FAMILY: One in three LGBTQI adopters say their sexual orientation is a barrier

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Research from New Family Social reveals that LGBTQI couples currently family-finding are facing huge struggles  BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS, IMAGE VIA INSTAGRAM According to brand new research conducted by New Family Social, the UK’s charity for LGBTQI adopters and foster carers, 28% of LGBTQI adopters currently waiting to be matched with a child say that their [….]

FAMILY: About the men behind sperm donations

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“Not every man is qualified to become a sperm donor” BY CRYOS INTERNATIONAL For many same-sex couples, using a sperm donor is one of the preferred options when it comes to creating a family. Cryos, located in Denmark, is the world’s largest sperm bank with more than 1,000 donors online. But who are these male donors [….]

FAMILY: Women today want personal information about their sperm donor’s

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Today, more and more women are choosing sperm donors with an extended profile and buy access to photos of the donor as an adult. BY CRYOS INTERNATIONAL In the last three years Cryos has experienced an increased demand for ID-Release donors (also known as non-anonymous/open donors) with extended profiles. These profiles contain a lot of [….]

PARENTING: What legal rights do LGBTQI parents have?

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Questioning how inclusive the current Family Court systems are here in the UK BY DIVA STAFF Imagine you are the mother of a child born through donor conception within a same-sex relationship, but you’re not the biological mother and you are unmarried. What legal rights do you have that tie you to your child? Does [….]

FAMILY: Q&A video with Lisa from Teddy Has Two Mams

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“We always knew that we wanted children and the clock was ticking – loud and clear” BY CRYOS INTERNATIONAL Lisa and Lynsey are married and they live in London together with their son Teddy. On their YouTube channel, Teddy Has Two Mams, the couple share their experiences on fertility treatment, pregnancy and family life.  Cryos [….]

FAMILY: Helpful resources for your donor journey

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“Our wish is to make your dream of a family come true” BY CRYOS INTERNATIONAL At Cryos we strongly believe in everyone’s right to choose their own journey to parenthood and on our website we have heightened focus on supporting LGBTQI families. Our wish is to make your dream of a family come true. As [….]

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 Gray’s Family Law team have received a dramatic increase in [….]