This is an cool thread; it'll be interesting to see how much it cuts down on the post counts in other threads.
I'm loving seeing the photos of everyone's families!
Funny queer story from pretty recently: We plan on using a freestanding birth center for the birth of our (eventual) children, and since we're starting TTC this summer I figured we could go to the birth center and get a tour and some info. The class thing they offer is called Childbirth Choices. Anyway, so I called up to register for this class. The receptionist asked if we are patients there, which we are because they do our "Well-woman" annual exams there - so I said, "Yes, my partner and I are both gynecological patients there." She took my name and info, then said, "Okay, and what is your husband's name?" I paused. "My WIFE's name is Teri, actually. And we have the same last name." She goes, "Oh, I'm sorry about that." Haha, about which part? The part where you didn't listen to me or the part where you assumed I had a husband? I mean come on. I told you I had a partner AND I told you we were both GYN patients. I don't know many men who receive yearly PAP smears, but hey, what do I know.
Also, we just had two new foster children placed with us on Monday night! We haven't been foster parents very long, and have only taken babies before now so a sibling group (3 year old and 8 month old) is very new to us. Things are crazy! It's difficult for us; I can't even imagine being those kids, having to move in with total strangers and just be fine with it. If everyone would consider sending some healing thoughts the way of our two newest little ones, we would appreciate it.
Hoping you all are well. Goodnight, queer family.