Thinking about starting a family with your same-sex partner -- or already on your way? Congrats! While you may face challenges as an LGBT couple raising a child, the rewards for the two of you -- and your kids -- are immeasurable. Excuse us for being all sappy for a moment, but it deserves to be said and heard by everyone, straight or gay: Love conquers all. One day, your children will tell the exact same thing to their own kids.
The Arrival of Your Child Will Be Especially Momentous
Creating or expanding a family is an incredible time no matter what. But for same-sex parents, it can be even more so. After all, you probably went through a lot to get to this point: donor and/or surrogate selection, IUIs (intra-uterine inseminations), IVF (in-vitro fertilization), adoption, legal and financial roadblocks. Which is why the moment you hold your child in your arms for the first time will be transcendent.