New Parents, New Possibilities: Navigating the transition to parenthood for LGBTIQ+ families
The New Parents, New Possibilities Parent Series focuses on promoting respectful relationships for LGBTIQ+ people in the perinatal period. The transition to parenthood is an exciting and demanding time for LGBTIQ+ parents, as it is for all parents. As we adjust to the many, varied changes in our day-to-day lives and learn to care for babies or children, we can find ourselves facing surprising challenges and needing to reflect and reassess how to best look after ourselves and our close relationships. Parents who take the time to intentionally consider and actively co-plan for these challenges prior to and in the early stages of parenthood have reported that their reflective processes and shared decision making has built resilience and strengthened their co-parenting relationships.
The parent booklet (available for download below) is designed to be used by prospective or new LGBTIQ+ parents. The booklet begins by highlighting some of the strengths of LGBTIQ+ parented families and concludes with a resource list of services for parents who feel they might need a bit of additional support during this time. Click the image above or the link below to download the parent booklet: New Parents, New Possibilities- Parent Booklet.
Resources for Family and Community
The Community Booklet is for extended family, friends and loved ones. This booklet contains useful information to support new LGBTIQ+ parents during the transition to parenthood. This booklet is available for download by clicking the image above or link below: New Parents, New Possibilities- Community Booklet.