Welcome to the Alternative Families section of our website sponsored by Zenith Chambers 


Adoption and Fostering (takes you to the Adoption and Fostering section)

The Pollen Tree

PollenTree is the idea of Rita and Patrick D'Alton-Harrison and is intended to bring together people who want to have children by non-traditional methods. The decision to choose a non-traditional route to having children may be due to fertility difficulties or may be a life choice.

Social Groups

Rainbow Families

Rainbow Families is an informal social group for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender parents and their children in Brighton and Hove and surrounding areas. We aim to create a friendly, inclusive space for our children to enjoy being with other children, whatever their origins.

Support and Advice

New Family Social

New Family Social is the UK charity for LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) adopters, foster carers and their children.


FFLAG is a national voluntary organisation and registered charity. They are dedicated to supporting parents and their lesbian, gay and bisexual daughters and sons.

They offer support to local parents groups and contacts, in their efforts to help parents and families understand, accept and support their lesbian, gay and bisexual members with love and pride.

Broken Rainbow

Support for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people experiencing domestic violence.

My Alternative Family

MyAlternativeFamily.com is a ground-breaking new social network, parenting connection service and information resource, dedicated to existing alternative families and those who are interested in becoming parents with the help of artificial / home insemination or alternative parenting arrangements.

The Suport Line

We offer confidential emotional support to children, young adults and adults by telephone, email and post. We work with callers to develop healthy, positive coping strategies, an inner feeling of strength and increased self esteem to encourage healing, recovery and moving forward with life.

Campaign Groups


Stonewall works with a whole range of agencies to address the needs of lesbians, gay men and bisexuals in the wider community.

Pride Angel

Are you gay, lesbian, single or infertile and wishing start a family? Pride Angel is the leading parenting website, dedicated to connecting sperm donors, egg donors and co-parents worldwide. Register for free to create your own profile and search thousands of our members. Whether you are just starting on your journey or have been trying for a while, Pride Angel has expert advice regarding fertility, parenting options, home insemination, choosing a fertility clinic along with your legal rights as a recipient or donor.

Children and Same Sex Families - A legal Handbook

This book written by Sarah Greenan and Marisa Allman is both comprehensive and current (published in 2012).


When Sally met Sally

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