FAMILY LIFE: Resource Directory

Adoption Resources

• ADOPTION INTERNATIONAL
Jody Hall, LLC
International Adoptions for the LGBT community
972-231-2933
AdoptMeInternational.org

• FAMILY TO FAMILY ADOPTIONS
Pregnancy & Adoption Center
1000 Austin Street, Suite B, Richmond TX
281-342-4042
Fam2Fam.org

• HOPE COTTAGE
Leslie Clay
Pregnancy & Adoption Center | PRIDE Training
4209 McKinney Ave, Dallas TX
214-526-8721 x 242
HopeCottage.org

• McKAY-KELLER CONSULTANTS, INC
Susan McKay, Attorney
Adoption Home Studies for LGBT families
214-341-9016
AdoptionAssistanceAndSupport.com

• PATHWAYS
Youth and family services non-profit | Adoption | Foster Care
817-391-0771
Pathway.org

• RAINBOW BABIES
General information on LGBT pregnancies and parenting
TheRainbowBabies.com

• THE WHOLE SOUL COUNSELING CENTER
Brenda Lee Roberts
Adoption Home Studies for LGBT families | Parent Facilitation | Collaborative Consultant
4849 Greenville, Suite 1118, Dallas TX
972-672-0038
BrendaLeeRoberts.com

Surrogacy Services

• SURROGACY ABROAD, INC
Dr. Samson Benhur
Surrogacy Services in India
875 N. Michigan Ave., Suite 3100, Chicago, IL
877-483-4634; SurrogacyAbroad.com

• SURROGATE SOLUTIONS, LLC
Surrogacy Services
P.O. Box 923 Hewitt, TX 76642
SurrogateSolutions.net

Legal Resources

• AMERICAN ACADEMY OF
ADOPTION ATTORNEYS
AdoptionAttorneys.com
SUZANNE BRYANT, PC
Adoption | Wills
1907 N. Lamar Blvd., Suite 220, Austin TX
512-476-4760
SuzanneBryantLaw.com

• REBECCA S. COVELL, PC
Wills | Estate Planning | Trusts | Probate
3710 Rawlins St., Suite 950, Dallas TX
214-443-0300
CovellPC.com

• LAUREN GAYDOS DUFFER, P.C.
Adoption | Family Law | Mediation | Collaborative Law | Surrogacy
690 E. Lamar Blvd., Suite 560, Arlington TX
817-548-5643
TXFamilyLawAtty.com

• CHRISTOPHER FARISH, PC
Family Law | Custody | Name Change | Probate | Wills & Estate Planning | Mediation | Surrogacy | Collaborative Law | Adoption
8150 N. Central Expressway, Suite 600, Dallas
214-373-9100
QuaidAndQuaid.com

• STEPHANIE HALL, PC
Adoption | Family Law | Custody | Wills | Probate | Estate Planning
4514 Cole, Suite 600, Dallas TX
214-522-3343

• JOHN P. McCALL JR, PC
Family Law | Wills | Probate
214-942-1100
AttorneyMcCall.com

• MICHELLE MAY O’NEIL, PC
Adoption | Family Law | Custody
5420 Lyndon B. Johnson Frwy, Suite 500, Dallas TX
972-852-8000 or 866-959-4330
TheMayFirm.com

• JULIE QUAID, PC
Family Law | Custody | Name Change | Probate | Wills & Estate Planning | Mediation | Surrogacy | Collaborative Law | Adoption
8150 N. Central Expressway, Suite 600, Dallas
214-373-9100
QuaidAndQuaid.com

• PETER SCHULTE, PC
Family Law | Will | Estate Planning | Probate
4131 N. Central Expressway, Suite 680, Dallas TX
214-521-2200
PeteSchulte.com

• TIMOTHY T. THOMAS, P.C.
Wills | Estate Planning | Probate | Shared Parenting Agreements | Trusts
2501 Oak Lawn Ave., Suite 295, Dallas TX
214-324-9298
TTTLaw.com

• CHAD WEST, PLLC
Wills | Estate Planning
614 N. Bishop Ave., Suite 2, Dallas | Ft. Worth
214-509-7555
ChadWestLaw.com

