Journey to Same-Sex Parenthood: Firsthand Advice, Tips and Stories from Lesbian and Gay Couples

Journey to Same-Sex Parenthood: Firsthand Advice, Tips and Stories from Lesbian and Gay Couples

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Overview


Same-sex couples are faced with many different options when choosing to have children today. In Journey to Same-Sex Parenthood, author, activist and father Eric Rosswood guides and helps prospective LGBT parents to explore these five popular options: Adoption, Foster Care, Assisted Reproduction, Surrogacy and Co-Parenting.

Each section includes a description of the specific family-building approach, followed by personal stories from same-sex couples and individuals who have chosen and gone through that particular journey. The appendix contains important legal issues to consider and questions to ask before deciding to move forward, along with a list of reasons why people may choose each of the five family-building paths and the challenges they may encounter.

Journey to Same-Sex Parenthood provides a unique combination of inspirational firsthand accounts combined with the critical information, tips and advice needed to help couples successfully navigate the complex road to parenthood.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780882825144
Publisher: New Horizon Press
Publication date: 03/15/2016
Pages: 240
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author


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 GLADD'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 with an audience of over 21 million monthly.

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Journey to Same-Sex Parenthood: Firsthand Advice, Tips and Stories from Lesbian and Gay Couples 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
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Reviewed by Mamta Madhavan for Readers' Favorite Journey to Same-Sex Parenthood: Firsthand Advice, Tips, and Stories From Lesbian and Gay Couples by Eric Rosswood is an informative book that has good tips and advice for same-sex couples who want to have children. Being a parent is a rewarding experience and all the stories in the book are touching and amazing. The book gives valuable information to LGBT persons wanting to become parents and enter the next wonderful stage of their lives. What are the challenges and emotional complexities faced by LGBT parents? How do they get a birth certificate for the child? The real stories, the trials, struggles, tribulations, and celebrations of starting a family by same-sex couples are insightful and inspiring. The book is divided into sections, making it easy for readers to find the topics they are interested in. Same-sex parents will have a better understanding about the thoughts, emotions, and difficulties they might face in their journey of becoming a parent once they read this book. They will also get more information on the topic, which might not be revealed by the agencies and organizations they are planning to use to adopt a child. The author covers the topics of legal issues that need to be considered, and also lists questions one needs to ask before deciding to take the step. The subject is not something which one deals with often. That makes the book original and resourceful for many LGBT parents. Whether it is about adoption, fostering, surrogacy, assisted reproduction, or co-parenting, the book has all the information for LGBT couples so that they can choose the path that best fits their family.