I recently spoke at the NYU LGBT Center, as part of a Queer Lunch series they have (called Quench). I was talking about the connections between reproductive rights and LGBT liberation. It’s a topic I enjoy discussing (you can check out an article I wrote about it). But after the talk, one woman came up to me and asked about resources for lesbians who want to start families. I realized that I had little to tell her, except to point her toward the parenting section of the LGBT library the center had created. So I went home and did a little more internet research, and here is some of what I came up with. Please, if you have more resources, post them in the comments.
The NYC LGBT center has a few support groups for queer parents.
I looked at quite a few LGBT organizations, but many of them focused on the legal and policy aspects, where I was simply looking for resources about the options for a lesbian couple. Explanations about the choices to make (donor? artificial insemination? turkey baster? IVF? surrogacy? adoption? etc). I couldn’t find one that really satisfied this need, but Family Equality Council has some helpful info.
I also found quite a few blogs about lesbian couples making families:
Two Georgia Mommies
The incredibly true adventures of two lesbians in Georgia who desperately want to become Mommies to more than just their pets.
Cutest Little Babymakers In Town
Just 2 more gay girls trying to make a baby – and trying to laugh about it.
the incredible true adventures of two girls in love and trying to make a baby
Anyone with more resources, please post!