• JENNY WOMACK, P.C.
Adoption | Family Law | Mediation | Surrogacy
15455 N. Dallas Parkway, Suite 440, Addison TX
214-744-4440
WilsonLakeLaw.com

• KIMBERLY VERMILLION WRIGHT, PC
Family Law | Adoption | Wills | Probate | Name Changes
6301 Gaston Ave., Suite 826
469-916-7868
WrightFamilyAttorney.com

Resources for Couples

• COLLABORATIVE PROFESSIONALS
OF DALLAS
Dispute Resolutions | Adoption | Custody
Non-profit organization
CPOfDallas.com

• COUPLES METRO DALLAS
Social organization for LGBT couples in committed relationships
CouplesMetroDallas.com

• TEXAS PARADISE WEDDINGS
Ka’i Roberts
Video production, DJ/emcee, first dance instruction
469-252-9938
TexasParadiseWeddings.com

Resources for Parents

• 2 DADDIES, 1 LOVE | 2 MOMMIES, 1 LOVE
Website Network for LGBT Parents
Cooper Smith Koch
214-329-9191 x. 104
TwoDaddiesOneLove.com

• FAMILY EQUALITY COUNCIL
Ensures equality for LGBT families
1050 17th St., NW, Suite 600, Washington, DC 20036
617-502-8700
FamilyEquality.org

• HRC FAMILY PROJECT
Robb Puckett
Resources for LGBT Parents|Family-friendly events
214-403-0098

• SMU’S CENTER FOR FAMILY COUNSELING
at Resource Center Dallas
2701 Reagan St. Dallas, TX
214-393-3680

Resources for LGBT Seniors

• AUTUMN JOURNEY HOSPICE
Providing in-Home Health Care
5347 Spring Valley Rd.
Dallas, TX 75254
972-233-0525
AutumnJourneyHospice.com

• CLICK WHEELCHAIR SERVICES
Wheelchair retail and repair
1075 Duncan Perry Rd., Arlington, TX
866-670-6805

• GAIN at RESOURCE CENTER DALLAS
GLBT Aging Interest Network, educational
and social organization for GLBT Seniors
2701 Reagan St., Dallas TX
214-528-0144; RCDallas.org

• KIND COMPANIONS
Providing in-Home Health Care
214-924-9302
KindCompanions.com

• PARKGATE DALLAS RETIREMENT LIVING
Luxury retirement community for LGBT seniors
2801 Wycliff Ave., Dallas, TX
214-219-1091
ParkGateDallas.com

• PRIME TIMERS DALLAS/FT. WORTH
Social, educational and recreational organization for gay and bisexual men
P.O. Box 191101, Dallas TX 75219
972-504-8866
PrimeTimers-DFW.org

• SafeTREC and SafeKidZone
Cell phone personal security system
888-885-0887
SafeTREC.com

• SAGE
National organization, services and advocacy for LGBT seniors
305 Seventh Avenue, Sixth Floor, New York, 10001
212-741-2247
SageUSA.org

• VILLAGES OF LAKE HIGHLANDS
Senior living facility
8615 Lullwater Dr., Dallas TX
214-221-0444
VillagesOfLakeHighlands.com

• WITECK COMBS COMMUNICATIONS
Bob Witeck
Studies of LGBT siblings caring for
aging parents and LGBT retirement
202-887-0500
WiteckCombs.com

Religious/Spiritual Resources

• AGAPE MCC
4615 E. California Pkwy., Fort Worth TX
817-535-5002
AgapeMCC.com

• CATHEDRAL OF HOPE
A Congregation of the United Church of Christ
5910 Cedar Springs Rd., Dallas TX
214-351-1901
CathedralOfHope.com

• CENTER FOR SPIRITUAL LIVING
4801 Spring Valley Rd., Dallas TX
972-866-9988
CSLDallas.org

• GRACE FELLOWSHIP IN CHRIST JESUS
411 S. Westmoreland, Dallas TX
214-333-9779
GFICJesus.com

• HARVEST MCC DENTON
3916 E. McKinney St., Suite B, Denton TX
940-320-6150
HarvestMCC.org
• NEW DAY UMC OF MANSFIELD
1475 Heritage Parkway, Mansfield, TX
817-225-2277; NewDayUMC.com

