Upcoming events

    • 10/02/2022
    • 12/04/2022
    • 3 sessions
    • Virtual
    • 11
    Register


    Rainbow Families proudly continues our Support Group for LGBTQ+ parents (and about-to-be parents) who are non-gestational carriers, regardless of gender or path to parenthood, to discuss concerns, roadblocks, triumphs and experiences related to being a non-gestational parent.

    2022 Fall Dates:     Oct 2   |  Nov 6   |  Dec 4


    Sessions are Virtual - Available Nationwide - Rainbow Families Membership Not Required
    Free for Rainbow Families Members

    During each session, the group will discuss topics related to experiences ranging from pre-conception through parenting children up to age 5.   Topics may include legal concerns, medical concerns, social concerns, parenting concerns and experiences/concerns of being "othered."

     It is hoped registrants will attend all 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.



     

    • 10/05/2022
    • 11/02/2022
    • 2 sessions
    • zoom
    • 24
    Register

    Divorced & Separated Rainbow Families Parents


    Program Update:  For our OCTOBER 5 meeting,
    we will be joined by psychotherapist Dr. John Volpe.  

    Dr. Volpe will share insight on topics such as announcing/discussing
    divorce with your children, coparenting, mediation, advocacy,
    introducing a new romantic interest, and more.
    If you're a parent going through this (or about to), this is a not-miss discussion.

    DSRF is a peer-based, informal support group for divorced or separated LGBTQ+ parents going through divorce or separation (or who already are divorced). 

    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    2022

    NO COST for Rainbow Familes members

     



    • 10/08/2022
    • 11/05/2022
    • 3 sessions
    • Virtual
    • 8
    Register


     
    Rainbow Families is pleased to offer our recurring support group for prospective LGBTQ+ parents going through the adoption process.  Participants should be about to start their home study, up to waiting for your child...and all steps in-between.   These are not to be considered a replacement for therapy or counseling.   Here, you can share and learn from one another with your shared experiences, fears, frustrations and joys, from other future LGBTQ+ parents.

    New:    FIVE sessions instead of three!

              2022 Fall Dates:   Sept 17 |  Sept 24  |  October 8 |  October 22 |  November 5 |  

              Sessions are Virtual - Available Nationwide - Rainbow Families Membership Not Required
              No charge for Rainbow Families members

    The group is facilitated by an expert in the field of therapy, family counseling, mental health, youth, and families.  Space is limited to help maintain a sense of privacy, intimacy and safety to interact.

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


    • 10/18/2022
    • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    • Virtual
    • 11
    Register



    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   -  note time change for October session 


    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.



    • 10/29/2022
    • 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Browne Academy 5917 Telegraph Rd, Alexandria, VA 22310
    • 79
    Register

    Happy Halloween!

    Join us as we celebrate Halloween Weekend!  

    Everyone is encouraged to come in costume - parents, guardians, caregivers, chosen family, siblings etc.  We'll have a great FAMILY oriented evening with dancing, a pizza party, connecting with one another, and of course our kids costume showcase.   

    Our host, Browne Academy, is immediately off the 495 Beltway at Telegraph Road South, in Alexandria, VA.  Ample parking.   Closest METRO is Huntington, about a 5 minute uber/taxi/lyft ride.  MAP

    RF Members:      $13 per Adult,  

    Non-Members:    $18 per Adult

    Children 3 and up:  $8

    Children 2 and under are FREE

    If registration fees pose a financial barrier for your family's participation, please reach out in confidence for a waiver.  No refunds after 10/15/22.  In the case of any sickness, cough, fever, please do not attend.

    • 01/15/2023
    • 03/19/2023
    • 3 sessions
    • Zoom
    • 20
    Register


    Rainbow Families is delighted to continue our Support Group for LGBTQ+ people who are currently pregnant, 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 15, 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

    • 01/15/2023
    • 03/19/2023
    • 3 sessions
    • Zoom
    • 21
    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 15 |  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

Past events

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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