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Here's What It's Like For A Single Gay Man To Welcome Twins Through Surrogacy

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 11.14.2015 | Gay Voices

One individual is opening up about his experiences having a pair of twin girls through surrogacy as a single, gay man. Honolulu-based videogra...

Gay Couple Can't Get Married Because They're Legally Father And Son

The Huffington Post | Amanda Terkel | Posted 11.07.2015 | Politics

Drew Bosee, 68, and Nino Esposito, 78, didn't think they'd ever see same-sex marriage become legal. The two men have been together for 45 years, afte...

Impeding LGBT Parents Does Not Help Children Who Need Families

Adam Pertman | Posted 11.05.2015 | Gay Voices
Adam Pertman

All a state is doing when it imposes restrictions is shrinking its pool of prospective parents and, as a result, decreasing the odds that children in its custody will ever live in permanent, loving and successful families.

Here's How These Two LGBT Cops Came To The Rescue And Forged A Family

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 11.03.2015 | Gay Voices

As Supervisor of the Crimes Against Children Detail, Deputy Sheriff Dana Foster sees and investigates the unthinkable on a daily basis. But rather th...

We Need a National Adoption Month Unscripted

DaShanne Stokes | Posted 11.02.2015 | Impact
DaShanne Stokes

The reality is that adoption is a lifelong experience and finding a "forever family" is only the first step to meeting the needs of adoptive children.

Gay Adoption: What to Expect and Helpful Tips

Andrew Branham | Posted 10.22.2015 | Gay Voices
Andrew Branham

I am hoping to shed some light on the adoption process with the hopes that others can learn from our mistakes. By following these guidelines, your adoption is much more likely to be an enjoyable experience from start to finish.

Vote for Sharon Valentine-Thomas and She Will Not Perform Her Duties

Domenick Scudera | Posted 10.19.2015 | Gay Voices
Domenick Scudera

Sharon Valentine-Thomas, the Republican candidate for register of wills in Pennsylvania's Montgomery County, wants to be the new Kim Davis. "I am opp...

Mother Teresa's Charity Halts Adoptions In India Over Single, Gay Parents

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 10.12.2015 | Religion

In a statement that is sure to dishearten many prospective parents and may even challenge the well-being of hundreds of orphaned children, the Missio...

Gay Adoption Is Not Always Easy

Andrew Branham | Posted 10.08.2015 | Gay Voices
Andrew Branham

If I had to offer advice to other gay or straight couple's that are considering adoption it would be to simply 'do your homework.'

This Couple Sold Everything They Owned And Moved 3,000 Miles To Create A Family

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 09.18.2015 | Gay Voices

Jennifer and Kandy Russell-Digilio were so determined to have a family, they moved nearly 3,000 miles to do just that. In this Huffington Post Gay Voi...

Here's How These Two Dads Created Their Perfect Family

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 09.11.2015 | Gay Voices

There are all kinds of kids in the foster system. This Huffington Post Gay Voices RaiseAChild.US “Let Love Define Family®” series...

Despite Same-Sex Marriage Ruling, Gay Adoption Rights Uncertain In Some States

Pew's Stateline | Paige Lavender | Posted 08.19.2015 | Politics

This piece comes to us courtesy of Stateline. Stateline is a nonpartisan, nonprofit news service of the Pew Charitable Trusts that provides d...

Domenico Dolce Apologizes For Anti-IVF, Anti-Gay Adoption Remarks

The Huffington Post | Hilary Hanson | Posted 08.15.2015 | Gay Voices

Italian fashion designer Domenico Dolce of Dolce & Gabbana has apologized for controversial comments he made opposing gay adoption and in-vitro f...

How One Man's Dead Grandmother Introduced Him To The Loves Of His Life

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 08.14.2015 | Gay Voices

Sometimes things happen as fate. Sometimes it takes hard work to make things happen. In this Huffington Post Gay Voices RaiseAChild.US “Let...

Here's How Two Women Changed The Lives Of LGBT Families In Alabama Forever

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 08.08.2015 | Gay Voices

In towns large and small all across our country, there are parents that RaiseAChild.US considers to be true heros. Such is the case with Cari Se...

Steve And Hector's Story From The RaiseAChild.US 'Let Love Define Family' Series

Raise A Child | James Nichols | Posted 07.31.2015 | Gay Voices

It took a health scare to begin to awaken one man. Contributing writer Beth Hallstrom shares the story of two men and their journey to fatherhood in t...

Star Power for Foster Youth

Chris Chmielewski | Posted 07.13.2015 | Impact
Chris Chmielewski

At the beginning of the summer two NYC foster care landmarks were told they were no longer going to be funded. This happens a lot. Not so much in NYC but all over the country. Nonprofits lose their funding. Well intentioned groups disappear. That wouldn't be the case this time.

The Beautiful Story Of How One Lost Boy Found Two Moms

The Huffington Post | JamesMichael Nichols | Posted 07.10.2015 | Gay Voices

Here is an inspiring Huffington Post Gay Voices RaiseAChild.US “Let Love Define Family™” series installment from contributing writer Eric Criswe...

Two Gay Fathers Open Up About How They Created Their Destined-To-Be Family

Posted 07.06.2015 | Gay Voices

As they say, everything’s bigger in Texas! In today’s Huffington Post Gay Voices RaiseAChild.US “Let Love Define Family™” series installment...

Hey America, Great Job on Gay Marriage, Now How About Gay Adoption?

Sanjeev K. Sriram | Posted 06.26.2015 | Parents
Sanjeev K. Sriram

Like many, many Americans, I was thrilled when the Supreme Court declared same-sex marriages must be recognized nationwide. As a heterosexual, Hindu, Indian-American, I do not take my rights for granted, and I am glad to see the growth of justice for ALL.

This Is The Incredible Story Of A Trans Woman And Her Wife Adopting A Trans Teen

Posted 06.26.2015 | Gay Voices

If there was ever a couple who truly Let Love Define Family, it's Lauryn and Kerry Farris of San Antonio, Texas. Married as a cisgender straight coupl...

Gay Man Recalls Homophobic Nurse Trying to Sabotage Baby's Adoption by Him and His Partner (VIDEO)

Nathan Manske | Posted 06.25.2015 | Gay Voices
Nathan Manske

2015-06-25-1435271017-7457709-2015062414351739227415368AndyMillersmall.jpgWhile the birth mother was resting with the baby, Andy and his partner took a break from the hospital to get some food. When they returned from eating, they had a flurry of phone messages from the mother, crying and urging them to get back soon. A nurse had been questioning her about her decision to let a gay couple adopt her baby.

How Jeb Bush Forced Me To Leave My Home In Florida

Todd Simmons | Posted 06.19.2015 | Gay Voices
Todd Simmons

I sometimes wonder how differently my life might have turned out had it not been for the intransigence and homophobia of Jeb Bush. My husband and I might have stayed in Florida, for starters. I'm so grateful for our sons, whom we adopted in Oregon, but we never should have been forced to leave our home state to legally marry, become parents, and enjoy a life that Jeb Bush and his administration worked hard to deny us.

A Look At The Beautiful Unexpected Journey These Two Gay Men Took To Fatherhood

Posted 06.19.2015 | Gay Voices

In this week’s Huffington Post Gay Voices RaiseAChild.US “Let Love Define Family™” series installment, contributing writer Eric Criswell celeb...

The True Story Of How This Gay Couple Created Their Beautiful Family

Posted 06.05.2015 | Gay Voices

Today, we introduce Eric, Jason and their son Justin in this week’s Huffington Post Gay Voices RaiseAChild.US “Let Love Define Family™” series...