Upcoming events

    • 01/08/2023
    • 03/19/2023
    • 3 sessions
    • Zoom
    • 11
    Register


    Rainbow Families is delighted to continue our Support Group for LGBTQ+ people who are currently expecting a child (via adoption, surrogacy, pregnancy, foster, pregnancy), or new to parenthood with a child under 9 months.  


    This program is facilitated by a licensed psychologist who specializes in reproductive health.  These are peer-based groups and not to be considered a replacement for therapy or counseling.

    Dates:   January 8, February 19, March 19, 2023
    Registration closes once series begins.  

    Sessions are virtual and open to participants nationwide

    No Charge for Rainbow Families members


    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 support@rainbowfamilies.org
    No refunds. Dates/times may be subject to change; any changes will be communicated immediately.



    Facilitated by:  Integrative Therapy of Greater Washington

    • 01/08/2023
    • 03/19/2023
    • 3 sessions
    • Zoom
    • 13
    Register


    Rainbow Families is pleased to continue our Support Group for LGBTQ+ people seriously considering or going through Assisted Reproductive Technology as part of their family planning journey.

    This program is facilitated by a licensed psychologist who specializes in reproductive health.  These are peer-based groups and not to be considered a replacement for therapy or counseling.

    Dates:    January 8 |  February 19  |  March 19 - 2023
    Registration Closes once Series Begins 

    Sessions are Virtual - Available Nationwide - Rainbow Families Membership Not Required
    No Charge for Rainbow Families Members

    If you would like a fee waiver, reach out in confidence at support@rainbowfamilies.org
    No refunds. Dates/times may be subject to change; any changes will be communicated immediately.




    Facilitated by:  Integrative Therapy of Greater Washington

    • 01/17/2023
    • 03/21/2023
    • 3 sessions
    • Virtual
    • 20
    Register



    Rainbow Families is pleased to continue this very well-received support group for Spring 2023.   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 highly regarded Psychologist, for two years running. These peer-based groups are not to be considered a replacement for therapy or counseling, however.


    2023 Spring  Dates:    Jan 17  |  Feb 21  |  March 21  


    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 support@rainbowfamilies.org
    No refunds. Dates/times may be subject to change; any changes will be communicated immediately.



    • 01/29/2023
    • 02/26/2023
    • 5 sessions
    • Virtual
    • 26
    Register

    Jan/Feb 2023 Series


    This series will be run virtually


    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.



    Click HERE for Full Agenda

    Assistance:   If the registration fee presents a hardship for you, please email our Executive Director in confidence.

     


    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.

    • 09/02/2023
    • 11:00 AM
    • 09/04/2023
    • 11:00 AM
    • Camp Tockwogh, 24370 Still Pond Neck Rd, Worton, MD 21678


    Family Camp Weekend 2023
    We had an incredible Camping Weekend in 2022 -  Swimming, Dance Party, Toddler Zone, Story Times, S'mores, Boat Rides, Archery and so much more!

    Registration and Info to follow soon. 

    Mark your calendars!

    As always, this will sell out shortly after registration opens.

    • 09/24/2023
    • 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • Hillwood Estate, Museum, & Gardens, 4155 Linnean Ave NW, Washington, DC 20008


         

    One of Rainbow Families Most Treasured Events For 15 Years

    Connect with other LGBTQ+ families at the historic Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens'  gorgeous urban oasisThis event is open to all - members, families, allies.


    Registration Info to follow soon!


           Festivities scheduled to include:

    • Pack a picnic from home or purchase food from Merriweather To Go to enjoy outdoors  on Hillwood's spacious Lunar Lawn
    • Play games on the lawn, such as hula hoop, ring toss, and jump rope
    • Practice your putt on the Putting Green
    • Create an art project to take home after exploring the mansion
    • Explore the special exhibition Grace of Monaco: Princess in Dior
    • Arrive by 12 noon to join Rainbow Families for welcoming remarks and our classic three-legged race on the lawn at 1 p.m.   Hillwood remains open until 5 p.m. You are welcome to stay and enjoy all the estate has to offer.

    PICNIC INFO:

    • Please bring your own picnic blankets for seating on the lawn. Visitors may wish to bring bug spray.  Hillwood's liquor license does not allow patrons to bring in outside alcohol.  Food and drinks, including beer and wine, will be available from Merriweather To Go.
    • Click here to see how Hillwood is following the latest health and safety guidance.
    • This is rain or shine.  In the event of rain, picnicking will take place under the shelter of the tent in the C.W. Post Courtyard and the art project will take place indoors
    • Registrations  (on the Hillwood link, posted soon) are between you and Hillwood, however you agree to Rainbow Families standard rules & terms

    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.


