Concerns unique to LGBTQ parents

This post highlights The Rolling Tide of LGBTQ Rights: Parenting with Uncertainty by Adventurous Moms. Being a parent is anxiety-provoking no matter who you are. But there are certain concerns unique to being an LGBTQ parent. This blog post captures the fears I think many of us struggle with. She writes: What if gay marriage is overturned? What if the law changes before my adoption of the twins is finalized? What if the adoption of my kids…

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Overcoming Addiction

This post highlights HOW ADDICTION HAS CHANGED MY LIFE by Family Is About Love. In this vulnerable piece Frank speaks candidly about his struggle with — and triumph over — addiction, and how that impacts who he is as a father. He writes: Recently, I have been thinking a lot about how I can best use my past experience to educate my son and my students as to the dangers of some drugs out there. I know…

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Parenting a bio child as an adopted parent

  This post highlights RAISING BABY T-REX: MY MOM SAYS WE’RE EXACTLY THE SAME by Kaelyn on Autostraddle First off, I really love Autostraddle. It’s smart and funny and I read it pretty much every day. The author of this piece, KaeLyn, was adopted herself at the age of 17 months. Now she has a daughter who is approaching that age, and her description of what that means to her and the things she was surprised…

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Common Questions about Donor Sperm

  This post highlights “Donor Sperm: The Questions You’ve Always Wanted to Ask” by Meet the Wildes This post is a few years old, but it’s a great one that really resonated with me and it’s timeless, so I’m delighted to finally have a venue to share it. In this post Amber answers — in her straightforward, funny, personable way — some common questions people have (but rarely ask) about her children’s donor. In addition…

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