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  • Paperback: 235 pages
  • Publisher: New York University Press (July 23 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0814732240
  • ISBN-13: 978-0814732243
  • Product Dimensions: 23.1 x 15.2 x 1.8 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 386 g
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #229,597 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
A Scientific View of Gay Men As Adoptive Fathers Dec 29 2012
By Almanzo - Published on
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This book conveys the stories of Gay Men becoming adoptive fathers. It covers a great deal of statistics about different kinds of individuals as well as dyads that become fathers via adoption. If you can get pass the numbers, the book offers great insight into the lives of these Gay Men, the reasons why they want to be fathers, what brought them to decide on adoption as opposed to surrogacy, as well as the types of adoption they consider. I wish the author would have spend more time on Gay Men who adopt older children since a lot of the book is about those who adopt infants or babies. However, I would recommend this book to any Gay man considering adopting a child.
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Must read if you want to adopt and are gay Oct. 14 2012
By William Hopkins - Published on
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This book fills a big void for those gay couples who are thinking about adoption. While other books are more about the "how to" adopt this book describes what you will think about before and after the adoption process. This book compiles the things my partner and I wanted to know about success and gay adoption but couldn't find in any one source. Abbie and her team have done a great job of going to the right source for all the things to ponder and all the things you wish you knew who to ask. Great job advocating on behalf of those who benefit the most, a child who needs a loving family. Read this and you will take some of the fear out of forming or endorsing a same sex parent adoption. If you have already adopted you will find a lot of familiarity and validation with what you read.
A great book on adoption, but.... Nov. 28 2013
By J. Stein - Published on
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This is another book I had to return. It had a lot of information on gay adoption, but hardly anything on surrogacy. It did mention surrogacy quite a few times, but only in passing and in a negative light.
Great! Jan. 29 2013
By WCK - Published on
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I found this book to be very informative. Very useful illustrations of the adoptive process and a plethora of data. Highly recommended for any gay men considering or involved in adoption.
Another great book by an amazing researcher and writer! Oct. 11 2012
By Kate Kuvalanka - Published on
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In this very read-able and insightful book, Dr. Abbie Goldberg shares with us the stories of 70 gay men and their experiences of becoming fathers. Great for anyone interested in learning more about this under-studied group and families in general. Instructors of graduate student courses in sexuality, gender, and/or family issues should definitely consider assigning this book!