your family is everything. we’re here to ensure that you are protected – always. your sexual orientation, sexual identity, race or background should never be a barrier to starting, expanding or protecting your family. we got you covered with lawyers across the United States + Canada who have been vetted and will approach their work with kindness, compassion + advocacy.
I’m Gena Jaffe (she / her), founder of connecting rainbows. My wife and I have two children via Reciprocal IVF and went through second parent adoption. While I’m an attorney, I don’t specialize in family law and this whole process opened my eyes to a whole new world and a huge need for the LGBTQ+ community: lawyers who get and understand exactly what our community needs. It can be difficult to find an attorney who gets you. who is kind, compassionate, down to earth and knowledgeable. and that’s where this idea came from. a database of attorneys who specialize in LGBTQ+ issues: from adoption to wills to power of attorneys, I want to make sure that you have a resource to help you. yes, there are other resources out there, but not one as personal as this.
a blog on educational resources is coming soon
how we can help
ensuring both parents are considered the legal parent of their child (a birth certificate doesn’t give you full rights)
spelling out your wishes for after you pass away, including guardianship of your children
naming someone to make decisions about your health if you are unable to
power of attorney
naming someone to make decisions about your finances if you are unable to
bringing more rainbows + sunshine to the world, one family at a time
* this page is not intended to be legal advice but rather information to help you understand what you may need and to connect you with a lawyer in your location to help!
proud to work with and support ALL families