Gay Dads Starting Their Family-Making Process

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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 […]

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

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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 […]

A Gay Dad’s Open Letter to Dolce and Gabbana

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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Twin Toddlers Respond To Their Mama’s Christmas List

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By: Amber Leventry We read Mama’s Christmas list. A lot of her wish list seemed to involve relief from us, her, if not perfect, very charming twin boys. We weren’t born yesterday, Santa. Mama’s suggestions were not suggestions. We’ve had 18 months to learn her suggestions are usually passive aggressive ways of making us think […]

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 […]