• THE OLD CATHOLIC CHURCH
2701 Reagan St., Dallas
877-216-4670; MyChalJudge.com

• THE ONE CHURCH
2515 Inwood Rd., Suite 213, Dallas TX
214-724-5658; Dallas1Church.org

Financial PLAN Resources

• MASS MUTUAL
Judy Sherman
Financial Services | Life Insurance
10000 N. Central Expressway, Suite 1200, Dallas TX
972-348-6350
MassMutual.com

• MAXWELL FINANCIAL SERVICES
Kay Maxwell
Financial Services
14673 Midway Rd., Suite 100, Addison, TX
972-991-7887
MaxwellFinancial.com

• NEW YORK LIFE
Brian A. Walker
Life Insurance | Child ID Program for LGBT kids
972-774-2046
Facebook.com/bwnyl

• TURTLE CREEK ADVISORS
Doug Simmang
Financial Services
3100 Carlisle, Suite 123, Dallas TX
TurtleCreekAdvisors.com

INSURANCE

• ALLSTATE
Alex Long Insurance Agency
Life | Home | Auto
2700 N. O’Connor Ste. 125, Irving TX
972-570-7000
AlexLongInsuranceAgency.com

• FARMERS INSURANCE
Angel Irvin
Life | Home | Auto | Financial Services
14651 Dallas Parkway, Suite 110, Dallas TX
972-367-6200

• STEVEN GRAVES INSURANCE
Life | Home | Auto
2919 Welborn St., Suite 100, Dallas TX
214-599-0808
StevenGravesInsurance.com

—  John Wright

Pet of the week • 01.07.11

Marty is a magnificent German shepherd with a great grin and personality to match. He’s 1 year old and has typical shepherd coloring and those awesome ears. Marty is friendly, loves people and is always ready to go for a walk or run.

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Marty and many other dogs, cats, puppies and kittens are available for adoption from the Dallas Animal Services & Adoption Center, at 1818 N. Westmoreland at I-30, just minutes west of Downtown Dallas. The shelter is open Monday-Saturday from 11 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. and Sundays from noon to 5 p.m. The cost to adopt is $85 for dogs and $55 for cats and includes spay/neuter surgery, vaccinations, microchip and more. All dogs are negative for heartworms, and cats have been tested for FeLV and FIV. For more information, visit DallasAnimalServices.org or call 214-671-0249.

This article appeared in the Dallas Voice print edition January 7, 2011.

—  Michael Stephens

Pet of the week • 12.10.10

Danali is a delightful dog. She’s a shepherd mix with a sleek and shiny brown coat with black highlights. At 10 months old, she weighs 46 pounds and is just about fully grown. Danali is happy, friendly and very playful. She loves people and is hoping for a home for the holidays.

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Danali and many other great dogs, cats, puppies and kittens are available for adoption from the Dallas Animal Services Adoption Center, located at 1818 N. Westmoreland at I-30 on the northeast corner. The shelter is open Tuesday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. and Sundays from noon to 5 p.m.; closed Mondays. The cost to adopt is $85 for dogs and $55 for cats and includes spay/neuter surgery, vaccinations, microchip and more. All dogs are negative for heartworms, and cats have been tested for FeLV and FIV.  For more information, visit DallasAnimalServices.org or call 214-671-0249.

This article appeared in the Dallas Voice print edition December 10, 2010.

—  Michael Stephens

Pet of the week • 11.12.10

Rock is a gorgeous black-and-white collie mix with one blue and one brown eye. He also has the greatest grin and a personality to match. Rock is 3 years old, very friendly and affectionate. He sits on command and loves to run and play. He’ll make a wonderful companion for someone with an active lifestyle.

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Rock and many other great dogs, cats, puppies and kittens are available for adoption from the Dallas Animal Services Adoption Center, located at 1818 N. Westmoreland at I-30 on the northeast corner. The shelter is open Tuesday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. and Sundays from noon to 5 p.m.; closed Mondays. The cost to adopt is $85 for dogs and $55 for cats and includes spay/neuter surgery, vaccinations, microchip and more. All dogs are negative for heartworms, and cats have been tested for FeLV and FIV.  For more information, visit DallasAnimalServices.org or call 214-671-0249.

