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Content Tagged: adoption

From an adopted daughter to an adoptive mom

I always knew that I wanted to be an adoptive mother. My parents adopted my sister and I when we were very young. My parents had already had 4 kids who were teenagers when they decided that they wanted to adopt more children. They adopted my sister and I at the same time from an […]

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Fertility and parenting options for GBQ men

Written by our guest contributor, Rachel Epstein, Coordinator, LGBTQ Parenting Network, Sherbourne Health Centre. For cisgender (non-trans) gay/bisexual/queer (GBQ) men who want to become parents, the options most readily available are adoption, surrogacy and co-parenting with someone (or more than one person) who has the capacity to get pregnant.  International adoption is currently almost completely […]

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What really makes a family? – An adopted woman shares her story

“I’ve always known I was adopted. In fact, I don’t even remember my parents telling me, so I was very little. Both my brother and I were adopted in the early months of our lives, from different families, three years apart.”  So begins Leslie Scott’s essay on her experience of being adopted. She says: “My […]

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