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GWK Academy

Adoption & Foster-Adopt

Learn the in’s and out’s of all that’s involved in a gay adoption and foster-adopt journey. From terminology & timeline to cost & legal, you will gain all the information necessary to feel confident.

GWK Academy Includes

Community

Connect with other dads & dads-to-be who have either recently completed their journey or are on their way to becoming parents.

Coaching & Connections

Meet with gay dad mentors, connect with trusted family-building partners, and access private coaching.

Resources

We break down your journey in easy-to-digest lessons that you can refer back to again and again. Think of GWK Academy as your trusted guide preparing you for everything you need to know before you even get started.

Workshops & Events

Monthly virtual drop-in groups connect you with others going through similar journeys, and member-only workshops provide even more value.

What's included?

Community

Becoming a parent can be overwhelming, don't go it alone. Join our growing community of dads and dads-to-be!

Education

Lessons covering every aspect of an adoption or foster-adopt journey specifically made for gay men and couples.

Mentors

Match with gay dad mentors, these are guys who have recently completed a journey through the exact same path that you are about to undertake.

Family-Building Partners

Talk with and get connected with our network of vetted partners who are not only experts but also passionate about LGBTQ+ family building.

Workshops

Gain access to GWK Academy enrollee-only workshops led by industry leaders. These events are a hands-on way to jumpstart your journey.

Here’s a breakdown of the course content

Adoption & Foster-Adopt Course

 1. Mentally Preparing For Your Adoption / Foster Journey

 2. Terminology You Should Know

3. Adoption Overview Video

4. Fostering Older Youth Video

5. Adoption & Foster Care Books

6. Different Adoption Paths

7. Intercountry Adoption

8. All About Open Adoption

9. Adoption Path Timelines

10. Cost of Adoption Paths

11. Adoption Grants

12. LGBTQ+ Affirming Family-Building Partners

13. The Home Study Process

14. Matching with a Birth Family

15. Finalizing Your Adoption

16. What Can Go Wrong During an Adoption Journey

17. What’s Next?

Testimonials from GWK Academy Enrollees

We signed up for GWK Academy when we started our journey. In all our interactions, we found them to be knowledgeable, responsive, and courteous. They provided assistance getting started and regularly checked in on our progress. They had a network of agencies and clinics across the country to choose from. We highly recommend GWK for any couple starting their journey.
Lyle S.
★★★★★
Brian and the team at GWK are absolutely wonderful: So supportive, so eager, and so very knowledgeable. Gay surrogacy is a complex, expensive process and GWK gives me comfort and security as my partner and I embark on this journey.
Alexander
★★★★★
We have been so fortunate to have found GWK. They have been with us every step of our journey; offering one sheets, texts, calls, zooms, emails etc.. to ensure we had support every step of the process. Additionally, they introduced us to IVF doctors, egg donor/surrogate agencies, and mentors who have recently gone through the process as well. We would be so lost without them and feel very fortunate to have been able to partner with them. We cannot recommend them enough. THANK YOU BRIAN AND GWK!
Bobby H.
★★★★★

Let us help you become a dad!

We created GWK Academy to ensure you are fully-prepared for every step of your journey to parenthood, giving you the knowledge to face each decision with confidence, and the fortitude to successfully navigate past disappointing setbacks or unforeseen challenges.

Creating your family will be one of the most important achievements of your life…do not go it alone! 

What’s Included?

Adoption & Foster-Adopt Course - $99

Here’s a breakdown of all that you get!

Adoption & Foster-Adopt Course

 1. Mentally Preparing For Your Adoption / Foster Journey

 2. Terminology You Should Know

3. Adoption Overview Video

4. Fostering Older Youth Video

5. Adoption & Foster Care Books

6. Different Adoption Paths

7. Intercountry Adoption

8. All About Open Adoption

9. Adoption Path Timelines

10. Cost of Adoption Paths

11. Adoption Grants

12. LGBTQ+ Affirming Family-Building Partners

13. The Home Study Process

14. Matching with a Birth Family

15. Finalizing Your Adoption

16. What Can Go Wrong During an Adoption Journey

17. What’s Next?

Match with Gay Dad Mentors

Having a support network during your journey to fatherhood is critical. That is why we have created the GWK Gay Dad Mentor program. Through GWK Academy you will get the opportunity to be matched with mentors who have recently completed their own journeys. We will match you with dads whos journey was similar to your own.

Connect with Vetted Family-Building Partners

One of the most important decisions you’ll make on your adoption or foster-adopt journey is choosing your family-building partners. From a quick Google search, you will soon realize there are hundreds of options and finding one that is right for you can feel like an impossible challenge. That is why we have teamed up with a select few family-building partners to provide you with a direct line to some of the industry’s leading professionals. You can be rest assured that every partner we work with is not only the best in the business but shares our passion for LGBTQ+ family building.

"I’ve completed GWK Academy’s Adoption/Foster courses, as well as their Surrogacy & IVF courses. [GWK Academy] is exactly what I was hoping it would be, and honestly, more!
Researching agencies that support gay men, and single ones at that, has not always been the most straightforward journey. GWK Academy has really become a one-stop resource for me.


Not only are the courses great, but they’ve connected me with mentors who’ve gone through similar journeys that I’m about to embark upon. I can’t thank them enough for sharing their experiences, and providing their thoughts and recommendations. Hearing their stories have helped me confirm for myself the path that I want to take, and has helped me see a clearer path forward."

GWK Academy Adoption & Foster-Adopt Enrollee

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