Alternative Families  
  Gay Parenting  
  Living in Close Quarters  
  Parenting Books  
  Growing Up in NYC Fiction  
  The City vs. The 'Burbs  
  Successful Adopting  
  Mommy Fitness Classes  
  Get Your Figure Back  
  Services that Deliver  
  Diaper Services  
  Tough Talks with the Kids  
  Pediatric ER's  
  Pediatric Dentists  
  Pediatricians & Specialists  
  Tipsheet: Emergency Care  
  Tipsheet: Pick a Pediatrician  
  NYC's Top Schools  
  Public vs. Private  
  Special Needs Schools  
  Tutors: Getting the Right One  
  Child Care Services  
  Diaper Services  
  Finding a Babysitter  
  Finding-a-Nanny Diaries  
  Nannies vs. Au Pairs  
  What to Pay a Sitter  
  Best Bets: Baby Gear  
  Mac vs. PC  
  Indulgent Pet Care  
  Kids' Hairstylists  
  In a Family Way  
  Support for gay and lesbian parents—and their kids.  

Children of Lesbians and Gays Everywhere
This site includes a pen-pal program where kids can connect with other children of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender parents.

Family Pride Coalition
Provides links to news, advocacy programs, and local parenting support groups (for New York locations, visit

The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center
208 W. 13th St., near Seventh Ave.
A true community center, both real and virtual, the center offers everything from preschool play groups to monthly Wannabee Dads/Wannabe Moms meetings. They’ll also link you to a list of counseling and social services (like the Youth Enrichment Services and Project Outreach). Locations vary; call the center for details.
This vast site posts articles on topics ranging from surrogacy to single parenting to adoption/foster parenting. There’s an exhaustive classified section where you can search for apartments, items for sale, and research articles such as “The Lesbian-Friendliest Fortune 500 Companies to Work For.”
The Prospective Queer Parents site is a collection of informative resources and useful links for new parents. There’s a news archive, information on artificial insemination, and links to potential egg donors.

From the Fall 2003 edition of the New York Family Guide
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