Journey to Same-sex Parenthood

Journey to Same-sex Parenthood

Firsthand Advice, Tips, and Stories From Lesbian and Gay Couples

Book - 2016
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Same-sex couples are faced with many options when choosing to have children today. Author Eric Rosswood guides prospective LGBT parents to explore these five popular options: adoption, surrogacy, foster care, co-parenting, and assisted reproduction. 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.
Publisher: Far Hills, New Jersey :, New Horizon Press,, [2016]
Branch Call Number: 306.874 ROS
Characteristics: xix, 231 pages ;,22 cm.
Custom Field2: Open adoption -- Foster parenting and adopting from foster care -- Surrogacy -- Assisted reproduction -- Co-parenting -- Appendix A. Legal considerations -- Appendix B. Reasons why and challenges -- Appendix C. Questions to ask.


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Nov 16, 2019

Not exactly what I was expecting, but I enjoyed reading most of the couples' experiences. The story would have benefited from more research, stats and an overview on different journeys and why couples choose them, rather than the personal experience alone.

May 12, 2016

recommend this essay by Bill Moyer:
"The Wrong Side of History"

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