Gay Parenting Complete Guide for Same-Sex Families

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2006-02-01
  • Publisher: New Horizon Press

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This insightful, thoroughly researched guide offers sage advice for same-sex families in every stage, from making the decision to have children to dealing with embarrassed teenagers. Discover the ways same sex parents should accent family pride to deal with being more visibly out.  Explore the options for bringing children into your lives, including adoption, fostering, surrogacy, and donor insemination. 

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Choosing a Family 1(13)
Chapter 2: First Things First: Legal Protection 14(14)
Chapter 3: Adoption and Fostering 28(17)
Chapter 4: Surrogacy 45(15)
Chapter 5: Donor Insemination 60(16)
Chapter 6: Mommy and Daddy Roles 76(12)
Chapter 7: Making Same Sex Parenting Legal 88(13)
Chapter 8: Transgender Parents 101(8)
Chapter 9: A Healthy Pregnancy 109(15)
Chapter 10: Delivery and Birth 124(12)
Chapter 11: The First Two Years 136(11)
Chapter 12: The Toddler Period 147(11)
Chapter 13: Your Child's Middle Years 158(11)
Chapter 14: Teenagers 169(10)
Chapter 15: Coming Out Later in Life 179(11)
Chapter 16: The Future of Gay and Lesbian Parenting 190(5)
Appendix 1: State-by-state table of information about adoption, second parent adoption, domestic partnerships, surrogacy and donor insemination, as of April 2005. 195(10)
Appendix 2: Domestic adoption agencies reported to be friendly to single and coupled gay/lesbian adoptive parents, and reproductive technology centers (sperm banks and surrogacy) friendly to gay/lesbian clients 205(3)
Appendix 3: Gay parenting organizations and other resources for gay families 208(3)
Appendix 4: Sample Contracts for Sperm Donation and Surrogacy 211(18)
Index 229

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