aedan_james (aedan_james) wrote in transparents,
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new online resource coming soon

Hi all,

There is a new resource for trans parents coming soon. The website is currently in the design phase.

Here is our "about us"


The Trans Parenting Forum is an online space for parents, families, foster parents and carers of gender variant, trans and intersex children to meet, ask questions, and share experiences and advice. It is also place where trans people who have or are hoping to have their own families can access resources, make connections and build communities.
The Trans Parenting Forum is an extension of the Barbara Ross Association, a non-profit organisation made up of parents, counsellors, social workers and trans people who recognise that trans parents and the families and carers of gender variant young people are often overlooked by existing support services.
We have a range of resources and information concerning various parenting issues, including advice about what to do when your child comes out, health care/medical transition, name changes, adoption/fostering and information for gender variant children in the school system.
We want to encourage trans parents and the families and carers of gender non-conforming young people to reach out to one another, trade their own resources, share their stories and realise they are not alone.


As i said, the site is currently under construction but until then, please like us on facebook at www.facebook.com/transparentingforum
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I'm definitely interested in being a part of your new community, but it seems a little premature to advertise the site before you can even show us the URL.
Hopefully we can reach some people via LJ and fb and keep everyone up to date on progress whilst the site is being finalised. Thanks for the interest.
This sounds like a resource for patents of trans kids, not trans parents. It's great to connect adult trans people with people patenting trans kids, but that's about trans adults being a resource, not about a resource for trans people patenting.
Yeah, at first glance, that was my initial thought, too.

But then the last line says "We want to encourage trans parents and the families and carers of gender non-conforming young people to reach out to one another, trade their own resources, share their stories and realise they are not alone."

So, uh, yeah, some clarification would be appreciated.

The issues facing trans parents and the parents of trans kids are very different, there's certainly some common ground, but it's a mistake to assume these groups' interests are completely aligned.

In addition, my experience has been that adult trans people in general, but especially trans parents are often drawn upon to serve as a resource to parents of trans kids in a way that has generally gone unacknowledged by parents of trans kids.