Maybe Baby Class
Thinking about parenthood? Maybe Baby is an eight-week class designed for prospective LGBTQ parents, single or partnered, who are considering parenthood and interested in learning more about the options for building a family. Learn more by clicking on "Maybe Baby".
Peer Support Groups
For prospective parents, Rainbow Families offers monthly facilitated Peer Support Groups as well as Online Peer Support Groups including an Adoption Support Group, Donor Conception Support Group, and Pregnancy Support Group. Learn more by clicking on "Peer Support Groups".
Rainbow Families organizes numerous social and educational events throughout the year.
Some of our annual events have included:
- Winter Family Dance held in February
- Family Outings to Adventure Theatre in the Spring and Fall
- Pride Celebrations in June
- Family Picnic at Hillwood Estate, Museum, & Gardens
- Annual Visit to Cox Farms
- Much More!
Please see our "Calendar of Events
" to find out about these and other upcoming events.
PlaygroupsRainbow Families coordinates with members to organize regional playgroups throughout the DMV. We are always looking for members to volunteer to help organize a playgroup. In an effort to help families connect in between playgroups, we have online playgroup forums. Be sure to "subscribe" to the playgroup forum thread so you can stay on top of the latest in your area! In order to access the playgroup forums, you must first log in to your account. Learn more by clicking on "Playgroups".
Fall Family Camp Weekend
Rainbow Families organizes a very popular camp/retreat weekend in October. Whether at a YMCA camp or a retreat center, the camp weekend is a great deal of fun for those who participate. There are constant activities for the kids, sports, arts, climbing walls and zip lines, etc. A talent show allows the kids to share their talents with the whole group. Parents usually have at least one adult focused presentation, but there is plenty of opportunity to talk with friends and meet people who are unfamiliar. Everyone has a wonderful time at these weekend events. Please see our "Calendar of Events" to find out when the next Fall Camp Weekend will take place.
Family Conference & Gathering
Rainbow Families Biennial Family Conference is the largest gathering of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ)-headed family community in the region. Our Conference is a day full of educational and social events, featuring activities and sessions that allow LGBTQ+ families to not only learn more about the topics that matter to them, but also to build on their own community of support. Learn more by clicking on "Conference".