The Alternative Insemination Program
The Alternative Insemination (AI) Program at Fenway Health offers instruction for home-based, non-technical insemination as well as office inseminations performed by medical practitioners. Through thoughtful education, support from our staff, and optional support groups, women develop fertility awareness and learn about the various AI options. Our staff is available to help you work through the challenging yet rewarding issues and stresses involved in the AI experience. Click here to learn more about Fenway's AI Program and AI in general.
LGBT Considering Parenting Group
Discussion and support group meets weekly for 8 weeks on Wednesdays from 5:30 to 7 pm. Sliding fee scale. Phone interview required. For more info., contact Liz Coolidge at 617.927.6243 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Upcoming LGBT Parenting Workshops
Fenway Health 's LGBT Family & Parenting Services Program holds several workshops of interest to LGBT parents every year. For more information on upcoming LGBT Parenting Workshops, visit Fenway's online calendar, which is updated on a regular basis.
Since 1983, Fenway Health has been an
international pioneer in helping LGBT people claim their rights to
parenthood. Fenway was one of the first in the nation to offer
alternative insemination services to lesbians and today we continue to
provide medical alternatives for achieving conception, as well as a
support network, education, and advocacy.
Fenway also provides resources, information, and educational services to LGBT-headed families. We hold educational presentations where parents can network. We offer adoption resources, legal referrals, surrogacy resources and other information for prospective LGBT parents.
LGBT Family & Parenting Services - Resources
ALTERNATIVE INSEMINATION (AI) RESOURCES
Sperm banks recommended by Fenway Community Health's AI Program:
California Cryobank Inc.
New England Cryogenic Center
The Sperm Bank of California
LGBT & SINGLE PARENTS RESOURCES
Children of Lesbians and Gays Everywhere
COLAGE: Greater Boston Chapter
Gay Family Options
Gay Parent magazine
Greater Boston Parents, Families
and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG)
Prospective Queer Parents
Family Equality Council
Gay Fathers of Greater Boston
Human Rights Campaign (HRC)
National Center for Lesbian Rights
Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders
Gay, Lesbian, and Straight Education Network
(GLSEN Boston )
(formerly Women’s Educational Media)
2180 Bryant St., Suite 203
San Francisco, CA 94110
Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG)
SINGLE PARENTING RESOURCES & SUPPORT
Single Mothers by Choice
SPACE: Single Parent Adoption of Children Everywhere 508-655-5426
Yahoo group community for parents and prospective parents who are transgender, transsexual, gender variant or genderqueer, or partnered with someone who is trans. See their description for more information.
Donor Sibling Registry
Donor database search
Resolve of the Bay State, Inc.
(Infertility resources and support)
Center for Adoption Research
Straight Spouse Network
Massachusetts Adoption Resource Exchange