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Dan Woog

Dan Woog is a writer, educator and LGBT activist. He has written 17 books. Subjects include LGBT issues in gay education and the workplace, gay male athletes, and the importance of straight allies. He is also a co-founder of OutSpoken, Fairfield County’s support group for LGBT youth.

Gay Adoption

By: Dan Woog
September 17th, 2019

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.

Gay Adoption | Gay Parenting

By: Dan Woog
August 8th, 2019

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.

Patient Stories

By: Dan Woog
September 29th, 2016

Gay Parenting Voices previously profiled Nicholas and Paul. The gay couple in the Northeast were finalizing the adoption of a toddler boy. They'd welcomed him into their home as "foster-to-adopt" parents. Life was hectic, but good.

Gay Parents To Be News

By: Dan Woog
June 22nd, 2016

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.

Patient Stories

By: Dan Woog
June 8th, 2016

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.

Gay Surrogacy | Gay Parents To Be News

By: Dan Woog
March 9th, 2016

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.

Gay Adoption

By: Dan Woog
November 6th, 2014

Previously on The Path to Gay Adoption | Part 2, Nicholas and Paul discussed the emotional ups and downs of the legal process for adoption.

Family Building | Gay Parenting

By: Dan Woog
May 21st, 2013

Adoption is an Option for Gay & Lesbian Families There are many ways for gay men and lesbians to build families. Last month, we examined third-party options. This month we’ll look at adoption.

Family Building | Gay Parenting | Gay Surrogacy

By: Dan Woog
April 26th, 2013

Gay adoption? Gay Surrogacy? Other third-party family building options? What’s the best strategy for gay men or lesbians as they consider same-sex parenting?