Listen: "Three Dads and a Baby; a Gay Throuple’s Story"

Ian Jenkins, Alan Mayfield and Jeremy Hodges are three dads in a polyamorous relationship who convinced a California judge to set new legal precedent in 2017 by putting all three men's names on their child's pre-birth order.

On this week’s episode of Gays With Kids the Podcast, GWK's Executive Editor David Dodge speaks with Dr. Ian Jenkins, a UC San Diego physician, gay dad, and the author of the new memoir 'Three Dads and a Baby; Adventures in Modern Parenting.'

David and Ian discuss polyamory, how Ian's family was formed with a lesbian couple’s embryos and a surrogate carrier, the legal hurdles they faced, his experience parenting as part of a so-called throuple, and more about his family’s dynamics.

Posted by Brit Smith

Brit Smith is a Staff Writer & Associate Editor at GWK. A native of London, England, she started her American adventure nannying and waiting tables in Texas in 2006, and eventually graduated magna cum laude from the University of California, Berkeley in 2017. She now lives in Massachusetts with her husband and their two dogs Cosmo and Juno. Brit has previously written and created podcasts for WBZ NewsRadio, iHeart Media, and Different Leaf.

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