The Handsome Father aims to build a community of support for gay fathers no matter their path to fatherhood: foster care, adoption, surrogacy, co-parenting with a woman, or biological children from a heterosexual relationship. It really doesn’t matter. Dads are dads! We can help fathers-to-be understand their own unique options for becoming a dad and how to be a great one! We strive to make the path to fatherhood easy to access and simple to understand. And once you become a dad, we foster a community of support to help you connect to other men who can understand and appreciate what it means to be a gay dad.
Did you know that the word “handsome” by definition means pleasing, dignified, generous, appropriate, fitting, ample, graceful, bountiful, and yes, attractive? We believe fatherhood is handsome in every respect of the word. When someone commits his life to raise a child and takes the steps a gay man must to create his family, we call that “handsome.”
Taking inspiration from the children’s book, And Tango Makes Three (one of our favorite books), we chose a proud father penguin standing protectively over his chick. And to make him even more handsome, he sports a stylish necktie (c’mon, what symbolizes fatherhood more than a necktie), complete with a nod towards equality for all fathers regardless of who they are or who they love.