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Journey To Same Sex Parenthood

Author : Eric Rosswood
ISBN : 0882825143
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Journey to Same-Sex Parenthood is unique in that it offers useful and practical information that will help in the very early stages of family planning. These inspirational first-hand accounts provide key insights and the critical information needed to make informed decisions for successfully traveling the complex road to parenthood. Author, activist and father, Eric Rosswood guides and helps prospective LGBT parents to weigh their options and learn which path would be best for their family. Rosswood also shares the experiences and wisdom of others who have already been through the journey. Journey to Same-Sex Parenthood is divided into five sections: adoption, surrogacy, foster care, assisted reproduction and co-parenting. Each section includes an overview, a list of pros and challenges for readers to consider, personal stories from parents who have been through the process and closes with a list of questions for couples to ask themselves. Same-sex couples are faced with many different options when choosing to have children today. Journey to Same-Sex Parenthood will serve as an informative and essential handbook for couples navigating their own amazing path to parenthood.

The Ultimate Guide For Gay Dads

Author : Eric Rosswood
ISBN : 9781633534919
Genre : Young Adult Nonfiction
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If you are thinking of becoming a gay dad ─ or if you are already a gay dad ─ this book is for you! Are you ready to have kids? More and more gay men are turning to adoption and surrogacy to start their own families. An estimated two million American LBGTQ people would like to adopt and an estimated 65,000 adopted children are living with a gay parent. In 2016, The Chicago Tribune reported that 10 to 20 percent of donor eggs went to gay men expanding their families via surrogacy, and in many places the numbers were up 50 percent from the previous five years. Gay parenting: Having a kid is like coming out all over again, on a daily basis, especial if you have an infant. Was coming out stressful for you? It’s about to get more intense and you will have a child watching your every move and listening to your every word. If you stutter or pause, they may pick up on your discomfort and could start to feel like something is wrong about their family unit. The Ultimate Guide For Gay Dads is jam packed with parenting tips and advice to help you build confidence and become the awesome gay dad you were meant to be! How Is This Parenting Guide Different From Others? Unlike other parenting books that have whole chapters focusing on things specifically related to mothers (such as how to get the perfect latch when breastfeeding), this parenting book replaces those sections with things relevant to gay dads. It covers topics like how to find LGBT friendly pediatricians, how to find LGBT friendly schools, how to childproof your home with style, how to answer awkward and prying questions about your family from strangers, examples for what two-dad families can do on Mother’s Day, and much more. The book also includes parenting tips and advice from pediatricians, school educators, lawyers, and other same-sex parents. Top LGBT parenting expert: Bestselling author Eric Rosswood covers every aspect of fatherhood for gay men in this essential guide to growing your family in the post-DOMA era. He is a major influencer on social media with over 100,000 followers on Twitter alone, as well as thousands on other platforms. Exploring LGBTQ issues: Rosswood is an in-demand authority and commentator on LGBTQ issues, including civil rights, parenting, marriage and politics. The author has been featured in major media including The Washington Post, Cosmopolitan, CBS News, The Huffington Post, Elite Daily, Yahoo! News, AOL News, NY Daily News, IB Times, and regional LGBTQ press.

Adoption By Lesbians And Gay Men

Author : David M. Brodzinsky
ISBN : 9780195322606
Genre : FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS
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Adoption by Lesbians and Gay Men is an interdisciplinary examination of the myths, misconceptions, research, and practice literature related to sexual-minority individuals' efforts to adopt and raise children. It also provides a blueprint for research and professional training and highlights best practice standards for working with this group of adoptive parents.

The Lesbian And Gay Parenting Handbook

Author : April Martin
ISBN : UOM:49015001443051
Genre : Social Science
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A guide to lesbian and gay parenting by a well-known psychotherapist and lesbian parent covers this sensitive issue from a professional perspective. Original. 20,000 first printing. National ad/promo. Tour.

