Registration is currently full - please stay tuned for additional events
Rainbow Families is delighted to announce a monthly Support Group for people investigating, or going through, assisted reproductive technology in their family planning journey.
This program is facilitated by a licensed psychologist who specializes in reproductive health and is offered free-of-charge to Rainbow Families members (nominal fee for non-members)
Dates: Jan 20 | Feb 17 | March 17 | April 21 * may change | May 19 | June 23
The meeting will take place in Rockville Maryland (address provided once you register).
If you are not a member, consider joining us. We offer benefits specifically for Rainbow Families members. Join
Rainbow Families does welcome your tax-deductible donations, which help us continue the quality events, advocacy, and education programs so valuable for our community. Thank you!
Facilitated by: Integrative Therapy of Greater Washington
Take me out to the ballgame with Rainbow Families!
Nationals vs. Chicago White Sox
All 60 tickets were grabbed within 1 Hour! Wow!
We still have MANY people on a wait list, if the list clears we will notify you by email or phone call.
Join Rainbow Families for NIGHT OUT AT THE NATIONALS JUNE 4 2019 with game time of 7:05 PM. Tickets are FREE, but VERY limited and available on a first come, first serve basis.
Please request tickets for your family only, due to the very limited number. Registrations exceeding the number of tickets available will be placed on a waitlist.
For those who RSVP, INFO ON HOW TO GET YOUR TICKETS & MEET-UP INSTRUCTIONS WILL BE SENT TO YOU a few days prior.
Food and drinks will be the responsibility of each individual family.
Tickets are available only to Rainbow Families members through May 31. After then, any remaining tickets will be made available to non-members of Rainbow Families.
Calling all Pride Parade-goers! Join Us!
Our beautiful families, prospective parents and allies will be together to show our pride, and remind everyone how LOVE MAKES A FAMILY. Please come - enjoy the fun - bring red-wagons for the kids - and let's have a great turnout "Now More Than Ever"
NEW THIS YEAR - We will LIVE STREAM that day, so you'll know exactly where to find the group! This will be on our public Facebook page, @OurRainbowFamilies MORE INFO & LOGISTICS to come.
PS - We can use a few volunteers for Saturday AND Sunday!
Email us if available/interested
Calling all Festival Families!
A RAINBOW FAMILIES FIRST!
Rainbow Families, along with our friends from Adoptions Together, is proud and excited to provide all families with a FANTASTIC family area at this year's festival. This expanded Family Area will be a FIRST for DC Pride!
We'll have: A CLEAN baby-changing station, games, snacks, face painting, and so much more.
We've got a HUGE space this year - just for our families! We'll be directly in front of the NEWSEUM - look for us and the white picket fence!
No charge of course! Stop by, bring the kids, and say hello! Feel free to register (not required) to let us know if you're considering stopping by.
PS - We can use a few volunteers for Sunday!
Come Connect with Other Rainbow Families
We're having a HOWARD COUNTY AREA picnic and get-together for Rainbow Families members and their kids of all ages.
(ALL members invited - DC, Montgomery, Anne Arundel,
Baltimore Counties etc)
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We will be at Rockburn Branch Park Pavilion in Elkridge MD from 11:00 am until 3:00pm. Info and Directions HERE.
Please RSVP to indicate how many from your family will be attending.
Rainbow Families is providing this event with NO REGISTRATION COST.
We are also arranging for a few kids' activities - stay tuned! Updates will be found on this event page.
Bring your lunch, snacks, beverages, a blanket - and connect with other Rainbow Families and future Rainbow Families.
Registration Info Coming Soon
This event is open to all - members, families, allies
Pricing and Registration announced soon
Festivities scheduled to include:
Presented in partnership with Hillwood Estate, Museum, & Gardens.
The program takes place rain or shine. In the event of rain, picnicking will take place under the shelter of the C.W. Post courtyard tent and the art project, face-painting, and dress-up activities will take place indoors.
See you there!
MAYBE BABYtm SERIES
Fall 2019 Session is Here!
Maybe Baby Program Overview:
Our Maybe Baby series is designed for prospective parents, singled, married or partnered, who are considering parenthood and interested in learning more about the options for building a family.
The series covers a wide range of topics, including readiness, overview of adoption, assisted reproduction, and surrogacy; financial and legal issues; building a support network; decision making as a with a spouse/partner(s); considerations for single parenting; and the joys and challenges of being an LGBTQ+ headed family. The class is designed to provide a balance of active discussion and sharing, as well as to gain practical, accurate information that helps set the foundation for moving forward.
Like all Rainbow Families programs, this is a SAFE and welcoming space for all.
