Exchange for queer non-birth parents: co-parents, foster parents, adoptive parents.
Queer families are diverse. Families with multiple parents are as much a part of them as families with foster children and adopted children. Each family form is valuable in its own way, but can also present challenges. Often, roles in the families have to be clarified and defended externally, since assumed attributions of the environment do not correspond to one’s own self-image or unsettle it. In addition, legal ambiguities can arise and cause uncertainty. This can be just as challenging for non-birth parents whose wish to have a child was fulfilled together with the birth parent via a fertility clinic or via a private sperm donation, but who first have to go through the process of stepchild adoption in order to become a legal parent. What are your experiences with stepchild adoption, are there tips, questions, answers you would like to share – this topic can also be discussed in depth if needed. The evening offers space for exchange and encounter. We are available as moderators and experts.