Multcolib Picks: Gay Parenting

Gay Parenting
Gay Parenting Complete Guide for Same-sex Families By Priwer, Shana Book - 2006 306.874 P961g 2006 Available in some locations

Annotation:Offers advice for same-sex families in every stage, from making the decision to have children to dealing with embarrassed teenagers.

Gay & Lesbian Parenting Choices
Gay & Lesbian Parenting Choices From Adoptions or Using A Surrogate to Choosing the Perfect Father By Sember, Brette McWhorter Book - 2006 306.874 S471g 2006 Available in some locations

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.

A Family by Any Other Name
A Family by Any Other Name Exploring Queer Relationships Book - 2014 306.85086 F1983 2014 Available in some locations

Annotation:This anthology includes a wide range of perspectives on queer relationships and families.

The Pink Guide to Adoption for Lesbians and Gay Men
The Pink Guide to Adoption for Lesbians and Gay Men By Hill, Nicola eBook - 2009 Click here for full text »

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.

Families Like Mine
Families Like Mine Children of Gay Parents Tell It Like It Is By Garner, Abigail Book - 2004 306.874 G234f 2004 Available in some locations

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.

Does This Baby Make Me Look Straight?
Does This Baby Make Me Look Straight? Confessions of A Gay Dad By Bucatinsky, Dan Book - 2012 306.874208664 B9181d 2012 Available in some locations

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.

And Baby Makes More
And Baby Makes More Known Donors, Queer Parents, and Our Unexpected Families Book - 2009 306.874308664 A5431 2009 Available in some locations

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.

Becoming Dads
Becoming Dads A Gay Couple's Road to Adoption By Fernández, Pablo eBook - 2011 Click here for full text »

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.

The Kid
The Kid (what Happened After My Boyfriend and I Decided to Go Get Pregnant) : An Adoption Story By Savage, Dan Book - 2000 362. 73408664 S263k 2000 Available in some locations

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.”

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