A Gay Dad, Hoping To Adopt, Questions His Choices.

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By Henry Amador Our family is hoping to grow. My husband would have enough kids to have our own baseball team. Me? I’m happy with our one but I also know how happy our son would be with a sibling or two, so I have secretly come to terms with the idea of three children. […]

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Our Experience With Foster Care/Adoption Training

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By Jillian Lauren Scott and I spent the last two weekends getting our foster care training certificate through a private agency called Five Acres. The Five Acres mission is to provide safety, well-being and permanency to children and families in crisis. We were inspired in part by the journey of our friends Shawna Kenney and […]

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When A Foster Child Feels Safe To Be Honest

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By Diane Ponist A recent lesson learned: never hold anything in and never hold back. Keeping quiet even though you have an inkling that something isn’t right could be all the difference in the world. Especially as a foster parent. It’s the only way to truly protect a child. After returning from a visit at […]

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To My Son On His Gotcha Day 2015

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By Jillian Lauren   It was T’s “Gotcha Day” last week, which is adoption-speak for the day we finally held him for the first time. I write him a letter every year, trying to preserve for him (and me) a snapshot of who he is at that moment in time. It has been six years. […]

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Man Down! A Gay Dad Wants To Wave His White Flag

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By Henry Amador Tired, irritated, angry, distant, envious, tired, overwhelmed, tired, judgmental, did I say tired? These are some of the ways I have been feeling lately and that really has me feeling, well… tired, irritated, angry, distant, envious, overwhelmed, judgmental and tired, really tired. I was recently featured in an article on Buzzfeed about […]

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Spotlight Series: Stephanie and Denise

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Spotlight Series sponsored by Quinny, a European stroller brand available in the United States. TNF: Tell me about your family.  STEPHANIE: My wife Denise and I were married in California during the brief window gay marriage was legal in 2008. We’d been together for 6 years by that point, but were waiting until it could be […]

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8 Things These Gay Dads Don’t Want To Hear

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By Henry Amador   1. When are you going to tell him he’s adopted and how do you think he’ll take the news? We’re not, we are planning on waiting until he is either eighteen or just senses that he’s different to SURPRISE him with the news. Adoption is not a bad word, we have […]

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The Waiting Game: Open Adoption One Year In

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By Stephen & Adam Podowitz-Thomas “So when are you getting the call?”  A well-intentioned question, given that I was in the process of explaining what it meant that we’re now on the Last Minute Hospital List with our adoption agency.  But how could I explain that even being on this list might still mean months […]

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