This post originally appeared on Gays With Kids. Written by Michael Lambert. After decades of fostering at-risk children in Missouri, Allen Bangs adopted two kids — a brother and sister. In the next three years, he adopted four more. Allen Bangs talks with pride about how much his middle son, year-old Zackery, has developed since Bangs adopted him eight years ago.
Nov 4, With his husband in New York working on an exciting new TV show, this LA- based dad gains a new appreciation for single parents. Nov 23, Many of us gay dads are part of a parenting duo; some are doing it all by themselves. Here are lessons learned from single gay dads on.
I'm trying to figure out how being a "single gay dad" differentiates me from all the other types of dads out there. Like most parents -- particularly the single ones -- I'm too busy actually parenting to ponder the uniqueness of my situation.
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FOR anyone emerging from the rubble of a broken marriage, dating can be a challenge. But when you have recently come out as a gay man, and are throwing an ex-wife and two children into the mix, then that challenge becomes a minefield of tough negotiations. After my marriage ended in , and I finally admitted to the world and myself that I was gay at the age of 30, I had no idea how to date — let alone how to date as a newly gay man or as a single dad. I could date without the pressures of working out how the children fitted into my new world. I was terrified of being rejected and thought it would complicate things. Did you know you were gay before you got married or became a dad?