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Making Sense of the Money to Make a Baby

Please welcome guest blogger Nina, from Queercents! “The family is one of nature’s masterpieces.” – George Santayana We’ll blink and find ourselves at the two year mark. Two years of trying. Time is one way we mark this baby-making business. When asked for an update, my partner, Jeanine typically rattles […]

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Send a Little Love

Send a little love over to Chris (and her partner Susan) at Not the Mama. Susan had a very bad ultrasound on Thursday and is taking cytotec to help her body deal with the not viable embryo. So sorry for your loss, friends, and I hope the next insem turns […]

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Overdue

Because I’m lazy, this post is, as usual, cross-posted over at Round is Funny.  [Background: When you decide on an open domestic adoption, one of the things you have to do is put together a family album (or profile) that describes who you are, your life, your community, your family, your […]

Known donor bonuses
Family / Family-building

Known donor bonuses

[A shorter version of this piece is cross-posted over at LesbianDad.] It was bedtime, and I thought I was going to have to mount a lengthy campaign to extirpate the lil’ monkey from her downstairs cousins’ room (we live upstairs from my partner’s brother and his family). Daily she ransacks […]

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Must be funny, in a rich man’s world

As a family of two things are pretty great for us right now. We both work and make enough money to pay our bills, drive a safe vehicle, eat out occasionally (ok, more than that but we’re working on it) and pretty much do as we please. There isn’t often […]

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Research Subjects Needed for Project on Same-Sex Adoption

This one came through my local queer parenting group… Are you in a committed relationship? Are you planning to adopt for the first time? If so, we need your and your partner’s help! The Transition to Adoptive Parenthood Project (TAPP) is aimed at exploring the transition to adoptive parenthood in […]

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On Stress…

Lately, stress, and inter-couple stress while TTC seems to be a topic of conversation that’s running rampant through the queer parents blogosphere. I’ve read of some break-ups, some really rough arguments and many tearful breakdowns. I must confess though. S and I have had next to NO TTC (or otherwise) […]

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Third-party reproduction

Melissa, aka The Town Criers, is starting a chapter on assisted reproduction for her book. She’s particularly interested in interviewing folks, among others,  who used assisted conception because they are in a same-sex relationship. If you’re up for talking to her, you can email her at thetowncriers@gmail.com and she’ll send you […]

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Even though we ‘aint got money…

Recently, it’s been hard for me to concentrate about anything except money, and finances, and our future. So instead of writing about something “new,” I’m going to let you in on some of the things that have been keeping me up at night. Now, I’m not a stranger to being […]

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Building Castles in the Sky

I thought I’d take a moment and talk about something a little different today. Usually, when I write about families, or TTC, I’m writing not only about our trials on the journey, but our hopes of raising a little one, and experiencing all that comes along with that.  But right […]