    • 10/06/2023
    • 4:00 PM
    • 10/08/2023
    • 11:00 AM
    • Great Wolf Lodge, Williamsburg VA
    • 40
    Mark Your Calendars!
    Rainbow Families' Annual Great Wolf Lodge Weekend is Set

    REGISTRATION OPENS DECEMBER 2022

    Another fantastic discounted rate -   $ 229 per room, per night 
      • PLUS -  $30 daily resort fee?   WAIVED!     
      • PLUS -  Free WiFi 
      • PLUS - 10% off on all Food & Beverage purchases
      • Limited availability -  First-come, first- served.  Minimum participation is required to qualify for this rate
      • Check in 4 pm Friday.  Check out 11 am Sunday.  You can arrive earlier to pre-check in and receive passes to enjoy the waterpark until check in time
      • We plan to gather together for dinner Saturday as a group

        Great Wolf Lodge has been extremely supportive of Rainbow Families. 
        It feels good to support businesses who support us

         

      Past events

      12/06/2022 Pride Talks: Diversity In Family Units
      12/04/2022 Non Gestational Parent Support Group
      11/06/2022 Annual Fall Gathering at Cox Farms
      11/05/2022 Adoption Support Group
      11/02/2022 DSRF: Divorced & Separated Rainbow Families
      10/29/2022 Rainbow Families Halloween Dance
      10/18/2022 Single Parent by Choice Support Group
      09/25/2022 Queer Parents of Color Connection
      09/24/2022 Drag Storytime Brunch with Tara Hoot!
      09/18/2022 Annual Family Picnic at Hillwood Estate
      09/14/2022 Legal Talk Series: Anger, Fear & Misinformation
      09/12/2022 Flock DC & Rainbow Families Chat: State of the (Queer) Union
      09/11/2022 Maybe Baby Fall 2022
      09/03/2022 Family Camp Weekend 2022
      09/01/2022 Legal Talk Series: Impact on Marriage, Privacy, Rights
      08/25/2022 Legal Talk Series: ART and Adoption
      08/24/2022 Rainbow Families QPOCC Meetup - Virtual
      08/06/2022 Howard County Family Gathering & Picnic
      07/30/2022 NO CHARGE: Family Outing - Nats vs. St Louis
      07/19/2022 Single Parent by Choice Support Group
      07/17/2022 Fairfax County Playdate, Picnic & Gathering
      06/29/2022 LGBTQ Families Presentation & Beer Tasting
      06/26/2022 Pre-Conception Support Group
      06/26/2022 New Parent & Pregnancy Support Group
      06/24/2022 Pride in the Park Movie Night
      06/23/2022 Rainbow Families Day at Taqueria Picoso
      06/22/2022 Orioles v. Nats PRIDE Night
      06/21/2022 Grief & Loss in Family Building Support Group
      06/18/2022 FREE LGBTQ Pride Concert for Families
      06/14/2022 Night OUT at the Nationals
      06/11/2022 Capital Pride! Parade Walk and Family Fun Area
      06/04/2022 Visit us at Reston Pride!
      05/14/2022 LGBTQ+ Family Conference 2022
      05/08/2022 Non Gestational Parent Support Group
      05/01/2022 Gay Day at the Zoo
      04/30/2022 Adoption Support Group
      04/19/2022 Single Parent by Choice Support Group
      04/02/2022 Montgomery County Playdate
      03/29/2022 Maybe Baby Spring 2022
      03/20/2022 Pre-Conception Support Group
      03/20/2022 New Parent & Pregnancy Support Group
      03/15/2022 Supporting Your Child's Orientation & Identity
      03/15/2022 Grief & Loss in Family Building Support Group
      03/04/2022 Celebrate PRIDE with Washington Wizards!
      02/25/2022 DC's Queer Black Spaces: The Early Days
      01/07/2022 Great Wolf Lodge Weekend 2022
      11/07/2021 Annual Fall Gathering at Cox Farms
      10/26/2021 Maybe Baby Fall 2021
      10/12/2021 My Child Came Out To Me: Now What?
      09/26/2021 Annual Family Picnic at Hillwood Estate
      09/08/2021 DSRF: Divorced & Separated Rainbow Families
      09/04/2021 Family Camp Weekend 2021
