Author Archives: My Big Gay Family

Research: National Longitudinal Lesbian Family Study

“Since the 1980s, the US National Longitudinal Lesbian Family Study (NLLFS) has been following and reporting on a cohort of planned lesbian families with children conceived through donor insemination. Initiated by Nanette Gartrell, MD, the NLLFS examines the social, psychological, and emotional development of the children as well as the dynamics of planned lesbian families. This is the longest-running and ... Read More »

Reciprocal IVF – making a baby with your partner’s embryo

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It is becoming increasingly common for women to carry an embryo developed from their partner’s egg and donor sperm. The reasons to choose this path are varied. One partner may have a medical condition they don’t want to pass on. They may be unable to carry themselves. Or they simply want the experience of carrying their partner’s biological child. Whatever ... Read More »

Follow: Gay Dad Families

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Follow: Lesbian Families

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This is a selection of the many wonderful LGBTIQ families you can find with blogs or instagram accounts. More are being added regularly. Click on each image to go to their Instagram page. To have your page added, send a request via the submission page. Read More »

“Who is in your family?” posters

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Rainbow Families Council – Victoria, Australia Who is in your family? Posters and a resource kit for early childhood services and primary schools. Click on each image or link to download the documents. Read More »

What is In Vitro Fertilization (IVF)?

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What is IVF? In vitro fertilisation (IVF) is the process of taking an egg and introducing it to sperm, outside a woman’s body. “In vitro” means ‘in glass’ as the egg and sperm meet in a petri dish in a laboratory. If the sperm and egg join, an embryo is formed. Healthy embryos are placed back into the uterus to ... Read More »

Shauna, Candice and Oscar

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Two Australian mums with the sweetest little boy, please meet Shauna, Candice and Oscar! Read More »