Spotlight Series: David & Alex

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TNF: How did you start your family?  DAVID: Our son Maxwell came to us through adoption. After weighing our options, we decided an open adoption would be the best choice for us. Because while we were open to the sex and nationality, we weren’t open to babies that were exposed to drugs and alcohol. What […]

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I Hope My Children Feel Loved Even on My Toughest Parenting Days

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By: Amber Leventry Even during my worst parenting moments, I will not call myself a bad parent. It not only diminishes all of the good parenting I do, but it’s just not true. I am not a bad parent, but I am far from a perfect parent. Some days, on the really, really hard days […]

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Video: Lesbian Moms And The Pressure To Wear A Dress

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Lesbian moms went to a 20s themed fundraiser for their daughter’s school and one of them went out of her comfort zone and wore a dress.  Here they discuss the event and what their children call them and they are navigating gender.

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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 […]

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The Best Option for a Foster Child

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By Diane Ponist Finally these children in our house are getting what they deserve, well starting to. To say it’s about time is putting it lightly. It’s almost as if these judges are tired (finally!) of dealing with noncompliant bio families. The question I have is why does it take such a long time ?! […]

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Spotlight Series: Kristen and Krista

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TNF: Tell me about your family.  KRISTEN: My wife and I got married on August 20, 2011 in a ceremony and celebration with 100 of our closest friends & family, though same sex marriage was not legal at that time. When same sex did become legal once again in California in 2013, since 8/20 was […]

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A Gay Dad, Hoping To Adopt, Questions His Choices.

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By Henry Amador Our family is hoping to grow. My husband would have enough kids to have our own baseball team. Me? I’m happy with our one but I also know how happy our son would be with a sibling or two, so I have secretly come to terms with the idea of three children. […]

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Video: Lesbian Moms Foster To Adopt 5 Children

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Lesbian moms discuss the 5 children they have in their house and their intent to adopt them through the foster care system and how their kids interact with each other. Part 2 If you missed last week’s discussion, check out part 1.

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Made by Raffi: A Children’s Book About Gender Stereotypes and a Boy Who Knits

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By: Amber Leventry Raffi is a schoolboy who doesn’t like rough and rowdy play. He likes calm and quiet; he dresses a bit differently than the other boys; he feels different. Like most kids, Raffi isn’t sure what that means, but then he finds his passion when a teacher teaches him how to knit. Raffi […]

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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 […]

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