Journey to Same-Sex Parenthood

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

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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.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 240 pages
  • 140 x 216 x 20.32mm | 241g
  • Fall Hills, United States
  • English
  • 0882825143
  • 9780882825144
  • 976,881

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"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
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About Eric Rosswood

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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