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A Legal Guide for Lesbian and Gay Couples (11th Ed)
by Hayden Curry, Denis Clifford, Frederick Hertz

Priority Book
Reviewer: A reader

    As Same-sex Marriages and Holy Unions are becoming more popular in the US, same-sex couples need a valuable source of information for their journey into the legal world where lifelong partners are considered "legal strangers" in the eyes of the law. This book IS that source. A priority purchase for any same-sex "married" couple.

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Fatherhood for Gay Men: An Emotional and Practical Guide to Becoming a Gay Dad
by Kevin McGarry

All You Need is Love
Reviewer: Marc J. from Arlington, VA, USA

   I'm not a big reader - can barely keep up with the newspaper and my work stuff. One reason I liked this book is that people like me can make time for it. It's short, to the point, and got me crying at least twice during the first three chapters. Like the author I'm a single gay guy still figuring out gay men, hoping for that monogamous never-ending relationship. This book showed that although being a father would probably be easier if part of a couple, the biggest qualification is a strong desire to be a father. Clearly not all men (gay or straight) are cut out for it, but Kevin proves that one's sexual orientation does not bear on his ability to be a dad. If I adopt I will pick up this book, probably cry again as I extract just the how-to parts, unable to avoid parts that choked me up. It's a great primer - one that doesn't overwhelm you with too much detail yet has all the necessities. Think of the barriers Kevin had - (1) gay, (2) single, (3) male, (4) adopting in a faraway developing country (5) doing it a second time. This man clearly has guts and, you'll see from all his preparation, was made to be a father - a role model. Through his story and guide, he makes easy what till now I would not have thought possible. Although the book's target is gay men, it's an inspiration for anyone contemplating parenthood.

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No Place Like Home: Relationships and Family Life among Lesbians and Gay Men
by Christopher Carrington

An absolutely fascinating book!
Reviewer: jbear1975 from Atlanta, Georgia

   This book offers an concise, realistic look into the everyday lives of gays and lesbians. The dynamics of "our" relationships and how we choose to make our homes, lives and create our families are revealed thru the tales of different couples. I found this book especially fascinating and useful in my situation. My partner and I have an extended chosen family as we live with another couple. We can relate to so many issues faced by some of the couples the book. This is a definite MUST READ for any gay couple!

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For Lesbian Parents: Your Guide to Helping Your Family Grow Up Happy, Healthy, and Proud
by Suzanne M. Johnson, Elizabeth O'Connor

Hooray!
Reviewer: A reader from Pocono Mountains, PA

   Having finished my copy of For Lesbian Parents, I am now logging on to buy one for everyone I know! This accessible book will become the new "bible" of lesbian parenting....it has everything you ever needed to know! I especially liked the interviews with all kinds of lesbian moms that were woven into the chapters, and the stories that the authors share about their own families are warm, personal and amusing! The authors are inclusive and thorough - couples and families, schools, churches, break ups, sexuality, homophobia and more! This gentle guide takes us through the difficult process of parenting - and the sometimes even more difficult process of lesbian parenting - with reassurance and celebration! Put this on the gift list of everyone you know!
 

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