Events

We hope to see you at our events. Each month we host a New Member Orientation on the second Sunday of each month at 11:00 am. This is a support-style group for gay dads and prospective dads to share their experiences forming families.

Always a mix of current and future parents, this is a great way to get answers to your questions about fostering, adoption, surrogacy and co-parenting. Much of the conversation is about logistics--from agencies, attorneys, and doctors to play groups, pre-schools, and pediatricians. The payoff is when repeat visitors to this group come with their new arrivals--the children they have worked so hard to get.

Quarterly (see below), we have a pot luck meal at Noon. Many longer-term members will come with their kids, so bring a dish to serve eight (no desserts, please). After the meal, we head out to the park to play with the kids. This pot luck is a perfect time for prospective dads to meet others who have traveled their path.

We often pair the pot luck meals with panel discussions on topics of interest, such as:

  • Surrogacy, Fostering & Adoption
  • Legal Issues for Gay Dads
  • Finances: How to Plan or the Future
  • Girl Stuff 101: Raising our daughters

In June, we march in the Christopher Street West (Pride) parade, followed the next week by our annual father's Day Brunch at The Abbey in West Hollywood. We hope you can join us throughout the year!

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April 2017 Meeting - Los Angeles

Sunday, April 09, 2017 at 11:00 AM
11:00 am - New Member Orientation
12:00 pm - Pot Luck Meal
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haringbabyup.jpgWe meet at 11am for our New Member Orientation. This is a support-style group for gay dads and prospective dads to share their experiences forming families. Always a mix of current and future parents, this is a great way to get answers to your questions about fostering, adoption, surrogacy and co-parenting. Much of the conversation is about logistics--from agencies, attorneys, and doctors to play groups, pre-schools, and pediatricians. The payoff is when repeat visitors to this group come with their new arrivals--the children they have worked so hard to get.

At Noon, we will have a Pot Luck Meal. Please bring an entree dish for six (6) people. No desserts, please.

No need to RSVP, but it helps us to plan. If you wish to volunteer to set-up or clean-up, let us know, too. We look forward to having you there!


May 2017 Meeting - Los Angeles

Sunday, May 14, 2017 at 11:00 AM
11:00 am - New Member Orientation
12:00 pm - Pot Luck Meal
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Keith-Haring-Untitled-Logo-Against-Family-Violence-1989-134612.jpgWe meet at 11am for our New Member Orientation. This is a support-style group for gay dads and prospective dads to share their experiences forming families. Always a mix of current and future parents, this is a great way to get answers to your questions about fostering, adoption, surrogacy and co-parenting. Much of the conversation is about logistics--from agencies, attorneys, and doctors to play groups, pre-schools, and pediatricians. The payoff is when repeat visitors to this group come with their new arrivals--the children they have worked so hard to get.

At Noon, we will have a Pot Luck Meal. Please bring an entree dish for six (6) people. No desserts, please.

No need to RSVP, but it helps us to plan. If you wish to volunteer to set-up or clean-up, let us know, too. We look forward to having you there!


Christopher Street West (Pride) Parade

Sunday, June 11, 2017 at 10:30 AM

JayPride.png10:30 am - Meet at Crescent Heights & Santa Monica Blvd.
11:00 am - Parade steps-off
12:00 pm - Parade ends at West Hollywood Park

We meet at 10:30am near the intersection of Crescent Heights and Santa Monica Blvd. to assemble for our marching contingent in the parade. The march kicks off at 11:00 am and we'll end right near West Hollywood Park (The Abbey) at about noon. It's a great walk and should be a lot of fun!

Please do RSVP (green button to the right), as we will be distributing t-shirts to dads and kids--we need a precise inventory. Once you RSVP, you will receive an email asking for sizes of t-shirts.

If you wish to volunteer to organize the group, decorate with signs, streamers, etc., let us know, too. We look forward to having you there!

If you have not seen it before, we get a LOT of love from the crowd. When our kids roll through on their bikes and scooters, waving and smiling, the crowds go wild, tears, cheers, "Hip, hip hoorays", it is really VERY affirming. Don't miss out... this is one of the most invigorating experiences of our year!

This year, a large percentage of our active members are prospective dads -- which is terrific! This march is as much for the prospective dads as those of us with little ones in tow. I hope to see everyone out there for this fun event!

There will be no support meeting or pot luck meal, since the parade conflicts with our regular second Sunday of the month time. Do plan to join us the following Sunday at The Abbey for our Annual Father's Day Brunch. RSVP for the brunch HERE.


July 2017 Meeting - Los Angeles

Sunday, July 09, 2017 at 11:00 AM
11:00 am - New Member Orientation
12:00 pm - Pot Luck Meal
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haringbabyup.jpgWe meet at 11am for our New Member Orientation. This is a support-style group for gay dads and prospective dads to share their experiences forming families. Always a mix of current and future parents, this is a great way to get answers to your questions about fostering, adoption, surrogacy and co-parenting. Much of the conversation is about logistics--from agencies, attorneys, and doctors to play groups, pre-schools, and pediatricians. The payoff is when repeat visitors to this group come with their new arrivals--the children they have worked so hard to get.

