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10 things I love about being pregnant

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Day dreaming– A large chunk of my day is dedicated to letting my imagination out of it’s box to wonder at just what this tiny little son of ours will be like. What interests will he have? Will he share a love of science and art like his mummy or will he be intrigued with gaming and technology like his ... Read More »

Foster Moms: creating permanent love in a temporary home

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Foster care is the toughest parenting gig. It requires selflessness, compassion, patience and unending love provided to children who arrive unexpectedly, stay as long as they need to (from hours to years), and can leave suddenly. They arrive with no bags, but much baggage. Foster carers are thrown into a world of frustration, anxiety, and uncertainly as they struggle to ... Read More »

Jana, Susan, Landon and Bryce

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Meet Jana and Susan, a two mum family navigating the world with their twin boys! Read More »

Lesbian access to IVF and IUI in Canada

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It may come as no surprise, that one of the countries which has enjoyed marriage equality for over 10 years, also provides equal access to IVF (in-vitro fertilisation) and IUI (interuterine insemination) for lesbian/same-sex attracted female couples. Cost of accessing IUI or IVF in Canada In Canada, a cycle of in-vitro fertilisation costs approximately $10,000 to $15,000. While Canada also ... Read More »

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

Reciprocal IVF – carrying your partner’s baby MichaelsFamily paperfox studio my big gay family

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 »

Alex Smith: Dude, where’s my village?

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My first column for My Big Gay Family. No pressure, but here’s hoping I do alright. This is a feeling all too familiar from the early days of parenting and breastfeeding: No pressure, but here’s a small, entirely dependent human being. Don’t mess this up. Oh, and we lost the instruction manual, every model is unique, and we don’t accept ... 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 »