Post Tagged with: "adoption"

Family / Family-building

Way to go Maine!!

Sweden Lesbian Couple Victorious in Court : Earlier today the Maine Supreme Judicial Court ruled that a lesbian couple should be able to adopt two siblings. From an email from Equality Maine’s executive Director, Betsy Smith: “As many of you know, today’s ruling marks the first time in Maine history that a same-sex […]

Picture of the Week – August 9, 2007
Portraits

Picture of the Week – August 9, 2007

It looks like Pepito loves being home with his mommies, at last long last! Welcome home, little guy! Pictures of the Week will be selected from the Flickr Photo Group — the same source as the pictures in the sidebar. To have your pictures considered, just join the group and […]

Family / Family-building

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 […]

Culture / News & Politics

Sickening

This makes me sick. Parrott’s ruling ordered Emma Rose to be returned to Deborah Schultz within 10 days, or be declared a “deprived child” and turned over the Georgia Department of Family & Children Services. Hadaway and Shultz met at a truck stop in Jeffersonville, Ga., on Jan. 12, 2007, […]

Family / Family-building

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 […]

An Order of Retail Therapy with a Side of Frustration
Family / Parenting

An Order of Retail Therapy with a Side of Frustration

I have been meaning to write a review of Peggy Drexler’s Raising Boys Without Men, but I never seem to have the time.  So here’s some thoughts on a somewhat tangentially related topic…   In an ultimately futile attempt to distract myself from my most recent bout of adoption anxiety, I decided […]

Family / Family-building / Parenting

What Will Boys Be?

In all my fantasies of having a child, I always imagined having a girl. A feisty, spunky, worm-loving, mud-puddle-hopping, pink-disdaining, peace-loving, punk-rock kind of girl, but still, a girl. As Galloping Cats noted in a comment oh so many moons ago… “i think it’s easier to work on bending gender […]

Family-building

Have two, use none

Trista’s recent post about negotiating childbearing in a 2-uterus family reminded me so much of many of the conversations my wife, NSG, and I had the first few years we were together. Like Trista and Kristin, NSG and I wanted to adopt. And like Kristin, I really wanted to get […]

Family / Family-building

A Belated Introduction

Did anyone else have days of the week underwear growing up? Every year I buy my partner-lover-sweetheart-wife dishtowels. One year I bought her days of the week dish towels. She has a thing about dish towels. I felt like the stereotypical bad husband, buying my wife dishtowels for Hanukkah Christmas […]

Family / Family-building

We Could All Go to Belgium

A couple of weeks ago, I got an interesting note from a Belgian blogger with a facinating statistic: More than 50% of the adoptions in Flanders (part of Belgium) were by same-sex couples! They theorize that this number will drop off once couples with older children “catch up” on legalizing […]