Gay Parenting

Joy A. Schulenburg, Author Anchor Books $9.95 (177p) ISBN 978-0-385-19317-7
Schulenburg, a lesbian, is raising her daughter (now four years old) in a household with two friendsboth gay menwho act as co-parents. Here she provides advice and support to other lesbians and gay men who are raising children. Besides recounting her own experience, the author relies on information gleaned from conversations with and questionnaires completed by hundreds of gay parents, whom she quotes extensively as she discusses support groups, ""coming out'' to one's children, how children can be affected socially by gay parents, and marriages between gay and straight individuals. Also covered are such topics as the impact of AIDS on gay parenting, artificial insemination for lesbians, adoptions and foster-parenting as options for lesbians and gay men, and obtaining sole or joint custody after divorce. Schulenburg cuts no corners, providing a thorough and frank examination of issues of concern to gay parents. Appendixes list relevant services, organizations and further reading. November
Reviewed on: 01/01/1985
Release date: 01/01/1985
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