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Meet Brandi and Lawrence: Best Friends Who Had a Baby Together

Written by Represent Collaborative

Photography by Morgan Pansing

Brandi J. Andrews and Lawrence Carroll were close friends who met working at one of L.A.’s most popular LGBTQ+ bars, The Abbey. It was during a lull in a Sunday shift when the idea of starting a family together casually came up. Today, nearly four years later, the committed, loving parents are raising their adorable 2-year-old son Hartley in a beautiful blended family that includes Brandi and Lawrence, as well as their respective partners. Click through the slideshow below to meet them all and hear about the challenges, advantages, and surprises that come with starting a family with your best friend. 

This story was produced in partnership with Represent Collaborative, a media initiative focused on issues of racial and social justice. Find them on Instagram at @representcollaborative

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