Practice Makes Perfect: Our Plan for Telling Our Daughter Her Adoption Story

Practice Makes Perfect: Our Plan for Telling Our Daughter Her Adoption Story

by Scott Effler and Geoff Gaspar

During our adoption journey, we took a “Preparation for Adoption” workshop. The workshop opened our eyes to a number of adoption-related concepts, but one of the aspects that really stuck out to us was a piece of advice about how to tell your adoption story.

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Talking to Kids About Gender Identity - Part 3

Talking to Kids About Gender Identity - Part 3

by Twigtale

Twigtale thinks the conversation about gender is an important one – it is about about personal identity and gender equality. It's also a conversation that can take several forms. Explaining why certain toys are marketed to girls or boys, why women and men typically dress in different styles of clothes, or what the word "tomboy" means are all part of a discourse on gender identity. 

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Telling Your Family's Summer Story

Telling Your Family's Summer Story

by Sara Garrity, MSW

Our books tell a great story - your story. And it is a privilege to write it with you.

Summer shifts most of our narratives. It can bring a surge of excitement - a vacation, trips to the beach, reconnecting with people you love. It can also bring chaos - a daily routine with less structure, telling your child they will be separated from you while you travel, saying goodbye when a sweet visit ends.

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Our LGBTQ Book Launch Party

Our LGBTQ Book Launch Party

by Sara Garrity, MSW

Last week we launched our LGBTQ Family Story. To celebrate, Twigtale enthusiasts Zem Joaquin, Lucy Southworth, and Anne Wojicicki hosted a fantastic party, held at Obvious Ventures offices in San Francisco. 

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Five More of Our Favorite LGBTQ Parent Blogs

Five More of Our Favorite LGBTQ Parent Blogs

by Sara Garrity, MSW

To celebrate our LGBTQ Family Story book launch, we are recommending five more of our favorite LGBTQ parenting blogs. Composing this list did not feel revolutionary. However, we are reminded by today's Supreme Court decision that a revolution has certainly occurred. While there is still far to go, our hearts are at peace today knowing that love won. 

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Two-Week Wait

Two-Week Wait

by David Sigal

Growing up gay, I never thought I would become a father or have a family of my own.

Now we spend our weekends going to playgrounds, birthday parties and seeing every Disney movie that comes out with our four-year-old daughter.

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Five of Our Favorite LGBTQ Parent Blogs

Five of Our Favorite LGBTQ Parent Blogs

by Sara Garrity, MSW

Today is the launch of our new LGBTQ Family Story. Our books are designed to be personalized because no family story is the same. However, we know it’s also true that personal stories connect us to others in a powerful way. We love reading the blogs of parents who connect to others by being brave enough to authentically and honestly share their story.

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Billy's Story

Billy's Story

by Bobby Benfield, CEO

 

The release of our book today for children of LGBTQ parents has great personal importance to me.  My brother-in-law, Billy, is gay.

Billy grew up in a small town in Northwest Oregon with a population of 8,000 people.  Many of the children who grow up in this part of Oregon don’t stray far. 

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