      08/30/2021 Let's Talk LGBTQ+ Adoption
      08/28/2021 LGBTQ+ Adoption Support Group
      08/17/2021 Night OUT at the Nationals
      07/17/2021 Free Storytime & Chat: Officer Helga Hedgehog
      04/18/2021 Pre-Conception Support Group
      04/18/2021 New Parent & Pregnancy Support Group
      03/07/2021 Maybe Baby Spring 2021
      03/02/2021 Donor Sperm & Reciprocal IVF Discussion
      02/13/2021 Thinking About College? Let's Talk!
      02/10/2021 DSRF: Divorced & Separated Rainbow Families
      02/06/2021 Mental Health Chat - LGBTQ+ Families
      01/30/2021 LGBTQ+ Adoption Support Group
      01/17/2021 Pre-Conception Support Group
      01/17/2021 New Parent & Pregnancy Support Group
      01/16/2021 Free: MLK Storytime - en Espanol
      01/11/2021 Family Building Grief & Loss Support Group
      01/09/2021 Reproductive Options for Transgender Individuals
      12/02/2020 LGBTQ+ Legal Talk: Are You Prepared?
      11/17/2020 LGBTQ+ Legal Talk: Are You Prepared?
      10/24/2020 Spooktaculariest Bestest Halloween Costume Party
      10/10/2020 Donor Egg and Gestational Carrier Workshop
      10/03/2020 20 Minute Storytime: Celebrate Child Health Awareness
      09/26/2020 LGBTQ+ Adoption Support Group
      09/23/2020 Use of Donor Sperm & Reciprocal IVF
      09/20/2020 Maybe Baby Fall/Winter 2020
      09/20/2020 Pre-Conception Support Group
      09/20/2020 New Parent & Pregnancy Support Group
      09/13/2020 Annual Family Picnic at Hillwood Estate
      09/10/2020 Creating Family: Adopting Older Children
      08/08/2020 Annual Family Conference 2020
      07/08/2020 Free: It's a PET PARADE!
      07/01/2020 July Book Club - For Middle & High Schoolers
      06/28/2020 Maybe Baby Summer 2020
      06/27/2020 [Cancelled] Madagascar - A Musical Adventure!
      06/27/2020 Free: Reciprocal IVF and Donor Sperm
      06/24/2020 Free: Personal Fiction and Growing Up Queer & Trans in 1990s Midwest
      06/20/2020 Free: Story Time for Fathers Day!
      06/17/2020 Free: Rainbow Color Treasure Hunt
      06/05/2020 [Cancelled] Great Wolf Lodge Weekend
      05/28/2020 Free: Body Image & Eating Disorder Discussion
      05/17/2020 Maybe Baby Spring 2020
      05/16/2020 Free LGBTQ+ Support Group
      05/16/2020 [Postponed] Annual Family Conference
      05/08/2020 Staying Healthy, Sane and Well in the time of Covid-19
      05/06/2020 Staying Healthy, Sane and Well in the time of Covid-19
      05/04/2020 Puppet Story Time!
      04/26/2020 Together In Pride: You Are Not Alone
      04/25/2020 [Cancelled] Lyle the Crocodile!
      04/25/2020 LGBTQ+ Adoption Support Group
      04/19/2020 Pre-Conception/Family Planning Support Group
      04/19/2020 New Parent & Pregnancy Support Group
      04/14/2020 The CARES Act and How It Affects YOU
      04/14/2020 Story Time!
      04/04/2020 Story Time & Coloring (PLUS Something for Parents!)
      02/15/2020 Family Valentines Party
      01/22/2020 Annual Picnic at Hillwood Estate
      01/21/2020 Discount to SWAN LAKE at the Kennedy Center
      12/15/2019 LET'S MOVE Playdate Fun!
      12/01/2019 The Velveteen Rabbit at Adventure Theater
      11/14/2019 MINI Maybe Baby - Using Donor Sperm to Build a Family
      11/03/2019 Annual Fall Gathering at Cox Farms
      11/01/2019 GREAT WOLF LODGE WEEKEND
      10/26/2019 Rainbow Families Halloween Party 2019
      10/22/2019 Foster Care & Adoption ABCs
      10/12/2019 Pride Night - GW Womens Volleyball
      10/12/2019 Howard County Area Meet-up/Play-date
      10/11/2019 Family Activities - National Coming Out Day
      10/04/2019 Family Camp Weekend 2019
      09/15/2019 Conception / Family Planning Support Group
