“It’s been hard, but so worth it to keep my family intact.”

A Mother From Arkansas

“I wish he would have told me sooner.”

A Mother From Pennsylvania

"I have grown closer to my daughter and seen her becoming happier every year."

A Father from Oregon with a Transgender Daughter

Embrace them first and then get busy talking and learning

Only Mom Knows – But Hopefully Can Share with Dad Soon

"I thought that if he had the courage to be authentic, I too should have the courage to be authentic."

Authenticity and Deeper Faith through Journey With Gay Son

"When he finally told us it was like he flew up, up and onwards."

He waited 20 years to speak.

"How could I have not known? I’ve come to learn and accept it was because she didn’t fully know or understand it, let alone have the language to speak it out loud."

Father of Young Trans Teen

"He was so sure I would reject him because of my beliefs"

A mother’s story of finding a path for her family

"Hardest thing has been to re-think her future, and the battles she will face."

Mother struggles as child struggles to determine identity.

"I would rather have my child in my life than ruin it by trying to talk him out of anything"

The hardest thing is calling her him.

"Initially, I made it about me - thoughts of things I would 'lose'."

A Father Grows in Acceptance and Support

"You don't get yesterday back but you can have a happy tomorrow."

Couple Focuses on Support for Two Sons

"My only regret is not knowing this sooner. He was so unhappy for too long..."

I promised I would do whatever I could to help him.

"Our son was coming out in moments since 3rd grade.."

Parents learn gradually as their trans child uncovers his own identity.

"The hardest thing is the constant risk of losing our community. Our church family."

Christian Family Leans on Faith

"Know that for every shred of despair, fear, anxiety, sense of failure you feel, it pales in comparison to what your child may have been going through."

A mother tries to help her trans child find balance and connection.

"I was concerned what the future might hold for her."

Father and Pastor

Our biggest concerns were for our child's safety

"I still fear for her safety."

Father Can’t Protect But Chooses to Love

"I did a lot of grieving over the loss of the image I had of my only son in my mind and heart."

Daughter Overcomes Suffering