Dan Savage—America’s most irreverent, taboo-busting, flat-out funny sex-advice columnist—shares his revelatory misadventures in adopting a baby.
Welcome to Dan Savage’s world: He’s gay, dispenses sex advice to “breeders” (straight people), and at age thirty-two, finds himself in a long-term relationship. He decides he wants a baby in the house, his boyfriend agrees, and so they set out to make a family. Unfortunately, this also makes him a target of oppressive rhetoric among certain conservative groups and a sellout to his gay friends. But all he can think about are the joys of parenthood—if only the birth mother weren’t homeless and admitting to drinking and drugging during the pregnancy; if only people would stop asking “Why do you want a kid?”; and if only Dan could stop offending all the infertile straight couples at the adoption agency. The Kid is a no-holds-barred attack on conservative “values” and also a celebration of family and the lengths some people—gay and straight—will go to in order to create one of their own.
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