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Parenting Resources

Single Mothers by Choice
Founded in 1981, this organization provides support and information to single women who are considering, or who have chosen, single motherhood.

The National Organization of Single Mothers, Inc.
Founded in 1991, this online organization is "dedicated to helping single moms by choice or chance face the daily challenges of life with wisdom, wit, dignity, confidence and courage."

Lesbian-specific resources

ACLU: American Civil Liberties Union
The ACLU exists to defend and preserve the individual rights and liberties guaranteed to every person in this country by the Constitution and laws of the United States. Overview of Lesbian and Gay Parenting, Adoption and Foster Care.

NCLR: National Center for Lesbian Rights
A national legal resource center with a primary commitment to advancing the rights and safety of lesbians and their families through a program of litigation, public policy advocacy, free legal advice and counseling, and public education.


COLAGE is the only national and international organization in the world specifically supporting young people with gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender parents.

Family Pride Coalition
Supporting and protecting the families of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender families.

Our Family Coalition
Our Family Coalition protects the civil rights and well being of families with lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender members through education, advocacy, social networking and grassroots community organizing.

Proud Parenting
ProudParenting.com serves as an online portal for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender parents and their families worldwide. Bringing family together by being the best on the Internet serving the needs and interests of the proud parenting community is our goal.

Publications and online resources

Mombian: Sustenance for Lesbian Moms
Mombian is a lifestyle site for lesbian mothers and other LGBT parents, offering a mix of parenting, politics, diversions and resources.

Gay Parent Magazine
Gay Parent magazine (GPM) features the personal stories of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transexual (LGBT) parents from across the country. Parents speak candidly about their experiences with international and domestic adoption, foster care, donor insemination, using a surrogate and what it is like to raise their children in their part of the world.

Insemination and fertility

ASRM is an organization devoted to advancing knowledge and expertise in infertility, reproductive medicine and biology.

This organization is a public service for lesbians and their practitioners about health related topics specific to lesbians.  This site is funded by the UCSF National Center for Excellence of Women’s Health.

Resolve is a national organization dedicated to providing education, advocacy and support for men and women facing the crisis of infertility.