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Queer Family Planning (Legal FAQ)

By : April 11, 2018 Comments Off
*Note: This article was originally published on Pride Pocket prior to merging with MyUmbrella* Starting a family is one of the most exciting and important decisions in a couple’s life. From how to build your family to the financial costs associated with each option, queer family planning can feel like a daunting, nearly impossible task, especially when different states have different laws regarding adoptions, fostering, and health care coverage. In order to put you on the right track toward achieving your goal of building a family, MyUmbrella is breaking down barriers, one article at a time. In this article, we’ll walk you through four common ways queer couples start families and discuss the basic legal implications of each. Foster to Adopt  There are two ways to adopt a child: through
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Home for the HoliGAYS

By : December 25, 2017 Comments Off
*Note: This article was originally published on Pride Pocket prior to merging with MyUmbrella* Visiting your family for the holidays can be pretty stressful - regardless of your circumstances - but for members of the LGBT+ community, ordinary family tensions can be compounded with bigotry, erasure, and hostility. If this is your first holiday season out to your family, this may be especially true. Whether you have recently begun to transition, are bringing a same-sex partner home for the first time, or just need your family to understand that this is who you truly are - here are some tips, suggestions, and things to avoid to get you through this festive season. Coming out for The HolidaysIf your family does not yet know about your gender and orientation, the easiest
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