FAMILY: Concerned parents denied contact with children during COVID-19

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“There are some parents who are taking advantage of the current unprecedented times to refuse contact” BY GILSON GRAY A worrying trend is developing with parents using the Coronavirus lockdown to prevent ex-partners from seeing their children, a leading family law expert has warned. Gilson Grayโ€™s Family Law team have received a dramatic increase in [….]

FAMILY: Preparing for pregnancy? Here’s what you need to know

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Here are five top tips to consider before embarking on your pregnancy journey BY CRYOS INTERNATIONAL Getting pregnant usually requires some extra steps for LGBTQI couples and therefore there are some extra elements to consider when preparing to have a baby. With this being said, it is also important to remember to try and relax, [….]

CALL ME MAYBE: Free telefriending for over 50s

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Opening Doors London working to make sure older LGBTQI+ people stay connected while staying home ๐ŸŒˆโ˜Ž๏ธ BY KELLY-ANNE TAYLOR. PHOTO BRUNO CANTUรRIA Opening Doors London, the London-based organisation helping LGBTQI+ over 50s to live happy, sociable and independent lives, is now offering a wonderful Telefriending service to help people stay connected during lockdown.  In the [….]

GOOD NEWS: Couple plans “pandemic pop-up wedding” at drive-in theatre

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Texan couple’s creative new ceremony concept will see them wed amid coronavirus BY BRI HOUK/DIVA STAFF. PHOTOGRAPHY ANGELA DORAN Lindsey and I were scheduled to have our dream wedding on 10 April 2020, but the arrival of Covid-19 changed those plans… While many have postponed their ceremonies, instead, we’ve decided to broadcast our nuptials to [….]

BLOG: The Adoption ABCs

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“This isnโ€™t always how I imagined my parenting journey would begin โ€“ but it feels right” BY JENNY CAMPION โ€œSo how does it work for lesbians, will you use a sperm donor?โ€ This is the wildly inappropriate question a colleague asked me during my first week at a new job (I should have known it [….]

LEGALLY SPEAKING: Mediation, but not as we know it

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“Online mediation can give couples much needed clarity and reassurance โ€“ all from the safety of their own homes” BY DENISE LAVERTY Coronavirus, COVID-19, whatever we know it by, has changed the way that we live in an unprecedented way. Schools have closed. The elderly and vulnerable have been told to hibernate for 12 weeks [….]

BLOG: Maternity leave meets social isolation for #WhichOneIsMummy

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“While parents all over social media try to trump each other with the ‘best home-schooling methods’, I’ll stick with what’s within my limits โ€“ survival!” BY KATY ROBSON-MALONE Well… this isn’t exactly what I had in mind for my maternity leave. Rather, I’d imagined going out walking the tiniest human in her buggy in the [….]