Are you ready to have kids? More and more gay men are turning to adoption and surrogacy to start their own families. An estimated two million American LBGTQ people would like to adopt and an estimated 65,000 adopted children are living with a gay parent. In 2016, The Chicago Tribune reported that 10 to 20 percent of donor eggs went to gay men expanding their families via surrogacy, and in many places the numbers were up 50 percent from the previous five years.
Gay parenting. Having a kid is like coming out all over again, on a daily basis, especially if you have an infant. Was coming out stressful for you? It’s about to get more intense and you will have a child watching your every move and listening to your every word. If you stutter or pause, they may pick up on your discomfort and could start to feel like something is wrong about their family unit. The Ultimate Guide For Gay Dads is jam packed with parenting tips and advice to help you build confidence and become the awesome gay dad you were meant to be!
How Is This Parenting Guide Different From Others? Unlike other parenting books that have whole chapters focusing on things specifically related to mothers (such as how to get the perfect latch when breastfeeding), this parenting book replaces those sections with things relevant to gay dads. It covers topics like how to find LGBT friendly pediatricians, how to find LGBT friendly schools, how to childproof your home with style, how to answer awkward and prying questions about your family from strangers, examples for what two-dad families can do on Mother’s Day, and much more. The book also includes parenting tips and advice from pediatricians, school educators, lawyers, and other same-sex parents.
Top LGBT parenting expert. Bestselling author Eric Rosswood covers every aspect of fatherhood for gay men in this essential guide to growing your family in the post-DOMA era. He is a major influencer on social media with over 100,000 followers on Twitter alone, as well as thousands on other platforms.
Exploring LGBTQ issues. Rosswood is an in-demand authority and commentator on LGBTQ issues, including civil rights, parenting, marriage and politics. The author has been featured in major media including The Washington Post, Cosmopolitan, CBS News, The Huffington Post, Elite Daily, Yahoo! News, AOL News, NY Daily News, IB Times, and regional LGBTQ press.
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About the Author
After the birth of his son, Rosswood realized there were numerous challenges gay dads had to deal with that straight parents did not, from answering ridiculous questions like, “Where’s his mom?” to having to come out as gay to strangers all over again on a daily basis. This resulted in him writing a follow-up book called, The Ultimate Guide for Gay Dads: Everything You Need to Know About LGBTQ Parenting But Are (Mostly) Afraid to Ask. Rosswood resides in New York with his husband, son, their two cats, and a dog named Mr. Buggles.
WGA, DGA and Golden Globe nominated writer, director, and producer, Greg Berlanti, is the force behind the most inventive and acclaimed works in film and television.
Berlanti is best known for his work as executive producer and co-creator of The CW’s Arrow, The Flash, Legends of Tomorrow, and Supergirl, collectively referred to as The CW’s Arrowverse. Additionally, Berlanti serves as executive producer on The CW’s Riverdale and NBC’s BLINDSPOT. Upcoming television projects via his Berlanti Productions banner include Lifetime’s straight-to-series thriller You, The CW’s Black Lightning, the live-action version of DC Entertainment’s Titans, and ABC’s new series Deception.
Berlanti started in television as a staff writer on the hit show Dawson’s Creek where he was promoted to showrunner by his second year on the series. Since then, Berlanti has served as creator, writer, and producer behind several of the most creative and lauded television series in history including WB’s Everwood and Jack & Bobby, ABC’s Brothers & Sisters, Eli Stone (for which he was nominated for a WGA award), and Dirty, Sexy, Money, and the USA Network’s miniseries Political Animals (for which he was nominated for a WGA, DGA and Golden Globe award). During Upfronts 2017, it was announced that Berlanti would make television history with a total of 10 scripted series on the air at the same time.
Berlanti made his film directorial debut in 2000 with The Broken Hearts Club. He also directed Life As We Know it, starring Katherine Heigl and Josh Duhamel, which grossed over $100m worldwide. Most recently, Berlanti wrapped production on Fox 2000’s adaptation of acclaimed YA novel Simon Vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda which is set to release in March of 2018.
He currently resides in Los Angeles.
What People are Saying About This
Praise for Eric Rosswood's work:
"Eric is a wealth of knowledge when it comes to gay parenting." Shawn Moore, Modern Family Alliance
"This is a helpful guide, full of heart-warming stories of modern families." - Attitude Magazine
"...the modern day version of What to Expect When You're Expecting for same-sex parents to be." - TheNextFamily.com
"An absolute "must-have" for any LGBT couple engaged in family planning! -MIDWEST BOOK REVIEW
"...is destined to be the resource book for the decade for LGBTQ couples." - Gay-San Diego
"The book succeeds in that it will give hope, but also pause for thought, for gay couples looking to explore ways of becoming parents. It's balanced, mixing the very real and draining aspects of getting over the parenting line, along with the profound and very palpable joy of bringing a baby home for the first time." -GCN
“Finally, a book written about parenting from the experience of others in our community! Brandon & I felt like we were receiving advice from friends who understood and got us. Now, if we could only get Eric and the other people in this book on speed dial for when we raise our children!” Craig Ramsay Fitness Expert and Reality T.V. Star on Bravo's Newlyweds: The First Year
"This supportive and helpful volume is full of warmth, encouragement, and advice, and it's a good place for prospective parents to start." - Publishers Weekly
"...is a well researched guide for LGBT people thinking about parenthood....answer(s) the questions that LGBTQ prospective parents might come across. OutBoise Magazine
Brave New World - Part Two of Our Look at Same-Sex Adoption "...helps same-sex couples navigate the various paths to parenthood: adoption, fostering, surrogacy, assisted reproduction, and co-parenting. He shares the experiences and wisdom of others who have already completed the journey." - Queens Family, Manhattan Family and Brooklyn Family - NY
Featured in Publishers Weekly - Parenting, THE HARMONIOUS HOME - Article in January 18, 2016 issue
"This book is a valuable resource not only for those couples or individuals that are approaching parenthood, but also for LGBTQ service providers that want to become more aware of the challenges that same-sex couples face when making these decisions. Through real life experiences and passionate stories this book is a true game changer. Once you've read it, I'm sure you'll be recommending it to everyone you know." - Max Disposti, Executive Director, North San Diego County LGBTQ Resource Center
"Journey to Same-Sex Parenthood" is a fantastic tool for anyone in the LGBT community who wants to have children and would like to explore the different ways to embark on such a journey." - HIV Equal