By Henry Amador-Batten This is the time of year that writers and bloggers generally love. It’s a joyful and special time that is full of wonder and memories and traditions. It makes for especially warm and receptive articles that touch our readers in those warm and fuzzy holiday ways. It’s also when we get to […]
By Henry Amador-Batten November is National Adoption Month and each year during that month, I as well as countless other adoptive families share their story. We share them to raise awareness for all the thousands of children still without homes of their own lingering in the Foster Care system. We share them to add […]
By Henry Amador So if you have been following our journey to adopt our second child you know that this time we chose to work with the Foster Care system here in our State of North Carolina rather than go with a private adoption like we did to adopt our boy four years ago in […]
By Henry Amador So in February of this year I took a nasty spill on the tiny remaining bits of ice that lingered on our front steps. That day is still so vivid in my mind, the fall, the pain that shot through my arm and the look on my little boy’s face as he […]
TNF: Your video for #HowWeFamily was beautiful, it made me teary to see you sharing so honestly and openly about your family. I know you and your husband met 15 years ago, what was it about him that made you know he was the one for you? Denis: When we first met, neither of us […]
By Alex Temblador For any parent, the sex talk can be daunting. But what if you are a gay dad or mom? Have you ever considered how you might have the sex talk with your kids? And would it be different than the one that you experienced with your parents as a child? Rob Watson […]
A Gay Dad Coffee Chat with Rob Watson The sex talk is a challenge and always evolving. Here is how this gay dad approached the sex talk with his sons. We would love to hear your stories of how you will have “The Talk” with your kids.
By Henry Amador Our adopting via foster care story continues here in North Carolina. As some of you know, we are licensed to take in two children and have previously expressed our willingness to adopt a sibling group. My husband wants a house full and our son will gladly say that he wants a brother […]
By Henry Amador As I prepare to celebrate my fourth Father’s Day, my mind and its thoughts slowly drift towards my own father (as they always seems to do) as they have done for as long as I can own those thoughts. Much like on Mother’s day accepting that those thoughts are wrapped in the […]
A Gay Dad Coffee Chat With Rob Watson Rob Watson has had over 150,000 reads on his letter to Michelle Duggar. For more videos by Rob Watson, Subscribe to The Next Family Youtube channel.