We are Meer Dan Gewenst (more than wished for). We are foundation for LGBT families and intended mothers and fathers. We are committed to help lesbians, gay men, bisexuals and transgender who have chosen to have children within their relationship. Our foundation is a non-profit organization.
Information for our stakeholders
We organize informational meetings about topics such as the legal, social, and medical aspects of LGBT parenthood. At these meetings intended parents and actual parents can meet each other and exchange experiences. Moreover, upon invitation we provide information and clarification to the media. You can follow our activities on Facebook and Twitter or via our newsletter.
Meetings for intended parents and activities for gay/lesbian parents and their children
We regularly organize meetings for intended parents (information meetings but also speeddates where intended parents can meet eachother), but we also focus on parents who already have children. See our calendar for future events.
Contact with organizations, media and politicians
We closely follow developments concerning gay/lesbian parenthood. By means of contacts with Dutch politicians we try to put the topic on the agenda. For instance the legal situation of families with multiple parents and surrogacy are our priorities now.
Do you have media requests? Please get in touch with Sara Coster +31 (0) 6 41 00 45 66, or Luc Nibbeling at +31 (0) 6 13 04 49 99.
Education and raising awareness
We carry out various activities for education and raising awareness. Not only during our own meetings but also upon request. Do you want to invite Meer dan Gewenst as a guest speaker? Please email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Relationship with other gay organizations
COC Nederland – We maintain good relationship with COC Nederland and its affiliated organizations. Where possible, we work together to achieve our goals. Foundation Meer dan Gewenst was previously the national work group Meer dan Gewenst of COC Nederland. In 2006 it became an independent foundation.
ILGA Europe – We also maintain relationships at a European level. Meer dan Gewenst is associated with ILGA Europe, the European section of ILGA, The International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association. “ILGA is a world-wide network of national and local groups dedicated to achieving equal rights for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people everywhere.”
NELFA – Meer dan Gewenst is one of the co-founders of NELFA, a European Network of similar organizations for gay families. Therefore, one of the board members of Meer dan Gewenst is also member of the board of NELFA. Via Nelfa Meer dan Gewenst attempts to achieve larger international influence.
PANN foundation – This website is made possible thanks to a subsidy of the PANN Foundation.