EDUCATING, CONNECTING and SUPPORTING LGBTQ+ FAMILIES
NEW PARENT & PREGNANCY SUPPORT GROUP
Now an On Line ZOOM Meeting!
Rainbow Families is delighted to provide an ongoing Support Group for people who are currently pregnant, or are new to parenthood with a child under 9 months.
This program is facilitated by a licensed psychologist who specializes in reproductive health and is offered free-of-charge to Rainbow Families members (nominal fee for non-members)
Dates: Sept 20 | Oct 18 | Nov 15
This is designed for those who have not previously participated in this support group, to allow new people participate in this valuable resource. It is hoped that registrants will try to 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.
Facilitated by: Integrative Therapy of Greater Washington
PRE CONCEPTION SUPPORT GROUP
Rainbow Families is delighted to continue our ongoing Support Group for LGBTQ+ people seriously considering or going through Assisted Reproductive Technology as part of their family planning journey.
Fall/Winter 2020 Series is Here
Rainbow Families' Maybe Baby was designed 30 years ago, for prospective LGBTQ+ parents (single, married or partnered) thinking about parenthood and interested in learning more about the options and considerations in building a family.
The series covers a broad range of topics including readiness to be a parent, decision making, overview of adoption, assisted reproduction, foster, financial and legal issues, building a support network, considerations for single parenting, interracial and intercultural families, and the joys and challenges of being an LGBTQ+ 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.
Like all Rainbow Families programs, this is a safe and welcoming space for all.
Paid attendance for this Maybe Baby series includes one-year complimentary membership to Rainbow Families, with all member benefits included.
Topics/dates subject to change, pending confirmation of speakers and panelists.
No refunds after 9/10/2020. This virtual series is available nationally; current presenters are based in the Washington DC region - there may be some rules/practices governing other areas however core principles we cover should apply across the board. If registration costs are preventing you from attending, reach out to us in confidence to discuss assistance
RAINBOW FAMILIES' ADOPTION SUPPORT GROUP
Fall / Winter 2020
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, on up to waiting for your child...and all steps in-between.
Dates: Sept 26, Oct 24, Nov 21, December 19
The group is facilitated by an expert in the field of therapy, family counseling, mental health, youth, and families. She has a Masters degree and will soon complete her Doctorate.
Those who have never attended this support group will have registration priority, to help new people participate in this valuable resource. We ask that registrants attend all sessions to receive the most benefit from this support group.
Space is limited to help maintain a sense of privacy, intimacy and safety to interact.
Meetings are free of charge to Rainbow Families members. Non-members are $20 per person (about $7 per session per person). No refunds. Dates/times may be subject to change; any changes will be communicated immediately.
JOIN RAINBOW FAMILIES FOR CHILD HEALTH AWARENESS DAY
A short Saturday morning story time! We will read two fun titles,
If the Dentist Were an Animal, by Rachel Grider
Three Cheers for Kid McGear, by Sherri Duskey Rinker
Then we'll each share OUR favorite thing we do to help stay healthy!
Is it brushing our teeth? Eating veggies? Being kind?
Child Health Day in the United States raises awareness of how they can protect and develop children’s health. This event is annually celebrated on the first Monday of October.
Free for Rainbow Families members, $5 for non members
LGBTQ+ prospective parents face unique family building
Please join Dr. Carter Owen for an informative discussion about fertility, where we will discuss the topics of Donor Egg and Gestational Carriers
Arming yourself with accurate information can help you make well-informed decisions as you embark on your journey to become a parent
There is no charge, however a small donation to Rainbow Families is appreciated
Link for the meeting will be sent prior
About Dr. Owen: Dr. Carter Owen is board certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology and board eligible in Medical Genetics and Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility (MG and REI). She attended the University of Georgia and the Medical College of Georgia.
While in medical school, she was awarded a clinical research fellowship at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Bethesda where she focused on uterine fibroids. After completing her OBGYN residency in Philadelphia at the University of Pennsylvania, she returned to the D.C. metro area for her fellowship in MG and REI at the NIH. She currently practices at CCRM Northern Virginia Fertility Center. She is a member of the LGBTQ clinical committee for CCRM nationwide. She and her wife are the proud parents of two sons
OK - sigh - We aren't quite ready for a huge, in-person party. We must still do our parts to keep everyone healthy.
So we're going to do a TRICK or TREAT COSTUME PARTY! Let's get together, have the kids (and of course their creative parents) get dressed up in their Halloweeniest Spooktaculariest Best! The kids can show off their fun costumes, laugh with one another, even do a couple of activities.
All Rainbow Families members are welcome! Prospective parents, your kids' grandparents, BFF's. All we ask is that all costumes be family-friendly.
Please - keep this tradition alive - even if modified. Our kids need opportunities to see other families like theirs, which has been so limited in the last several months.
Do you have some ideas? Thoughts on how to make this even more fun for everyone? Let us know!
For the trans community, considering building a family through fertility can be truly unique, if not daunting. It's vital to have a safe, affirming space to learn and to ask questions.
Please join Dr. Carter Owen for an informative discussion about fertility, with topics specifically for the trans community.
Arming yourself with accurate information can help you make well-informed decisions as you embark on your journey to become a parent.
Did YOU get in on the fun at our 2019 weekend?
Were you looking forward to our 2020 weekend?
Our fun, splish-splash, AWESOME 2021 weekend is here!
Great Wolf Lodge has been extremely supportive of Rainbow Families.
It feels good to support businesses who support us
Covid-19 Note: If Great Wolf Lodge is open during for the February 5 weekend, your reservations, arrangements, financial transactions, and liability are wholly between you and Great Wolf Lodge.
5614 Connecticut Ave., NW, #309
Washington, DC 20015-2604
P: (202) 747-0407
Copyright 2018, 2019, 2020 Rainbow Families, the Tree logo, and Maybe Baby are trademarks of Rainbow Families. Use of our logo or name are prohibited without express permission.
Terms and Conditions