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Learning to Go with the Flow

In my professional life as a surgeon, every move that I perform is calculated and reanalyzed with precision, with an intent to minimize haste. The goal is that everything goes according to plan.

Our morning routine, however, is like any other family’s: fu*&#

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"Not About Me Anymore?" Not So, Says This New Gay Dad

It's common to hear new parents say that having children means it's "not about you" anymore. But Ryan Michael Sirois says now that he's a dad it's more about him than ever before.

On May 16, 2017, Olivia and Connor decided it was their time to enter the world via an emergency C-section. We received a call at 5:30am from the agency asking if we were ready to be parents. Up to that point, dozens of people asked, are you ready? Our answer was generally the same: I think so. We had already gone through so many hurdles just to get pregnant, it was hard to imagine being any more prepared.

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The Thing About Surrogacy? It's 'Constant Waiting,' Says This Gay Dad

Hours before his twins were born, Ryan Michael Sirois wrote this essay reflecting back on the wonderful and complicated path to becoming a gay dad via surrogacy.

Life truly began, Ryan says, on May 16, 2017, when his twins, Connor and Olivia, were born via surrogacy. Hours before that moment, Ryan wrote the post below. While life now is filled diapers and late night feedings, then his days were filled with the excitement, anxieties, and fears of all dads-to-be.

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Six Lessons for New Gay Dads

After making it to the six month mark with baby Sloane, Dave and Bart have some lessons to share with other new gay dads. Check out this month's installment of "Two Men and a Baby."

Six months down! We've scaled Peak Fussiness and made it down the other side. While other new parents often warn us "don't blink because they grow up so fast," if we're being honest with ourselves it often feels like the total opposite, as if our lives Pre-Sloane (or P.S. as we like to call it) happened a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away. Leisurely brunches. Impromptu vacations. Whiling away entire afternoons sprawled out on the couch binge-watching episodes of BoJack Horseman.

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"It Feels So Good," Says This Gay Dad After Coming Out of the Closet

Fatherhood as an out gay man is much harder than as a straight man, says Jay Turner. But it feels "so good" to be living life authentically

"It's hard to be gay in the Deep South," said father of four, Jay Turner. "I was excommunicated from my church when I came out, I lost my relationship with my parents and extended family, and I've been discriminated against in some very severe ways."

"But I wouldn't trade being a dad for anything."

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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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The Unexpected Adoption: These Gay Dads Just Learned Their Daughter Has a Brother on the Way

Not long after adopting their daughter, Lucy, these gay dads got a surprise: she has a brother on the way

Dustin and Yaser met at their condominium pool 6 and a half years ago. Dustin was new to the building and they began chatting. Fast forward to 2015, the two married on November 14. They're also the proud dads to daughter Lucy whom they adopted in 2016. Not long after, they learned Lucy's biological mother was pregnant with her brother, due mid-February. In Dustin's own words, here's his family story:

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"Don't Try to Be Perfect," Say These Adoptive Gay Dads

These adoptive gay dads were originally afraid they weren't "parenting material."

Tremaine Maebry and Roland Locher met several years before they began their relationship. Their paths crossed initially while Tremaine was in a relationship, and they didn't meet again till Tremaine moved to the north side of Chicago and discovered Roland was his neighbor. They've been together 9 years and were married in 2015.

It took awhile for Roland and Tremaine to go through the adoption process for both personal reasons and those out of their control. And even when their home study was approved in 2015, they waited a further 14 months before they were matched with their sons. In 2016, they adopted two biological brothers, Jaelon and Jason, who were, at the time, 7 and 9 years of age.

In Tremaine's own words, here's his family's story.

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