LGBTI Parents Group
The next Parents LGBTI meeting is scheduled for Wed 28 August at 7 pm. Any suggestions for speakers are welcome
Have you visited Baby Ventures?
Baby Ventures – is a wonderful website packed with information and personal accounts on the various options available to same-sex couples who are interested in starting a family.
Baby-ventures is the brainchild of Lisa Sonnekus, who after years of research, planning and trying to conceive, succeeded in making her dream of having a family a reality.
Through a maze of Internet searches and chat rooms, it became clear that there was a strong need for information relevant to same-sex parenting – from how to conceive or adopt, to all the legalities and logistics that come with this. Baby-ventures is an answer to this call and makes every effort to provide accurate and up-to-date information on a range of topics relating to same-sex parenting. The website is written by individuals who have a personal interest in this subject and who, in their spare time, have volunteered their services to act as missionaries to provide you with guidelines and information on starting a family in South Africa
The Baby-ventures Rainbow Family was launched in September 2006. We have been serving our community ever since with passion.
The Baby-ventures Rainbow Family company participated in the following events to promote the acceptance of family diversity:
During this time we held the first in SA History, Same Sex Parenting Seminar, launched Bedtime Stories, published many articles in SA Gay Pages, Wrapped, Elle, Pink Tongue and many more. We represented our community on television and radio. Research institutes knocked on our doors and we still provide them with much needed content and
information to compile their studies.
Guest speaker at the SA National Fertility Sisters Conference where we were invited to speak about same-sex parenting. We also ran a campaign for the Wolmer Tree fund and raised money through our website over the Festive Season.
Our latest involvement is with the case against Home Affairs to fight discrimination for parents and parents to be. We give our time, our expertise and our resources.
Our mission during this has always been: RESPECT FOR FAMILY DIVERSITY = A BETTER TOMORROW.
Good Hope MCC is an inclusive and affirming church. For more information, you can visit their wesbite at: http://www.marriagealliance.co.za/ and for directions to the church, you can follow this link:
HAVE YOU JOINED OUR LIBRARY?
We have some fab books in the library, among them are :
Families Like Mine: Children of Gay Parents Tell It Like It Is
Lesbian and Gay Parents and Their Children
Gay Dads: A Celebration of Fatherhood
Gay Parents/Straight Schools
Lesbian and Gay Families Speak Out
And For The Kiddies:
Uncle Bobby's Wedding
Mom and Mum are Getting Married
Mommy, Mamma and Me
Daddy, Papa and Me
And Tango Makes Three
It's OK To Be Different
If you look under programme areas on the website and follow the prompts to the library, you will find out more information on how to go about joining and the library hours