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This is a perfect companion to Eric's first parenting book
Reviewed in the United States on January 7, 2018
How is being a dad who is gay different than being just a dad, or just a parent in general? There aren't too many differences but the differences that do exist can be significant. There are the obvious differences in how we have our children, but even straight couples who can't reproduce biologically face similar challenges. Eric covers all of that.
The areas where this book stands out have to do with our truly unique experiences and logistical considerations, almost all of which are man-made in nature. Meaning they are due to challenges we face not because of our being gay and parents, but because of how others react to our being gay and parents.
Unlike straights parents no matter their location or marital status, gay dads (and lesbian moms) have to jump through additional hoops from the legal (will a state we visit or move to recognize us as a legal parent? Not always, so we must be prepared), to the cultural (will our child's new school be supportive of, or antagonistic towards, us? It can never be taken for granted, and can change throughout the course of a child's time in a school).
Eric's book touches on these and other unique considerations, and provides feedback from dads who have had to deal with them in the real world. That's what makes this book valuable to gay dads and insightful to those who wish to support our families - meaning you future grandparents, aunts, uncles, and close family friends. This is a perfect companion to Eric's first parenting book, Journey to Same-Sex Parenthood. Together they provide 360 coverage on the topic and will be eye-opening on many levels.