You learned in our last article in this series, The Path to Gay Adoption: Part 1, that Nicholas and Paul are in the final stages of the legal adoption process for their young son, “J”. It’s been a relatively straightforward case. As they prepare for the judge’s blessing, Nicholas reflected on the couple’s journey toward parenthood.
Nicholas and Paul met in New York by chance. Two days later – on their first “official” date – they talked about having children. Nicholas always wanted to be a dad. As an adult, he figured surrogacy would be the easiest way. Paul preferred starting as a foster parent, then adopting, because that would take a child out of the often-cumbersome state care system as early as possible.
Nora Bolger is the third party reproduction nurse manager at Reproductive Medicine Associates of Connecticut (RMACT) and GayParentsToBe. This month, we sat down with her to address some of the questions and concerns gay couples have when planning to build their families.
Personal Family Building Stories Part 2: Jeff + Ed. Get the inside scoop from real LGBT couples who have completed their family building journey as patients of Reproductive Medicine Associates of Connecticut (RMACT), the IVF fertility clinic with whom GayParentsToBe partners. Missed part 1 with Peter + Luis? Check it out here.
LGBT parents and parents-to-be know a lot about LGBT families. But there are still some surprises.
Starting The Surrogacy Process Congratulations! You’ve thought for a long time about forming a family. Now you’ve decided to explore surrogacy. The emotional investment is important to consider. So, of course, are the finances.
It’s astonishing, and frustrating. Though 97% of peer-reviewed papers agree that climate change is man-made, those 3% of deniers squawk loudly enough to get their voices heard, often in mainstream media.