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The Kid : What Happened After My Boyfriend and I Decided to Go Get Pregnant
The Kid What Happened After My Boyfriend and I Decided to Go Get Pregnant Author:Dan Savage Dan Savage--America's most irreverent, taboo-busting, flat-out funny sex-advice columnist--shares his revelatory misadventures in adopting a baby — Welcome to Dan Savage's world: He's gay, dispenses sex advice to "breeders"(straight people), and at age thirty-two, finds himself in a long-term relationship. He decides he wants a baby in the house,... more » his boyfriend agrees, and so they set out to make a family. Unfortunately, this also makes him a target of oppressive rhetoric among certain conservative groups, and a sellout to his gay friends. But all he can think about are the joys of parenthood--if only the birth mother weren't homeless and admitting to drinking and drugging during the pregnancy; if only people would stop asking "Why do you want a kid?"; and if only Dan could stop offending all the infertile straight couples at the adoption agency. The Kid is a no-holds-barred attack on conservative "values," and also a celebration of family and the lengths some people--gay and straight--will go to in order to create one of their own.« less
Dan Savage, the famed sex advice columnist, writes about his quest to adopt a child. It is well written, funny at times, and above all quite interesting..especially insightful about the adoption process and the mothers that give up their children.
An honest, poignant, but frequently funny journey through the process of adoption, from the standpoint of an openly gay nationally syndicated sex columnist. This book should be mandatory reading for every single person who holds an opinion (pro or con) on this issue.
Insightful, poignant and very, very interesting book... but unfortunately far too short. I really did want a little bit more information on their adjustment to having the kid, but do have to weigh that against the strong sense that they are entitled to some privacy.