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All in the Family: A family slide show album from Away We Go to anything goes

Posted June 12, 2009 to photo album "All in the Family: A family slide show album from Away We Go to anything goes"

Slide 1: The Journey Begins
Slide 2: But what is a family?
Slide 3: First Comes Marriage
Slide 4: Family as an evolving idea
Slide 5: Early Family Values
Slide 6: Family as Contract
Slide 7: Family as units of labor
Slide 8: Tragic Love
Slide 10: Family as an evolving idea
Slide 10: The power of “opposite marriage”
Slide 11: The Nuclear Family in the Atomic Age
Slide 12: Learning to be a Parent
Slide 13: A Parent Superiority
Slide 14: Making the Breast of being a Parent
Slide 15: Not Every Mother
Slide 16: Keeping the promise of marriage
Slide 17: Big(amy) Love
Slide 18: The Rules of the Game
Slide 19: Marriage loses momentum
Slide 20: Eight is Enough
Slide 21: Showing off your Family
Slide 22: Family as Adventure
Slide 23: Going it Alone
Slide 24: Every Family Different in its own way
Slide 25: The Family Triangle
Slide 26: All You Need is...
Slide 22: Family as Adventure

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.