Testimonials

We are touched by the personal messages we have received from our members on the impact P3 has made. We are glad to be part of the family!


You're a professional network with a twist ...

- Sara, London

My wife and I appreciate all of the connections you've helped us make. We were skeptical at first, but what you do is really different and helped us think through maternity leave and career consequences plus what we'll tell the little one about the donor. Please don't stop what you're doing ... you're great.


You have given me fresh insight.

- Matthew, London

I attended your single LGBT parenting event and just wanted to thank you for an incredible evening. While I move forward in the pursuit of kids of my own, this was the first time in a 15 year journey that anyone has suggested that I could potentially have a career and kids as a single parent. I'd structured my life to be able to take time off work and raise the child/children, but this has given me a fresh insight to look at how I may combine the two earlier than originally anticipated. Thank you for a truly great evening and for some brilliant networking with some inspirational people.


Thanks for helping when we were at a loss so early in our adoption process!

- Marc, London

My husband and I were finally ready to start the daunting process of adopting. Our social worker required early on to know if my employer was supportive. My organisation is relatively LGBT friendly, but my discussion with HR left me panicked and we were just starting out on what I knew was going to be a long process. I was told over and over that HR needed to know which one of us was going to legally be the mother in order to figure out my leave rights. I explained we were both going to be the dads but it fell on deaf ears as my company had never dealt with a same sex family starting a family. P3 happened to speak at an event during our diversity week and after making contact with them I was immediately welcomed into a group that offered guidance and support and gave me the resources to have an informed dialogue with my HR. I met some wonderful guys (and gals!) who'd been through the family growing process and came out the other end. Great to have met some wonderful people, some who became our friends - and now play date buddies as we are now dads!!


P3 has been a valued presence in my life.

 - Salim, London

Before having a child I attended various P3 seminars which discussed the different angles of parenting, from managing a career to bonding with your child, all of which proved great food for thought for a nervous soon-to-be parent.  When my surrogate became pregnant I was then faced with the challenge of negotiating a paternity leave package that, being a single parent, was not supported by the law.  You gave sound advice on this and pointed me in the direction of various resources which gave me the confidence to negotiate a favourable arrangement with work.  Even now that I’m a parent, you offer support, continued dialogue and, above all, a reinforcement of the idea that I’m not on this journey alone. A big thanks from my family to yours.


ou offered me reassurance.

- Alexandra, London

 

 

I attended an Intimate & Interactive session on IVF/donor insemination when my wife and I were at an early stage of planning our family. It was invaluable to hear gay women speak so candidly about their experiences at various fertility clinics, and the practical decisions and medical challenges they faced – some of which we had considered, but most of which we had not given much thought to at that stage. It was reassuring to know that others had been there – and to know that we could reach out to them if we wanted to.


You opened my eyes!            

- Richard, Essex (straight ally) 

I attended an Intimate & Interactive session on IVF/donor insemination when my wife and I were at an early stage of planning our family. It was invaluable to hear gay women speak so candidly about their experiences at various fertility clinics, and the practical decisions and medical challenges they faced – some of which we had considered, but most of which we had not given much thought to at that stage. It was reassuring to know that others had been there – and to know that we could reach out to them if we wanted to.


An incredibly useful resource.

- Kate, London

As a professional lesbian considering my parenting options, I feel that the P3 network is an important resource for professionals at all stages of the parenthood journey. I have found the events well organised and extremely beneficial in terms of networking and providing awareness of different routes to parenthood.