The LGBTQ Family Planning Courses are your opportunity to consider parenting through various pathways to parenthood, including adoption, pregnancy and birth, surrogacy, co-parenting, and foster parenting. All the courses are trans-inclusive.
The courses are learner-centred facilitated closed learning groups.
As facilitators, our goal is to help you:
- Assess information and resources you already have.
- Determine your needs for more information and resources.
- Find information you need.
- Introduce you to new resources.
- Clarify your needs and decisions.
- Identify next steps.
- Build community through meeting our guest speakers and other participants in the courses.
For the Winter 2016 session, we are offering two 12 week courses.
Participants in both courses can expect to explore practical, emotional, social, financial, medical and legal issues related to becoming a parent. Find information, clarify needs and decisions, and build community. The courses meet in two separate groups for most classes, but there are several combined sessions for participants in both groups:
Daddies & Papas 2B
For gay, bisexual, and queer men who are considering parenthood.
This course emphasizes adoption, surrogacy, and co-parenting for gay, bi, and queer-identified men.
Daddies & Papas 2B is offered as a twelve week course once in the fall and once in the winter of each year.
Queer & Trans Family Planning
For people of diverse family structures and identities, including gender queer, trans, bisexual, poly, pan or omni-sexual, dyke, butch, femme, boi, lesbian, gay, queer, or other, and their partners.
This content of this course emphasizes insemination with donor sperm or a partner or co-parent’s sperm, adoption, and co-parenting, with options to explore surrogacy and other pathways to parenthood.
Queer & Trans Family Planning is offered twice per year – once in the winter as a 12 week course, and once in the fall as a weekend course.
Dykes Planning Tykes – Weekend
For lesbian, gay, bi, and queer women who are considering parenthood.
This content of this course emphasizes insemination with donor sperm and includes some information about adoption.
Dykes Planning Tykes is offered twice per year – once in the fall as a 12 week course, and once in the winter as a weekend course.