Australian GLBTI Parenting Groups

The Gay Dads Group has been established as a social/support group which
organises dinners, picnics and information talks. The website is aimed at
keeping gay dads from all over NSW in contact, and aware of services available
to them and highlight any news or articles that may be of interest
This Victorian community education and lobbying campaign aims to achieve
equal rights and choices for lesbian, gay and bisexual, trangender and
intersex (LGBTI or ‘rainbow’) parents, prospective parents and families. We
are working to improve both the law and social attitudes in the broader
community. The campaign is coordinated by the Fertility Access Rights Lobby, a
working group of the Victorian Gay and Lesbian Rights Lobby, and The ALSO
Foundation (a non-profit foundation that works to enhance LGBTI people’s
lives) and members of our communities.
A social group for people who are considering forming a rainbow family.
People of all sexualities who share the aim of creating a family within the
GLBTI community are welcome. We meet for a friendly and informal dinner /
drinks on the first Tuesday of each month (excluding December and January)
from 7pm the venue will be announced for each meeting. There is no need to
book. Singles and couples welcome.
Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays promotes the health and
well being of gay, lesbian and bisexual persons, their families and friends
through: support, to cope with an adverse society; education, to enlighten an
ill-informed public; and advocacy, to end discrimination and to secure equal
civil rights. Parents, Families, and Friends of Lesbians and Gays provides an
opportunity to dialogue about sexual orientation and acts to create a society
that is healthy and respectful of human diversity.
Gamma is a discreet information and support group for men who are married,
previously married or in a long term heterosexual relationship, who feel
emotionally and/or sexually attracted to other men. We meet on the last Monday
of each month for group discussions and to listen to guest speakers. We are
located in Melbourne, Australia.
Parents With Pride is a support, networking, and resources forum for
Australian and NZ parents, partners, and prospective parents who identify as
being GLBT (gay, lesbian, bisexual, and trans*), and their families. Providing
free resources and local group listings … bringing families together.

