16 December 2016, by We Are Family
The only objection voiced to us as a gay couple when we decided to adopt, amazingly came from gay friends. None of our straight friends or family thought of it as anything other than a wonderful decision, for us and indeed for our future children.
22 July 2016, by We Are Family
My partner and I were kissed as children by both our parents (which isn't as obvious to some as we may assume) and we don't think twice about it with our sons. In fact if I stop and consider it at all I would say that we saw it as a bit of a short cut to bonding and attachment and a way of showing them that we were open emotionally to them right from the start.
15 April 2016, by We Are Family
Both our boys on occasions have called my partner and I 'Mum', as we are both men it has surprised us and we have considered it long and hard.
20 February 2015, by We Are Family
It seems obvious that for the vast majority there is quite simply an inevitability that you will one day become a parent and indeed a social expectation that will be so right from the very beginning - even those young adults who buck the trend and do not consider themselves all that child focussed may soon find themselves in a relationship where parenting is the next logical step or around their peers who are establishing families which opens up the possibility of the same for them.
When on that path and the unthinkable happens and a natural pregnancy is not possible and medical intervention fails too, adoption becomes an obvious consideration and hopefully a solution.
14 November 2014, by We Are Family
We are watching something together when the younger brother walks back into the room, I look up as he enters and immediately notice his posture and his slow, determined walk - it's positively regal - and then I see that he is wearing one of his favourite possessions - his Tiara.