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Maybe Baby Spring 2016

  • 05/15/2016
  • 06/05/2016
  • 3 sessions
  • 05/15/2016, 2:00 PM 5:00 PM (EDT)
  • 05/22/2016, 2:00 PM 5:00 PM (EDT)
  • 06/05/2016, 2:00 PM 5:00 PM (EDT)
  • Wisconsin Place Community Recreation Center, 5311 Friendship Blvd, Chevy Chase, MD 20815


  • For LGBTQ couples who have already paid the registration fees for the RF Conference and will now be attending the remainder of the Maybe Baby sessions. This rate includes a reduction of $110 to cover the registration for two adults at the conference.
  • For couples who would like to register and attend the Maybe Baby class together.
  • For prospective LGBTQ parents who would like to register and attend the Maybe Baby class as an individual.

Registration is closed

Maybe Baby Class Overview:

The Maybe Baby series is designed for prospective parents, singled 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; considerations for single parenting; and the joys and challenges of being an LGBT-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. 


The conference will take place at Georgetown Day School's High School Campus, 4200 Davenport St NW, Washington, DC 20016.

The remaining Maybe Baby classes will be held at the Wisconsin Place Community Center, 5311 Friendship Blvd in Chevy Chase, MD 20815.


The cost is $250 per couple, $150 for singles.  For current RFDC members the cost is $225 per couple, or $125 for singles. 

Your Maybe Baby registration fee includes attendance at the conference, one-year membership in Rainbow Families DC, and three additional sessions of 3 hours each to cover the topics not addressed in the workshop sessions at the conference.

Please direct questions to Tony Bonetti, RFDC Program Coordinator, at

Spring 2016 Maybe Baby Schedule*:

Saturday, April 30 - 8 AM-5 PM - RFDC Biennial Family Conference:
10:45-11:45 AM - Session I: Adoption 101
Noon-12:30 PM - Creating Community Connection: Prospective Parents/Maybe Baby (Meet & Greet)
12:30-1:30 PM - Lunch - Maybe Baby - Getting Started
1:45-2:45 PM - Session II: Surrogacy Nuts & Bolts (Men) or Artificial Insemination (Women)
3-4 PM - Session III: Transracial/Transcultural Adoption

Sunday, May 15 - 2-5 PM:
Conference Check-In
Am I Ready for Parenting
Happy Hour Afterwards

Sunday, May 22 - 2-5 PM:
Legal Issues
Financial Planning

Sunday, June 5 - 2-5 PM:
Parent Panel: How Parenting Has Changed Our Lives
Additional Topic(s) Determined Based on Class Needs During May 15 Session
Happy Hour Afterwards

*Topics subject to change. Pending confirmation of speakers and panelists.

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