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Author: Emanuel

Gay Couple Adopting – The Application

I recall that from the age of 16 I wanted to be a dad. I distinctly remember a conversation I had with my mother at the time, where I mentioned that I would one day become a dad and that I would have this child without a wife or girlfriend for that matter to help me raise him/her. At the time I was not out as a gay person to my family or friends. I still remember my mom asking me then how I intended to have this child then if I was not planning on having a wife...

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Gay Couple Adopting – The Mommy Question

When hubby and I made the decision to embark on our adoption journey, we knew very well that at some point our new family would be asked the question ” Where’s mommy?” We knew that the question would come from different sources. As much as you think you will be ready for when the question pops up, from my personal experience I don’t think you will ever really be ready for it. The question pulls at your heart. Although the question is asked with no malice, usually, I felt at the time…“Why are you asking?” “What business is it...

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Facebook has changed adoption for us …

Over the last week or so, my Facebook page has more than once popped this article about how Facebook has changed adoption for ever, originally posted by the Guardian back on the 19th June 2010. It covers a subject that I know both hubby and I are well aware of and that we will have to deal with at some point with our young man. It shares a reality, that I think many adoptive parents like us may or may not have thought of. Until social media platforms like Facebook became available, the process of reconnecting with your biological family as...

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My guide for class moms when addressing letters to “same-sex” and “single dad” parents…

Dear Class Mum, Teachers and Schools, It’s time to adapt, by adapt I don’t mean become politically correct, although many may see it as the same thing… There’s a growing number of single and same-sex parents in our society. What this means is that many of these parents send their children to schools you are a class mom or teach at. Until recently you probably found that most, if not, all the children attending your schools came from households with a male and female parent. Certainly growing up, this was the “norm” in the schools I attended. Today, our society...

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Sex after children .. really?

No, I do not think I’m over sharing here .. I think it’s a very relevant subject …  I need, to be frank, and ask .. do couples continue to have sex after having or adopting children? I’ve heard of incidents where fathers who are present during childbirth are traumatized by the experience that they are put off sex. In some cases fathers experience a drop in their libido too – ok this sounds so impossible but ok – I guess there’s expert research on this. On the flip side, I understand that some mothers go through a period where they believe their...

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