VANCOUVER, BC: When people who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans or queer (LGBTQ) decide they want to have children, their road to parenthood is often a lengthy process full of complex legal, emotional and financial challenges.
To help prospective LGBTQ parents learn more about their options for starting a family, the BC Council for Families is hosting a workshop in Vancouver from February 20th to 22nd entitled “Making Family: A Weekend Workshop for LGBTQ People Considering Parenthood.”
Over the course of the weekend, facilitator Rachel Epstein will go over different methods of becoming parents such as pregnancy (including donor insemination), adoption, co-parenting and surrogacy. She will also cover diverse family configurations, current research on LGBTQ parenting and legal issues. The content of the course will be modified to suit the needs and interests of the participants, and participants are encouraged to bring their partners, potential co-parents and friends.
For more information, or to register for the workshop, visit: https://www.bccf.ca/bccf/trainings/making-family-a-weekend-workshop-for-lgbtq-people-considering-parenthood/.
Please also see below for information regarding 'Workshops to Help Professionals Working with Prospective LGBTQ Parents'
About the BC Council for Families
The BC Council for Families is a provincial non-profit organization that develops programs, workshops and resources to strengthen families, in all of their diversity, across the province. The Council advocates for public policy change and prevention.
To learn more about the BC Council for Families, visit: http://www.bccf.ca/
For more information, please contact:
Joel B. Kaplan, MSW
BC Council for Families
208-1600 West 6th Ave, V6J1R3
office: 604.678.8884, ext. 102
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