SUPPORT GROUPS

From our home page, select CALENDAR to view details, dates and registration instructions for all Rainbow Families programs.

Peer Support Groups

Rainbow Families offers regular, facilitated peer support groups for the LGBTQ+ family community in all its diverse forms.

These groups include:

  • Adoption Support Group
  • Conception Support Group
  • Pregnancy/New Parent Support Group
  • Grief & Loss Support Group
  • Single Parent by Choice (including Prospective Single Parent) Support Group
  • Non-Gestational Parent Support Group

Groups are offered throughout the year, based on requests and facilitator availability.   Go to our CALENDAR section for schedules and info on how to RSVP. Contact us to learn more about our support groups.

Adoption Support Group

The Adoption Support Group is a monthly support group for LGBTQ+ prospective parents currently in the process of pursuing adoption, including ‘waiting’ families, facilitated by an experienced host.

Conception Support Group

The Conception Support Group is a monthly support group for the LGBTQ+ community (individuals and partnered) trying to get pregnant using donor sperm. We offer a safe and comfortable environment to share our stories and resources on the journey to pregnancy. The group is facilitated by a licensed therapist.

DSRF:  Divorced & Separated Rainbow Families – Support Group

The DSRF Support Group is a monthly, virtual, peer-focused support group for the LGBTQ+ community who are divorced or separated.  We offer a safe and comfortable environment to share our stories; available for all gender expressions, and adults with or without children.

Grief & Loss Support Group

Grief and loss as it relates to family building is often not discussed, or worse, dismissed. This is particularly true for the LGBTQ+ community. This group, facilitated by an expert in the field, helps discover paths to healing and coping and more. Sessions are held monthly in 3-month cycles. Like all Rainbow Families support groups, this is a safe and welcoming space.

Pregnancy/New Parent Support Group

The Pregnancy Support Group is a monthly support group, for those in the LGBTQ+ community currently pregnant or who recently gave birth (from conception up through approximately 3 months postpartum). We offer a safe and comfortable environment to share our stories and resources during the journey of pregnancy and the first few months of parenthood.

Non Gestational Parent Support Group

Rainbow Families is proud to introduce a new Support Group for LGBTQ+ parents (and about-to-be parents) who are not gestational carriers, regardless of gender or path to parenthood, to discuss concerns, roadblocks, triumphs and experiences related to being a non-gestational parent.

During each session, the group will discuss topics related to experiences ranging from pre-conception through parenting children up to age 5.   Topics may include legal concerns, medical concerns, social concerns, parenting concerns and experiences/concerns of being “othered.”

Single Parent by  Choice Support Group

Rainbow Families is pleased to offer a new topic to our current list of LGBTQ+ support groups.   This is for current LGBTQ+ single parents, and for prospective parents considering single parenting.

 In these meetings, we’ll discuss the joys, concerns, questions, even frustrations of being an LGBTQ+ parent, PLUS doing so without a partner.   Space is limited to help maintain a sense of privacy, intimacy and safety to interact.  

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