Gay Men Choosing Parenthood
By (author) Gerald P. Mallon
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Gay Men Choosing Parenthood by Gerald P. Mallon
Book DescriptionGay parenting is a topic on which almost everyone has an opinion but almost nobody has any facts. Here at last is a book based on a thorough review of the literature, as well as interviews with a pioneering group of men who in the 1980s chose to become fathers outside the boundaries of a heterosexual union-through foster care, adoption, and other kinship relationships. This book reveals how very natural and possible gay parenthood can be. What factors influence this decision? How do the experiences of gay dads compare to those of heterosexual men? How effectively do professional services such as support groups serve gay fathers and prospective gay fathers? What elements of the social climate are helpful-and hurtful? Gay Men Choosing Parenthood challenges a great deal of misinformation, showing how gay fathers from different backgrounds adapted, perceived, and constructed their options and their families.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780231117975
(210mm x 140mm x 13mm)
Imprint: Columbia University Press
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Publish Date: 17-Dec-2003
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Gerald P. Mallon
Social Work Practice with Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender People, Paperback (August 2008)
Rev. ed. of: Foundations of social work practice with lesbian and gay persons.
Let's Get This Straight, Paperback (February 2000)» View all books by Gerald P. Mallon
Aims to uncover and challenge the presence of heterocentrism within the social work profession. This book illustrates the degree to which myths and stereotypes about gay and lesbian youth detrimentally affect those in need of assistance. It uses an ecological perspective to highlight the areas of child welfare.
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Author Biography - Gerald P. Mallon
Gerald P. Mallon is associate professor of social work and executive director of the National Resource Center for Foster Care and Permanency Planning at Hunter College School of Social Work. He is the author of numerous books, including Let's Get This Straight: A Gay- and Lesbian-Affirming Approach to Child Welfare (Columbia). He lives in New York City.
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