With the official start of summer comes the start of Philly Family Pride’s Paths to Parenthood series for prospective LGBTQ+ parents! As in past years, this free program is geared toward supporting prospective LGBTQ+ parents as they navigate starting or expanding their families. This year’s series will specifically focus on community-building, conversation, and information and resource sharing.
The first session, an introduction and welcome to the program, will be held Thursday, June 29th at the William Way LGBT Community Center and will be catered by Goldie Falafel. Throughout the rest of the summer, our Paths to Parenthood series will have speakers from local organizations discuss various topics including adoption options, surrogacy, sperm donation, legal considerations, and more. All sessions will have opportunities for questions and will periodically include a panel of current LGBTQ+ parents who are open to sharing their personal stories.
The locations for the first six sessions have been confirmed and are reflected in the schedule below. As more locations are secured, updates will be shared accordingly. In addition to the informational sessions and welcome event, we will be hosting two social mixers throughout the course of the program: a post-session restaurant mixer and an end of the summer party/debrief. Locations to be announced.
We are thrilled to bring this series back again this summer and look forward to seeing everyone soon!
You can find more details about our programs and the session registration links at https://www.philadelphiafamilypride.org/prospective-parent-classes.html