The Time It Takes To Make a Family

the many paths to parenthood

By Alex Temblador Unlike the story of the stork that arrives with a baby seemingly upon demand, for most parents, it takes a significant amount of time to create a family. For many women, it takes time to get pregnant due to a variety of reasons such as infertility, miscarriages, endometriosis, ovulatory disorders, weight, age, […]

Surrogacy Around the World

surrogacy around the world

By Alex Temblador   Imagine that you and your spouse want to have a baby, however, you are unable to conceive due to a number of reasons. Your friend knows how much you would love a baby and offers to help you and your spouse out: she will carry your child for you. It’s an […]

Our Adoption Journey Truly Begins

Adoption

By Brad and Justin To be completely honest, the excitement after our trip to Dollywood and our desire to grow our family was quickly overshadowed with a million and one questions.  Where do we even begin?  How much will it cost us?  What would other people say about us and more importantly, our child?  Brad […]

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 […]

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 […]

Identification and Definition

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By Lisa Regula Meyer In my Biological Diversity class, I spend a decent amount of time helping my students to understand two major concepts surrounding niches.  An organism’s niche is essentially the role that it plays in its environment and the sum of all its traits.  To be specific, its niche is divided into two […]

Accepting People for Who They Are: The World Is My Oyster

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By Lisa Regula Meyer Over the weekend, our family was enjoying some down time and relaxing by watching old episodes of Star Trek: Enterprise.  Nothing surprising or extraordinary about that, as we’re huge science fiction/fantasy geeks.  The episode on was “Cogenitor,” a story of first contact with an alien species that has three sexes instead […]