Rainbow Families

Connecting, Supporting, & Empowering LGBTQ+ Families in the DMV

Upcoming events

    • Sunday, September 09, 2018
    • 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • Hillwood Estate, Museum, & Gardens, 4155 Linnean Ave NW, Washington, DC 20008

    Sept 9 2018      11am - 2pm

    Registration Is Now Open!

    Note:  If you already submitted a registration and payment for this event,
    fear not, you're on the list!


    Connect with other LGBTQ+ families in Hillwood's urban oasis at this family celebration.  This is one of Rainbow Families most enjoyed events, seven years running.  Enjoy the beautiful venue, have fun, and connect with fellow
    Rainbow Families members


    Advanced sales:   $5 per adult, FREE Child (under age 18)
    Day-of sales:       $18 per adult, FREE Child (under age 18)



    Festivities include:

    • Pack a picnic from home or purchase food from the café's express menu to enjoy on the magnificent lawn.
    • Play games on the lawn, including hula hoop, badminton, and jump rope.
    • Practice your putt on the Putting Green.
    • Get your face painted with your favorite garden critter.
    • Try on costumes from a collection of hero's capes, royal crowns, knight's shields, and more.
    • Create an art project of your very own to take home and discover Hillwood's treasures with an art search activity guide.

    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.

    • Sunday, September 30, 2018
    • Sunday, November 11, 2018
    • 5 sessions
    • Whitman Walker Health, 1525 14th St. NW, Washington, DC 20009

    MAYBE BABY CLASS SERIES

    Fall 2018 is NOW BOOKED

    Registration is Closed

    If you would like to go on a wait-list, please email info@rainbowfamilies.org


    Thank you for your support of Maybe Baby!



    Maybe Baby Class Overview:


    The 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 couple or with a 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. 


    Location: 

    Whitman Walker Health, 1525 14th St. NW, Washington, DC 20009


    Cost: 

    The cost is $250 per couple, $150 for singles.  


    Fall 2018 Maybe Baby Schedule*:
    Sunday, September 30 - 2-5 PM - Getting Started + Am I Ready for Parenting?
    Sunday, October 14 - 2-5 PM - Paths to Parenthood: Adoption 101 + Fertility Options/Surrogacy
    Sunday, October 21 - 2-5 PM - Legal Issues & Financial Planning
    Sunday, November 4 - 2-5 PM - Transracial/Transcultural Adoption + Where You're At Now Reflection
    Sunday, November 11 - 2-5 PM - Parent Panel + Closing & Next Steps

    *Topics subject to change. Pending confirmation of speakers and panelists.
    • Friday, October 05, 2018
    • 7:00 PM
    • Sunday, October 07, 2018
    • 2:00 PM
    • Camp Tockwogh, 24370 Still Pond Neck Rd, Worton, MD 21678
    Register

    Fall Family Camp Weekend | Camp Tockwogh | 
    Friday Oct. 5 to Sunday  Oct. 7, 2018

    REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN FOR ALL RAINBOW FAMILIES MEMBERS

     


    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 outdoors!

    Camp Tockwogh is in Warton Maryland, about a 2 hour drive from the DMV, and is a 309-acre family-friendly campground located on the Chesapeake Bay. 

    Learn more about Camp Tockwogh by CLICKING HERE. 


    Activities:   Click below for a list of the fun things we can do, including the popular ice-cream social on Saturday  Camp Tockwogh Activities.pdf


    Fees:   Registration fees depend on your housing selection, and range from $115-$160 per person (children and adults ages 3 and up). Registration includes accommodations for two nights, activities, and five meals.   Note:  Only include children 3 years of age or older as guest registrants to be factored into your payment. Children 2 and under are free.


    Housing:  
    Learn about the available HOUSING OPTIONS by CLICKING HERE. Housing options are limited, and are available on a first come, first serve basis.

    Rates are per person, all for guests 3 years and older

    • Rustic Cabin - Standard Accommodations – $115 (USD) - Each rustic cabin sleeps 5-12 people. Each cabin has electricity and lights. They are positioned near shower houses. There is no minimum number of people for a rustic cabin. However, we encourage you to consider sharing accommodations with another family.
    • Stewart Lodge  – $150 (USD) - The Stewart Lodge sleeps a total of 25 people. There are three sections for 8-9 people. Every section is equipped with an indoor bathroom and shower facility. Minimum of 4 per bedroom. Smaller families will be required to share each section accommodation. If you have a family in mind, please coordinate with them and request to be matched in housing with them.
    • Cottages  – $155 (USD) - Each cottage can sleep a total of 9. There are 3 separate bedrooms with private baths. Each bedroom has three beds. Family size determines number of bedrooms per family. If you have a family in mind, please coordinate with them and request to be matched in housing with them.
    • Conference Center/Tockwogh Lodge  – $160 (USD) - These camp accommodations include carpeted bedrooms that sleep 5-6 people each. Every bedroom is equipped with a private bathroom and shower facility. Only 7 units are available on a first come, first serve basis. Must have a minimum of 4 people per bedroom (adults and/or children).
    • Also: 
      Tent Accommodations -   $90 (USD)  Bring  your own tent and enjoy the TRUE camping experience!!
      Saturday Day Only - $45 (USD) Come join us for a fun day of Saturday!

