Parenting Books

The Ultimate Guide for Gay Dads

How Is This Parenting Guide Different From Others?

The Ultimate Guide For Gay Dads focuses on critical information specifically relevant to gay parents. After reading this book, you’ll have answers to important questions such as:

  • What legal steps do gay dads need to take in order to protect their families?
  • If you’re married, do you still need both of your names on your child’s birth certificate?
  • Can gay dads legally take parental leave from work when expanding their families through adoption, foster care, surrogacy, or other means?
  • How can you find LGBT friendly pediatricians?
  • Can a doctor legally refuse to care for you or your child because of your sexual orientation?
  • How can you find LGBT friendly schools?
  • What do you say to strangers who ask where your child’s mother is?
  • What do gay dads do on Mother’s Day?
  • How can you childproof your home without ruining your décor?
  • What is the best way to answer awkward and prying questions about your family from strangers?
Journey to Same Sex Parenthood

How Is This Parenting Guide Different From Others?

Same-sex couples are faced with many different options when choosing to have children today. Journey to Same-Sex Parenthood 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.

What Readers are Saying!

Gary W. Pay
Gary W. Pay
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You have questions? This book has answers!

"What a great book....we bought this as a gift for some friends who are beginning their journey to parenthood, and they couldn't say enough about how helpful the book is. It was written to fill in the many gaps and answer the questions that prospective parents have but don't know where to find the answers! This book is thoughtfully written, in an easy-to-follow style...very human and encouraging! We recommend this book highly!!"
Theresa Alan
Theresa Alan
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Helpful and insightful resource

"For any couple, having a child or children presents myriad challenges, but for gay and lesbian couples, the struggles are obviously unique. Through a series of personal essays that cover a variety of ways gay couples go about having a child, including surrogacy, assisted reproduction, co-parenting, and adoption, this is a supportive and helpful book. In Sarah Gilbert’s essay on her and her partner’s experience with in-vitro, she writes, “The physical battles of infertility are fought and won in two-week increments between ovulation and insemination. But the war about self-doubt and hopelessness doesn’t have a timeline.” This will be an invaluable resource for gay and lesbian couples who are considering having children."
J. Michael Hadley
J. Michael Hadley
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An Informative And Well Researched Guide To Gay Parenting

"This book is a wonderful resource for gay dads at any stage of the parenting process. Eric has written a thorough and practical guidebook that addresses all kinds of situations that apply to gay parenting. His writing style is humorous, observant, and brimming with first hand experience. His in-depth research and the commentary from other gay dads make this a must-read for gay dads or gay couples who want to become parents."
Kevin Sylves
Kevin Sylves
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Great book for new parents with focus on issues specific to gay dads

"This book was a really fantastic resource for my husband and me as we became new dads. So many books for new parents are geared for straight couples and women specifically, with large focuses on topics such as nursing and taking care of the baby while recovering from labor/c-section that were not relevant to us. This book really cuts to the chase and addresses both universal parenting questions (what baby products are really necessary?) and issues and questions that are specific to gay parents, such as suggestions on how to address awkward or discriminatory questions from strangers when out with the baby in public, and how to navigate legal issues such as pre-birth order for surrogacy. We continue referring to this book now that our baby has joined the family. Highly recommended."
Annette Archambeau
Annette Archambeau
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An inspiring, informative and succinct read!

"After reading Kathleen's book "Pride and Joy LGBTQ Artists, Icons and Everyday Heroes" and listening to Eric's "Guide for Gay Dads" I'm not surprised at how well their writing styles have meshed in "We Make It Better"! Wonderfully quick and easy read, perfect for todays' young LGBQT readers! You can tell by the list of resources that there was an enormous amount of research and validation that went into the making of this book. Do not hesitate to buy it now and please recommend it to your local library!"
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