Additional Resources

That's a Family!

That's a Family!

That's a Family! is an entertaining documentary that breaks new ground in helping children in grades K-8 understand the different shapes families take today. Part of The Respect for All Project.

General Resources | Multiracial Families | Adoption | Grandparents | Gay- and Lesbian-Headed Families | Divorce and Single-Parent Families

General Resources

Welcoming Schools
Welcoming Schools offers tools, lessons and resources on embracing family diversity, avoiding gender stereotyping and ending bullying and name-calling in elementary schools. It offers an LGBT inclusive approach that is also inclusive of the many types of diversity found in our communities.

aMaze
aMaze challenges bias by providing skill-building exercises and starting courageous conversations through the Families All Matter Book Project in schools, faith communities, after-school programs, and anywhere else children are together.

Family Diversity Project
Creators of touring photo-text exhibits including In Our Family: Portraits of all Kinds of Families; Love Makes a Family: Portraits of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender People and Their Families; and Of Many Colors: Portraits of Multiracial Families.

Teaching Tolerance
Vibrant resource for teachers and students about ways to address bias and multicultural education in the classroom.

Multiracial Families

Multiracial Sky
Resources for multiracial families

Adoption

National Council for Adoption
Provides general information on adoption as well as some guidelines for approaching both deciding to adopt and taking the first steps. Also provides contact information to adoption agencies and attorneys.

North American Council on Adoptable Children
Through education, parent support, research and advocacy in the US and Canada, NACAC helps to reform adoption systems, alter viewpoints about adoption and change lives.

Pact An Adoption Alliance
Dedicated to providing the highest quality adoption-related services to children of color, their birth parents and their adoptive parents.

Adoption Institute
The Evan B. Donaldson Adoption Institute is a national not-for-profit organization devoted to improving adoption policy and practice.

American Adoption Congress
The American Adoption Congress comprises individuals, families and organizations committed to adoption reform.

Grandparents

AARP Grandparent Information Center
Provides information for grandparents who have a variety of roles, including grandparents raising grandchildren, grandparents who are concerned about their visitation rights with their grandchildren, step-grandparents and “traditional” grandparents who want to have a positive role in their grandchildren’s lives.

The Foundation for Grandparenting
Raises grandparent consciousness, and promotes the importance of grandparenting as a role and function that both gives important meaning and empowerment to later life, and that benefits all family members.

Gay-and Lesbian-Headed Families

Family Equality Council
Family Equality Council works to ensure equality for LGBT families by building community, changing hearts and minds, and advancing social justice for all families.

Family Pride Coalition
The mission of the Family Pride Coalition is to advance the well-being of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered parents and their families through mutual support, community collaboration, and public understanding.

Children of Lesbians and Gays Everywhere
COLAGE engages, connects, and empowers people to make the world a better place for children of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender parents and families.

Our Family Coalition (OFC)
OFC is a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting the civil rights and well being of Bay Area lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender families with children and prospective parents through education, advocacy, social networking, and grassroots community organizing.

Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG)
National network of individuals, hundreds of local chapters, newsletter and speakers bureaus that offer support, information and advocacy, with a focus on education issues.

Divorce and Single-Parent Families

Parents Without Partners, Inc.
Parents Without Partners provides single parents and their children with an opportunity for enhancing personal growth, self-confidence and sensitivity towards others by offering an environment for support, friendship and the exchange of parenting techniques. For the minor children of single parents, it offers them the opportunity to meet peers living within the same family structure and thriving.