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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The Right Stuff: Happy Babies and Happy Daddies in Dallas

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By Jason Hanna and Joe Riggs On our first date at a Moroccan restaurant in trendy uptown Dallas, we talked about having kids.  On our FIRST date. Usually conversations about starting a family will scare off a guy, but it’s a dream for two gay men. Well, more like a distant dream, particularly here in red-state Texas, where same […]

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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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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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Spotlight Series: James and Brian

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Spotlight Series sponsored by Quinny, a European stroller brand available in the United States.   TNF: Tell me about your family. JAMES: My partner and I were married in Washington DC and have been together for 6 years. We have one child, a daughter, who is one year old. We would like at least 1 more […]

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December 2014 Holiday Party at PopLuck!

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Always a mix of current and future parents, this is a great way to get answers to your questions about fostering, adoption, surrogacy and co-parenting. Much of the conversation is about logistics–from agencies, attorneys, and doctors to play groups, pre-schools, and pediatricians. The payoff is when repeat visitors to this group come with their new […]

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A Holiday Book for Daddies and Papas Everywhere

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By: Henry Amador I just had the pleasure of reading The Christmas Truck to my three year old son, He sat enthralled and excited through each and every page. “That little boy has a Daddy and Papa just like me!’ he exclaimed and there is no greater joy for me than when my boy sees his family […]

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Spotlight Series: Bill and Chuck

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Spotlight Series sponsored by Quinny, a European stroller brand available in the United States.     TNF: Tell me about your family. BILL: Chuck and I were married on Oct. 5, 2013, in Minnesota shortly after the state legislature and governor not only fought off a same-sex marriage ban amendment, but also made it legal for […]

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