September 2015 Meeting - Los Angeles

September 13, 2015 at 11:00am
West Hollywood-Contact PLC for location
west hollywood, CA
United States
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John Ireland · · 213/840-3593


11:00 am - New Member Orientation
12:00 pm - Pot Luck Meal
12:30 pm - Back-to-School: Finding a Supportive Community PANEL DISCUSSION

We 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.


From 12:30 -2:00pm, we will host a Panel Discussion

Back-to-School: Finding a Supportive Community

Our members are raising over 600 kids here in Southern California. A recent survey found that our families send their kids to public schools (including magnet & charter) and independent schools, both secular and affiliated with faith communities and that we live all over, from Oxnard through the San Fernando Valley down to South Orange County, from San Bernardino and the Inland Empire out to Santa Monica and the beach communities.


Our panelists will describe how schools can create a welcoming and diverse community and how we, as parents, can enrich that mix. Come with your questions and learn what our region has to offer. We will have representatives from:

  • The Buckley School
  • Fountain Day School
  • Oakwood School
  • The Wesley School

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!

Will you come?