Lesbian Moms And Their Oops Baby

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This past Friday my wife and I did something we said we wouldn’t do. We accepted placement on a sixth child. You know how heterosexual couples are at that point where they have had as many children as they planned and then get accidentally pregnant and have their “oops” baby. This is our oops baby. […]

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Why I Love Adoption

Why I love adoption

By Jillian Lauren I am both an adult adoptee and an adoptive mother to a beautiful firebrand of a 6-year-old boy from Ethiopia. I love adoption. I love the whole messy, rich, textured, complex world it has given me. I do not love it because it is one long Disney happy ending. Rather, I love […]

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An LGBT Perspective On What It Will be Like to Raise Kids in the South

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by Stephen & Adam Podowitz-Thomas The last time you heard from us, we were just about to move across the country from Oakland, California to Raleigh, North Carolina to pursue some exciting new career opportunities and be closer to family.  Now that we’ve been here for about two months, we have settled into our new […]

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My Open Letter to Gay Dads Who Save the Life of Their Son, Over and Over, Each and Every Day

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By Rob Watson A little boy named Grayson is one of the most special children in the world. It all started with a haircut. Chad, a 22 year old young man, not out about his sexuality, got into Wayne’s chair at a salon. After discovering a sincere enjoyment of each other, they went on a […]

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Tips on Foster/Adoption From Moms That Have Done It

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By Diane Ponist There comes a time in your adult life, when you are ready for the next step.  At some point in your relationship or sometimes no relationship at all, you decide you want to have children.  Some people imagine the “perfect” life with one boy and one girl.  Others don’t plan at all until an unplanned pregnancy, […]

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On The Road (To Gay Daddyhood) Again! Part Three, Hoops, Hurdles and The Matching Game.

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By: Henry Amador I am happy to say that as I write this articles my husband and I have completed the required classes in the MAPP program, Model Approach to Partnerships in Parenting for North Carolina. We received a lovely certificate as our class mates cheered as each of our family names were called. I […]

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Adoption: Hope Happens

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By Jillian Lauren     We’re back in Addis now, with its crazy slow-moving traffic, tons of construction, brightly colored corrugated tin shacks, miles of market stalls and crowds of people walking everywhere. I’m sitting under an overhang in an outdoor café, the rain blowing in sideways and soaking the bottom of my skirt as […]

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Adoption: Again, Always–Ethiopia

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By Jillian Lauren     The minute we walked off the plane in Addis Ababa this morning, the distinctive smell hit me- some mysterious mixture of frankincense, burning trash, eucalyptus, coffee, and bodies. It’s profoundly human and otherworldly at the same time and lets you know unmistakably that you are in Ethiopia- this glorious and […]

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Every Milestone Reached by Year 1…Check!

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By James Muscolino One whole year on August 7th. Can it possibly be that one year has passed since our tiny, quiet bundle miraculously entered into our lives and is now that same one running around our house, scratching up the walls with her push toys, pointing(a.k.a. wanting) at everything in site, and tossing her bath […]

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What Has Changed For This Dad Since Having A Baby?

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By James Muscolino Everyone asks me what has changed in the months since becoming a father.  Such a hard question to answer given the fact that the short answer is “everything”.  Certainly, I am a bit more tired.  I’ve become grayer, although I had already had a head start with that one for the last […]

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