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Family / Family-building / Kids / Parenting

The Boy Scouts: Honor, Credo, or Oxymoron

The Boys Scouts of America flagrantly recruits hairless, prepubescent males into their uniform-wearing, male-bonding, rubbing-two-sticks-together-in-the-woods lifestyle.

Photo caption: Dylan Flunker
Family / Family-building / Parenting

All Kinds of Changes that Come with a Second Child

We have been slowly acclimating to the new “normal” over here at the FaB house with the arrival of kid number two. It’s been seven weeks, which feels like both forever and the blink of an eye. So what really changed when we had a second kid? 1. Sleep, and lack thereof […]

Giving It Away: Saying Goodbye to the Last Vial of Sperm
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Giving It Away: Saying Goodbye to the Last Vial of Sperm

Back to that one last vial of sperm…we made the decision to keep our last vial of sperm in January. Then, the other day, we decided to give it away. After a long day of barely breathing because the exhaustion was so heavy on our chests, we looked at each […]

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Dreams of Pregnancy

Interpretations of pregnancy dreams are varied depending on whether or not you’re actually pregnant, if you’re happy about it, if you’re dreaming that you are about to give birth or if you’re in the early stages of pregnancy.

The Adoption Process
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The Adoption Process

Dawn and Holly live in Arizona. Most of the local adoption agencies are not gay friendly, so they really had to expand their search.

A Dad by Any Other Name
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A Dad by Any Other Name

There’s a dilemma that pretty much faces every parent who transitions after children come into their lives. What does my kid call me?

What Do We Do with the Last Vial of Sperm?
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What Do We Do with the Last Vial of Sperm?

The sperm bank called to ask what we want to do with our remaining vial of sperm. Do we want another child? Some days, yes. Most days, no.

The Night Before
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Telling Your Child About Their Anonymous Sperm Donor

I rehearsed many different ways to tell him he was created using a sperm donor we don’t know.

Photo courtesy of Dylan Flunker
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Baby Makes Four: Making Way for a Second Child

In the five stages of grief around no longer being an only child, we’ve primarily been in “denial” and “bargaining,” while dabbling with “acceptance.”

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Gay Men Creating Families Through Surrogacy

More than one service provider at the workshop told me that surrogates are specifically requesting to carry babies for gay male couples.