The Ultimate Guide for Gay Dads: Everything You Need to Know about Lgbtq Parenting But Are (Mostly) Afraid to Ask

Version: Unabridged
Author: Eric Rosswood
Narrator: [No Narrators Added]
Genres: Marriage & Family, Social Science
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
Published In: March 2018
# of Units: 5 CDs
Length: 5 hours, 30 minutes
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Overview

Are you ready to have kids? More and more gay men are turning to adoption and surrogacy to start their own families. An estimated two million American LBGTQ people would like to adopt and an estimated 65,000 adopted children are living with a gay parent. In 2016, the Chicago Tribune reported that ten to twenty percent of donor eggs went to gay men expanding their families via surrogacy, and in many places the numbers were up fifty percent from the previous five years.Having a kid is like coming out all over again, on a daily basis, especially if you have an infant. Was coming out stressful for you? It's about to get more intense and you will have a child watching your every move and listening to your every word. If you stutter or pause, they may pick up on your discomfort and could start to feel like something is wrong about their family unit. The Ultimate Guide For Gay Dads is jam packed with parenting tips and advice to help you build confidence and become the awesome gay dad you were meant to be!Unlike other parenting books that have whole chapters focusing on things specifically related to mothers (such as how to get the perfect latch when breastfeeding), this parenting book replaces those sections with things relevant to gay dads. It covers topics like how to find LGBT friendly pediatricians, how to find LGBT friendly schools, how to childproof your home with style, how to answer awkward and prying questions about your family from strangers, examples for what two-dad families can do on Mother's Day, and much more. The book also includes parenting tips and advice from pediatricians, school educators, lawyers, and other same-sex parents.Bestselling author Eric Rosswood covers every aspect of fatherhood for gay men in this essential guide to growing your family in the post-DOMA era.

Author Details

Author Details

Rosswood, Eric

Eric Rosswood is an LGBT activist with a prominent role in the gay community. A former Chapter Leader for Marriage Equality USA and previous member of SF GLAAD's Leadership Council, Rosswood was also a Board Member for San Francisco Pride, whose annual event is the largest gathering of LGBT people and allies in the nation. He and his husband, Mat, adopted their son through open adoption. He is now a stay-at-home dad and writes for the award-winning news and opinion site, the New Civil Rights Movement, which focuses on progressive politics and global civil rights, and reaches