Over 300 people read his first blog entry at Proud Parenting, titled: Adventures in Being a Single Gay Parent.
His nickname is The3B’s, and he’s the father of two boys (Benjamin will be 6 in May and Bryce is 18 months old).
The3B’s introduced himself and his family to our members with this post in August:
“There are only two things I ever wanted to be in this life, a husband and a father. Now, imagine watching men run for the next county, when you tell them. To shorten a very long story, I decided to become a father as becoming a husband was proving much more difficult. I was beginning to think I had a better chance at pregnancy. So after a period of interviews and navigation through the complex legal and emotional process I got a call on the day before Thanksgiving 2004, telling me that there was a little boy who was two years old.”
The3B’s entries are always honest and reflective, like this one:
“So for those of you who read this, understand it is the diary of a single parent. It is also a chronicle of my journey with my children and portrays what my life is like. If I were a good lawyer I would add some sense of a disclaimer here. I will not. However, I will say that this has become good therapy for me to chronicle things and see what and where things are at. Even now I read back and see that it is as funny, it is a painful as it was and it is more amazing every day. One thing I know it shows is that if you want something bad enough and if you believe hard enough, wishes and dreams come true.”
He adopted Benjamin, then decided he should have a sibling. So the father set out to adopt again, sharing his frustration and determination in a post called, “Riding the rollercoaster…of adoption”:
“Trial date was set and everything was a go. The other day I made a call to my son’s attorney to see what was up with him, not only was he unprepared and had never visited he was unaware of the status of the parents. So, I called the state agency for an update and they were unaware as well, despite having told me one thing rather than what was quickly coming to be a new status and a legal quagmire.”
This dad’s living an exciting life that reaches beyond fatherhood – and our members are definitely interested. We invite you to take a peek into his adventures in being a single parent. The family’s blog offers practical life lessons and a tenderness that fuels. We hope you find inspiration in their story.