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Meet The Amazing Woman Who Created Her Family Of 7 Sons Through Adoption

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 08.21.2015 | Gay Voices

In a few months from now, as temperatures fall and skies turn grey, many of us will recall memories of these summer months. In this Huffington Post Ga...

How One Man's Dead Grandmother Introduced Him To The Loves Of His Life

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 08.14.2015 | Gay Voices

Sometimes things happen as fate. Sometimes it takes hard work to make things happen. In this Huffington Post Gay Voices RaiseAChild.US “Let...

Here's How Two Women Changed The Lives Of LGBT Families In Alabama Forever

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 08.08.2015 | Gay Voices

In towns large and small all across our country, there are parents that RaiseAChild.US considers to be true heros. Such is the case with Cari Se...

Steve And Hector's Story From The RaiseAChild.US 'Let Love Define Family' Series

Raise A Child | James Nichols | Posted 07.31.2015 | Gay Voices

It took a health scare to begin to awaken one man. Contributing writer Beth Hallstrom shares the story of two men and their journey to fatherhood in t...

Meet Two Of The First Gay Dads To Foster-To-Adopt In Florida

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 07.17.2015 | Gay Voices

In this installment of the Huffington Post Gay Voices RaiseAChild.US “Let Love Define Family™” series, contributing writer Davi...

Kate Abbey-Lambertz

Michigan Governor Signs Controversial Religious Freedom Adoption Law | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 06.11.2015 | Politics

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder (R) signed a law Thursday that will allow faith-based adoption agencies to cite religious beliefs as reason to not serve pot...

WATCH: This Vlogger Has Some (Hilarious) Choice Words For Dolce & Gabbana

The Huffington Post | JamesMichael Nichols | Posted 03.18.2015 | Gay Voices

This is one way to tell Dolce & Gabbana how you really feel! This hilarious YouTube video comes from actor Ryan Fisher playing a fictional vlogger ...

What's In a Name?

Christopher Thangaraj | Posted 02.28.2015 | Parents
Christopher Thangaraj

When we were matched with our birth mom and learned she was expecting a boy, we let go of Sophia, the girl's name we had chosen. Although we were very careful not to refer to him by Jacob because of all the things that could still go wrong, I'll admit we began to think of the unborn boy as our son.

A Holiday Letter to the Supreme Court

Thomas McMillen-Oakley | Posted 02.07.2015 | Gay Voices
Thomas McMillen-Oakley

The schmaltzy songs of the season speak about love, family, and warm memories of holidays past. We'd love to remember this holiday season as the year we were finally a family under Michigan law.

The World Would Be A Better Place If There Were More Mothers Like This

Posted 09.12.2014 | Gay Voices

This week’s Huffington Post Gay Voices RaiseAChild.US “Let Love Define FamilyTM” series installment features an interview with Mary Keane, age 6...

A Major Breakthrough For LGBT Parents In Colombia

AP | Posted 08.30.2014 | Gay Voices

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Colombia has taken a major step recognizing the rights of same-sex couples after the country's constitutional court allowed ...

Joseph Erbentraut

Celeb Chef's Impending Fatherhood Could Have National Implications | Joseph Erbentraut | Posted 06.19.2014 | Gay Voices

A private conversation between Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and celebrity chef Art Smith has sparked something much larger. When Smith ran into Emanu...

Helping LGBT Youth Find 'Forever Families'

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 06.08.2014 | Gay Voices

A new photo exhibition will launch this month to help fulfill the dreams of adoption for a group of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) yout...

Incredible News For LGBT Parents

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 06.02.2014 | Gay Voices

The majority of Americans say they support the right to adopt by same-sex couples, according to a groundbreaking new poll. The Gallup survey found...

Birth Mom On Her Incredible Journey With Gay Dads Who Adopted Her Daughter

Posted 04.02.2014 | Gay Voices

By Mercy Verner | The Next Family I made one of the hardest decisions of my life. It started a little over a year ago. I found out I was pregnant....

Bad News For Gay Parents-To-Be In Germany

Reuters | Posted 04.24.2014 | Gay Voices

By Norbert Demuth KARLSRUHE, Germany, Feb 21 (Reuters) - Germany's Constitutional Court on Friday threw out a case to grant gay coupl...

The New(er) Normal

Anthony Romeo | Posted 03.26.2014 | Gay Voices
Anthony Romeo

If I had ovaries, I think it would be safe to say they've been aching. I want a baby. I want a baby very, very badly.

WATCH: This Heartwarming Video Shows The Reality Of Gay Adoption

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 11.07.2013 | Gay Voices

The Family Council released a short and striking mock-documentary this week that chronicles the experiences and struggles of a gay couple attempting t...

8 Things LGBT People Couldn't Do In 1985 -- And 7 Things They Still Can't Do

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 11.07.2013 | Gay Voices

From the days of the Stonewall Riots to the current battle for marriage equality across the United States, the struggle for lesbian, gay, bisexual and...

WATCH: The Challenges One Lesbian Couple Faces When Trying To Adopt

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 08.21.2013 | Gay Voices

"I'm Having Their Baby" is a series on the Oxygen network that examines the extensive range of challenges expectant mothers face when trying to decide...

Pride, DOMA and Immigration

Ryan Campbell | Posted 09.08.2013 | Gay Voices
Ryan Campbell

This was one of the reasons why the DOMA decision was so well accepted that the Castro lit up for an impromptu celebration that rivaled Pride.

Putin Signs Russian Gay Adoption Ban

Agence France Presse | | Posted 09.02.2013 | Gay Voices

President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday signed a law banning gay and lesbian couples in foreign countries from adopting Russian children.The measure was...

There's No Place Like Home

Emily Hecht-McGowan | Posted 07.08.2013 | Gay Voices
Emily Hecht-McGowan

Limiting the ability of up to 2 million additional prospective parents to provide homes to waiting children does nothing to help kids in foster care. And if we actively recruited LGBT people nationwide to serve as foster and adoptive parents, we could possibly solve the foster care crisis.

As France Prepares for Marriage Equality, Opponents Warn of Civil Strife

John Becker | Posted 06.14.2013 | Gay Voices
John Becker

The French people strongly endorse same-sex marriage, and support for the right of married gay and lesbian couples to adopt children sits just shy of 50 percent. But the push for equality in France has an ugly underbelly. Seeks LGBT Applicants For Adoption-Assistance Grants

Cooper Smith Koch | Posted 06.04.2013 | Gay Voices
Cooper Smith Koch

Through Becky Fawcett gives out grants up to $15,000 to help families with the expenses associated with adopting children, and she wants more gays and lesbians to apply. "It drives me crazy that we don't get more LGBT grant applications," Becky wrote to me.