Multcolib Picks: Gay Parenting
Annotation:Offers advice for same-sex families in every stage, from making the decision to have children to dealing with embarrassed teenagers.
Annotation:This guide helps gay and lesbian prospective parents choose the path to parenthood that will work best for them and offers advice and support as they journey towards becoming a family.
Annotation:A step-by-step guide to adoption for lesbians and gay men, covering both the adoption process and the adoption experiences of several lesbians and gay men.
Annotation:Garner has written a deeply personal and much-needed book about gay parenting, from the seldom-heard perspective of grown children raised in these families.
Annotation:Bucatinsky's soul-baring and honest stories tap into that all-encompassing, and very human, hunger to be a parent-and the life-changing and often ridiculous road to getting there.
Annotation:Explores the role of the 'known donor' in the queer family structure. This book offers an intimate look at the relative risks and unexpected rewards of queer, do-it-yourself baby-making.
Annotation:An honest and inspiring account of a gay couple's journey to adopting a child. A guide for any partners who are thinking of going through the adoption process or want to know how it feels.
Annotation:From Dan Savage, the writer whose sex-advice column, 'Savage Love,' enrages and excites four million people every week, comes the story of his journey into parenthood.
Annotation:This resource is an index to the world's literature regarding lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender issues. It contains indexing and abstracts for many LGBT-specific periodicals, books, and reference works.
Annotation:Includes book reviews, extensive interviews, and legislative information. It periodically publishes lists of gay-friendly private schools and camps, and articles on adoption and foster care.
Annotation:“The Next Family is a diverse community where modern families meet. It is the start of an on-going, open-minded and sincere dialog between urbanite families, adoptive families, in vitro parents, interracial families, same sex parents, single parents and so on. It is a way to remind people that the Next Generation of families already exists in larger numbers than the old model of a ‘family unit’. [From the About page]
Annotation:“HRC provides current resources that address the many potential paths to parenthood as well as issues around LGBT youth and families in schools.”
Annotation:Resources provided by the American Civil Liberties Union for LGBT parents.
Annotation:A list of resources provided by Gay Parent Magazine of “gay-friendly adoption & foster care agencies and businesses that can assist you in building or nuturing your family.”