A Gay Dad Asks, Is One Child Not Enough?

An Only Child

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 […]

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A Gay Dad’s Father’s Day Promises To His Son And To Himself

Gay dads on the topic of Father's Day

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 […]

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Spotlight Series: Suey and Christina

lesbian moms in New York

Note from the editor: Suey and Christina have a beautiful little girl who’s a part of the foster care system and in accordance to the rules for foster care in NY her face cannot be shown.  TNF: How did you start your family? SUEY: When we met just under 5 years ago, one of the […]

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A Gay Father’s Simple Hopes For Justice Sotomayor

DC2

By Henry Amador So I would never use the word intelligent to describe myself. I am far from a thinker or an over analytical man. I am much simpler than that, more basic, I’m a feeler. I trust my gut and my instincts and I make every attempt to move away from what what I […]

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Mother’s Day Through A Gay Dad’s Eyes

Mother's Day for Gay Dads

By: Henry Amador Another Mother’s Day is right around the corner. Our fourth since our son was born. As any writer will tell you, especially a gay dad writer, this day gives birth (pun intended) to many articles about how our types of families handle this yearly event. And let me tell you, that there […]

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Gay Dads Starting Their Family-Making Process

Gay dads

By Brad Fields and Justin Miles Hi!  We are Brad and Justin from Bristol, Virginia, and we are hoping to grow our family through open adoption.  For those who have heard of Bristol before, thoughts of the Birthplace of Country Music or the “World’s Fastest Half Mile” probably spring into their head, but probably not […]

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A Gay Dad Comes Clean On His Less Than Angelic Little Angel

3 year old toddler

By Henry Amador I recently dropped my son of at his grandmothers home for a three day visit. After saying my goodbyes, giving him big kisses and hugs, honking the car horn for him one last time (he adores car horns) and blowing him one final kiss, I headed towards the highway. I wasn’t more […]

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A Gay Dad’s Open Letter to Dolce and Gabbana

Dolce and Gabana

Dolce and Gabbana are not Ben and Jerry. Ben and Jerry are straight. Dolce and Gabbana are gay. Ben and Jerry make ice cream fashionable, Dolce and Gabbana make icy fashions. Ben and Jerry are sweetly pro-LGBT and marriage equality. Dolce and Gabbana are rancid in their attacks on gay and lesbian families. I buy […]

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

preparing for foster adoption

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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Gay Dad: “I Am An Assimilating Gay”

assimilating gays

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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