Happy New Years families and friends! We are excited about sharing 2014 with you.
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2014; Men Having Babies' Surrogacy Seminar; Everyone's Story Inclusive Elementary Schools Event; San Francisco Adoption Workshops; Gay Future Dads SF Discussion and Social Event; and More!

Staff Snippet: 2014!

Dear Friends and Family,

This has been a truly momentous, historic year for LGBTQ acceptance and equality. I feel privileged to have been able to be a part of this change. I see the difference that the giant leap in acceptance and inclusion of queer people is having on Kobi and Talia's view of the world. It is tangible. Our team at Our Family Coailition has big plans for 2014---all about families; all about justice. 

I hope you will continue to support OFC and our families by donating to OFC at

Happy New Years!


Upcoming Events

Men Having Babies Surrogacy Seminar

If you are interested in becoming dads through surrogacy, or if you are already surrogacy parents, professionals in the field, allies or community organizers - we invite you to our first Northern California seminar dedicated to biological parenting for gay men. 

Registration: Click Here!
When: Thursday, January 9, 6-9pm
Where: LGBT Community Center, 1800 Market St, San Francisco


Get information about how our work helps to make your schools more welcoming and inclusive and learn how to get involved!
Registration: Click Here!
When: Saturday, January 11, 2-3:30pm
Where: Oakland Main Library, 125 14th St, Oakland


San Francisco Adoption Workshops

Registration: Click Here!

When: Saturday, Thursday, January 16, 6-8pm: A facilitated discussion on how to deal with adoption and attachment.
Sunday, January 23 6-8pm: A discussion about LGBTQ families who choose to adopt kids who are medically fragile / differently abled.

Where: LGBT Community Center, 1800 Market St, San Francisco

Gay Future Dads SF Discussion and Social Event

Dads and future dads are invited to start the year in the right frame of mind to consider all the ways to become a parent.


When: Sunday, January 26, 2pm

Where:  RSVP for location at

Understanding the Affordable Care Act

Registration: Click Here!
When: Wednesday, January 29, 6-8pm
Where: BANANAS, 5232 Claremont Ave, Oakland

There will also be an SF event in February!

Ongoing Groups

East Bay Parent-Child Playgroup Ages 0-5  

Registration: Click Here!
When: January 7, 14, 21, and 28, 10-11:30am
Where: Lotus Bloom Family Resource Center, 2008 Park Blvd, Oakland

San Francisco Parent-Child Play Group Ages 0-5

Registration: Click Here!
When: 2nd and 4th Mondays, January 13, 27, February 10, 24, March 10, 24, 10-11:30m
Where: Jamaroo Kids, 2001 Pine St., San Francisco

Born from the Heart: Adoption Support Group

Registration: Click Here!

When: Saturdays, January 4, 11, 18, 10am-12pm

Where: San Francisco LGBT Center, 1800 Market



Transgender Parent Support Group  

Registration: Click Here!
When: 3rd Saturdays, January 18, February 15, March 15, 10am-12pm 
Where: San Francisco LGBT Center, 1800 Market St.

From the Blog

In October and November Our Family Coalition gathered teachers, school administrators, and families in San Francisco and the East Bay to talk about how to address intersectional needs of diverse families and students at school. They say that you need a happy environment to have a happy home and the same is true for our schools. Continue reading...


Community Announcements & Events

Participants Needed for Study on Lesbian Step-parent Households
For more information about this study, please visit
New Study on Adoptive Family Life:  How You Can Help 
If you are interested in taking part in this study, or finding out more about it, please contact Dr. Brodzinsky:

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