This survey is a project of the LA Gay & Lesbian Center, Children, Youth and Family Services Dept., called All Families Welcome. It is funded by First 5 LA, an early childhood advocacy organization. The project is looking at LGBTQ-headed families' experiences with organizations, agencies and professionals that serve us and how these providers are doing at creating welcoming and inclusive services. Once we have gathered this information, the project will create tools to help parents better navigate difficult situations and aid providers to better serve LGBTQ families.
This survey asks about experiences you have had with different types of service providers (e.g., hospitals, fertility centers, legal services, preschools and daycare, physicians, etc.) in the process of forming and caring for your family. By sharing your story through this survey, you will help the All Families Welcome Project learn about what helps and what hinders LGBTQ families from getting the services, support, and information they need to take care of their children and family.
WHO SHOULD TAKE THIS SURVEY:
If you are a same-gender loving, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer or intersex (LGBTQI) parent, co-parent, grandparent, partner of a parent, guardian, or any other adult caretaker, in the process of trying to form a family or currently caring for one or more children, full or part-time, ages 0-15 years old, we would like to hear about your experiences.
This survey will ask you about:
• Which services, organizations, agencies, or professionals have welcomed your family and made you feel accepted;
• Which ones have put up barriers, been unwelcoming, or made you work harder to get what you need for your family.
PRIZE DRAWING FOR COMPLETED SURVEYS This survey may be completed anonymously since you are not required to give any identifying information.
However, at the conclusion of the survey, you will have the option to provide an e-mail address or phone number if you want to hear about the results of the study, would be willing to answer follow-up questions, and/or would like to enter a random drawing for completing the survey. Two $100 gift certificate prizes will be awarded for a fully completed survey. You do not have to give your contact information, though, if you prefer to respond anonymously.