Gay Men Choosing Parenthood
|Rating||:||4.68 (620 Votes)|
|Number of Pages||:||153 Pages|
His study should enlighten psychologists, policy makers and anyone working in the field of childcare and the legal and social institutions surrounding it. All rights reserved. . Focusing on dads in New York and Los Angeles and using cogent, non-technical prose, Mallon explores issues such as the initial reactions to bringing a new child home, community responses to gay dads and gender politics. He also provides insight into the emotions common to gay men who choose to become parents. From Publishers Weekly Using a "decidedly gay-affirming lens" that does not assume heterosexuality is the norm, Mallon's study of gay parenthood employs case studies and int
Great book Jim Woods My husband and I are planning to adopt this year. As a same sex couple, there are a lot of things for us to consider in the adoption process. This book provides very informative reading about why gay men choose to adopt, sometimes against all odds. Very inspiring and helpful reading.. "Excellent book for gay men considering fatherhood" according to M. Amburn. Note: it reads like a thesis, with regular and constant referencing of most statements from both the authors and study participants.At first, the clinical style was annoying. After a while, it was became easier to ignore the references and concentrate on the content.
What factors influence this decision? How do the experiences of gay dads compare to those of heterosexual men? How effectively do professional services such as support groups serve gay fathers and prospective gay fathers? What elements of the social climate are helpfuland hurtful? Gay Men Choosing Parenthood challenges a great deal of misinformation, showing how gay fathers from different backgrounds adapted, perceived, and constructed their options and their families.. Here at last is a book based on a thorough review of the literature, as well as interviews with a pioneering group of men who in the 1980s chose to become fathers outside the boundaries of a heterosexual unionthrough foster care, adoption, and other kinship relationships. Gay parenting is a topic on which almost everyone has an opinion but almost nobody has any facts. This book reveals how very natural and possible gay parenthood can be