Gay Dads

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Inspiring portraits of gay men and their families from all across America.

An evolution has quietly been occurring in the world of parenting. Recent surveys reveal that millions of children have found loving homes either by being born to, or adopted by, gay men. This book is a celebration of these remarkable new families.

Gay Dads includes twenty-five personal accounts from men describing their unique journeys to fatherhood and the struggles ...

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Overview

Inspiring portraits of gay men and their families from all across America.

An evolution has quietly been occurring in the world of parenting. Recent surveys reveal that millions of children have found loving homes either by being born to, or adopted by, gay men. This book is a celebration of these remarkable new families.

Gay Dads includes twenty-five personal accounts from men describing their unique journeys to fatherhood and the struggles and successes they have experienced as they raise their children. This is the first book to provide such an expansive exploration of this extraordinary new family unit. With beautiful black-and-white photographs of each of the families, Gay Dads is a moving tribute to familial love.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781585423330
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
  • Publication date: 6/3/2004
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 288
  • Product dimensions: 6.08 (w) x 8.00 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

A full-time father, David Strah lives with his partner and their two children.
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Table of Contents

Introduction: Gay Dads: A New Phenomenon in the American Family 1
Naysayers, False Starts, and Works of Art 8
Even Better Than They Planned 18
Beating Murphy's Law 29
The People Who Didn't Give Up 38
Safely Home 47
A Surrogate's Gift 56
Ordinary People 67
A Fatherhood Not by Design 77
The Fost-Adopt Revolution 87
Unmistakably a Family 97
Grandpa Eddie 106
Patience 115
Daddy's Embrace 124
Love, Equal and Shared 133
Growing Pains 142
Positive Signs 152
A Winning Fight 161
Three's Company 171
Asking the Right Questions 182
Worth the Risk 192
Open to the Possibilities 201
The Network 211
Dream On 220
The New American Family 230
Fathers and Their Families: Who's Who in the Photographs 243
Glossary 247
Resources 253
The Cost of Creating a Family: Estimates in 2002 Dollars 267
About the Authors 269
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