VIRTUAL: Non-bio/Non-gestational Parents Support Discussion | 6pm-8pm PT

05/24/2022 06:00 PM - 08:00 PM PT

Description


  This event REGISTRATION IS OPEN. Please EMAIL Krystal Peak [she/her], at krystal@ourfamily.org with any questions.

 


Parenting is a journey unto itself, but for so many LGBTQ+ families it means making some compromises, sacrifices, and a lot of planning.

For non-biological and/or non-gestating parents there are a series of gender, familial, and societial shifts that are often hard to navigate. We hope that by holding space for a peer-led support group conversation, parents that are non-bio/non-gestating can share their highs, lows, tips, and tools, other caregivers will have the resources they need to build their family with even greater support.

We hope that this event will create a space for non-bio/gestating parents to learn from one another and build community support.

Our plan is to host this space once a month, virtually, and soon supplement this group with in-person events as the opportunities and interest arise.

We held our inaugural meeting last month, and we plan to discuss what topics folks would like to plot out for future meetings, connect folks with resources, and really start rebuilding our community connections that have been hard to maintain through the challenges of pandemic restrictions.

All of our families are created in many different ways, as such we are encouraging anyone in the LGBTQ+ families that identifies as non-biological, non-gestational, or both to participate and ask that folks be thoughtful and mindful of the various intersectional identities that will be present in this space.

Please RSVP so we get an accurate count on interest.

 


 

Tuesday, May 24, 2022  •  6:00 PM - 8:00 PM PST

 


Taking place virtually via secure Zoom phone and video conference, the details of which will be emailed along with your confirmation and in the pre-event reminder email.

 


Please register using the link above, and we'll contact you with the secure telehealth conference call phone number and video link URL. To be sure to allow us enough time to get back to you with the contact information, please register as early as possible; remember also to check your spam folder if you've not received access info. Our video and audio conferencing are HIPAA-compliant and preserve the security and confidentiality of all our participants to the highest standards possible. [Further information about Zoom meeting HIPAA compliance here.]


Please contact Krystal Peak [she/her], at krystal@ourfamily.org with any questions.

 

We are committed to ensuring our programs are accessible to all families. When you're registering, please let us know of any accommodations that would help your family participate to the fullest (e.g. ASL interpreter, translated materials, childcare providers experienced with kids with disabilities, large print materials, gluten-free food options, etc.). If registering within 48 hours of the event, please call 415-981-1960 to ensure our receipt of your request. As you are able, please help us continue offering these resources to all who need them, by making a financial donation to OFC.