Together over 18 years, Derek, an accountant, and David, a therapist and college professor, spent a long time waiting for the dream of a family to come true. They met through a mutual friend in the summer of 1999 in Boone, North Carolina, and now live in Newton, NC. Married in 2010, it wasn't till mid-2016 that they met their then 3-year-old son, Malachi. Here's their story.

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You might remember Greg and Paul Yorgey-Girdey, along with their three adorable kids, from this Gays With Kids video. This charming family gave us a glimpse into their lives, and now they want to share even more about their family via their new personal blog, Dad, Daddy, & Kids. Greg (Dad) wrote a guest post for Gays With Kids explaining why they saw a void in the blogosphere and are trying to fill it.

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How Much Does Surrogacy Cost Gay Men?

A breakdown to the most common costs for surrogacy gay men can expect

Most gay couples know that surrogacy costs are substantial. But just how steep is the price tag?

The short answer: It won't be cheap. The average cost of a surrogacy journey in the United States is roughly $120,000. However, the total cost can vary greatly depending on a number of factors. Below are some of the common costs associated with a successful surrogacy journey for gay men:

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Gay Dad Life

A Gay Dad, Raised Southern Baptist, Finds Happiness in Self-Acceptance

"If God made me in his image," says Hunter Bigham, "then I wasn't a mistake."

"I knew I was attracted to men at an early age, probably around 9 years old," shared Hunter Bigham, dad of three. "The Sears catalogue men's underwear section was the way I knew that. I finally figured out I was gay much later in my 30s."

As a devout Southern Baptist, Hunter did things the "right way." He dated a girl at school (whom he would later marry); they graduated college, moved to a new city, waited 4 years then had 3 kids.

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Gay Dad Life

Nate Berkus and Jeremiah Brent Are Having a Baby Boy!

Nate Berkus and Jeremiah announced on Valentine's Day that they're growing their family.

Interior designers and reality T.V. stars, Nate Berkus and his husband Jeremiah Brent, announced via Instagram, in possibly one of the cutest pregnancy announcement videos ever, that they're expecting a baby boy! Their almost 3-year-old daughter, Poppy, burst into the video to declare to the to the world, "We're having a baby brother!"

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In March this year, Antwon and Nate shared their exciting news with the Gays With Kids community: they were going to become foster dads! In May they caught us up to speed on their licensing, how they were getting prepared and what were their next steps. Now, several months later, they're still waiting ...In this video, Antwon and Nate give us an update.

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Gay Dad Life

Tom Daley and Dustin Lance Black Are Having a Baby!

Famous gay husbands, Olympic diver Tom Daley and filmmaker Dustin Lance Black, have some excited news: they're going to be dads!

Announced on Instagram this Valentines Day, 2018, Tom Daley and Dustin Lance Black shared their exciting news via a couple of simple photos on each of their accounts.

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Gay Dad Life

Perfect Valentine's Day Gifts for Gay Dads and Dads-to-Be

Looking for that perfect Valentine's Day gift for the gay dad in your life? We got you covered

We know that families come in all shapes and sizes, especially in our own homes. Many of us have had to overcome a lot of hurdles in our lives to be with the men we love and our families. That is why Valentine's Day is the perfect opportunity to express and recognize the special love we have with our partners and children.

However, gift giving isn't for the faint of heart.

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Here at Gays With Kids, we're feeling the love for all the delicious treats on Preppy Kitchen's Instagram! Run by a fellow gay dad, John Kanell, who learned to cook while watching his mom.

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