Rainbow Families

Connecting, Supporting, & Empowering LGBTQ Families in the DMV

Peer Support Groups

For prospective parents, Rainbow Families offers monthly facilitated Peer Support Groups and "Online Peer Support Groups" available at your fingers tips at anytime. 

These groups include an Adoption Support Group, Donor Conception Support Group, and Pregnancy Support Group.  

Prospective parents can also use the "Forum" to connect with LGBTQ parents and ask questions.

Adoption Support Group

The Adoption Support Group is a monthly support group that meets in-person. The group is for LGBTQ prospective parents who are currently in the process of pursuing adoption, including "waiting" families, we offer a monthly meet-up that is facilitated by an experienced adoptive parent. This is a closed group and requires an initial conversation with the facilitator. Donations are accepted.

Please contact info@rainbowfamiliesdc.org to learn more about the group.

Conception Support Group

The Conception Support Group is a monthly support group that meets in-person. The group is for individuals or couples in the LGBTQ community who are trying to get pregnant using donor sperm. We offer a safe and comfortable environment to share our stories and resources on the journey to pregnancy. This is a closed group and requires an initial conversation with the facilitator. Donations are accepted.

Please contact info@rainbowfamiliesdc.org to learn more about the monthly group.

Pregnancy Support Group

The Pregnancy Support Group is a monthly support group that meets in person. The group is for expectant LGBTQ parents to share information and gain support during pregnancy. This is a closed group. Donations are accepted.

Please contact info@rainbowfamiliesdc.org to learn more about the group.


Online Peer Support

In addition to our monthly in-person support groups, Rainbow Families offers prospective LGBTQ parents Online Peer Support Forums that are available at your fingers tips at anytime. In order to access these forums, you must be an active registered member of Rainbow Families. Click on "Join" to become a member and become a part of our online community. 

These online peer support forums include an Adoption Support Group, Conception Support Group, and Pregnancy Support Group.  

Additionally, prospective parents can also use the "Forum" to connect with LGBTQ parents and ask questions on any topic related to your family planning journey and preparing for parenthood. Click on "Forum" to visit the forum webpage.

Disclaimer: Rainbow Families does not actively monitor our online forums on a regular basis. These online forums are provided as a tool to Rainbow Families members. Any medical, legal or other professional advice or referrals shared in Rainbow Families online forums and message boards do not necessarily reflect the opinion of Rainbow Families. It is the responsibility of Rainbow Families members to conduct their own research and check references before enlisting any professional services.

Adoption Peer Support - Online Forum

The Adoption Support Forum is online peer support forum for prospective LGBTQ parents who are currently in the process of pursuing adoption, including "waiting" families. This online forum is intended to be a safe space for both Rainbow Families members who attend the in-person Adoption Support Group to connect between groups and for those who are unable to attend the in-person groups to connect with others on the same path-to-parenthood. 

Click on "Adoption Peer Support - Online Forum" to connect with others who are pursuing adoption.

Conception Peer Support - Online Forum

The Conception Support Forum is an online peer support forum for LGBTQ individuals or couples who are trying to get pregnant through donor sperm. This includes including intrauterine insemination (IUI), intracervical insemination (ICI), intratubal insemination (ITI), or intravaginal insemination (IVI). This online forum is intended to be a safe space for both Rainbow Families members who attend the in-person Conception Support Group to connect between groups and for those who are unable to attend the in-person groups to connect with others on the same path-to-parenthood. 

Click on "Conception Peer Support - Online Forum" to connect with others who are trying to get pregnant using donor sperm.

Pregnancy Peer Support - Online Forum

The Pregnancy Support Forum is an online peer support forum for expectant LGBTQ parents to share information and gain support during pregnancy.  This online forum is intended to be a safe space for both Rainbow Families members who attend the in-person Pregnancy Support Group to connect between groups and for those who are unable to attend the in-person groups to connect with others during their pregnancy. 

Click on "Pregnancy Peer Support - Online Forum" to connect with other LGBTQ parents during pregnancy.

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