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Rainbow Families is pleased to continue this very well-received support group for Fall 2022. This VIRTUAL support group is for current LGBTQ+ single parents, and for prospective parents considering single parenting. In these meetings, we'll discuss the joys, concerns, questions, even frustrations of being a single LGBTQ+ parent, PLUS choosing to do so without a partner. This group is facilitated by a well renown Psychologist. These peer-based groups are not to be considered a replacement for therapy or counseling, however.
2022 Fall Dates: Aug 16 | Sep 20 | Oct 18
Sessions are Virtual - Available Nationwide - Rainbow Families Membership Not Required
No Charge for Rainbow Families members
It is hoped registrants will attend all 3 sessions to receive the most benefit from this type of support group. Space is limited to help maintain a sense of privacy, intimacy and safety to interact.
If you would like a fee waiver, reach out in confidence at firstname.lastname@example.org
No refunds. Dates/times may be subject to change; any changes will be communicated immediately.
Fall 2022 Series
Rainbow Families' Maybe Baby was designed over 30 years ago for prospective LGBTQ+ parents (single, married or partnered) thinking about parenthood and interested in learning more about the many options and considerations in building a family. The safety and value of programs like this, created BY our community FOR our community, are tremendous.
We cover a broad range of topics including readiness for parenthood, overview of creating family through adoption, assisted reproduction and foster care/older child, financial and legal issues, building a support network, interracial and intercultural families, the joys and challenges of being an LGBTQ+ headed family and more. The class is designed to provide a balance of active discussion and sharing, as well as to gain practical information that helps set the foundation for moving forward. Like all Rainbow Families programs, this is a safe and welcoming space.
Agenda Fall 2022.fnl.pdf
Cancellation note: Cancellations received 15 or more days prior to the course start will receive a 50% refund. Cancellations received 14 days or less are not eligible for refund.
A chat with two attorneys and a reproductive physician followed by Q&A. This discussion will focus on how legal changes are affecting Assisted Reproductive & Adoption
The Supreme Court’s overturning of Roe has far-reaching implications especially for the LGBTQ+ community. Marriage, parentage, privacy and other rights are on the radar.
We have a lot to process. Fear, anger, frustration – and sorting through the real issues, versus what we see when ‘doomscrolling’ on social media. We must be empowered and informed, and support each other as a community.
There’s no crystal ball, no one has all the answers. However, this “Legal Talk Series” provides an opportunity to hear from experts on a variety of topics such as marriage, estate planning, surrogacy and other ART pathways, adoption, birth certificates, unpacking the emotions of all this, and more.
This community service program is offered at NO COST, however we ask for a donation when you register to help us continue programs and services such as this. As a small (but mighty!) non profit in service to LGBTQ+ families for over 30 years, we are proud to offer such timely and vital outreach such as this.
#Empowered #WeAreRainbowFamilies Please note - no specific legal, medical or other advice is provided. Consult with your own professionals/service providers before making any decisions.
A chat with attorneys Michele Zavos and Joe Fagini, followed by Q&A. This discussion will focus on how legal changes may affect Obergefell, Full Faith & Credit Act (state recognition of another state's judgement) and more.
#Empowered #WeAreRainbowFamilies Please note - no legal, medical or other advice is provided. Consult with your own professionals/service providers before making any decisions.
Family Camp Weekend 2022We had a RECORD Camping Weekend in 2021 - Swimming, Dance Party, More!
Come Join an EVEN MORE EXCITING Rainbow Families Weekend 2022
Registration Note: All Prices are PER PERSON
*Most categories are now sold out. If that happens please do add your name to the waitlist in the category you'd like*
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, without fear of judgement. And a much-needed opportunity for LGBTQ+ parents to connect.
We offer many events that are welcoming to all, including our wonderful allies. This weekend, however, is intended for LGBTQ+ parents, parents with LGBTQ+ children, and their close family members (chosen or otherwise).
When you register: We're keeping close watch on room maximums. If your category shows sold out, don't worry yet - get on the waitlist. We will reach out right away about confirming.
Detailed schedule coming. We'll have an expanded Toddler Zone, our 2nd Annual Family Dance Party, ropes climbing wall, boat rides, canoes, story time and...the swimming pool! Registration includes 2 nights accommodations, meals and all activities!
Read: IMPORTANT INFO on pricing, room descriptions, minimums, packing list, cancellation policy and more. This page also explains the difference between "Reduced Rate" and "Sponsor Family" pricing. Sample room photos here.
Assistance: YMCA has a financial assistance program, and they invite people to apply. Email us for the application form.
Divorced & Separated Rainbow Families Parents
This is a peer-based, informal support group for divorced or separated LGBTQ+ parents going through divorce or separation (or who already are divorced, etc).
This is an excellent opportunity to come together as a community to discuss and share resources, laugh and learn about commonalities and differences, as well as dig deeper into the experiences that unite us. Meetings held virtually.
Available to participants nationally. Rainbow Families membership not required
Sept 7 | Oct 5 | Nov 2 We ask that participants join each session.
NO COST for Rainbow Familes members
Click HERE to Register Directly with Hillwood Estate. Still only $5 per adult.
Festivities scheduled to include:
Important: Rainbow Families does not want financial constraints to prohibit attendance at our events. If you need registration assistance for this or any event, please email our Executive Director, Darren Vance in confidence.
While this is a Hillwood Estate hosted event; please review our standard terms & conditions here regarding liability and photos.
Come to brunch with us at Crazy Aunt Helen's - AND - enjoy a special show/storytime with none other than our own Tara Hoot.
There is a $10 registration fee, all of which Tara Hoot is graciously donating to Rainbow Families DC.
It's family friendly, great food and atmosphere, seating starts at 10, story time starts around 10:30.
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER! SEE YOU THERE!
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