Six Reasons Why Washington State’s “Uniform Parentage Act” Should Die A Terrible Death

The Washington State legislature is planning to ring in the new year by violating children's rights as they consider SB 6037, “The Uniform Parenting Act.”   In discussions on family structure- whether you’re talking about marriage, divorce, or the booming fertility...

Donor Conceived People Oppose Washington State’s Uniform Parentage Act (SB 6037)

SB 6037 normalizes the destruction of the biological parent/child relationship. That is a violation of the universally-acknowledged children’s right to be known and loved, whenever possible, by both genetic parents.  A biological relationship with parents matters to...

I’m gay. And like most Italians, I oppose surrogacy.

My name is Vincenzo. I am Italian and I’m gay. Normally I don't feel this need to label myself because I think sexuality is simply a detail. On this planet we are men and women- people- that's all. But on the topic of surrogacy it's important to specify my sexuality...

Gender Matters in Writing… And Parenting.

Supporters of gay marriage have aggressively promoted the idea that “all kids need is love.” They argue that children do not specifically need the love of their father or the love of their mother, just generic “love.”  For that to be the case, there must be no...

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Breeding puppies: Bad. Breeding babies: Good.

California will become the first state to ban pet stores from selling animals from commercial breeders.  Governor Jerry Brown signed the law that animal rights advocates hope will limit the "needless suffering" of animals for sale in the state. The bill was passed on...

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Surrogacy and the silent MINORity

Surrogacy has been on the rise for years, and it finally landed on the doorstep of the Supreme Court... only to be turned away.  But not before the country was able to see surrogacy for what it really is- the manufacturing, buying and selling of babies.   Stephen King...

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Position Statement On Adoption

Them Before Us supports adoption, when it is properly understood.  Adoption must always be viewed as a child-centric institution, not simply as a means for adults to have children. No adult - heterosexual, homosexual, or single- has a “right” to adopt. Rather, every...

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