NEXT SANTA CRUZ MEETING:

Local TransFamilies Meetings for Parents and Caregivers June 2018:
TransFamilies of Santa Cruz, Sat., June 2, 3-5 pm, in Santa Cruz. Call 831-818-2253 for NEW LOCATION details.
TransFamilies of Monterey, Sat., June 16, 3-5 pm, Epiphany Lutheran & Episcopal Church, 425 Carmel Ave., Marina, CA.
If you have questions or concerns that need immediate attention before the next meeting,
call us at 831-818-2253 or email: TransFamiliesCA@gmail.com.

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Is Your Child Transgender? You Don't Have To Do This Alone

I always get excited when we have new families join the Transfamily Support Group. 

I feel this way because I remember when my husband and I first reached out and joined. Before we came, we felt so alone, that our child was the only transgender child in the world and after being rejected by some of our closest support communities*, I thought that no one would ever accept us again.

At the first meeting I was so inspired by the parents of children who had already gone through the process we were just starting to navigate. I was extremely grateful that they all sat and listened patiently to our questions, concerns and fears.

To have a group offer that level of comfort and love to a new family like us was an absolutely amazing and empowering experience. We were able to share our stories and they assured us - a new family - that we are not alone. That our children are just like all other children and they are loved. This is what our group is all about.

We would love to have you join us.

Regardless of where you are in the process: you have already gone through transition, are right in the middle or just starting to get your head around the idea of transgender, this is the place for you. Please contact me to learn more about the group and to get details about our next meeting.

*Before we allowed our son to transition, we were very active in our local church. It turned out they were one of the groups that had the hardest time accepting our decision. While there have been individuals who have stayed friends with us and been absolutely wonderful, don't be surprised if some of your most stable allies suddenly pull away. It is maybe one of the hardest things we experienced.

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