Brand new LGBTQ family advocacy opportunities, Transracial Adoption Series, Night Out Honorees, Muppets Most Wanted picnic, learn how to cook fast, delicious, and healthy meals on a budget with OFC and Cooking Matters. And more!
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As you have heard, our opposition's efforts to repeal a new CA law ensuring that transgender students have opportunities to do well in school (AB1266) has failed. OFC is poised to continue our work with statewide coalitions to ensure that all of our kids have a fair chance to succeed in every institution. But we need your help with our advocacy efforts! There are major roles to be filled, depending on your area of expertise and interest (e.g. family advocate, speakers’ bureau representative, blog contributor, etc). Simply submit this form noting your area of interest today and we'll be in touch to discuss possibilities! We greatly appreciate your support in promoting a better world for all our families. 
In gratitude, 
Renata Moreira, Policy & Communications Director

Open Position - Come Work with Us!

We are looking for a San Francisco Program Coordinator who will be responsible for design and implementation of family support programs in San Francisco County. The SF coordinator will also provide support in the implementation of other programs throughout the Bay Area. Deadline for applications is March 24. For more information, visit "Meet Our Family" on OFC's homepage.

Upcoming Events

Colors of Our Family: Transracial Adoption Series

Parents of Transracial Adoptees Speak Out
: Click Here!

When: Tuesday, March 18, 6-8pm
Where: SF LGBT Community Center, 1800 Market St., San Francisco

Adult Adoptee Panel
: Click Here!

When: Tuesday, April 29, 6-8pm
Where: First Congregational Church, 2501 Harrison St., Oakland

Childcare provided with RSVP. Register today!

Cooking Matters: Learn how to prepare fast, delicious, and healthy meals on a budget

Sign up today for a FREE cooking class for LGBTQ families with children! Learn how to prepare fast, delicious and healthy meals on a budget. Children ages 6 - 12 welcome to attend. Childcare provided for children 0-6 years old.

Limited space, only 2 spots left! RSVP required.

Register: Click Here!
When: 5 sessions, Thursdays (March 13, 20, 27, April 3, 10), 5:30-7:30pm. All class materials and cooking supplies included.
Where: Sha' ar Zahav, 290 Dolores St., San Francisco

Yerba Buena Picnic and a Movie

Pack a lunch for our picnic in the park. At 11:30, soak up the sun while meeting other LGBTQ families. There's plenty of room for the kids to run around before settling down for a movie. At 12:30, we'll head inside to watch Muppets Most Wanted.   

When: Saturday, March 22, 11:30-2:30pm
Where: Yerba Buena Gardens Esplanade (grassy area), Mission St. between 3rd and 4th Streets. 
Price: $7 per person. No one turned away for lack of funds. 
RSVP: Register by Thursday, March 20th at noon. We have a limited number of discounted tickets. Check out the trailer. Rated PG. Running time 112 minutes. Common Sense Media will publish a kid friendliness review on March 21st.

Questions?:  Email or call us at 415.981.1960

Plan for the Future While Sending your Child to College

In this seminar you will learn how to:
  • Define a college saving goal that is right for you.
  • Learn about today’s cost and various payment options.
  • Balance retirement and college savings.
  • Understand what goes into college saving and college spending
Register: Click Here!
When: Thursday, March 27, 5:30-7:30pm
Where: San Francisco LGBT Center, 1800 Market St.

Join us April 10, 2014 for Our Family Coalition's 6th annual Night Out celebration. Purchase your tickets here today before we sell out!

For more information, email us at


Community Announcements & Events

Join Northwest Surrogacy Center, LLC for an open house at their new San Francisco office, located at 650 Delancey Street, Suite 106.  Event will take place on Saturday, March 29th from 10:00am to 2:00pm.

LGBTQ Connection launching development program for emerging LGBTQ leaders in Solano, Napa, Sonoma & Marin Counties. More information on LGBTQ Connection.

Genderqueer Parent Study Participate in focus groups beginning early in March on the experiences of genderqueer parents. More info on the eligibility survey.

Submit fatherhood stories for Dads Behaving Dadly: Real Stories of the New Fatherhood Culture at by March 31st.

Register now for #FPLA14 with code FPVIP for 20% off! You can book a FREE 1:1 with experts of your choice.

PS: OFC still has 8 comp tickets available for prospective parents or parents looking to expand their families. Email to secure your access code today!

Ongoing Groups


East Bay Parent-Child Playgroup Ages 0-5  

Registration: Click Here!
When: March 18 and 25; April 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, 10-11:30am
Where: Lotus Bloom Family Resource Center, 2008 Park Blvd, Oakland

Queer Family Night  

Registration: Click Here!
When: 3rd Wednesdays, March 19, April 16, May 21, June 18, 5:30-7:30pm 
Where: Children's Creativity Museum, 221 4th St., San Francisco

Connect with other families while your younger kids play in the toddler space and older ones engage in a fun activity. Admission to the Museum is FREE.

San Francisco Parent-Child Play Group Ages 0-5

Registration: Click Here!
When: Monday, March 24, 10-11:30m
Where: Jamaroo Kids, 2001 Pine St., San Francisco


Mamas and Papas East Bay

Registration: Click Here!
When: 1st Wednesdays, April 2, May 7, June 4, 5:30-7:30m
Where: Habitot Children’s Discovery Museum 2065 Kittredge St., Berkeley


Transgender Parent Support Group  

Registration: Click Here!
When: 3rd Saturdays, April 19, May 17, June 21, 10am-12pm 
Where: San Francisco LGBT Center, 1800 Market St.


Be a Family Advocate

Join Our Family Coalition in the Family Advocacy Program for your Oakland School

Calling on all families to host events, programs, or activities that support their schools to: honor diversity; challenge gender stereotypes; stop name-calling and teasing. More info on the flyer.

From the Blog

Have you and your children read Jacob’s New Dress yet? This beautifully illustrated, heartwarming book hit the stores last week (Amazon has been shipping it for longer) and it’s already into its second printing! I recently had the pleasure of chatting with authors, Sarah and Ian Hoffman, about their wonderful work. They are now officially on my “Phenomenal People on Earth” list (and OFC’s recommended children’s book list).  Continue reading...

Our Family Coalition advances equity for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) families with children through support, education, and advocacy.

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