My name is Karen Blanchard. I am a stay-at-home mom to a beautiful 3-year-old daughter and two wonderful 18-month-old boys, and I'm currently pregnant with twins. I have a partner, Janice Park, who is also the mother to our beautiful 3-year-old daughter and two wonderful boys, with the twins on the way. They are all amazing children.

You see, the laws aren't going to stop us from creating families. And as a fit, biological parent, I should have the right to choose who helps me parent my children. My children deserve the same protection under the law all children have. They deserve financial security and the comfort of knowing they are taken care of and are legally protected by both parents.

Rep. Rebecca Chavez-Houck is sponsoring HB318. Please support this bill. It means the world to my family and so many others.

Karen Blanchard