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Mignon And Elaine’s Story From The Let Love Define Family Series

Originally published on the Huffington Post Gay Voices Long before Mignon R. Moore, 43, and Elaine Harley, 44, of Los Angeles considered raising a child,...
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The Entrustment Ceremony – Creating meaningful ritual in open adoption

By Leah Sheldon Originally Published by Adoption Connection Ashlee (left) and adoptive mom Bobbie exchange vows and bracelets at the entrustment...
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Straight Talk From a Lesbian Mom

I am a real live lesbian mom. My wife and I have been together for 23 years, way back before we could even think of...
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A Night Out to Remember

By Jessica Israel Cannon For the past five years, Our Family Coalition’s Night Out has been an annual favorite event for the adults in my...
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Jacob’s New Dress is a Hit! A Q&A with authors Sarah & Ian Hoffman

Have you and your children read Jacob's New Dress yet? This beautifully illustrated, heartwarming book hit the stores last week (Amazon has been shipping it...
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Wedding in a Week

Post by Maria Iorillo of San Francisco Midwife Dina and I have been together for 19 years. She is amazing, wonderful, marriage-material-from-day-one! A few years back,...
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Blind Faith

Every day that I wave to my kids as they leave the house for school, I don't even think about the requisite faith I must...
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Two men and a baby: Navigating parenting and partnership in a two-dad family

By KALW reporter Jen Chien Credit Phyllis Christopher / phyllischristopher.comMickey, Alicia and Amos Lim When Amos and Mickey Lim met in...
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What Domestic Partners Need to Know About Applying for Health Insurance Under Obamacare

Post by Shae Irving, legal editor and writer When registered domestic partners or civil union partners apply for coverage in the new health insurance marketplace, there’s...
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Everyone’s School

Rick Oculto, Our Family Coalition Education CoordinatorIn October and November Our Family Coalition gathered teachers, school administrators, and families in San Francisco and the East...
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Trust & Fear of the Unknown in Adoption

This is the happy story of a new family being born through unexpected circumstances and an almost magical lining up of the stars. Little did...
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Welcome OFC families and our friends!

We are excited to “soft” launch our new website.  That means that we are taking the next month to get your feedback and help us...