Slide 22: Family as Adventure
Increasingly, gays and lesbians, both as singles and as couples, are entering into co-parenting relationships in which both parents/couples raise the children. However, more men than women are interested in such arrangements. Alison Bedor of the Lesbian and Gay Co-Parenting Group told the BBC, “Most women who contact us are looking for donors, not co-parents, but most men want an active involvement.” Most but not all. In April, one L.A. woman, advertising for co-parenting partners, posted an ad gayfamilyoptions.com which read in part: “[At] least for the first few years of the child's life, we would live together and parent the child as a team. Down the road, as the child's biological parents, we would arrive at a mutually beneficial custody arrangement.” Here Steve, a gay man who is one of the subjects of the Canadian documentary Fatherhood Dreams, enjoys his two daughters and his lesbian co-parents.