBTIQ, potential parents who are trans or of diverse gender and sexuality are warmly invited to a day long seminar that will help you find your way through the maze to becoming a parent.

The interactive and informative seminar will include presentations on Paths to Parenting, including:

  • Home insemination - the nitty gritty of DIY!
  • Assisted fertility, including invitrofertisation (IVF)
  • Workshop for potential parents who are trans or of diverse gender and sexuality - a workshop that explores options and answers questions you may have
  • Adoption - is it possible in NSW?
  • Fostering - what are the options available for families in NSW? How does the process work? Find out your options and the myths and realities
  • Surrogacy - Pregnancy and conception are easy for some, impossible for others. Surrogacy can be a wonderful outcome for all when the process is managed with care.  Come and hear about the possibilities.

Plus Workshops on:

Finding the right health care professional - Know your rights as a health consumer. Tips and ideas on ways to find a respectful and supportive health professional.

Legal rights, legal agreements, children's rights - Love definitely makes a family but successful parenting partnerships need more than love – they need planning, negotiation and sometimes, legal agreements. Come and hear from LGBTIQ legal experts on parenting agreements and donors, life documents, guardians and risk

And then there were 3…or 4, or 5 - Meet a panel of Rainbow Families (parents and children) and hear about their families’ journeys!

Date: Saturday 24 June
Location: ACON - 414 Elizabeth St, Surry Hills NSW 2010
Time: 9am to 5 pm
Sponsors: Rainbow Fertility, Monash IVF, Dowson Turco,
Barnardos

Tickets available here

 

Rainbow Families Early Years Support Guide

Rainbow Families Early Years Support Guide is the result of collaboration between Rainbow Families and writer, Jacqui Tomlins.  The Guide has been developed in response to ongoing requests for information from parents and care-givers and is part of Rainbow Families’ commitment to providing quality resources for LGBTIQ families.
 
There are many things that rainbow families share with other families: we all have to adjust to the changes children bring to our lives; we all want our kids to grow up secure, healthy and happy; we all have good parenting days and bad.  And we all have to deal with nits and homework and fights over screen time.

But there are some things that are unique to rainbow families; small day-to-day challenges and bigger questions and concerns.  Rainbow Families Early Years Support Guide aims to address those differences.  The ideas, suggestions and advice contained in the guide represent the collective wisdom of dozens of parents who have grappled with these questions and challenges and come up with some great solutions.

Download your copy now


Rainbow Families needs your help!


Rainbow Families is a 100% volunteer organisation, providing a network of support to children and families within the NSW LGBTIQ community. Our goal is to connect, support and empower LGBTIQ parents and their families

There are four ways you can get involved:

Join the committee, or a sub committee - please email Ashley and Vanessa at cochair@rainbowfamilies.com.au
 
Volunteer at a one off event - please email Bern at volunteers@rainbowfamilies.com.au

Become a member
 
Donate money to Rainbow Families

 
 
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