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A lesbian mum stumbling through Covid 19

Video chat and hypochondriacs Well we’ve survived week one of lockdown without killing each other. I only know it has been a week because my wife was in the house all of yesterday and the day before and she wasn’t working. Yep – I’ve lost all sense of time already, but my wife would be…
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A lesbian mum stumbling through Covid 19

The world has stopped. As coronavirus sweeps across the planet and rips through the UK, I am at home with our two boys aged 9 and 6. We Are Family magazine editor Hannah Latham writes to stay sane through these strange times. Strip tease and silver linings It’s 5.45pm on a Tuesday and I’ve just…
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Get informed at the Growing Families surrogacy conferences

Ahead of Growing Families March 2020 UK/EU information day on family building options, global family-building expert Sam Everingham sheds some light on these events and why they remain so popular How long has Growing Families been running surrogacy education for Europeans? Since 2014, though until last year we ran our events under the Families Through…
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The good father – lessons in co-parenting

As a gay dad via surrogacy, writer, public health professional and the founder of not-for-profit organisation Growing Families, Sam Everingham is an expert in international surrogacy. He travels the globe educating people on the constantly changing world of family building via surrogacy. He meets many people from the LGBT community who have had families, and…
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LGBT Family and Foster Care

Capstone Foster Care have been building brighter futures for the children and young people in their care for the last 10 years. Capstone are a founder-owned, independent fostering agency with 15 local teams ready and available to support their foster families across England. If you are gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender and have ever wondered,…
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Queer Journeys to Parenthood

Growing Families (formerly Families Through Surrogacy) are a not-for-profit organisation who work globally to promote safe and informed family building through surrogacy. They ran their first UK seminar back in 2014 and quickly gained momentum. Since then they have hosted 14 events in the UK and Ireland and many more abroad. The key to the…
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Bump Rollerdisco summer popup for the whole family

Looking for something fun to do with your kids this summer? Get your skates on and head down to Bristol's iconic Millenium Square for a family session at the Bump Rollerdisco popup. Two weeks into the summer holiday we needed something energetic to occupy our boys: Noah, 9, and Eli, a very large 6 year…
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Babies and sleep regressions: how to survive them

Diane Pawsey is a maternity nurse and holistic sleep coach. She offers home consultations, as well as Skype or telephone consultations helping families throughout the UK and overseas. What are Sleep regressions?! If you are a parent or you work with children, you have most likely heard about sleep regressions. In this article, I will…
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Premium fertility treatment for the LGBT community

Dr Malini Uppal explains how City-Fertility provide excellent bespoke fertility treatment to LGBT couples and singles Dr Malini has gained vast experience in the field of reproductive medicine during her training and work at several centres of excellence. She completed her postgraduate diploma in prenatal genetics and foetal medicine with distinction at the University College…
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Decent people and good eggs is a recipe for children

We hear from Sam Everingham of Families Through Surrogacy on the important roles in surrogacy journeys "The key players in surrogacy arrangements are not in fact the doctors, embryologists and fertility lawyers you are paying. They are the surrogates, egg donors, intended parents and their support networks. So it is surprising that few surrogacy events…
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