    Rainbow Families strives to offer programming accessible to all, regardless of cost.  Some families may find that the cost of this event challenging.  Through the generosity of Rainbow Families members, we may be able to off-set your out-of-pocket expense.  Please contact us at info@rainbowfamilies.org for assistance. 
    • Wednesday, November 28, 2018
    • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • DC Center, 2000 14th St NW #105, Washington, DC 20009

    November is National Adoption Month! Join the DC Center and Rainbow Families on for Adoption Information Night for LGBTQ+ prospective parents. This event starts at 7 PM at the DC Center for the LGBT Community.

    If you have considered parenthood, and have thought about adoption as a path-to-parenthood, then this event is for you! Come learn about domestic infant adoption, older child adoption, and foster-to-adopt. Meet other LGBTQ+ parents who are going through the adoption process. FREE information and inspiration! No commitment necessary!


Past events

Sunday, June 10, 2018 Capital Pride Festival - Booth Volunteers Needed!
Saturday, June 09, 2018 Capital Pride Parade - Rainbow Families!
Sunday, May 20, 2018 Pregnancy Support Group
Sunday, May 20, 2018 Family Outing to the Nationals
Sunday, May 20, 2018 Adventure Theatre Family Outing & Potluck
Saturday, May 19, 2018 New & Expectant Parent Potluck
Sunday, May 06, 2018 Gay Day at the Zoo - Family Meet-Up
Saturday, May 05, 2018 2018 Family Conference & Gathering
Saturday, April 21, 2018 New & Expectant Parent Potluck
Sunday, April 15, 2018 Pregnancy Support Group
Saturday, April 14, 2018 Howard County Area Playground Meetup
Saturday, April 07, 2018 Charles County Area LGBTQ+ Family Meetup
Saturday, March 24, 2018 New & Expectant Parent Potluck
Sunday, March 18, 2018 Pregnancy Support Group
Saturday, March 17, 2018 Rainbow Families Potluck & Gathering - Baltimore/Central Maryland
Saturday, March 10, 2018 Adventure Theatre Family Outing & Potluck
Saturday, February 24, 2018 Rainbow Families Family Dance
Sunday, February 18, 2018 Pregnancy Support Group
Sunday, February 04, 2018 Adoption Support Group
Sunday, February 04, 2018 Maybe Baby Spring 2018
Saturday, February 03, 2018 Charles County Area LGBTQ+ Family Meetup
Sunday, January 21, 2018 New & Expectant Parent Potluck
Sunday, January 21, 2018 Pregnancy Support Group
Sunday, December 17, 2017 I Have a Little Dreidel: An LGBTQ Family Chanukah Celebration
Saturday, December 02, 2017 Adventure Theatre - Frosty the Snowman: Holiday Outing & Potluck
Sunday, November 26, 2017 Drag Story Hour w/ Mrs. Kasha Davis of RuPaul's Drag Race
Friday, November 10, 2017 Family Camp Weekend
Sunday, November 05, 2017 Family Outing to Cox Farms
Sunday, October 29, 2017 Rainbow Families Halloween Party
Saturday, October 14, 2017 Playdates & Playmates - Fairfax Co., VA
Sunday, September 24, 2017 New & Expectant Parent Potluck
Sunday, September 17, 2017 Maybe Baby Fall 2017
Sunday, September 10, 2017 Family Picnic at Hillwood
Sunday, August 27, 2017 Back-to-School Family Outing to the Nationals
Saturday, August 12, 2017 Disney Brunch: An ICWDC Benefit for Rainbow Families
Saturday, August 05, 2017 Playdates & Playmates - Washington, DC
Saturday, August 05, 2017 Playdates & Playmates - Alexandria/Arlington/Falls Church
Saturday, July 22, 2017 Playdates & Playmates - Montgomery County, MD (Bethesda)
Saturday, July 15, 2017 New & Expectant Parent Potluck
Monday, June 26, 2017 Family Outing: Bethesda Big Train Baseball Game
Tuesday, June 13, 2017 Family Outing: Night OUT at the Nationals
Saturday, June 10, 2017 Capital Pride Parade - March with Rainbow Families!
Saturday, June 10, 2017 Capital Pride Parade Family Viewing Area