The Ultimate Guide To Pregnancy For Lesbians

Author : Rachel Pepper
ISBN : 9781573445252
Genre : Health & Fitness
File Size : 37. 42 MB
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The Ultimate Guide to Pregnancy for Lesbians covers everything you need to make the thrilling and challenging journey to motherhood: from choosing a donor to tracking fertility to signing the right papers on the dotted lines. Rachel Pepper's lively, easy-to-read guide is the first place to go for up-to-date information and sage advice on everything from sex in the sixth month to negotiating family roles. Why a second edition? When the acclaimed first edition appeared, the author's daughter was only a few months old. This new edition takes into account the parenting know-how Pepper has developed over the intervening six years, as well as the evolving legal status of lesbian parents, and the increasing importance of the Internet for information on fertility, sperm banks, and donors. The resource section is greatly expanded, as are the sections on each trimester of pregnancy, on childbirth, and on life with a newborn. And Pepper provides more insight into preconception planning for both single lesbians and couples. An indispensable resource, The Ultimate Guide to Pregnancy for Lesbians is now bigger and better.

Gay Adoption

Author : Gavin Hsieh
ISBN : 153499534X
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Throughout history, adoption has brought so much joy to couples who are biologically unable to have children yet still desire to raise a child and start a family. Same-sex couples are no exception to how any of this works: As a couple, the bond between you and your partner will grow stronger as you fulfill your responsibilities as parents. And as an individual, having a child will change you in ways that you couldn't have imagined. By loving another person unconditionally, you will mature into a better version of yourself. If you and your same-sex partner are thinking of adopting a child to complete your family, this guide is for you. Although the process is virtually the same as any other adoption, this book was written with the same-sex couple in mind. You will learn the different ways to adopt a child, as well as get special tips on same-sex parenting and the occasional challenges that you may encounter.

How It Feels To Have A Gay Or Lesbian Parent

Author : Judith E. Snow
ISBN : 9781135023065
Genre : Family & Relationships
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In their own words, children of different ages talk about how and when they learned of their gay or lesbian parent's sexual orientation and the effect it has had on them.

The Complete Lesbian Gay Parenting Guide

Author : Arlene Istar Lev
ISBN : 0425191974
Genre : Family & Relationships
File Size : 25. 27 MB
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A comprehensive and practical handbook for gay, lesbian, and alternative lifestyle parents shares sensible advice and personal real-life stories about the challenges of twenty-first-century family life, covering such topics as solo parenting, blended families, surrogacy, adoption and foster parenting, legal rights, bias, domestic partnership agreements, custody, and more. Original.

Gay Parenting

Author : Shana Priwer
ISBN : 0882822713
Genre : Family & Relationships
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Offers same-sex parents advice on beginning a family and raising children from infancy to the teenage years, and addresses parenting concerns unique to gay and lesbian couples.

She Looks Just Like You

Author : Amie Klempnauer Miller
ISBN : 9780807004708
Genre : Family & Relationships
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After ten years of talking about children, two years of trying (and failing) to conceive, and one shot of donor sperm for her partner, Amie Miller was about to become a mother. Or something like that. Over the next nine months, as her partner became the biological mom-to-be, Miller became . . . what? Mommy's little helper? A faux dad? As a midwestern, station wagon-driving, stay-at-home mom—and as a nonbiological lesbian mother—Miller both defines and defies the norm. Like new parents everywhere, she wrestled with the anxieties and challenges of first-time parenthood-including neurotic convictions that her child was chronically ill and the muddled confusion of sleeplessness. But unlike most mothers, she experienced pregnancy and birth only vicariously. Unlike biological parents, she had to stand before a judge to adopt her own daughter. And unlike most straight parents, she wondered how to respond when strangers gushed, "I bet Daddy's proud," or "She has your eyes." Miller began searching for a role that would fit her experience, somewhere in the unexplored zone between mother and father, gay and straight. Sometimes she felt like a dad in drag, other times like a lesbian June Cleaver. Through it all, she and her partner became something new—even as the presence of a baby rattled the bones of their eighteen-year relationship. Part love story, part comedy, part quest, Miller's candid and often humorous memoir is a much-needed cultural roadmap to what it means to become a parent, even when the usual categories do not fit. From the Hardcover edition.

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