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Featured Family Portraits
Community / Portraits

Featured Family Portraits

  It’s featured family time! This week we have a family made from love and adoption, an adorable couple from Michigan, and a family from Alberta who are getting married in just two weeks! These families totally rule!     Kelly and Diane have been together for almost 30 years […]

TGIF Video: Fosterosity, with Some JLo on Top
Culture / Entertainment / Family

TGIF Video: Fosterosity, with Some JLo on Top

Fosterosity: not the Jodie kind. Thanks to the ABC Family TV series, now chugging headlong into its sixth episode, we have a new kind of Foster to watch. And we’re not alone: it is pulling in very strong ratings, ranked as cable TV’s #1 telecast in its time slot among […]

The Fosters Roundtable: The Morning After (Episode 5)
Culture / Family / Media / Parenting

The Fosters Roundtable: The Morning After (Episode 5)

  Spoiler alert-o-rama!  These weekly Roundtables are your place for lesbofamily banter about the new ABC Family show The Fosters, and they’re chock-a-block with SPOILERY content.  You’ve been warned!  Episode Synopsis: Passion takes Jesus and Lexi by surprise, and soon they realize there may be consequences. Meanwhile, Brandon objects to Callie’s […]

The Fosters Roundtable: Quinceañera (Episode 4)
Culture / Family

The Fosters Roundtable: Quinceañera (Episode 4)

Spoiler alert-o-rama!  These weekly Roundtables are your place for lesbofamily banter about the new ABC Family show The Fosters, and they’re chock-a-block with SPOILERY content.  You’ve been warned!  Episode Synopsis:  Lena wants Mariana’s quinceañera to be perfect, but Mariana uncovers a secret that may ruin her day. Meanwhile, Lena’s mom visits; […]

Sherri Saum as Lena Adams and Danny Nucci as Mike Foster on The Fosters, Image Copyright ABC Family
Culture / Family / Media

The Fosters Roundtable: Consequently (Episode 2)

Spoiler alert-o-rama!  These weekly Roundtables are your place for smart lesbofamily banter about the new ABC Family show The Fosters, and they’re chock-a-block with SPOILERY content.  Not so much a recap of plot points as it is chit-chat about compelling issues the episode brought up. Read no further if you want […]

The Fosters Roundtable: Premiere Week
Family / Kids

The Fosters Roundtable: Premiere Week

Spoiler alert-o-rama! We’ll be dishing, dicing, slicing, and debating the new ABC Family drama The Fosters each week, and it’ll be no holds barred! So read no further if you want to watch the show and actually be surprised by what happens! And then come back, read up, and join […]

Lessons From the Great Airport Debacle of April 2013
Community / Family / Guest blog posts / Parenting

Lessons From the Great Airport Debacle of April 2013

Guest author Liz Durant writes about open adoption, parenting, poetry, women’s spirituality and more at Poemfish. She says: “as a new adoptive mom, I am lucky to have a close relationship with our daughter’s tummy mommy. I’m also married to an amazing woman who is a birth mom and adoptee. And […]

Old Fogies with Pretty Babies
Family / Parenting

The Upside to Being an “Older” Parent

Seven years ago, I was 36, my partner was 49, and our first daughter was one. As happens from time to time, regular as the tides, there was some flurry in the mainstream press about the evils of selfish feminists waiting too long to become parents, much to the detriment […]

My Dream
Community / Family / Guest blog posts / Parenting

My Dream

Today’s guest author is RoiAnn Phillips, who blogs at Are You the Babysitter?, where this post originally appeared last September (and how many of us can relate to that question?!). To get further immersed in RoiAnn’s writing and perspective, we can all read her blog, but those of you in the Chicago area […]

Legal status of adoption by same-sex couples around the world.
Family / Family-building

Adoption around the World

All kinds of families everywhere use a variety of means to create family.  In the LGBT community, one avenue that is open to use is adoption.  Except, it isn’t always open to us. Here is the wikimap of legal status of same-sex couples around the world:   This week, however, […]