Gay Men Choosing Parenthood
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BeschreibungGay parenting is a topic on which almost everyone has an opinion but almost nobody has any facts. Here at last is a book based on a thorough review of the literature, as well as interviews with a pioneering group of men who in the 1980s chose to become fathers outside the boundaries of a heterosexual union -- through foster care, adoption, and other kinship relationships.
This book reveals how very natural and possible gay parenthood can be. What factors influence this decision? How do the experiences of gay dads compare to those of heterosexual men? How effectively do professional services such as support groups serve gay fathers and prospective gay fathers? What elements of the social climate are helpful -- and hurtful? Gay Men Choosing Parenthood challenges a great deal of misinformation, showing how gay fathers from different backgrounds adapted, perceived, and constructed their options and their families.
InhaltsverzeichnisIntroduction: Gay and Lesbian Parenting--an OverviewThe Journey Toward ParentingCreating FamilyCommunity ResponsesGender Politics and Gay Male Parenthood: Implications for Child Welfare PracticeAppendix: Field Experience in Retrospect
PortraitGerald P. Mallon
" Gay Men Choosing Parenthood is well presented and easy to read... I found this book insightful and invaluable study into an area where there has been little research/" -- Ian Harvey
Untertitel: Empfohlen ab 22 Jahre. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: COLUMBIA UNIV PR
Erscheinungsdatum: Januar 2004
Seitenanzahl: 176 Seiten