      09/15/2019 Maybe Baby Fall 2019
      09/15/2019 Pregnancy / New Parent Support Group
      09/15/2019 Playdate in Howard County
      09/13/2019 DISCOUNT NATIONALS TICKETS!
      09/08/2019 Annual Picnic at Hillwood Estate
      09/07/2019 Playdate in Arlington
      09/07/2019 Building Your Child's Confidence
      09/07/2019 Redefining Discipline - A No Gimmicks Guide
      08/24/2019 Cat In the Hat at Adventure Theater
      08/24/2019 Playdate at Cox Farms
      07/27/2019 Summer Picnic in Howard County
      07/07/2019 Free Nats Tickets for Rainbow Families!
      06/29/2019 Celebrate PRIDE with the Mystics!
      06/09/2019 Rainbow Families FESTIVAL FAMILY AREA
      06/08/2019 Walk with Rainbow Families at the Pride Parade!
      06/04/2019 Family Outing to the Nationals
      05/05/2019 Gay Day at the Zoo
      05/04/2019 2019 Family Conference
      04/26/2019 Tot Shabbat for Families with Small Kids
      04/06/2019 Adventure Theatre - Winnie the Pooh! Outing & Potluck
      03/16/2019 4th Annual I Am Brave Summit
      03/09/2019 Discount: Huck Finn's BIG RIVER
      03/08/2019 Foster & Foster-to-Adopt Info
      03/03/2019 Maybe Baby Spring 2019
      03/02/2019 KidSave - "Host a Child This Summer" Info Session
      02/25/2019 Questions on Adoption?
      02/10/2019 WE HEART VALENTINES - COOKING CLASS
      02/09/2019 Rainbow Families FAMILY DANCE! 2019
      01/21/2019 Rainbow Families Playgroup/Exercise Fun!
      01/20/2019 Conception / Family Planning Support Group
      12/15/2018 LGBTQ Open House at Sidwell Friends School
      12/09/2018 DSRF Meet Up (Divorced/Separated Rainbow Families)
      11/28/2018 Adoption Information Night
      11/26/2018 Drag Story Hour w/ Mrs. Kasha Davis of RuPaul's Drag Race
      11/03/2018 Cox Farms Pumpkin Madness 2018
      10/29/2018 Georgetown Day School LGBTQ+ Open House
      10/14/2018 Maybe Baby Fall 2018
      10/05/2018 Family Camp Weekend
      09/09/2018 Family Picnic at Hillwood
      06/10/2018 Capital Pride Festival - Booth Volunteers Needed!
      06/09/2018 Capital Pride Parade - Rainbow Families!
      05/20/2018 Pregnancy Support Group
      05/20/2018 Family Outing to the Nationals
      05/20/2018 Adventure Theatre Family Outing & Potluck
      05/19/2018 New & Expectant Parent Potluck
      05/06/2018 Gay Day at the Zoo - Family Meet-Up
      05/05/2018 2018 Family Conference & Gathering
      04/21/2018 New & Expectant Parent Potluck
      04/15/2018 Pregnancy Support Group
      04/14/2018 Howard County Area Playground Meetup
      04/07/2018 Charles County Area LGBTQ+ Family Meetup
      03/24/2018 New & Expectant Parent Potluck
      03/18/2018 Pregnancy Support Group
      03/17/2018 Rainbow Families Potluck & Gathering - Baltimore/Central Maryland
      03/10/2018 Adventure Theatre Family Outing & Potluck
      02/24/2018 Rainbow Families Family Dance
      02/18/2018 Pregnancy Support Group
      02/04/2018 Adoption Support Group
      02/04/2018 Maybe Baby Spring 2018
      02/03/2018 Charles County Area LGBTQ+ Family Meetup
      01/21/2018 New & Expectant Parent Potluck
      01/21/2018 Pregnancy Support Group
      12/17/2017 I Have a Little Dreidel: An LGBTQ Family Chanukah Celebration
      12/02/2017 Adventure Theatre - Frosty the Snowman: Holiday Outing & Potluck
      11/10/2017 Family Camp Weekend
      11/05/2017 Family Outing to Cox Farms
      10/29/2017 Rainbow Families Halloween Party
      10/14/2017 Playdates & Playmates - Fairfax Co., VA
      09/24/2017 New & Expectant Parent Potluck
      09/17/2017 Maybe Baby Fall 2017
      09/10/2017 Family Picnic at Hillwood
      08/27/2017 Back-to-School Family Outing to the Nationals
