When I was first exploring the possibility of becoming a parent, there weren’t many resources available for LGBT parents. I had tons of questions, and the only way to get answers was painstaking research, drawn from all sorts of potentially unreliable sources. I wanted a central hub where I could find what I needed to know about adoption laws, agencies, costs, and the truth about whether particular paths were not possible for wannabe gay parents.
It’s Conceivable is that hub. The site’s motto: “less rainbows, more advice.” It provides practical information on everything from surrogacy to donor insemination to second parent adoption. Equally important, for me, is that it combines the practical stuff with interviews, features, and blogs by LGBT parents and prospective parents. Two of their bloggers are Ryan from Pride in Life and Allison from Love Invents Us.
What I especially like about the stories is that they aren’t driven by a specific legislative or political goal. So often, we hear the stories of LGBT families in the context of, say, a marriage equality campaign. Those stories have their place, but they’re hemmed in by talking points directed toward persuadable voters. It’s Conceivable is a place for LGBT folks to talk about parenting just for ourselves and our non-gay friends, without the political filter.
If all of that wasn’t enough, Kendra’s post in the occasional series, One Cool Thing, about riot grrrl and Sini Anderson’s Kathleen Hanna documentary completely endeared me to the site.
It’s Conceivable kindly invited me to participate in this interview, which was posted yesterday. I even shared a pic of me, Travis, and Miles—something I’m usually shy about posting here. Please check out the interview and spend some time with It’s Conceivable.