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Prospective and Adoptive Parents
Gay and Lesbian Adoptive Parents: Resources for Professionals and Parents Sources of Support and Information

ORGANIZATIONS

AASK Adopt A Special Kid
7700 Edgewater Drive, Suite 125
Oakland, CA 94621
(510) 553-1748 ext. 12
Web site: http://www.adoptaspecialkid.org

Alternative Family Project
(415) 436-9000
(415) 431-6404
Web site: http://mc01.equinox.net/users/a/afp

American Civil Liberties Union - Lesbian and Gay Rights Project
125 Broad Street
New York, NY 10004
(212) 549-2627
Web site: http://www.aclu.org

Child Welfare League of America
440 First Street NW, Third Floor
Washington, DC 20001-2085
(202) 638-2952
Fax: (202) 638-4004
Web site: http://www.cwla.org

Children of Lesbians and Gays Everywhere - COLAGE
3543 18th Street #17
San Francisco, CA 94110
(415) 861-5437
Web site: http://www.colage.org

Custody Action for Lesbian Mothers - CALM, Inc.
PO Box 281
Narbeth, PA 19072
(215) 667-7508

Family Pride Coalition
PO Box 34337
San Diego, CA 92163
(619) 296-0199
Fax: (619) 296-0699
Web site: http://www.familypride.org

Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation - GLAAD
1825 Connecticut Ave NW, 5th Floor
Washington, DC 20009
(800) GAY-MEDIA
Web site: http://www.glaad.org

Gay Fathers Coalition
PO Box 19891
Washington, DC 20036
(202) 583-8029

Gay, Lesbian, and Straight Education Network - GLSEN
121 West 27th Street, Suite 804
New York, NY 10001
(212) 727-0135
Fax: (212) 727-0254
Web site: http://www.glsen.org

The International Lesbian and Gay Association
ILGA Administrative Office
81 Kolenmarkt
B 1000, Brussels, Belgium
+32-2-5022471
Web site: http://www.ilga.org

Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund
120 Wall Street, Suite 1500
New York, NY 10005-3904
(212) 809-8585
Fax: (212) 809-0055
Web site: http://www.lambdalegal.org

Lavender Families Resource Network
PO Box 21567
Seattle, WA 98111
(206) 325-2643

Lesbian Mothers Support Society
PO Box 61
Station M
Calgary, Alberta
Canada T2P2G9
(403) 265-6433

Love Makes a Family
PO Box 5163
Portland, OR 97208-5163
Web site: http://www.lmfamily.org/

National Center for Lesbian Rights
870 Market Street, Suite 570
San Francisco, CA 94102
(415) 392-6257
Fax: (415) 392-8442
Web site: http://www.nclrights.org

!OutProud! The National Coalition for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual & Transgender Youth
369 Third Street, Suite B-362
San Rafael, CA 94901-3581
Web site: http://www.outproud.org

Parents, Families, Friends of Lesbians and Gays - PFLAG
1101 14th Street NW, Suite 1030
Washington, DC 20005
(202) 638-4200
Fax: (202) 638-0243
Web site: http://www.pflag.org/

Partners Task Force for Gay and Lesbian Couples
Box 9685
Seattle, WA 98109-0685
(206) 935-1206
Web site: http://www.buddybuddy.com

Sexual Minority Youth Assistance League (SMYAL)
410 Seventh Street SE
Washington, DC 20003-2707
(202) 546-5940
Fax: (202) 544-1306
Web site: http://www.smyal.org

ONLINE PUBLICATIONS

Gay Parent Magazine Online
PO Box 750852
Forest Hills, NY 11375-0852
(718) 793-6641
Web site: http://www.gayparentmag.com

READING LISTS

Children's Books for Gay and Lesbian Parented Families:

Bosche, S. (1981). Jenny Lives with Eric and Martin. London, England: Gay Men's Press.

Dahl, J. (1989). River of Promise. San Diego, CA: Luramedia.

