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Gay Dads: Transitions to Adoptive Fatherhood

Abbie E. Goldberg

Abstract

When gay couples become parents, they face a host of questions and issues that their straight counterparts may never have to consider. How important is it for each partner to have a biological tie to their child? How will they become parents: will they pursue surrogacy, or will they adopt? Will both partners legally be able to adopt their child? Will they have to hide their relationship to speed up the adoption process? Will one partner be the primary breadwinner? And how will their lives change, now that the presence of a child has made their relationship visible to the rest of the world? Thi ... More

Keywords: gay couples, parents, biological tie, gay fathers, parenthood, adoption, gay dads, fatherhood, masculinity

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780814732236
Published to NYU Press Scholarship Online: March 2016 DOI:10.18574/nyu/9780814732236.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Abbie E. Goldberg, author