A client referred me to the website www.colage.org as a resource for LGBT parents. COLAGE is a national movement of children, youth, and adults with one or more lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and/or queer (LGBTQ) parents. I found the website very insightful and wanted to share it with our readers. Check out this custody resource sheet called Protecting Families: Standards for Child Custody in Same-Sex Relationships. Also, check out this suggested reading list for LGBT parents. Issues involving same-sex couples, and especially same-sex couples with children, are increasing in the Dallas, Texas area. These can be invaluable to anyone with questions about their rights.
Also see this article in the Dallas Voice about one of my cases: Lesbian Moms in Custody fight. This case is currently pending in the Dallas Court of Appeals. Hopefully when it is decided, it will provide additional guidance as to the rights of same-sex partners who decide to have a child.