Greg Berlanti, the person behind the CW’s Arrow, The Flash, Legends of Tomorrow, and Supergirl, has written a personal foreword for the upcoming book, THE ULTIMATE GUIDE FOR GAY DADS: Everything You Need to Know About LGBTQ Parenting But Are (Mostly) Afraid to Ask. In his foreword, Berlanti explains what life is like for him now that he’s a dad. He also reveals the types of parenting questions he’s had along the way, and how the new book helps answer those types of questions.
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Written by bestselling author Eric Rosswood, the book focuses on critical information specifically relevant to gay parents. The book includes parenting tips and advice from pediatricians, school educators, lawyers, and other same-sex parents. It also provides answers to important questions such as:
- What legal steps do gay dads need to take in order to protect their families?
- If you’re married, do you still need both of your names on your child’s birth certificate?
- Can gay dads legally take parental leave from work when expanding their families through adoption, foster care, surrogacy, or other means?
- How can you find LGBT-friendly pediatricians?
- Can a doctor legally refuse to care for you or your child because of your sexual orientation?
- How can you find LGBT-friendly schools?
- What do you say to strangers who ask where your child’s mother is?
- What do gay dads do on Mother’s Day?
- What is the best way to answer awkward and prying questions about your family from strangers?
“This is the parenting book gay dads have been waiting for,” explained Stan J. Sloan, Chief Executive Officer for the Family Equality Council. “It takes the basic information you’ll find in other parenting books and enhances it by including things specific to gay dads, like finding LGBT-friendly pediatricians, legal steps to protect your family, examples for how to answer questions like, ‘Where’s the mother?’ and tons of other valuable information gay dads will appreciate. If you’re a gay dad, or you’re going to be one soon, you’ll definitely want to add this timely book to your library.”