International Surrogacy Services for Gay Men 

Welcome to the Growing Generations web site. Founded in 1996, Growing
Generations is the oldest and largest surrogacy and egg donation firm
dedicated to serving the gay and lesbian community. As you explore our web
site, we encourage you to consider the many benefits of working with our
Fertility Futures is the source for extraordinary surrogates who will
assist you in creating your dream of having a family. Our full-service agency
will expertly guide you through the surrogacy process with compassionate and
knowledgeable support. FFI was founded on one simple principle ??” to provide
our clients with the highest standard of care in the surrogacy industry. From
that simple mission, the company has grown from 2 dedicated founders, parents
themselves through assisted reproduction, to a professional staff of 15 and a
referral network of some of the most respected doctors, attorneys and
psychologists in the surrogacy field. This highly skilled team has assisted
more than 650 clients from over 18 countries.
OurBirthRight (Surrogacy Parenting Services) is an agency created
specifically for the gay community. We work with physicians who have high
pregnancy success rates. A smaller agency providing full service at a lower
cost. Co-founders Paul Jones and Christina Maichl created OurBirthRight as a
unique surrogacy service based on their own first-hand experience with
surrogacy ??“ Paul as a father of a child conceived through surrogacy and
Christina as an experienced surrogate mother. They understand the challenges
and rewards of making this significant decision.
The Center for Surrogate Parenting, Inc. is a world renown surrogate
parenting agency with offices in California and Maryland. CSP was established
because we strongly believe that couples who are ready and willing to take on
the responsibility of parenthood deserve that opportunity. Having a child with
the help of a surrogate can be an exciting and fulfilling way to meet that
need. Unlike some alternative methods of creating a family, the surrogacy
process allows a child to be biologically related to either one or (in the
case of In Vitro Fertilization) both parents. It also gives the couple the
opportunity to become involved in the pregnancy itself. And finally, since
their child is conceived only because of their own existence, the true genesis
of the child is its creation in the minds and hearts of the couple.
Surrogate Alternative’s Mission is to assist infertile couples who want to
become parents and need an agency which specializes in third party
reproduction through Surrogacy Arrangements. With the help of compassionate
individuals and people involved in the infertility field, our goal is to make
the dream of becoming a parent – a reality.
We are a full-service Egg Donor & Surrogacy Agency founded by attorney
Stephanie Caballero who personally struggled with infertilty to realize her
dream of having twins with the help of a surrogate. We are a GLBT
friendly-business located in San Diego, California. Because California is a
surrogacy-friendly state & gay marriage is also recognized, many of our
clients are international gay males. We dedicate ourselves to helping the gay
community realize the dream of having a family. We have over 1,000 donors &
surrogates in our database to choose from. Extraordinary Conceptions has
partnered with the best IVF clinics & we refer our clients to the most
sought-after physicians. Please visit our website & sign-up for our monthly
e-newsletter & we’ll keep you up-to-date on the latest news regarding
third-party reproduction.
Circle is the USA’s oldest full service gay owned and gay focused
surrogate-parenting agency, serving clients from around the USA and 32
countries worldwide, including Australia. Since 1995, Circle Surrogacy has
helped bring to the world over 250 babies, with unmatched success rates of
close to 100% in clients becoming parents through egg donor surrogacy. Its
dedicated staff of professionals in Boston, New York, Indiana, Texas and
Arizona is made up of lawyers, social workers, parents through surrogacy,
surrogates and past clients. Circle Surrogacy provides a choice of specialized
clinics at locations throughout the country, including the west coast, a large
selection of egg donors, swift matching with carefully screened surrogates,
and a variety of flexible programs and financial options. Our site is full of
rich content including articles, news stories, blogs, detailed cost estimates,
donor profiles, etc. We also have a highly popular YouTube channel at
I have been helping create all types of families for the past 7 years.
This is a fun and friendly online support group for New Zealander’s who are
interested in Surrogacy, Egg donation, Sperm donation, Adoption, IVF, and all
of those issues that go with infertility.Australian’s and others
Internationally, who are looking into Surrogacy and/or Donor options here in
New Zealand, are most welcome to come in and join us.Spouses and/or partners
are welcome too.
Surrogacy India???s focus is in fertility, not infertility. Making babies,
is possible. ???Possible??? is what we believe in.We understand, that
infertility is not about being unable to conceive, it is also the trauma the
individual and or the couple passes through.Surrogacy India is the first and
only professional organisation of its kind in India, providing comprehensive
services related to Surrogacy and Egg Donation programs.At Surrogacy India, we
are always with you, like a shadow, supporting you, guiding you through every
step of your new journey, may it be parenthood, or becoming a surrogate mother
or just donating life through your eggs / sperms.
Become Parents is a India based Ethical Surrogacy Agency who’s goal is to
make your surrogacy journey hassle-free and emotionally rewarding. Our goal is
to guide you throughout the process right from initial enquiry until you take
your baby home with you.Being former Intended Parents, we know how expensive
online gambling Surrogacy can be. That’s why our goal is to ‘keep costs to a minimum’, ‘offer
the best possible service’ and ‘negotiate better rates with clinics,
psychologists, lawyers, travel agents and other professionals’ involved in
this journey.We proudly call ourselves an Ethical Surrogacy agency because our
goal is to look after the welfare of the surrogate, her family and provide her
with multiple financial options.
Welcome to “I wanna get pregnant” website, hosted by Rotunda – The Center
for Human Reproduction and a place where you can learn more about the services
and staff at Rotunda – The Center for Human Reproduction.We know that facing
infertility can be one of the most stressful situations you may encounter,
emotionally, physically and sometimes financially. At Rotunda, we work
hand-in-hand with you to make every phase of the process — from diagnosis to
treatment– as predictable and comfortable as possible.
Canada is a great option for international intended parents to build their
family. Our social healthcare system, similar values, and CAD dollar value
makes Canada a fantastic choice.Please contact our office for further
information on how CFC can help you build your family-
At Beverly Hills Egg Donation (BHED), we provide a caring, consultative
approach to help you through the egg donation process. As one of the most
regarded agencies in the egg donation industry, we work with most of the top
fertility clinics in the U.S., and with clients worldwide. A large percentage
of our clientele are gay couples. We have a large number of intelligent,
attractive and generous young women to choose from, and we look forward to
helping you!
Since 2001, Surrogacy in Canada Online has provided information, referral
and support to Canadians involved with Third Party Reproduction. Our services
are available to Canadian and International Intended Parents and/or Surrogate
Mothers. We offer a discreet environment with a more personal approach to
genuinely take the time to get to know each of our Intended Parents and
Surrogate Mothers. Contact us today to learn more!
Creative Family Connections is a law firm that is passionate about its
founding principle: “because everyone can build a family.” Approximately half
of our clients are same-sex couples or single dads. We match our clients to
gestational surrogates after a careful screening process that includes an
in-home interview that is rarely a routine step of other firms or agencies. We
also can match you to an egg donor and give you the option of meeting your egg
donor on a first name basis. As attorneys, we make sure that the entire
process is structured in a manner that is legal, so that your parental rights
over the most important thing you have ever created — your child — are fully
protected. We will prepare and negotiate your surrogacy and egg donor
contracts. And we will go to court to obtain an order declaring you to be the
sole legal parents. We have obtained many “first” rulings for our gay clients.
Finally we will work with the hospital to obtain a birthing plan so that all
goes smoothly at the delivery. Surrogacy is an amazing journey; our goal is to
make it an amazingly joyous and successful one.