Tuesday, June 06, 2017 Rainbow Family Story Time
Sunday, June 04, 2017 Sunday LGBTQ Roller Skating Youth Edition
Saturday, May 27, 2017 New & Expectant Parent Potluck
Sunday, May 07, 2017 Gay Day at the Zoo - Lunch Meet-Up for Families
Saturday, March 04, 2017 Rainbow Families Family Dance
Sunday, February 19, 2017 Maybe Baby Spring 2017
Wednesday, February 15, 2017 Before I Do.... with Elizabeth Schwartz and Martha M. Ertman
Saturday, February 11, 2017 Playdates & Playmates - Prince Georges Co., MD (Bowie)
Saturday, February 11, 2017 Playdates & Playmates - Alexandria/Arlington/Falls Church
Saturday, February 04, 2017 Playdates & Playmates - Fairfax Co., VA
Saturday, February 04, 2017 Playdates & Playmates - Prince Georges Co., MD (Laurel)
Saturday, February 04, 2017 Playdates & Playmates - Washington, DC
Saturday, January 28, 2017 Playdates & Playmates - Montgomery County, MD (Gaithersburg)
Saturday, January 28, 2017 Playdates & Playmates - Montgomery County, MD (Bethesda)
Sunday, December 18, 2016 Conception Support Group
Sunday, December 04, 2016 Adoption Support Group
Sunday, November 20, 2016 Conception Support Group
Wednesday, November 16, 2016 Adoption Information Night
Saturday, November 05, 2016 Family Outing to Cox Farms
Thursday, October 20, 2016 Family & Friends Weekend at Great Wolf Lodge Williamsburg
Sunday, October 16, 2016 Conception Support Group
Friday, October 14, 2016 Family Camp Weekend
Sunday, September 25, 2016 Conception Support Group
Sunday, September 25, 2016 Maybe Baby Fall 2016
Saturday, September 24, 2016 Montgomery County, MD Playgroup
Sunday, September 11, 2016 Family Picnic at Hillwood
Sunday, August 21, 2016 Conception Support Group
Monday, July 25, 2016 Family Week DMV Regional Gathering
Saturday, July 23, 2016 Family Week 2016 in Provincetown
Thursday, July 21, 2016 Loves Conquers Hate: Family Roller Skate Night
Sunday, July 17, 2016 Conception Support Group
Saturday, July 16, 2016 A Dream is A Wish Your Heart Makes: Disney Themed Drag Show
Saturday, July 09, 2016 Adventure Theatre - Jumanji
Sunday, June 26, 2016 Conception Support Group
Saturday, June 25, 2016 Montgomery County, MD Playgroup
Friday, June 24, 2016 CAMP Rehobeth Family PRIDE Camp 2016
Tuesday, June 14, 2016 Night OUT at the Nationals
Sunday, June 12, 2016 Capital Pride Festival
Saturday, June 11, 2016 Capital Pride Parade
Saturday, June 11, 2016 Capital Pride Parade Family Viewing Area
Wednesday, June 08, 2016 Honest Talk About Race & Adoption
Sunday, May 29, 2016 Adventure Theatre - Emperor's Nightingale
Thursday, May 26, 2016 Family Outing to the Nationals
Sunday, May 15, 2016 Conception Support Group
Sunday, May 15, 2016 Maybe Baby Spring 2016
Wednesday, May 11, 2016 Rainbow Families Board of Directors Meeting
Saturday, April 30, 2016 2016 Biennial Family Conference & Gathering
Sunday, April 17, 2016 Conception Support Group
Sunday, March 20, 2016 Conception Support Group
Sunday, March 13, 2016 Rainbow Families Conference Planning Meeting
Sunday, February 21, 2016 Conception Support Group
Sunday, February 21, 2016 Rainbow Families Conference Planning Meeting
Wednesday, February 10, 2016 Rainbow Families Board of Directors Meeting
Saturday, February 06, 2016 Rainbow Families Family Dance
Saturday, January 30, 2016 Montgomery County, MD Playgroup
Sunday, January 24, 2016 Conception Support Group
Wednesday, October 14, 2015 RFDC Board of Directors Meeting
Saturday, September 26, 2015 Montgomery County, MD Playgroup
Sunday, September 20, 2015 Maybe Baby Fall Class
Wednesday, September 16, 2015 RFDC Board of Directors Meeting

Rainbow Families, 5614 Connecticut Ave., NW, #309, Washington, DC 20015-2604

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