Do you know gay couples rising children?

  • HunJock1983

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    Nov 22, 2010 1:56 AM GMT
    Hey,

    I wanna get to know successful gay couples raising children, their experiences and challenges. Would be a good roll model for me.

    Peter
  • masculumpedes

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    Nov 22, 2010 4:06 AM GMT
    Yes, I know of at least one gay couple " raising" children icon_wink.gif
    ( not too sure about the "roll" model though) icon_wink.gif
  • Bunjamon

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    Nov 22, 2010 8:32 AM GMT
    A good friend of mine growing up was raised by two moms, and she's an incredibly well-rounded woman now.

    To the OP, do you want to start a family of your own?
  • curve

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    Nov 22, 2010 8:39 AM GMT
    are you looking for roll model or role model

    my partner are raising three boys (mine) and two girls (his)... we're like the Gay Brady Bunch
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    Nov 22, 2010 11:41 AM GMT
    I have a friend who is raising a little boy with her partner. I think it's too early to tell if they're good role models for him. One thing I do know is that they love to bits. I hope that is enough for him to grow up happy.

    If you really meant ROLL MODEL, I think they are both excellent - They both have tons of rolls around their waists.
  • janu88

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    Nov 22, 2010 11:43 AM GMT
    I dont know any gay couple raising children
    since it´s not legal here , but i think somebody out there still is raising.
    lesbian couples maybe.

    i´ve always wanted to see these films :

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bZpPe36eoyM

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IozpcuGR174

    http://www.nfi.no/english/norwegianfilms/show.html?id=859 (gay single father)
  • YAAD2000

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    Nov 22, 2010 11:48 AM GMT
    We have a couple of good friends who were married in MA a year ago. Not legal in Michigan...YET! They adoptive 4 children, all from the same mother. Ages at the time were 4 mos to 5 yrs Some of us had doubts as to raising 4 young kids. (this was from guys who had children) But a year or so later the children are well adjusted, happy and they just love Papa Gary and Papa Scott. We have nothing but praise for these 2 men who took it upon themselves to take on 4 kids at once. They didn't want the children to be raised apart.. Nothing but kudos for these 2 guys
  • HunJock1983

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    Nov 25, 2010 2:08 AM GMT
    Thanks guys...well, I just recognized that first I need to find a partner for this..this is even harder...
  • HunJock1983

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    Nov 25, 2010 2:08 AM GMT
    Bunjamon saidA good friend of mine growing up was raised by two moms, and she's an incredibly well-rounded woman now.

    To the OP, do you want to start a family of your own?



    Yes, actually this is what I want...it is always in my mind.
  • HunJock1983

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    Nov 25, 2010 2:13 AM GMT
    curve saidare you looking for roll model or role model

    my partner are raising three boys (mine) and two girls (his)... we're like the Gay Brady Bunch


    Looking for older gay people, who are more conservative, have good carreer, are able to maintain work-life balance, live in a relationship and have kids...so a roll model
    Wow...your family is completely awesome. Congratulationsicon_smile.gif
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    Nov 26, 2010 6:56 AM GMT
    It's very exciting to hear stories likes this! I myself want to raise children later in life when I am financially stable, and when I've met all my needs. I'm hoping to find an amazing partner to live out this dream, but either way (with or without a partner) I intend on being a Dad. It's a life ambition!
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    Nov 28, 2010 4:14 PM GMT
    I know a couple. They have 3 kids. The kids are adorable. Great family.
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    Nov 28, 2010 4:18 PM GMT
    I do too.. they are raising a couple of little boys out in Westwood.
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    Nov 28, 2010 8:13 PM GMT
    HunJock1983 saidHey,

    I wanna get to know successful gay couples raising children, their experiences and challenges. Would be a good roll model for me.

    Peter



    I used to teach martial arts to a lesbian couple back in the mid 90's.... They were awesome, one was a doctor at Stanford Medical (fairly famous too), and her partner was a larger woman who was a professor at UCSF, and what was great was they petitioned to adopt a baby boy whom they named Phoenix.

    I don't know the extent to how they raised their child but I am sure they did great... They were in their mid 40's with high profile careers and extremely educated so I am sure their child had a great upbringing.