GLBTI Parenting Legal Services 

The Victorian Gay and Lesbian Rights Lobby represents gay and lesbian
interests and works co-operatively and constructively within the political
framework and the community at large. The VGLRL maintains a high level of
community relevance. While it focuses on key issues the VGLRL continually
canvases community needs and assesses the political landscape.
Information and advocacy for gay and lesbian parents, couples and
individuals, including fact sheets on a range topics including parenting,
work, relationships, writing a will, and federal issues.
Advice & support for same sex couples seeking permanent residency for the
overseas partner of Australian Citizen or permanent resident. Meetings at
Betty Day Centre 6-7 Argyle Street, St Kilda 5:00pm, 1st Sunday monthly,
7:30pm 3rd Monday monthly.
Dedicated to providing general information and resources concerning the law
as it affects the global gay, lesbian, bisexual, transsexual and intersex (GLBTI)
community and the simplest access to a gay or lesbian (or gay or
lesbian-friendly) lawyer.
Free confidential advice and referral for PLWHA`s (Partners, carers,
family, friends where problem relates to HIV/AIDS). Sessions fortnightly each
Thursday 7-9pm.
Free legal advice and casework. Including Criminal Law, Police Complaints,
Family Law, Discrimination, Social Security Law and Wills. Registered
Migration Agent is available by appointment. Please note: NMLS services those
in Nth & Wst Melb, Parkville and CBD
The Equal Opportunity Commission Victoria helps people resolve complaints
of discrimination, sexual harassment and racial and religious vilification by
offering a conciliation process that is confidential, impartial, free and
simple. The Commission is not a tribunal or court. We help people to resolve
complaints by mutual agreement. We do not prosecute, make judgments for or
against either side, nor can we award compensation. In addition to our
complaint resolution service, we offer information, education and consultancy
services, conduct research and provide legal and policy advice. The Commission
is a statutory body that reports to the Victorian Parliament through the State
* The Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission was established in 1986
by an act of the Federal Parliament. Our goal is to foster greater
understanding and protection of human rights in Australia and to address the
human rights concerns of a broad range of individuals and groups. We are an
independent statutory organisation and report to the federal Parliament
through the Attorney-General.
Sydney based migration practice specializing in child visa and citizenship
matters. In the course of working with members of Gay Dads in NSW and clients
from other states, we have enjoyed close cooperation with some of the
surrogacy agencies in US and Canada. We also provide assistance and advice on
all migration matters. Our principal is the president of the Gay and Lesbian
Immigration Task Force, GLITF NSW Inc, an organisation that provides pro bono
advice for partnership (interdependency) visa.

