Family Building

Programs for the Journey to Parenthood

The Edlavitch DCJCC Parenting Center helps people on the path to parenthood find information, connections, and community in what is often an isolating and overwhelming process.  LGBTQ and straight, couples and single parents, Jewish and non-Jewish, people of all colors and abilities — all are welcome to take advantage of our programming and resources.

An image of babies and toddlers of various ethnicities wearing colorful onesies and sitting side by side in a long line.

UPCOMING PROGRAMS:

ADOPTION: STARTING THE PROCESS (VIRTUAL)
Wednesday, November 17, 7:00 PM

FREE, but registration is required

Please join us for a virtual discussion about various paths to adopting a child.  Hear from an adoption lawyer, from representatives from an adoption agency and from the foster care system, and from parents who have built families through domestic, international, private, agency, and public routes.  LGBTQ and straight, couples and singles, Jewish and non-Jewish, people of all colors — are all warmly welcomed.  Come with questions!

REGISTER FOR ADOPTION: STARTING THE PROCESS

RECENT PROGRAMS:

PATHWAYS TO PARENTHOOD (VIRTUAL)
Join us for a Zoom discussion about different paths to family building. Our panel will include a fertility doctor, representatives from an adoption agency and the DC foster care system, and a lawyer who facilitates egg and sperm donor and gestational carrier agreements.  After the brief formal presentations from each of our panelists, we will spend most of the evening in breakout rooms for more intimate conversations with our panelists and with parents who have built families in a variety of ways, including IVF, egg donation, sperm donation, gestational surrogacy, domestic adoption, international adoption, and foster care.  LGBTQ and straight, couples and single parents, Jewish and non-Jewish — are all warmly welcomed.  Come prepared to ask questions, get support., and connect to other people on the path to parenthood.
Co-presented by GLOE – the Kurlander Program for GLBTQ Outreach and Engagement

Stay tuned for other Family Building programs coming soon.  Email Miriam if you have ideas for programs you would like us to offer. 

Resources:

The Edlavitch DCJCC does not sponsor the organizations listed below.  They are provided here for informational purposes only. 

Please email Miriam if you have suggestions to add to this list, or if you find a link here that is no longer current.