Foster Adoption: On The Road (To Gay Daddyhood) Again!

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By Henry Amador Our last visit had our MAPP classes completed and if you remember in part three we were then jumping through hoops and hoping to check things off that great big list that the state requires for all families hoping to become licensed and to be placed with a child. I wrote that […]

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Fathers In Today’s Modern Family

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By Alexandra Temblador The commercials on Super Bowl Sunday of 2015 showed us what’s hot and interesting in the world right now: dads. With so many Super Bowl ads designed around fathers the message is clear: dads are taking on a new role in society. There are 70.1 million dads, according to the 2008 census, […]

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Gay Dad: “I Am An Assimilating Gay”

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By Henry Amador I recently read a comment about a truly important world event, the wedding of Lance Bass to now husband Michael Turchin. Okay, so world news might be a bit of an overstatement but the comment was extremely interesting and got me thinking. The commentator basically stated, and I paraphrase, that he found […]

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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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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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A Gay Dads New Year Message For His Three Year Old Son.

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By Henry Amador   Dear little man, It will soon be 2015, and although your little mind can not understand this yet, we are on the edge of some exciting and momentous of things. This new year will find you turning four, which is huge and beautiful and oh so exciting. Your papa and I […]

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10 Things A Gay Parent Should Never Do

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By Henry Amador Working as a Holistic Parenting Coach and especially working with LGBTQ families, I have learned that while many parenting issues are universal and effect all parents, there are indeed issues that arise that are unique to gay parents, and deeper still to gay dads. The following list was compiled from some of […]

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Gay Husband & Dad: Legal Love Rocks!

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By: Henry Amador My husband and I were married on October 10th 2009 in Boston Mass. In the five years that we have been joined, in the 1,826 days that we have lived and loved together, not a single one of those days had been legally recognized by the State that we called home. Not […]

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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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A Boy, A Stick & A Walk in the Woods: Setting Boundaries & Letting Them Go

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By Brent Almond Instead of trying to corral him within the confines of the play area, I decided to follow my son’s lead — and even encouraged him — in exploring beyond its borders. We were once again searching for the bad guy. It doesn’t matter to my memory who it was… but it was […]

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