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My Kids Have Two Grandmas: Normalizing Alternative Familes

Lara Lillibridge | Posted 11.29.2016 | Parents
Lara Lillibridge

I have lesbian parents. My biological mother and her partner were my primary Parental Units since I was in preschool. This means my kids have two gran...

Avoid These 6 Mistake When Planning Your Queer Family

John R. Schneider, III | Posted 10.17.2016 | Queer Voices
John R. Schneider, III

We talk with Adrian from Tel Aviv, Israel. Adrian shares his experiences navigating the international waters of queer family planning. With Adrian, we discuss six considerations all queer couples should remember when planning their family.

These Two Dads Share What Adopting Two Sons Has Taught Them About Love And Family

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 07.15.2016 | Queer Voices

We’ve found a couple in Boston who are sharing their story to help change the way people perceive families with two mommies or two daddies. In this ...

Two Moms Share The Powerful And Heartbreaking Story Of Losing Their Son

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 07.08.2016 | Queer Voices

Just one year ago, RaiseAChild contributing writer Eric Criswell celebrated a newly formed family and their amazing adoption story. Today, with deep e...

Emmy-Nominated Television Producer Opens Up About Being A Single Gay Dad

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 06.10.2016 | Queer Voices

Bryant Huddleston has all he wants in life: a prominent career and the love of his son. In this week’s RaiseAChild “Let Love Define Family®” se...

These Gay Dads Prove You're Never Too Old To Start Your Own Beautiful Family

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 06.03.2016 | Queer Voices

In this week’s RaiseAChild “Let Love Define Family®” series installment for Huffington Post Queer Voices, contributing writer David Humiston sp...

This Is The Beautiful Story Of The Day These Moms Adopted Their Baby Girl

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 05.13.2016 | Queer Voices

Lola Shahdadi and Lynne Witmer got to celebrate their first Mother’s Day last weekend. That’s because on April 11, 2016, they finalized the adopti...

Jillian Michaels And Heidi Rhoades Open Up About Building Their Beautiful Family

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 04.29.2016 | Queer Voices

You might expect celebrity wellness expert, Jillian Michaels and wife Heidi Rhoades to be a little guarded when asking personal questions about their ...

Here's How This Single Gay Dad Created His Beautiful Family

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 04.01.2016 | Queer Voices

Marcos dreamed of having parents that would show up and cheer him on for his football games and wrestling matches. In this RaiseAChild “Let Love Def...

These Incredible Lesbian Moms Want To Revolutionize How TV Shows Foster Parents

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 03.25.2016 | Queer Voices

Nancy Nyman and Heather McNama agree that positive changes to foster care system are possible one person and one action at a time. In this week’s in...

How These Gay Men Went From Ex-Gay Therapy To Building Their Beautiful Family

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 03.11.2016 | Queer Voices

Robby and Jeff Busch-Drewery knew that nothing could have prepared them for what they endured in the process of building their family. They did know t...

Here's The Beautiful Story Of How These Two Dads Started Their Family

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 03.04.2016 | Queer Voices

Sometimes, what happens in Vegas doesn’t always stay there… at least that’s the case for Justin Getz and Randell Cabigon, who came home from Las...

One Man's Beautiful Journey To Fatherhood As A Single Gay Man

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 02.26.2016 | Queer Voices

Terry Snider describes himself as "relentless and focused" during his mission to build a family. In this installment of the Huffington Post Queer Voic...

These Gay Dads Never Expected To Create A Family, But Here's Why They Did

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 02.19.2016 | Queer Voices

Although he doesn’t quite remember, Mark Gallegos’ friends will tell you that all he talked about was becoming a dad. Contributing writer Beth Hal...

This Amazing Organization Changed The Game For LGBT Military Families

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 02.12.2016 | Queer Voices

Today’s RaiseAChild.US Huffington Post Queer Voices “Let Love Define Family®” series installment is about one of our partners: the American Mil...

Two Moms Open Up About How They're Forming Their Dream Family

Let Love Define Family | James Nichols | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Raquel and Crissel Guerra-Luna were already connected to each other, before they even met. When they did, it only reaffirmed their wishes of how they ...

Meet The Lesbian Who Went From 'Beverly Hillbillies' To The California Senate

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Only one openly gay individual has moved on from the set of “The Beverly Hillbillies” to build an outstanding political career in Sacramento, esta...

Here's How One Gay Man Formed His Dream Family -- One Day At A Time

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

It takes a special person to maintain a selfless perspective while fostering children. In this Huffington Post Gay Voices / RaiseAChild.US “Let Love...

Here's How These Two LGBT Cops Came To The Rescue And Forged A Family

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

As Supervisor of the Crimes Against Children Detail, Deputy Sheriff Dana Foster sees and investigates the unthinkable on a daily basis. But rather tha...

Meet These Two Dads' Gorgeous Family And Discover Their Beautiful Bedtime Ritual

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

While one gay man always knew he wanted to raise a child and knew he would be good at it, he also feared he might not get the chance. In this Huffingt...

Here's The Beautiful Story Of A Lesbian Couple Who Has Been Together For Over 35 Years

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

In today’s Huffington Post Gay Voices RaiseAChild.US “Let Love Define Family®” series installment, contributing writer Beth Hallstrom interview...

Two Gay Men Share Their Long Journey To Achieving Their Dreams Of Fatherhood

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

While their childhood experiences prepared them for parenthood, Rich and Jason Avila-Winburn waited to find each other before becoming fathers. In thi...

Inside The Life Of One Of YouTube's Most Recognizable Queer Families

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Ebody and Denise are a pair of same-sex moms who document their lives with daughter Olivia through their popular YouTube channel OliviaHas2Mom. PBS Di...

Here's What It's Like To Be A Trans Man Advocating For LGBT Youth In The South

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Tony Boyette is one of those rare people who sees a problem and doesn't wait for someone else to solve it. In this Huffington Post Gay Voices / RaiseA...

Finally, Toys That Truly Reflect The Diversity Of Families

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

What if children actually had toys that reflected the diversity of their lives and the world around them? This is the goal of a new line of toys calle...