When my partner Drew and I decided to have a baby, we initially didn’t even consider surrogacy. We eventually realized that, no matter which path we chose, the road ahead would be bumpy. That’s when we gave surrogacy a more serious look, and we found that the fears that scared us away from it were all unfounded. Here’s what we were afraid of, and what we learned.
According to the 2010 census, there are 154,000 stay-at-home dads in the U.S. 154,000? That’s not even a lot of people in Delaware. I’m in a minority group because of what I do for a living, and as a result, I face a particular kind of prejudice on a daily basis. That’s right. I’m talking about “Dadscrimination.” From the serious to the semantic, here are just a few of the ways dads get the shaft.
A while back, I posted about some common misperceptions of surrogacy, and now I want to share some information about the other part of the equation: the egg donor. I want to help prospective parents who might be exploring their own fertility options. If your fertility plans involve an egg donor or if you’re just curious about the process, here are a few facts I learned while exploring the options.
So you’re going to be a gay parent? Congratulations! Don’t worry. This isn’t going to be one of those typical posts that tells you to stock up on diapers and learn CPR. I wanted to write this post specifically for you, the expectant gay parent, because there’s a whole lot of important parenting stuff they’re not going to cover in those baby classes that applies directly to you.
I am a gay dad, and I confuse children. I’m sure it happens more than I realize – at the supermarket, at the park, at preschool. Just by acting like any other parents, my partner and I are inadvertently sparking countless conversations that start with, “Where’s their mommy?” You’re free to handle that question however you want, of course. But if you don’t know where to begin, allow me to help.