Whitman Walker Health, 1525 14th St. NW, Washington, DC 20009
The cost is $260 per couple, $160 single registration (non Members)
$240 per couple, $140 single registration (Members)
Fall Family Camp Weekend
Camp Tockwogh, Worton MD Friday Oct 4 - Sunday Oct 6 2019
An Annual Tradition!
Members Only - Most Rainbow Families Events are proudly open to the public.
Our Camping Weekend is a special time, a safe space, for our members Join Today: Membership Information
About: Our Family Camp Weekend provides LGBTQ+ families with the very unique opportunity to forge personal connections and build community with one another. Together, parents and children spend the entire weekend enjoying the rustic outdoors, beautiful scenery, and fun activities. A wonderful way for our children to be among other families like theirs.
Camp Tockwogh is in Worton Maryland, about a 2 hour drive from the DMV. A 309-acre family-friendly YMCA campground, located on the Chesapeake Bay.
Learn more about Camp Tockwogh HERE.
Scheduled Activities: Arts and Crafts | Giant Swing | Leap of Faith | Climbing Wall | Archery | Canoeing | | Kayaking | Kidzone Activities | Tie-Dying | Climbing Wall | Boat Rides | Family Hike | Campfire with Smores | Talent Show
SAMPLE SCHEDULE - This will help you learn what the weekend typically involves
Pricing and Housing Options: THANKS TO SPONSORSHIP, THERE IS NO INCREASE IN RATES FOR 2019
Learn about the available HOUSING OPTIONS HERE. Housing options are limited, and are available on a first come, first serve basis.
Registration fees depend on your housing selection, and range from $115-$160 per person (children and adults ages 3 and up). Registration includes 2 nights accommodations, five meals, an ice cream social, and a wide list of activities.
Rates are per person (2 and under are free):
Cancellations/Refunds: Cancellations received after September 16 will not be eligible for refund. This is a rain or shine event.
Helpful reminders: This is camping. It's rustic. It's a YMCA. It's FUN! Accommodations are basic, most have bunk beds, you bring your linens. Most parents find tremendous value in having their kids (and themselves) unplug for a weekend, and experience an outdoorsy, natural setting, and connect with other families like theirs in this wonderful environment.
Food: There is a full time kitchen team who make meals for us, most from scratch. We eat in the dining hall, and we all help set up, and clean up for each meal. Healthier options (vegetarian items, salads, fruit) are always available, and they can accommodate most allergies, gluten free etc with advance notice. It's not fancy cuisine, but it's not prepackaged microwave meals. You are always welcome to bring your own snacks, beverages, or items for finicky eaters or very special diets.
COFFEE STARTS FLOWING AT 7AM !
See You There!!
Rainbow Families Announces
our First Annual Family Weekend to
GREAT WOLF LODGE in Williamsburg, VA
Update: 4/17/19 - We sold out of our first room
We opened a 2nd block - we have an additional 10 rooms left. Make your reservation while there is availability...you can't beat this rate!
$150 per room per night!
Regular "Best Rate" for these dates: $299
This special weekend is for us...PLUS our extended family, CHOSEN family, grandparents, cousins, best friends, your KID'S best friends, etc. as long as they are part of our family community or allies.
A wonderful, fun-filled family mini-vacation for you; not to mention for your kids to be around other families like theirs.
We are excited about our new collaboration with Great Wolf Resorts, and their providing Rainbow Families this special negotiated rate, plus 10% off food and beverages.
We have a hold on 15 Rooms. All reservations must be secured no later than October 11 2019 - however if you plan to come, please secure your reservation now, as we expect to fill our block of rooms.
If we exceed 15 rooms, Great Wolf will extend the Rainbow Families rate, depending on availability at that time.
We may offer optional bus ground transportation to and from! Stay tuned!
Rainbow Families and Family Equality Council are offering a special "Mini Maybe Baby - Using Donor Sperm to Build a Family" Panel Discussion
The fabulous and very engaging moderator will be Trystan Angel Reese, who many of you will remember as the Keynote Speaker at our Family Conference on May 4th.
A variety of expert panelists will provide valuable information on this specific segment of pathways to parenthood for LGBTQ+ individuals and couples.
Thanks to Family Equality Council, this is being provided at no-charge. All are welcome.
Date: November 14, 2019
Time: 5:30pm - 6:00pm Arrival and Introductions
6:00pm - 8:00pm Panel Discussion
Location: Metropolitan Community Church
5614 Connecticut Ave., NW, #309
Washington, DC 20015-2604
P: (202) 747-0407
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