General GLBTI Websites

Gay and Lesbian Switchboard (Victoria) Incorporated is a volunteer
organisation which provides a telephone counselling, referral and information
service. Switchboard’s service is free, anonymous, and confidential. Our
phones are staffed by trained volunteer counsellors who are themselves gay,
lesbian, bisexual, or transgender. Switchboard was established in 1991 to
provide a vitally important service to Melbourne’s queer community. Since
then, our service has grown to a team of over 60 trained volunteer counsellors
that staff our service for over 30 hours per week, and take approximately 400
calls per month.
Rainbow Parents provides a variety of resources to Proud Parents and their
kids including best in class travel, shopping and a collective web resource
guide for Proud Parenting.
The Family Pride Coalition (FPC) has for 25 years been the only national
(US) non-profit organization solely dedicated to equality for lesbian, gay,
bisexual and transgender (LGBT) parents and their families. Headquartered in
Washington, D.C., FPC supports nearly 200 membership-based LGBT parenting
groups nationwide with a base of 35,000 supporters.
Children of Lesbians and Gays Everywhere. Our Mission: To engage, connect,
and empower people to make the world a better place for children of lesbian,
gay, bisexual, and/or transgender parents and families. People and Place:
COLAGE was created for people just like you! In the United States alone, more
than 10 million people have one or more lesbian, gay, bisexual and/or
transgender parent(s). Today, COLAGE is the only national organization in the
world specifically supporting children, youth and adults with LGBT parent(s).
Using our experiences and creativity, COLAGE offers a diverse array of
support, education and advocacy by and for folks with LGBT parents.
There’s a lot of information for gay parents on the web. But as a new dad,
I was having trouble finding it. So, I created this page to pull it all
together, using my own journey as a guidepost for some places you might want
to visit.
JOY Melbourne 94.9FM is Australia’s only Gay and Lesbian Community Radio
Station. JOY Melbounre is a Gay and Lesbian volunteer-based community radio
station, committed to providing a voice for the diverse lesbian and gay
communities, enabling freedom of expression, the breaking down of isolation
and the celebration of our culture, achievements and pride.
Parents & Friends of Lesbian and Gays – USA Parent Body
Twenty 10 Gay & Lesbian Youth & Family Support
ACON – AIDS Council of NSW (ACON)
Gay & Lesbian Counselling Service of NSW
Anti-Violence Project (Homophobic/Hate-related Violence)
Sydney Pride
Coming Out Australia is a community focused website to provide information,
resources and interactive activities for gay, lesbian, bisexual and
transgender people about “Coming Out”
Online Community for Gay guys who want to become parents.
Provides comprehensive recommendations adopting children within Australia
and from overseas.
The primary aim of GLITF is to assist the foreign partners of Australian
lesbians and gay men to migrate to Australia. We do that by: -Providing
information and advice relating to Partner Migration for gay and lesbian
couples; -Working with politicians and public servants to build understanding
of the partner migration laws and how they affect gay and lesbian couples;
-Lobbying to improve the migrations laws to assist more gay and lesbian
couples to stay together. -Providing updates about changes to migration
legislation and policy that would impact the gay and lesbian community.
Gay Dads Canada is a Canadian National Network of community based Gay
Father Discussion/Support Groups uniting Canadian Gay Fathers across Canada.
GDC extends it’s national network to any and all international networks of
other Gay Fathers around the world.

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