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Focus on the Family: The Psychosocial Context of Gay Men Choosing Fatherhood

David deBoer

in The Story of Sexual Identity: Narrative Perspectives on the Gay and Lesbian Life Course

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195326789
eISBN:
9780199870356
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195326789.003.0014
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

This chapter considers existing narrative accounts and family research, together with the author's own experience (socially located as a White, upper-middle class gay man) of adopting an infant girl ... More


Fathers Come out of the Closet

Carlos A. Ball

in The Right to Be Parents: LGBT Families and the Transformation of Parenthood

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814739303
eISBN:
9780814739310
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814739303.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Family Law

This chapter focuses on gay fathers fighting for the custody of their children in the courts. It begins by looking at early gay father cases dealing with visitation rights and child custody, at a ... More


Introduction: Gay Parenthood in Context

Abbie E. Goldberg

in Gay Dads: Transitions to Adoptive Fatherhood

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814732236
eISBN:
9780814708293
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814732236.003.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

This book explores the perspectives of gay men who became parents through adoption, with particular emphasis on how they experience and perceive the transition to adoptive parenthood. Using data ... More


Kinship Ties across the Transition to Parenthood: Gay Men’s Relationships with Family and Friends

Abbie E. Goldberg

in Gay Dads: Transitions to Adoptive Fatherhood

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814732236
eISBN:
9780814708293
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814732236.003.0005
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

This chapter examines gay men's changing relationships with their immediate social networks—namely, their family members and friends—during the transition to parenthood. It considers how gay fathers ... More


Decisions, Decisions: Gay Men Turn toward Parenthood

Abbie E. Goldberg

in Gay Dads: Transitions to Adoptive Fatherhood

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814732236
eISBN:
9780814708293
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814732236.003.0002
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

This chapter examines how gay men perceive their parenting trajectories and choices, with particular emphasis on the historical, social, and geographical backdrop of their decision making. It ... More


Public Representations of Gay Parenthood: Men’s Experiences Stepping “Out” as Parents and Families in Their Communities

Abbie E. Goldberg

in Gay Dads: Transitions to Adoptive Fatherhood

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814732236
eISBN:
9780814708293
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814732236.003.0006
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

This chapter examines public representations of gay parenthood, with particular emphasis on how gay adoptive fathers manage their multiple, often visible, differences in the context of societal ... More


Navigating Structural and Symbolic Inequalities on the Path to Parenthood: Adoption Agencies, the Legal System, and Beyond

Abbie E. Goldberg

in Gay Dads: Transitions to Adoptive Fatherhood

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814732236
eISBN:
9780814708293
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814732236.003.0003
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

This chapter examines the formal and informal barriers that gay men encounter as they seek to build their families through adoption. It considers how broader social and legal inequities, such as ... More


Gay Dads: Transitions to Adoptive Fatherhood

Abbie E. Goldberg

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814732236
eISBN:
9780814708293
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814732236.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

When gay couples become parents, they face a host of questions and issues that their straight counterparts may never have to consider. How important is it for each partner to have a biological tie to ... More


Engaging Multiple Roles and Identities: Men’s Experiences (Re)negotiating Work and Family

Abbie E. Goldberg

in Gay Dads: Transitions to Adoptive Fatherhood

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814732236
eISBN:
9780814708293
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814732236.003.0004
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

This chapter examines how gay men configure their roles and identities as parents in the context of broad cultural discourses regarding gender, parenthood, and family. It considers how gay fathers ... More


Conclusion

Abbie E. Goldberg

in Gay Dads: Transitions to Adoptive Fatherhood

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814732236
eISBN:
9780814708293
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814732236.003.0007
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

This book has investigated the politics of gay parenthood as it is often experienced in relatively mundane ways by gay men as well as the structural and ideological obstacles that these men encounter ... More


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