Meet little Matteo -- he's a rambunctious 16 month old who keeps his parents on their toes.
"We really feel like we're not unlike any other family,” said Shawn Calamari. “We're going through the same struggles - eating, sleeping, pooping."
She and her partner Mandy have been together 13 years.
"Mandy carried Matteo for us, with an unknown donor,” Calamari said. “We've just always wanted a little one and now that we have him. It's awesome and we have a lot of fun."
With laws ever evolving when it comes to same-sex rights, Shawn believes doors are opening for their family.
"I think the recent legislation being passed on the national level is going to open more minds and more possibility with a lot of people to live out who they are, not only as individuals, but as couples and also as families," Calamari said.
Family Equality Council, an organization that advocates for same sex couples who have families, has kept their eye on the changes as well.
"We've seen changes in relationship recognition on the state level with recent marriage wins and the DOMA win at the Supreme Court and the Prop 8 win are incredibly monumental," said Andra Oshinksy, of the Family Equality Council.
Those decisions are helping to build more families like Calamari's.
"We both share the roles of parenting pretty equally,” she said. “We're both with him throughout the day."
According to the Family Equality Council, there are 3 million LGBQT parents in the country raising over 6 million children.