Category Archives: Adoption

And the Fammy goes to: JFCS awards honor volunteers, longtime director Anita Friedman

Read the original article on The Jewish News of Northern California Jewish Family and Children’s Services Executive Director Anita Friedman looks forward to her organization honoring her for 30 years of service. But it’s not because she needs the accolades. It’s because JFCS’ 25th annual Fammy Awards will raise much-needed emergency funds to assist people […]

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Starting the Adoption Process

Parents who’ve already welcomed children into their homes are eager to debunk the many myths that surround adoption. Our guide will set the record straight and start you on your way. View the complete guide at

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Faces of Adoption in the Bay Area

Faces of adoption in the Bay Area / Forming and finding families / A valentine named Nora / For gays and lesbians, adoption is extra complicated When San Francisco lawyer Jim Emery talks about his 5-year-old daughter, Nora, he sounds pretty much like any typical beaming dad. “She’s very outgoing, very interested in other kids,” […]

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GAY ADOPTION: Nora & her 2 dads

* These same-sex parents have the same concerns for their child as heterosexual parents do. In many ways, little Nora’s parents are much like the parents of any other 2-year-old. They worry about how to get her to eat a wider variety of foods and what to do when she gets colds. They are trying […]

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    Charlie Spiegel's San Francisco practice includes prenuptial planning, divorce and custody mediation, adoption, surrogacy and real estate matters. Charlie served as Co-Chair of the National Board of Lambda Legal, and was a founding Executive Director of Our Family, the bay area's LGBT family organization. He served on the Board of Directors for and Collaborative Practice California; and and now serves on the Board of

    Charlie has had 20 years of wide experience in real estate since graduating New York University School of Law with honors, He received a Fammy award from San Francisco's Jewish Family & Children's Services in 2009 for his advocacy for families. He has lived and raised his family in the SF Bay Area since just before the Loma Prieta earthquake in 1989.