Congratulations to These Gay Dad Families! (#16)
Congratulations to these gay dad families on their new family members and important milestones!
Congratulations to dads Richard and Carlos on the adoption of their son Devon!
At the Cobb Country Superior Court Clerk’s Office, Carlos (above, left) and Richard (right) officially became the proud dads to their adorable son on March 1. We wish this new forever family from Marietta, Georgia, a lifetime of happiness.
Congratulations to dads Rob and Zack on the adoption of their son Asher!
The adoption of Asher was finalized on March 3, 2017. Rob (above left) and Zack (above, right, holding Asher) are over the moon and relieved that their long adoption process is finally over! Asher was so content with his two dads that he slept through the entire proceedings! This family lives in Washington, D.C.
Congratulations to dads Mark and Rob (and big sister Melanie) on the adoption of their son (and little brother) Cooper!
Mark (above, left) and Rob (above, right, holding Cooper) became Cooper’s dads in just one week, from start to finish! Cooper was born on February 15. This family formerly of three, now of four was created through open adoption; they live in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
Congratulations to dads-to-be Mike and Mitch as they await the birth of their twins!
Mike (left) and Mitch will be first-time dads very soon as they await the birth of their twins, due March 20. Their dream of becoming dads has been made possible with the help of their wonderful surrogate Amanda (above, center) and egg donor Bella (not pictured). We can't wait to see the first family photos! Mike and Mitch live in Port Coquitlam, British Columbia, Canada.
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Over 2 years ago, we spoke with experienced filmmaker Carlton Smith about his documentary featuring gay dad families created through foster-adopt. It was a heartfelt project that shone a light on the number of children in foster care (roughly 400,000 as referenced at the time) who desperately needed a home. And the large population of same-sex couples, many newly married, who were interested in starting families of their own.
"Let's skip," my daughter said on our way to school the other week. She took my hand and started skipping along, pulling me forward to urge me to do the same.
Wouldn't it look, well, gay, for me to skip down the street? In public? I wasn't willingly going to make myself look like a sissy.
As part of our ongoing #GWKThenAndNow series, we talk to dads who have gone the distance and been together a great many years. Terry and Michael have been together 15 years, have two children, and live in Orlando, Florida. We find out how it began, and what they look for in a partner in life, love and fatherhood.
Johnathon and Corey, both 29, met in 2011 working for the same employer. And since their first date, they've been inseparable. Johnathon is a full-time student pursuing a degree in Human Services, and once he completes his degree, he will return to his Native American tribe to help fellow Native American families in need. Corey is a stay-at-home dad. Together they adopted 6-year-old twins, Greyson and Porter, from foster care on June 1, 2017. We caught up with the first-time dads to see how fatherhood was treating them.
The Long Island Adoptive Families support group was created by parents going through the adoption process or who had already adopted. It was a great way to help members navigate the path of adoption whether it be private domestic, international agency, domestic agency or foster care. We spoke with Chemene, one of the founders, and found out how this group is supporting local gay men interested in becoming fathers.