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same-sex parents


Chris and Sophiaan queensland foster dads

Eighteen months ago, QNews Magazine featured Chris Pye and Sophiaan Subhan who had then spent almost a year as foster parents. QN Magazine recently caught up with this amazing couple and discovered they found the experience so rewarding, they’re now proud foster dads to two children, the original child and his biological brother. Fostering is …

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donor conception same-sex parents

I wrote a children’s book about donor conception in lesbian families. It was well-received other than a single persistent comment. “This is too much information for children.” Making the decision to conceive a child using a donor is significant. Some people choose known donors who have a role in their child’s life. Other people, including …

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Ian Thorpe ryan Channing Instagram

Olympic swimmer Ian Thorpe has revealed he and boyfriend Ryan Channing’s plans to become dads. Thorpe started dating Channing three years ago and have spoken previously about their plans for fatherhood. Now the couple have revealed they’re in the early stages of planning a pregnancy via a surrogate mum in the US, after Channing was …

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singapore adoption laws

The Singaporean government is toughening up its adoption laws, after a landmark high court ruling granted a gay man to adopt his son who was conceived through surrogacy. Lawmakers in the conservative city state have said that they will review changes to the legislation to better reflects the country’s public policy. “The welfare of the …

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A same-sex couple in the US have made medical history by both carrying the same baby with the help of a breakthrough method of IVF. Five months ago, Texas couple Ashleigh Coulter gave birth to healthy baby Stetson, that both she and her wife Bliss Coulter carried. The couple always hoped for children, and Bliss …

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Dr Andy Stamatiou Brisbane Fertility

Dr Andy Stamatiou Well-known Brisbane fertility specialist, working primarily in IVF and fertility care, gynaecology and obstetrics. He has over 20 years experience as a doctor, and is proud to have helped a number of local same-sex couples become parents. What are some of the factors that make him a good doctor, especially in the …

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Rainbow Families Queensland members gather together at an event in a park

The newly-relaunched Rainbow Families Queensland are planning a group camping weekend for same-sex parents and their children in January. Rainbow Families Queensland convenor Holly Zwalf said there would be activities for all ages, a place to swim, campfires, music and more at the campsite in the Gympie region. She said camping sites, powered sites, onsite …

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Rainbow Families NSW has announced their first weekend camp for primary school-aged children and their same-sex parents in the state. The group’s Resilience Camp will be a weekend away at Milson Island Sport and Recreation Centre in New South Wales from Friday August 17 to Sunday August 19. The children’s weekend will be packed with …

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Melt festival

Brisbane celebrated its diverse queer community last month through a series of visual and performance art during the annual MELT Festival. The festival, presented by the Brisbane Powerhouse, invited visual artists from all backgrounds to enter the annual MELT Portrait Prize, with shortlisted entries displayed at the Powerhouse throughout May and June. The winner of …

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Gay Dads Viral Letter

An adorable letter that two gay dads wrote to fellow plane passengers in advance of their newborn’s first flight has gone viral online. Former One Direction singer Niall Horan happened to be sitting near the parents on the flight, and he tweeted a photo of the letter he received. “Hi Stranger, My name is Marit,” …

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