      08/12/2017 Disney Brunch: An ICWDC Benefit for Rainbow Families
      08/05/2017 Playdates & Playmates - Alexandria/Arlington/Falls Church
      08/05/2017 Playdates & Playmates - Washington, DC
      07/22/2017 Playdates & Playmates - Montgomery County, MD (Bethesda)
      07/15/2017 New & Expectant Parent Potluck
      06/26/2017 Family Outing: Bethesda Big Train Baseball Game
      06/13/2017 Family Outing: Night OUT at the Nationals
      06/10/2017 Capital Pride Parade - March with Rainbow Families!
      06/10/2017 Capital Pride Parade Family Viewing Area
      06/06/2017 Rainbow Family Story Time
      06/04/2017 Sunday LGBTQ Roller Skating Youth Edition
      05/27/2017 New & Expectant Parent Potluck
      05/07/2017 Gay Day at the Zoo - Lunch Meet-Up for Families
      03/04/2017 Rainbow Families Family Dance
      02/19/2017 Maybe Baby Spring 2017
      02/15/2017 Before I Do.... with Elizabeth Schwartz and Martha M. Ertman
      02/11/2017 Playdates & Playmates - Alexandria/Arlington/Falls Church
      02/11/2017 Playdates & Playmates - Prince Georges Co., MD (Bowie)
      02/04/2017 Playdates & Playmates - Prince Georges Co., MD (Laurel)
      02/04/2017 Playdates & Playmates - Fairfax Co., VA
      02/04/2017 Playdates & Playmates - Washington, DC
      01/28/2017 Playdates & Playmates - Montgomery County, MD (Bethesda)
      01/28/2017 Playdates & Playmates - Montgomery County, MD (Gaithersburg)
      12/18/2016 Conception Support Group
      12/04/2016 Adoption Support Group
      11/20/2016 Conception Support Group
      11/16/2016 Adoption Information Night
      11/05/2016 Family Outing to Cox Farms
      10/20/2016 Family & Friends Weekend at Great Wolf Lodge Williamsburg
      10/16/2016 Conception Support Group
      10/14/2016 Family Camp Weekend
      09/25/2016 Conception Support Group
      09/25/2016 Maybe Baby Fall 2016
      09/24/2016 Montgomery County, MD Playgroup
      09/11/2016 Family Picnic at Hillwood
      08/21/2016 Conception Support Group
      07/25/2016 Family Week DMV Regional Gathering
      07/23/2016 Family Week 2016 in Provincetown
      07/21/2016 Loves Conquers Hate: Family Roller Skate Night
      07/17/2016 Conception Support Group
      07/16/2016 A Dream is A Wish Your Heart Makes: Disney Themed Drag Show
      07/09/2016 Adventure Theatre - Jumanji
      06/26/2016 Conception Support Group
      06/25/2016 Montgomery County, MD Playgroup
      06/24/2016 CAMP Rehobeth Family PRIDE Camp 2016
      06/14/2016 Night OUT at the Nationals
      06/12/2016 Capital Pride Festival
      06/11/2016 Capital Pride Parade
      06/11/2016 Capital Pride Parade Family Viewing Area
      06/08/2016 Honest Talk About Race & Adoption
      05/29/2016 Adventure Theatre - Emperor's Nightingale
      05/26/2016 Family Outing to the Nationals
      05/15/2016 Conception Support Group
      05/15/2016 Maybe Baby Spring 2016
      05/11/2016 Rainbow Families Board of Directors Meeting
      04/30/2016 2016 Biennial Family Conference & Gathering
      04/17/2016 Conception Support Group
      03/20/2016 Conception Support Group
      03/13/2016 Rainbow Families Conference Planning Meeting
      02/21/2016 Conception Support Group
      02/21/2016 Rainbow Families Conference Planning Meeting
      02/10/2016 Rainbow Families Board of Directors Meeting
      02/06/2016 Rainbow Families Family Dance
      01/30/2016 Montgomery County, MD Playgroup
      01/24/2016 Conception Support Group
      10/14/2015 RFDC Board of Directors Meeting
      09/26/2015 Montgomery County, MD Playgroup
      09/20/2015 Maybe Baby Fall Class
      09/16/2015 RFDC Board of Directors Meeting

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