On The Road (To Gay Daddyhood) Again! Part Two, Shaking the Gays Away.

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By Henry Amador: So we began our MAPP classes this past August 26th, 2014. MAPP being the State-required class to license as a Foster or Adoptive parent, Model Approach to Partnerships in Parenting. In part one I shared how my husband and I were a part of a very special group when we licensed in […]

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How Young Is Too Young To Teach Hate? A Gay Dad’s Dilemma.

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By Henry Amador Once a year, here in Durham NC, we host an amazing event called the North Carolina Gay and Lesbian Film Festival. It is held at the beautiful Carolina Theatre of Durham, a theatre that was built in 1926 and that has experienced so much, not just in the name of art and […]

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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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Adoption: A Special Anniversary…

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By James Muscolino With adoption comes many anniversaries of sorts.  Various days on the calendar that are circled and remembered.  Needless-to-say, there is the day of your child’s birthday, the day you leave the hospital with your little one after the legal paperwork is signed, the day in court where you officially become parents (otherwise […]

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Gay Dads: First Week With Their Baby Girl

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By James Muscolino Maybe it’s because I am still stuck in Indiana awaiting clearance to leave…but it feels like I am babysitting someone else’s child at times. I had to run to the lobby to print something out, and when Reagan and I walked in, everyone at the front desk went crazy over her! I […]

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Spotlight Series: Blair and Ron

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TNF: Tell me about your family. Are you married? Do you have kids? BLAIR: We are not married but we are having a ceremony coming this weekend! We have four kids; a daughter 22, son 21, son 15, daughter 13. TNF: How did you meet your partner? BLAIR: We met each other on-line and have been together for […]

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On The Road (To Gay Daddyhood) Again!

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By: Henry Amador Today I begin a series of journaling the experiences that my husband Joel and I will be having on the road to becoming second time parents. If these articles shed some insight on what it sometimes takes, or if our footsteps make it easier for another family to follow along than my […]

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Spotlight Series: Christopher and Anthony

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TNF: Tell me about your family. Are you married? CHRISTOPHER: Yes we are. We got married last year on May 3rd. It was funny because we were planning on our baby arriving in May and realized how we wanted to get married before the baby showed up, so it was like a gay shotgun wedding! TNF: How […]

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