This article appeared in the Dallas Voice print edition November 12, 2010.

—  Michael Stephens

Pet of the week • 10.29.10

As her name implies, Gemma is a real gem. This beautiful white-and-cream-colored Labrador retriever mix is about 1 year old and weighs 54 pounds. Gemma is as friendly and outgoing as she looks. She’s a typical Lab, with lots of energy, always ready to play and personality plus.

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Gemma and  many other great dogs, cats, puppies and kittens are available for adoption from the Dallas Animal Services Adoption Center, located at 1818 N. Westmoreland at I-30 on the northeast corner. The shelter is open Tuesday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. and Sundays from noon to 5 p.m.; closed Mondays. The cost to adopt is $85 for dogs and $55 for cats and includes spay/neuter surgery, vaccinations, microchip and more. All dogs are negative for heartworms, and cats have been tested for FeLV and FIV.  For more information, visit DallasAnimalServices.org or call 214-671-0249.

This article appeared in the Dallas Voice print edition October 29, 2010

—  Kevin Thomas

Pet of the week • 10.01.10

BruceBruce is a 2-year-old beagle mix. He has a short, white coat with a black-and-brown mask on half of his face and a sprinkling of black freckles on his ears. Bruce is a happy guy who smiles a lot and stands on his back feet to clap his front paws together when he’s excited. He’s good with other dogs and just loves people.

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Bruce and  many other great dogs, cats, puppies and kittens are available for adoption from the Dallas Animal Services Adoption Center, located at 1818 N. Westmoreland at I-30 on the northeast corner. The shelter is open Tuesday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. and Sundays from noon to 5 p.m.; closed Mondays. The cost to adopt is $85 for dogs and $55 for cats and includes spay/neuter surgery, vaccinations, microchip and more. All dogs are negative for heartworms, and cats have been tested for FeLV and FIV. For more information, visit DallasAnimalServices.org or call 214-671-0249.

This article appeared in the Dallas Voice print edition October 01, 2010.

—  Michael Stephens

Pet of the week • 09.17.10

MasterMaster is an unusual but regal-looking mix of collie and shar pei. He has the coloring of a collie, with a short red coat and a plush white bib, but the definite facial features of a shar pei. Master is 10 months old and pretty much full grown at about 55 pounds. Despite his rather serious expression, Master is friendly, gentle and calm.

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Master and many other great dogs, cats, puppies and kittens are available for adoption from the Dallas Animal Services Adoption Center, located at 1818 N. Westmoreland at I-30 on the northeast corner. The shelter is open Tuesday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. and Sundays from noon to 5 p.m.; closed Mondays. The cost to adopt is $85 for dogs and $55 for cats and includes spay/neuter surgery, vaccinations, microchip and more. All dogs are negative for heartworms, and cats have been tested for FeLV and FIV. For more information, visit www.DallasAnimalServices.org or call 214-671-0249.

This article appeared in the Dallas Voice print edition September 17, 2010.

—  Michael Stephens

Pet of the week • 08.20.10

Sylvester
Sylvester

Sylvester is a beautiful black, tan and cream-colored shepherd mix with a soft coat and warm brown eyes. He’s about a year old, is very friendly and has a great personality — not to mention a super smile. Sylvester is always ready to play and is eager to please. He’ll make a wonderful canine companion.

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Sylvester and many other great dogs, cats, puppies and kittens are available for adoption from the Dallas Animal Services Adoption Center, located at 1818 N. Westmoreland at I-30 on the northeast corner. The shelter is open Tuesday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. and Sundays from noon to 5 p.m.; closed Mondays. The cost to adopt is $85 for dogs and $55 for cats and includes spay/neuter surgery, vaccinations, microchip and more. All dogs are negative for heartworms, and cats have been tested for FeLV and FIV. For more information, visit www.DallasAnimalServices.org or call 214-671-0249.

This article appeared in the Dallas Voice print edition August 20, 2010.

—  Michael Stephens