Parents of gay children may be shocked when their kids come out of the closet , but once the dust settles, most parents realize that their child is the same one they have loved and cared for all their lives, they just happen to be gay. And while parental acceptance is one hurdle for a gay child, there are many other issues facing gay kids and their parents. Sometimes, long before a child comes out as gay, a parent suspects that a child might be gay. It may be that the child bucks traditional gender stereotypes or they may not show attention to the opposite sex; but are these signs of a gay child? According to some research, gender atypical behavior may, in fact, be an indicator that the child may grow up to be gay.
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Gay Parenting Options. Being a gay man or couple does not have to mean going through life without having a family of your own. There are many options for gay men wanting to become parents. Some gay men may wish to pass on their genes by donating sperm without the parental or financial responsibility. While for those wishing to parent their own biological child, options include co-parenting and surrogacy. Adoption is a way of providing a new family for a child when living with their own family is not possible.
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If you're part of a same-sex parenting team, your child might have friends who are unfamiliar with gay parents. Here's how to prep your little one for curious kids' questions. When other children ask yours why she has two dads or two moms, it can be easy to take a stubborn stance by saying, "Our family is none of their business!
By: Cristen Conger. Opponents of gay marriage and adoption often frame their criticisms in terms of what's best for children. Allowing lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender LGBT couples to raise boys and girls, they may attest, endangers healthy child development in myriad ways. In , for instance, the Alabama Supreme Court transferred child custody from a lesbian mother to the child's heterosexual father, on the grounds that her sexual orientation morally jeopardized her ability to parent [source: Doe v.