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0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 0.00 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Eric Rosswood Narrator: to be announced Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: March 20, 2018 ISBN: 9781538535547
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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 ten to twenty percent of donor eggs went to gay men expanding their families via surrogacy, and in many places the numbers were up fifty percent from the previous five years.

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!

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.

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.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “This is the parenting book gay dads have been waiting for! It takes the basic information you’ll find in other parenting books and enhances it by including things specific to gay dads, like finding LGBT-friendly pediatricians, legal steps to protect your family, examples for how to answer questions like, ‘where’s the mother?’ and tons of other valuable information gay dads will appreciate. If you’re a gay dad, or you’re going to be one soon, you’ll definitely want to add this timely book to your library.”

    Stan J. Sloan, Chief Executive Officer of the Family Equality Council

  • “Rosswood has created an invaluable resource for parents that not only covers traditional topics such as changing diapers and childproofing the home, but also more nuanced topics including traveling as a same gender family, navigating birth certificate details, and deciding what your child will call you. Whether you already have kids, are deep in the process of starting a family, or only beginning your journey, you will find yourself referring to this book over and over again.”

    J. B. Blankenship, author of The Christmas Truck

  • “A fantastic resource and an entertaining read of essential things that gay/bisexual men should know before becoming dads together.”

    Chaz Harris, coauthor of Promised Land

  • “A valuable resource and tool that should be read by all gay men considering parenthood. And for the existing gay dads out there, there are plenty of wonderful tidbits in the book for you too!”

    Dr. Ron Holt, bestselling author of PRIDE

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About the Author

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 GLAAD’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, and reaches up to 21 million people weekly on social media.

About the Narrator

Lindy West is a Seattle-based writer, editor, and performer whose work focuses on pop culture, social justice, humor, and body image. She’s currently a culture writer for GQ magazine and GQ.com and a weekly columnist at the Guardian, as well as the founder and editor of I Believe You | It’s Not Your Fault, an advice blog for teens. In January of 2015 she wrote and recorded a story for This American Life about confronting an internet troll who impersonated her dead father.