| The "Maybe Baby" group for queer, lesbian or bi women and transgender communities will meet at Therapy Center of Philadelphia, while queer, gay or bi cisgender or transgender men will meet at the Rittenhouse Square office of Hornstein Platt and Associates. (Trans men are free to choose the group they'd prefer.)
"Maybe Baby" offers an 8-week experience that will provide information from legal, financial, fertility, adoption and medical experts, as well as emotional, social and community support around becoming a parent. Speakers will include Dr. Jackie Gutmann (pictured) from RMA as well as other professionals and current LGBTQ parents. Participants will finish the eight weeks with a sense of their options, how to navigate the process as an LGBTQ person, and connections with those on a similar journey.
Meetings for LBQ women and trans communities will be held Wednesday nights, 6-7:30pm from October 19 – December 14 (no class Nov. 23). The group will be held at Therapy Center of Philadelphia office at 1315 Walnut Street. The group will be co-facilitated by Julie Lipson, MA, MT-BC and Sheri-Ann Cowie, PhD. To sign up, contact them at 215-567-1111.
The class for GBTQ men will meet at the Rittenhouse Square office of Hornstein, Platt and Associates at 255 S. 17th Street, Suite 1010 on Monday nights from 6-7:30pm but from October 17 – December 12, 2016. This class will be led by Chris Wilson, MFT, MEd, LMFT, CHES and will skip Halloween. Contact Hornstein, Platt and Associates at 267-507-1310 to sign up.
Cost for participation for the full 8 weeks is $240/couple ($120/individual) for Philadelphia Family Pride members or $320/couple ($160/individual) for non-PFP members. Those not already PFP members can join for $25/year. There will also be a $40 intake session fee for both groups.