At Noon, we will have a Pot Luck Meal. Please bring an entree dish for six (6) people. No desserts, please.

No need to RSVP, but it helps us to plan. If you wish to volunteer to set-up or clean-up, let us know, too. We look forward to having you there!


August 2017 Meeting - Los Angeles

Sunday, August 13, 2017 at 11:00 AM
11:00 am - New Member Orientation
12:00 pm - Pot Luck Meal
.
Keith-Haring-Untitled-Logo-Against-Family-Violence-1989-134612.jpgWe meet at 11am for our New Member Orientation. This is a support-style group for gay dads and prospective dads to share their experiences forming families. Always a mix of current and future parents, this is a great way to get answers to your questions about fostering, adoption, surrogacy and co-parenting. Much of the conversation is about logistics--from agencies, attorneys, and doctors to play groups, pre-schools, and pediatricians. The payoff is when repeat visitors to this group come with their new arrivals--the children they have worked so hard to get.

At Noon, we will have a Pot Luck Meal. Please bring an entree dish for six (6) people. No desserts, please.

No need to RSVP, but it helps us to plan. If you wish to volunteer to set-up or clean-up, let us know, too. We look forward to having you there!


September 2017 Meeting - Los Angeles

Sunday, September 10, 2017 at 11:00 AM
11:00 am - New Member Orientation
12:00 pm - Pot Luck Meal
.
haringbabyup.jpgWe meet at 11am for our New Member Orientation. This is a support-style group for gay dads and prospective dads to share their experiences forming families. Always a mix of current and future parents, this is a great way to get answers to your questions about fostering, adoption, surrogacy and co-parenting. Much of the conversation is about logistics--from agencies, attorneys, and doctors to play groups, pre-schools, and pediatricians. The payoff is when repeat visitors to this group come with their new arrivals--the children they have worked so hard to get.

At Noon, we will have a Pot Luck Meal. Please bring an entree dish for six (6) people. No desserts, please.

No need to RSVP, but it helps us to plan. If you wish to volunteer to set-up or clean-up, let us know, too. We look forward to having you there!


October 2017 Meeting - Los Angeles

Sunday, October 08, 2017 at 11:00 AM
11:00 am - New Member Orientation
12:00 pm - Pot Luck Meal
.
haringbabyup.jpgWe meet at 11am for our New Member Orientation. This is a support-style group for gay dads and prospective dads to share their experiences forming families. Always a mix of current and future parents, this is a great way to get answers to your questions about fostering, adoption, surrogacy and co-parenting. Much of the conversation is about logistics--from agencies, attorneys, and doctors to play groups, pre-schools, and pediatricians. The payoff is when repeat visitors to this group come with their new arrivals--the children they have worked so hard to get.

At Noon, we will have a Pot Luck Meal. Please bring an entree dish for six (6) people. No desserts, please.

No need to RSVP, but it helps us to plan. If you wish to volunteer to set-up or clean-up, let us know, too. We look forward to having you there!


November 2016 Meeting - Los Angeles

Sunday, November 12, 2017 at 11:00 AM
11:00 am - New Member Orientation
12:00 pm - Pot Luck Meal
.
haringbabyup.jpgWe meet at 11am for our New Member Orientation. This is a support-style group for gay dads and prospective dads to share their experiences forming families. Always a mix of current and future parents, this is a great way to get answers to your questions about fostering, adoption, surrogacy and co-parenting. Much of the conversation is about logistics--from agencies, attorneys, and doctors to play groups, pre-schools, and pediatricians. The payoff is when repeat visitors to this group come with their new arrivals--the children they have worked so hard to get.

At Noon, we will have a Pot Luck Meal. Please bring an entree dish for six (6) people. No desserts, please.

No need to RSVP, but it helps us to plan. If you wish to volunteer to set-up or clean-up, let us know, too. We look forward to having you there!


November 2016 Meeting - Los Angeles

Sunday, December 10, 2017 at 11:00 AM
11:00 am - New Member Orientation
12:00 pm - Pot Luck Meal
.
haringbabyup.jpgWe meet at 11am for our New Member Orientation. This is a support-style group for gay dads and prospective dads to share their experiences forming families. Always a mix of current and future parents, this is a great way to get answers to your questions about fostering, adoption, surrogacy and co-parenting. Much of the conversation is about logistics--from agencies, attorneys, and doctors to play groups, pre-schools, and pediatricians. The payoff is when repeat visitors to this group come with their new arrivals--the children they have worked so hard to get.

At Noon, we will have a Pot Luck Meal. Please bring an entree dish for six (6) people. No desserts, please.

No need to RSVP, but it helps us to plan. If you wish to volunteer to set-up or clean-up, let us know, too. We look forward to having you there!