Gay Men Choosing Parenthoodby Gerald Mallon
Gay parenting is a topic on which almost everyone has an opinion but almost nobody has any facts. Here at last is a book based on a thorough review of the literature as well as interviews with a pioneering group of men who in the 1980s chose to become fathers outside the boundaries of a heterosexual union-through foster care, adoption, and other kinship
Gay parenting is a topic on which almost everyone has an opinion but almost nobody has any facts. Here at last is a book based on a thorough review of the literature as well as interviews with a pioneering group of men who in the 1980s chose to become fathers outside the boundaries of a heterosexual union-through foster care, adoption, and other kinship relationships.
This book is both an engrossing journey into the lives of gay male parents and a superb piece of scholarship on psychological resilience and self-determination. You will never view fatherhood and family life in the same way again!
Robert-Jay Green, California School of Professional Psychology, Alliant International University, San Francisco
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At long last, author Gerald Mallon has given voice to that unacknowledged vanguard of gay men who have stepped forward to parent children in need -- without asking for anything in return but the opportunity to be loved by a child. This sensitive and timely book is required reading for all child welfare professionals and for gay men who are, or will be, parents. Drawing on an exhaustive review of research literature and social and legal policies, and enlivened by quotes from personal interviews, Mallon gives us an "everything-you-need-to-know" primer on gay male parenting--from strategies to becoming a father, to the realities of child rearing demands, and interacting with family, friends, and community.
James J. Kelly, PhD, LCSW, professor of sociology and social services, California State University, Hayward
Meet the Author
Gerald P. Mallon is associate professor of social work and executive director of the National Resource Center for Foster Care and Permanency Planning at Hunter College School of Social Work. He is the author of numerous books, including Let's Get This Straight: A Gay- and Lesbian-Affirming Approach to Child Welfare (Columbia). He lives in New York City.
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