Coming Out

This Bi Dad Came Out Earlier This Year After Meeting His Soul Mate

After keeping his sexuality a secret for many years, Charlie finally decided to come out in January 2018

Charlie Roberson doesn't have any regrets. Despite knowing he was gay, Charlie married a woman in his twenties and together they had a baby girl. But the marriage didn't last, and in January this year, Charlie finally came out to the world. He's now in a meaningful relationship, and loving life as a dad. Here's Charlie path to fatherhood and why he decided to live his true authentic life.

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Gay Dad Life

Gay Men Tell Us About the Time They First Realized They Were Going to Be a Dad

The next installment of our video series "Hey Dads, Gay Dads" asks gay dads about the moment they found out there were officially going to be a parent for the first time.

Do you remember that moment when you found out you were officially going to be a parent? Do you imagine what that experience will be like when it finally happens for you? Hey Dads Gay Dads takes an authentic look into that surreal moment in time when various gay men found out they were going to be fathers.

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Gay Surrogacy in the Suburbs

Many people think surrogacy is just for gay men living in big cities. But Brett Griffin-Young worked with a surrogate to create his family while living in a small town

By Brett Griffin-Young, gay dad through surrogacy and Circle Surrogacy's International Outreach Associate.

If you've ever looked for an apartment or bought a house (or watch any HGTV real estate show), you've probably heard the phrase, "Location! Location! Location!" Because where you live sets the stage for the rest of your life and your children's lives.

Or does it?

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How great are mothers? Think about it. Not a single one of us would be here without them. They serve so many special roles in our lives and they deserve to be celebrated more than just one day out of the year. But life oftentimes gets in the way of that. And so, as this Mother's Day approaches, I'm reminded once again how fortunate I am to have been blessed with wonderful mothers in my life.

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Personal Essays by Gay Dads

A Gay Dad's Tribute to ALL Kinds of Moms This Mother's Day

To mom's of ALL kinds: birth, surrogate, foster, step, expectant, hopeful, single, adoptive and married: Happy Mother's Day!

Ya know, as life marches forward and the older I get, the more I understand and appreciate the dedication and resilience of my own mother. As long as I can remember, Mother's Day has been special in our home. The unwavering commitment and tireless devotion that lady has shown for her family is selfless and humbling. The hardships she has seen in her life have helped shape her character and transform her into an even more compassionate and benevolent person.

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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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Change the World

Don't Call My African American Son 'Aggressive'

When another parent referred to his son as "aggressive" in school, Will armed himself with facts and data to make sure that term appeared no where on his school's record.

There are a ton of words people have used to describe my son: handsome, funny, polite, and even a handful at times. To say that I was unprepared when I arrived at his daycare one Friday last year and was told that another parent had used the word "aggressive" to describe my son would be an understatement.

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Newborns and Infants

These Gay Dads Break Down Top 6 Lessons for Parents of Preemies

David and Matt give some guidance for other new parents with kids in intensive care.

Recently, David and Matt told us about their twin's month-long stay in the NICU.

"It was the probably the hardest thing we've ever had to do," said David. Just as their twin girls Ceclia and Gabrielle took one step forward, they'd take another step back. The dads and their twins are stronger for the difficult experience, and have some wisdom to share with other new dads who might find themselves in a similar situation. Here are their top 5 lessons for parents with preemies:

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Newborns and Infants

New Dads Recount Their Twins' Difficult Stay in Intensive Care

"It was probably the hardest thing we've ever had to do," the dads said.

Husbands Matt and David were together 11 years before they became dads.

"We discussed kids pretty early on after we met, but we waited a long time before actually pursuing it," said Matt.

They initially signed on with a private adoption agency but quickly recognized how poorly managed it was, and were unsure if it would be a good fit for their family. After a bit more research, the decided to pursue surrogacy while remaining as clients with the adoption agency. Not long after, the agency filed for bankruptcy.

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