#GayDadWednesday: Eli and Ido with Milo and Demi

Eli and Ido have been together for 12 years and married for eight. Both dads are from Israel and met in their home country on Israel's version of OKCupid or Match.com. Eli and Ido's relationship blossomed quickly, and the two moved in with one another just six months into the relationship. They were married in Tel Aviv in 2007, right before moving to the States, then officially again in Canada in 2009 because the Tel Aviv wedding was more of a celebration, and once more in NYC in 2011. They have two gorgeous daughters born via surrogacy: Their oldest daughter, Milo, was born in 2010, and their youngest, Demi, was born in 2013. Both Eli and Ido always wanted to be dads and to raise a family together. Demi and Milo call both their dads "Abba" (Hebrew for Dad) or "Dad". Follow this NYC family on a day in the Big Apple.


6:55 a.m.

Morning time with Abba Ido

Rise and shine!

7:25 a.m.

Chef Milo prepares breakfast for her family. Everyone is going to need their energy for a fun day spent exploring in NYC!

9:40 a.m.

Checking out the early morning sights in NYC.

10:30 a.m.

Smile if you want to go ice skating at Bryant Park!

11:45 a.m.

Milo shows her (crazy) skills on the swing in Central Park. Dad Eli wonders from which dad she got her daredevil spirit.

1:15 p.m.

Visiting Toys “R" Us in Times Square (for the last time) and being scared by the giant T-rex.

2:00 p.m.

Just in time for the matinee showing of "Wicked".

7:00 p.m.

Abba Ido oversees teeth brushing.

7:45 p.m.

Dad Eli steals one more goodnight kiss from daughter Demi.

Watch the Bendet-Taicher family star in the reality show “Connected"! To see the episode where these two dads reconnect with their daughters' gestational carriers, click here.

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