LESBIAN AND GAY FOSTERING AND ADOP / Edition 1

LESBIAN AND GAY FOSTERING AND ADOP / Edition 1

by Stephen Hicks, Janet McDermott, Janet McDermott
     
 

ISBN-10: 185302600X

ISBN-13: 9781853026003

Pub. Date: 09/28/1998

Publisher: Kingsley, Jessica Publishers

Very little material exists on the experiences of gay men and lesbians who have adopted, fostered or provided respite care for children. This book presents a collection of personal accounts, based on interviews and written testimonies, by lesbian and gay parents from many different social and ethnic backgrounds. Their stories record good and bad experiences, but

Overview

Very little material exists on the experiences of gay men and lesbians who have adopted, fostered or provided respite care for children. This book presents a collection of personal accounts, based on interviews and written testimonies, by lesbian and gay parents from many different social and ethnic backgrounds. Their stories record good and bad experiences, but overall, the accounts are positive and emphasise the rewards of parenting. This book will dispel a lot of misconceptions: it will also be useful to gay men and lesbians who are thinking about adopting or fostering children.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781853026003
Publisher:
Kingsley, Jessica Publishers
Publication date:
09/28/1998
Pages:
208
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.44(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword. Introduction. The Stories: Nita and Clare - 'Arranged Parenting'. Simon - 'Heavy-Duty Kids?' Kate - 'A Mechaiya - A Complete Joy…' Emma and Louise - 'Staying Power'. Paul and Richard - 'Out of Step'. Barbara - 'The Eye of the Storm'. Dfiza and Anne - '…No-One Ever Learned Us…' Mark and Paul - 'Caring Across the Spectrum'. Olivette - 'Single Black Lesbian'. Sarah and Christine - 'The Impossible Dream'. John and Rob - 'Things Might Look a Little Cloudy Now, But…' Jean and Trixie - 'A Family, Not Pretend But Real!' Kath - 'Matched'. Mike and Brian - 'A Great Asset'. Sandra - 'You may have to Count to Ten, No Twenty, Sometimes…' Elizabeth and Mary - 'A Special Mother's Day Card'. Shula - 'No Regrets'. Editorial Essay: Themes from the Stories. Issues of Research and Policy. Appendix: Useful Organizations. Bibliography.

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