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The Road From Paralysis To Motherhood

Rachelle Friedman | Posted 08.04.2014 | Impact
Rachelle Friedman

The main question I think many people have is: "Can someone with paralysis have sex, conceive, and have a healthy pregnancy?" The answer is yes to all of the above. But, over the past four years, I have come to learn more about my unique circumstances as a result of my injury.

The 'Paralyzed Bride' Opens Up About Exciting New Pursuit: Motherhood

OWN | Posted 07.01.2014 | OWN

Rachelle Friedman was just weeks away from her dream wedding when her life changed in an instant. On May 23, 2010, Rachelle was surrounded by frien...

My Father's Day Story of Becoming a Dad

Jorge R. Petit, MD | Posted 08.13.2014 | Gay Voices
Jorge R. Petit, MD

My journey to parenthood has been long and hard-fought, but one that I would do all over again, no matter how exhausting and overwhelming the daily grind can get: preparing breakfast, brushing teeth, getting out of the house on time for school, homework, and the list goes on.

How This Reality Star Ended Up With Two Sons Born A Month Apart

HuffPost Live | Ryan Buxton | Posted 06.05.2014 | Parents

The story of how Caprice Bourret had two baby boys one month apart is nothing short of miraculous. Bourret, who stars in Bravo's "Ladies of London,...

Do Gay Dads Celebrate Mother's Day?

Brent Almond | Posted 07.06.2014 | Gay Voices
Brent Almond

In honor of the mothers and motherly types in our lives and in the lives of our children, here are some of the ways real gay dads have made this maternal holiday their own.

Gay Dads Raise A Baby In Paradise, Inspire Parents Everywhere (PHOTOS)

The Huffington Post | Clarke Reilly | Posted 05.19.2014 | Gay Voices

Doug Rigg's Instagram feed has us wondering why we don't all raise our children in paradise. Rigg and his partner, Bill Markevitch, live in Honolu...

Overcoming My Baby Urge

Mable Chan | Posted 05.12.2014 | Women
Mable Chan

It's not too late. No baby doesn't mean no mommy. If I can't be a mother at my age, I can be mentor at any stage.

Shifting Borders, Shifting Dreams

Jason Howe | Posted 04.05.2014 | Parents
Jason Howe

If parenthood in general isn't for the faint of heart, surrogacy can be harrowing. When we began our journey, few resources existed to help or inform.

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.

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.

Utah Mom To Give Birth To Her Own Granddaughter

AP | Posted 01.23.2014 | Fifty

PROVO, Utah (AP) — A 58-year-old Utah woman is set to give birth in a few weeks — to her first grandchild. Julia Navarro is serving as a gestatio...

When Being the Best Mom Means Not Being a Mom

Debbie Fink | Posted 02.22.2014 | Women
Debbie Fink

There needs to be more support for women like me: relatively young, childless not by choice and facing cancer or some other life-impacting disease; women like me who ache every time they see a stroller or hear the delicious laugh of an infant.

A Modern Prayer for a Surrogate Mother

Rabbi Rachel Kobrin | Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion
Rabbi Rachel Kobrin

Today, I know so many women and men who desperately want to experience that very same joy. In just a few short days, an embryo will be implanted within Tara's uterus, formed by a loving mother and father who are unable to create a baby without Tara's help. And so, for Tara, I have written this prayer.

The One Thing You Should Never, Ever Say to a Gestational Surrogate

Cara Paiuk | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
Cara Paiuk

A surrogate should be supported, loved, and acknowledged for the job they are doing, the gift they are giving, the sacrifice they are making, and the risk they are taking. I can hardly think of a more innapropriate and unsupportive comment than what my friend received.

He's Having a Baby! Men Having Babies Conference in NYC Offers Practical Assistance to Gay Men Dreaming of Parenting

Christopher Murray | Posted 11.25.2013 | Gay Voices
Christopher Murray

The Men Having Babies conference returns to New York City on Oct. 6 to offer workshops and panels for gay men thinking about becoming parents. In addition to advice from experts, parents and surrogates, the conference will hold a new panel specifically for men with HIV.

WATCH: The Challenges One Lesbian Couple Faces When Trying To Adopt

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 08.21.2013 | Gay Voices

"I'm Having Their Baby" is a series on the Oxygen network that examines the extensive range of challenges expectant mothers face when trying to decide...

WATCH: Surrogate Mother Left To Care For Biological Parents' Twins

HuffPost Live | Posted 08.20.2013 | HuffPost Live 321

Surrogacy is a popular option for couples struggling with infertility. But what happens when the biological parents decide they no longer want to keep...

When 'Mama' Is Her First Word

Doug Rigg | Posted 09.02.2013 | Gay Voices
Doug Rigg

After the "M" bomb went off, a barrage of questions entered my already crowded brain, questions I'm sure many gay dads have pondered: How are we going to explain our unique family to our daughter? How do we explain the concept of having a biological mother who is not actually her parent?

Surrogacy Soapbox

Lilah Sutphen | Posted 08.19.2013 | Gay Voices
Lilah Sutphen

I recently visited New York City. If there is one city I love as much as San Francisco, it's the Big Apple. I love the culture, its effervescence, and the city's progressive stance on today's issues. But I do have one major qualm with the state of New York: its antiquated laws on surrogacy.

A Family Like Any Other -- Sort Of

Jason Howe | Posted 08.12.2013 | Gay Voices
Jason Howe

Two toddlers anxious to hop in their parents' bed. Two parents trying not to start the day any earlier than necessary. It's a struggle repeated every day across the country, except that the two parents in question are both men, the babies born via an egg donor and surrogate mother.

Child Abduction and the Same-Sex Marriage Issue

Mark Baer | Posted 07.20.2013 | Divorce
Mark Baer

Let's say that a child is born to a same-sex married couple (or registered domestic partnership or civil union). What do you think happens if that same couple later moved to a jurisdiction that fails to recognize their relationship?

How I Explained My Miracle Baby's Story To Her

Amy Blumenfeld | Posted 07.18.2013 | Parents
Amy Blumenfeld

Those birds and bees conversations once reserved for junior high health class are now taking place between kids in the sandbox.

'Where Do Babies Come From?'

Doug Rigg | Posted 07.02.2013 | Gay Voices
Doug Rigg

As a man approaching 40, it seemed a bit odd when I asked myself that question. But as a gay man considering starting a family with a partner, but without a uterus or the ability to produce eggs, I needed some answers. And having sex with a woman wasn't one I wanted to hear.

WATCH: Two Soon-To-Be Gay Dads Discuss Their Journey To Fatherhood

The Huffington Post | Glennisha Morgan | Posted 04.16.2013 | Gay Voices

Josh and Matt first met outside of the musical "Hairspray." After a second chance meeting a few months later at a mutual friend's birthday party, they...

Sexing Day

Marc Leandro | Posted 04.21.2013 | Gay Voices
Marc Leandro

Two men raising twin boys is, as a friend in California noted, "hella dudes." And Lin and I raising two girls seemed like the artistically shaky yet marketable premise of a situation comedy. Perhaps we'd have one of each? Well, a few days ago we finally discovered the sex of the twins.