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Gay Dads Wedded At The Grammys Share The Beautiful Story Of Their Family

Posted 02.07.2014 | Gay Voices

This week’s Huffington Post Gay Voices RaiseAChild.US Let Love Define Family installment features two Southern California men whose own childhoods t...

This Super Dad Is Shining A Light On Gay Parenting

Posted 01.31.2014 | Gay Voices

This week’s Huffington Post Gay Voices RaiseAChild.US Let Love Define Family installment spotlights writer/blogger Rob Watson, the 56-year-old singl...

The New(er) Normal

Anthony Romeo | Posted 03.26.2014 | Gay Voices
Anthony Romeo

If I had ovaries, I think it would be safe to say they've been aching. I want a baby. I want a baby very, very badly.

These Gay Dads Received A Beautiful Surprise

Posted 01.24.2014 | Gay Voices

This week’s Huffington Post Gay Voices RaiseAChild.US Let Love Define Family installment features the family-building experience of RaiseAChild.US C...

Meet Chris And Paul's Beautiful Foster/Adopt Family

Posted 01.25.2014 | Gay Voices

This week’s Huffington Post Gay Voices RaiseAChild.US Let Love Define Family installment introduces the Long-Cline family of Long Island, New York. ...

Lesbian Parenting and a Child Trapped Between Mothers

Colleen Logan, Ph.D. | Posted 03.17.2014 | Gay Voices
Colleen Logan, Ph.D.

As an adult, I have come to appreciate the circumstances that made my own adoption necessary. I know now that the greatest gift and sacrifice my mother ever made was the day she signed the papers and "gave me up" for adoption. But what about a child's perspective?

My Brother and His Husband Are Having Twins, and I'm Gay

Brad Hammer | Posted 03.15.2014 | Gay Voices
Brad Hammer

I came out of the closet in 1999, and at that moment I accepted the fact that I would not have kids. It is 12 years later now, and my brother Marc and his husband Mike are having twins -- proof that times have really changed. Their story is so inspirational that I had to share it.

Ever Wonder How A Show About Lesbian Moms Made It On ABC Family? Here's How...

Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices

This week’s Huffington Post Gay Voices RaiseAChild.US Let Love Define Family installment presents an interview with Bradley Bredeweg, executive prod...

Pope Francis' Surprise Move For Gay Parents?

Posted 03.07.2014 | Religion

Pope Francis warned against "administering a vaccine against faith" in a surprise plea for children of gay couples and divorced parents, the AFP is re...

Let Love Define Family: Your Most Important New Year's Resolution

Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices

This week’s Huffington Post Gay Voices RaiseAChild.US Let Love Define Family installment features a special New Year’s challenge from RaiseAChild....

Report: Pope 'Shocked' By Gay Adoption Bill

The Huffington Post | Alana Horowitz | Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion

Pope Francis reportedly was "shocked" by a bill that would allow gay couples to adopt children in Malta. Maltese Bishop Charles Scicluna told the T...

An Open Letter To The LGBT Community: Let Love Define Family

Posted 12.27.2013 | Gay Voices

This week’s Huffington Post Gay Voices RaiseAChild.US Let Love Define Family installment features a call to action by RaiseAChild.US co-founder and ...

Celebrating Christmas With A Family Formed Through Fost-Adoption

Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices

This week’s Huffington Post Gay Voices RaiseAChild.US Family Fridays installment features Cook-Troynel family, where Christmas is eagerly anticipate...

Family Fridays: One Foster Kid's Story Of Going From Tragedy To Triumph

Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices

This week’s Huffington Post Gay Voices RaiseAChild.US “Let Love Define Family” series installment features the story of twenty-three-year-old Ja...

Adoption and Slavery: Watching 12 Years a Slave Together

Frank Ligtvoet | Posted 02.09.2014 | Parents
Frank Ligtvoet

White parents with black kids in America are not only parents with kids; they make something visible we don't like to talk about: profound racial inequality.

When White Parents Have 'The Talk' With Black Sons

Marlene G. Fine | Posted 02.09.2014 | Parents
Marlene G. Fine

It had never occurred to us that we would need to add training in "how to act in the event that you're stopped by the police" to our list of teenage driving skills. So, we had "The Talk" with both of our sons before they learned to drive. While aching inside, we rattled off the drill.

Portraying Stories of Foster Children: An Interview with Maia Mitchell

Posted 01.25.2014 | Gay Voices

Huffington Post Gay Voices and RaiseAChild.US are collaborating in an 10-part “Let Love Define Family” series for November’s National Adoption M...

Real Parents in Adoption: A Paradigm Shift

Frank Ligtvoet | Posted 02.03.2014 | Parents
Frank Ligtvoet

Of course that scary remark will come sooner or later: 'You are not even my real dad.' A child that is denied something 'utterly' important, or is 'unfairly' disciplined tries to find hurting words and comes up with the ones she or he thinks are the worst.

Why This Gay Man Has Committed His Life To Helping LGBTQ Youth And Families

Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices

Huffington Post Gay Voices and RaiseAChild.US are collaborating in an 10-part “Let Love Define Family” series for November’s National Adoption M...

One Gay Couple Explains How Adopting Two Boys Changed Their Lives

Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices

Huffington Post Gay Voices and RaiseAChild.US are collaborating in an 10-part “Let Love Define Family” series for November’s National Adoption M...

Lucky-Dad Parking

Allen Delong | Posted 01.25.2014 | Gay Voices
Allen Delong

When people say, "Those boys are so lucky!" I'm quick to counter that I am the lucky one, to be entrusted with their care. Maybe that's my sign at the grocery store, a succinct description of a single gay man who adopted older biological siblings: "Lucky-dad parking."

This Foster Teen Is Looking For A Place To Call Home

Posted 12.13.2013 | Gay Voices

Huffington Post Gay Voices and RaiseAChild.US are collaborating in an 10-part “Let Love Define Family” series for November’s National Adoption M...

The Beautiful Story Of A Gay Couple Who Adopted And Learned The Joy Of Raising Teens

Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices

Huffington Post Gay Voices and RaiseAChild.US are collaborating in an 10-part “Let Love Define Family” series for November’s National Adoption M...

'The World Needs More Parents Like Us'

Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices

Huffington Post Gay Voices and RaiseAChild.US are collaborating in an 10-part “Let Love Define Family” series for November’s National Adoption M...

A Gay Couple Shares Their Story Of Fostering Love And Building A Family

Posted 12.13.2013 | Gay Voices

Huffington Post Gay Voices and RaiseAChild.US are collaborating in an 10-part “Let Love Define Family” series for November’s National Adoption M...