Welcome to the website of Building Blocks: Interactive Conversations with LGBTQ Families!

The Building Blocks Project: What + Why + When

Building Blocks: Interactive Conversations with LGBTQ Families is a series of interactive video documentaries about families created by lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer parents.

This project is designed to be a resource for LGBTQ parents-to-be, who may be inspired by story-sharing and eager for practical advice, and for all members of LGBTQ-led families, who may be excited to see more families like their own.

Special thanks to the Temple University Presidential Humanities & Arts Research Program for the seed grant that made this project possible!

Special thanks to Stephanie Haynes and Philadelphia Family Pride for all of your support along the way!

Available now: A Conversation with the Chen-Hayes Family
Keywords: Surrogacy, Gay Dads, Interracial Family, Second Parent Adoption

Coming in October, 2017: A Multi-Family Conversation with women and genderqueer parents who used known and anonymous sperm donors to create their families.
Keywords: Known Donors, Anonymous Donors (Open ID, Closed ID), Parent Names and Gender Identity, Donor Contracts, Cryobanks, Fertility/Infertility, IUI and IVF, Interracial Families, Second Parent Adoption, Biological and Nonbiological Parents, Combatting Heteronormativity

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