Journey to Parenthood: The Ultimate Guide for Same-Sex Couples (Adoption, Foster Care, Surrogacy, Co-parenting)

Journey to Parenthood: The Ultimate Guide for Same-Sex Couples (Adoption, Foster Care, Surrogacy, Co-parenting)

by Eric Rosswood
Journey to Parenthood: The Ultimate Guide for Same-Sex Couples (Adoption, Foster Care, Surrogacy, Co-parenting)

Journey to Parenthood: The Ultimate Guide for Same-Sex Couples (Adoption, Foster Care, Surrogacy, Co-parenting)

by Eric Rosswood

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Overview

An Indispensable Toolset for Same-Sex Parenthood

"An absolute ‘must-have’ for any LGBT couple engaged in family planning!” —Midwest Book Review

First published in 2016 and winner of four literary awards.* Now updated and packed with valuable information and more powerful stories of same-sex parents achieving and navigating parenthood.

Yes, you do have options. Same-sex couples (gay dads, lesbian moms, or other queer couples) are faced with many different options when choosing to have a family that includes beautiful children. In Journey to Parenthood, author, activist and father Eric Rosswood guides and helps prospective LGBTQIA parents explore adoption, foster care, assisted reproduction, surrogacy and co-parenting.

Create your own happy family unit. Each section includes a description of a specific family-building approach, followed by personal stories from same-sex couples and individuals who have chosen that particular path. Learn strategies for dealing with challenges you will encounter on this parenting journey.

Inside find:

  • Strategies for successfully navigating same sex parenthood
  • Firsthand accounts combined with critical tips and advice 
  • Updated information about adoption, foster care, assisted reproduction, surrogacy and co-parenting

If you benefited from Eric Rosswood’s bestselling book We Make It Better or his Ultimate Guide for Gay Dads; or have read parenting books like Raised by Unicorns, Raising Good Humans, What to Expect When You're Expecting, or The Book You Wish Your Parents Had Read, you’ll want to read Journey to Parenthood.



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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781684810208
Publisher: Mango Media
Publication date: 10/25/2022
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 233,861
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Eric Rosswood is an author and commentator on LGBTQ issues including civil rights, parenting, marriage, and politics. He has led panels on LGBTQ parenting issues for organizations such as the Family Equality Council and the Modern Family Alliance.

Table of Contents

Foreword 10

Introduction 12

Preface 15

Part 1 Open Adoption 18

Mat and Eric Rosswood 22

Chris and Novia Rowzee 36

Matthew Smith and Trey Darnell 48

Manuel and Dale 67

Part 2 Foster Parenting and Adopting from Foster Care 74

Cori Ferguson and Casey Garrison 77

Duke and Steve Nelson 82

Diana Buchbinder 89

Rob Watson 95

Thomas Whaley and Carl Leichthammer 102

Lisa Blake and Kerry Booth 106

Part 3 Surrogacy 111

David and Josh 114

Kevin Wakelin 124

Part 4 Assisted Reproduction 130

Elaine Boyd and Cathy Smith 134

Sarah Ann Gilbert 141

Rudene and Anna-Marie du Preez 147

Lois D'Imperio and Holly Robinson 156

Jenn and Michele Margiotta-Watz 162

Part 5 Co-Parenting 168

Paul and Dustin 171

George Tennant 193

Epilogue 203

Words of Advice 206

Wrapping Things Up 211

Resources 212

Acknowledgments 217

Appendix A Legal Considerations 219

Appendix B Reasons Why and Challenges 225

Appendix C Questions to Ask 237

Appendix D LGBTQ-Friendly Books for Your Kids 242

About the Author 256

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