Elwin, R., Paulse, M. (1990). Asha's Mums. Toronto, Canada: Women's Press.

Heron, A., Meredith, M. (1991). How Would You Feel If Your Dad Was Gay? Boston, MA: Alyson Publications.

Newman, L. (1989). Heather Has Two Mommies. Boston, MA: Alyson Publications.

Newman, L. (1991). Gloria Goes to Gay Pride. Boston, MA: Alyson Publications.

Newman, L. (1993). Saturday Is Pattyday. Boston, MA: Alyson Publications.

Schaffer, P. (1988). How Babies and Families Are Made: There Is More Than One Way. Berkeley, CA: Tabor Sarah Books.

Willhoite, M. (1990). Daddy's Roommate Boston, MA: Alyson Publications.

Willhoite, M. (1991). Families: A Coloring Book. Boston, MA: Alyson Publications.

Willhoite, M. (1993). Uncle What-Is-It Is Coming To Visit. Boston, MA: Alyson Publications.

Bibliography of Books for Gay and Lesbian Parents:

Barrett, R. L., Robinson, B. E. (1990). Gay Fathers. Lexington, MA: Lexington Books.

Benkov, L. (1994). Reinventing the Family: Lesbian and Gay Parents. New York, NY: Crown Publishing.

Berzon, B. (1988). Permanent Partners: Building Gay and Lesbian Relationships. New York, NY: Penguin Books.

Bozett, F. (1987). Gay and Lesbian Parents. New York, NY: Praeger.

Burke, P. (1993). Family Values: Two Moms and their Son. New York, NY: Random House.

Corley, R. (1990). The Final Closet: The Gay Parents' Guide for Coming Out to Their Children. Miami, FL: Editech.

Curry, H., Clifford, D. (1991). A Legal Guide for Lesbian and Gay Couples. Berkeley, CA: Nolo Press.

Gantz, J. (1983). Whose Child Cries. Rollings Hills Estates, CA: JALMAR.

Gil De Lamadrid, M. (1991). Lesbians Choosing Motherhood: Legal Implications of Donor Insemination and Co-parenting. San Francisco, CA: National Center for Lesbian Rights.

Hanscombe, G. E., Forster, J. (1987). Rocking the Cradle. Boston, MA: Alyson Publications.

Hidalgo, H., Peterson, T.L., Woodman, N.J. (1985). Lesbian and Gay Issues: A Resource Manual for Social Workers. Silver Spring, MD: NASW.

Johnson, S. (1990). Staying Power: Longterm Lesbian Couples. Tallahassee, FL: NAIAD.

Lewin, E. (1993). Lesbian Mothers. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press.

Macpike, L. (1989). There's Something I've Been Meaning to Tell You. Tallahassee, FL: NAIAD.

Martin, April. (1993). The Lesbian and Gay Parenting Handbook. New York, NY: HarperCollins Publishers.

Morgen, K. B. (1995). Getting Simon: Two Gay Doctors' Journey to Fatherhood. New York, NY: Bramble Books.

Pies, C. (1985). Considering Parenthood: A Workbook for Lesbians. San Francisco, CA: Spinsters/Aunt Lute.

Pollack, S., Vaughn, J. (1987). Politics of the Heart: A Lesbian Parenting Anthology. Ithaca, NY: Firebrand Books.

Rafkin, L. (1987). Different Daughters: A Book by Mothers of Lesbians. San Francisco, CA: Cleis Press.

Rafkin, L. (1990). Different Mothers: Sons and daughters of lesbians talk about their lives. Pittsburgh, PA: Cleis Press.

Rothblum, E., Cole, E. (1989). Loving Boldly: Issues Facing Lesbians. New York, NY: Harrington Park Press.

Schulenberg, J. (1985). Gay Parenting: A Complete Guide for Gay Men and Lesbians with Children. New York, NY: Doubleday.

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