Resource Library

There are many extraordinary organizations working to help children and LGBTQ families around the world. We are happy to share these online resources from experts in the fields of adoption, foster care, assisted reproduction, law, advocacy, social services, and child development.

If you’re looking for local organizations serving LGBTQ families and prospective parents, head on over to our “Proud Partners” listings. Or, do you know of other great online resources that should be listed here? Shoot us an email with the details at info@familypridenetwork.org.

Human Rights Campaign

The Promising Practices guide is the first comprehensive, practical tool aimed to help adoption and foster care agencies as well as exchange organizations improve policies and practices that affect their work with LGBTQ prospective parents.

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Human Rights Campaign

“Promising Practices for Serving Transgender & Non-Binary Foster & Adoptive Parents” is a first-of-its-kind comprehensive guide for child welfare professionals seeking to intentionally recruit, certify and support transgender and non-binary adults to serve as resource parents for young people in care. The guide covers key lessons learned through interviews with transgender and non-binary foster and adoptive parents as well as agency administrators from across the U.S.

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Path 2 Parenthood

This informational booklet will give you some of the tools you need to make educated decisions about your reproductive health, in the hopes that you can avoid certain types of infertility later on, if motherhood is a goal. Knowledge of your biological clock, STD prevention and avoiding environmental toxins can help stack the odds in your favor.

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Foster Care & Adoption Resource Center

When you adopt transracially you know things will change. This tip sheet explains racial identity and cultural identity and some tips on how to integrate your child’s culture into your life.

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Path 2 Parenthood

Glossary of terms, from A-to-Z (well, from "AMENORRHEA" to "VARICOCELE"), for assisted reproduction.