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What is The Next Family?

The Next Family is a diverse community where modern families meet. It is the start of an on-going, open-minded and sincere dialog between urbanite families, adoptive families, in vitro parents, interracial families, same sex parents, single parents and so on. It is a way to remind people that the Next Generation of families already exists in larger numbers than the old model of a “family unit”.

The Next Family is the modern family.

As you navigate through our site, please start the dialog with us by offering input as to the ways today’s Modern Families aren’t being served. Let us know what products you wish you had access to or cool stuff you would like to be created just for your “Next Family”. We look forward to hearing your stories, and meeting your family!

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Meet The Next Family Team

Brandy Black

Founder, Editor-in-Chief

Los Angeles, CA


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Justin Riley

Marketing Director

Los Angeles, CA


Tosha Woronov

Managing Editor, Writer – Urban Dweller

Los Angeles, CA


Susan Howard

Creative Director, Contributing Writer – Fitness

Los Angeles, CA


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Jacob Ladue

Executive Assistant, Sales Executive

Los Angeles, CA


Amber Leventry

Amber Leventry

Contributing Writer – Same-Sex Parents

Burlington, Vermont


John Jericiau

Contributing Writer – Same-Sex Parents

Santa Monica, CA


Tanya Ward Goodman

Contributing Writer – Urban Dweller

Los Angeles, CA


Shannon Ralph

Contributing Writer – Same-Sex Parent and Daily News

Minneapolis, MN


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Stephen and Adam Podowitz-Thomas

Contributing Writers – Same-Sex Parents

Raleigh, NC


Henry Amador

Henry Amador

Contributing Writer – Same-Sex Parents

Durham, NC


Kelly Rummelhart

Contributing Writer – Surrogacy

Los Angeles, CA


Meika Rouda

Contributing Writer – Adoptive Parents

San Francisco, CA


Danny Thomas

Contributing Writer – Urban Dweller

Los Angeles, CA


Chris Coyne

Contributing Writer – Same-Sex Parent

Washington D.C


Ted Peterson

Contributing Writers – Same-Sex Parents

Los Angeles, CA


Tony Tripoli

Contributing Writer – Celebrity Affairs

Los Angeles, CA


Ann Brown

Contributing Writer – Urban Dweller

Portland, OR


Tanya Dodd-Hise

Contributing Writer – Same-Sex Parents

North Dallas, TX


Jillian Lauren

Contributing Writer – Adoptive Parents

Los Angeles, CA


Pearson Brown

Contributing Writer – Same Sex Parent

Los Angeles, CA


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Juan Luque

Contributing Writer – Same-Sex Parent

Tampa Bay, Fl. 


Craig Zagurski

Contributing Writer – Urban Dweller

Bend, OR


Joey Uva

Contributing Writer – Same-Sex Parent

Los Angeles, CA


Amy Wise

Contributing Writer – Interracial Family

San Diego, California


Sheana Ochoa

Contributing Writer – Single Parents

Los Angeles, CA


Julie Gamberg

Contributing Writer – Single Parents

Los Angeles, CA


Sierra Drucker- Music and Arts for The Next Family

Sierra Drucker

Contributing Writer – Music

Los Angeles, CA


 

Freelance writers include:

Diane Ponist- Heather Somaini  –  Shira Gill  –  Jordan Gill  –  Caren Gillespie  –  Amy Forstadt

Megan Dobkin  –  Annette Cottrell  –  Kerrie Olejarz  –  Marian Belgray

Sarah Bruier  –  Marian Belgray  –  Lisa Cole  –  Rebecca Story  –  Matthew Baker

Tito Powell  –  Lisa Manterfield  –  Julie Gamberg  –  Hollye Dexter  –  Lorraine Sala

Melissa Mensavage  –  Christopher Coyne  –  Kacie Bernstein  –  Natalie Brown

Barbara Matousek  –  Henry Amador  –  Lisa Keating  –  Carol Rood

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