FEATURED: Meet Adam, Bruce & Their Daughter

Adam Toguchi took a few years to embrace the idea of having children with his partner Bruce Weatherford. But now that the couple have a daughter, Faith, Adam is a part-time stay-at-home father who loves his life. “There’s never a dull—or quiet—moment,” Adam said about parenting. “Life is sweeter. We have experienced personal growth, and ...
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Meet Bill, J.R. and Their Daughters

Bill Delaney and J.R. Parish co-parent their two daughters with the kids’ two moms — and the six of them couldn’t be happier. Bill and J.R. were intrigued by the idea of having children but were unsure whether they were able to assume all of the responsibilities, including the financial burden, of raising kids in ...

Meet Jason & His Kids

Jason Sipkowski was married to his wife Cheryl for 14 years before he came out and got a divorce. He now considers Cheryl his indispensable parenting “co-pilot” as the two work to raise their daughter Pya and son Kai. “ has always been my biggest advocate and is quick to share how much she appreciates ...

Meet Matt, Jeremy & Their Daughter

Jeremy Watkins and Matt Hein love being active and have not let the challenges of parenting their daughter Audrey slow them down. “She was the only seven-month-old I know who has a passport,” Matt said. “Of course those things require some extra effort (formula and 100 diapers in a suitcase!), but we love introducing her ...

Meet Duke, Steve & Their Kids

Duke and his husband Steve Nelson went from having no children to three children in less than two months. The couple were each getting close to their 40th birthdays and decided they wanted to be parents. They had first discussed the prospect of becoming fathers about a decade earlier but decided not to act. Instead ...

Meet Rene, Shawn & Their Kids

The world of adoption has changed greatly in the last decade, especially for LGBT couples. Shawn and Rene, having waited six years since adopting their second child, know exactly how things have changed. “We’ve been amazed at how many more options and at how many more recourses are available for members of the LGBT community ...

Meet Jay & His Son
 

Jay Evans and his son Jeremiah learned about persistence and patience on their way to becoming a family. Jay and Jeremiah first met at a kid fest for foster children more than five years ago. Jay was shooting baskets with another child when Jeremiah and his social worker came over to join them. Jay invited ...

Meet Jeff, Gary & Their Kids

Gay, deaf, Jewish, Catholic, Baptist and Chinese. All could describe Jeff Lutes and Gary Stein’s family. The couple, who met in 1997, are now parents to three kids: Niko, Trei and Jolé. They adopted Niko from China when he was four years old and fostered, then adopted, Trei and Jolé when they were 3 and 4 ...

Meet Andy, Brian & Their Son

Andy Miller, 44, and Brian Stephens, 43, had always talked about having children but were not sure when or how it would happen. After three years together, in 2006, they started their adoption journey but still had no idea when their future son or daughter would arrive. It turned out they only had two weeks ...