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Caring for Orphaned Children in China

by Shang Xiaoyuan & Karen R. Fisher Lexington Books (December 24, 2013)

This is the first book to apply rights-based alternative-care theory and practice for orphans to China’s child-welfare system, including its history and development in urban and rural areas. It analyses empirical...

Grandparents as Parents, Second Edition: A Survival Guide for Raising a Second Family

by Sylvie de Toledo & Deborah Edler Brown The Guilford Press (May 06, 2013)

If you're among the millions of grandparents raising grandchildren today, you need information, support, and practical guidance you can count on to keep your family strong. This is the book for you. Learn effective...

The Parent's Guide to Birdnesting

by Ann Gold Buscho Adams Media (September 01, 2020)

Take coparenting to the next level and provide a stable environment for your children as you and your spouse begin tackling your separation or divorce.

For parents who are separating and want to put their children...


by Paul Dalgarno Ventura Press (September 02, 2020)

Chris Flood – a married father of two with plummeting self-esteem and questionable guitar skills – suddenly finds himself in the depths of polyamory after years of a near-sexless marriage. His wife, Sarah...

The Guncle Guide

by Glenn Garner, Johnny Sibilly & Daniel Franzese Skyhorse (August 04, 2020) called it "The gay uncles' rule book we never knew we needed!"

Gay uncles have become one of the most beloved family members (not to mention amazing role models), and National Guncles Day has even...

Scattered Seeds

by Jacqueline Mroz Seal Press (June 05, 2017)

As typical as donor-conceived children have become, with at least a million such children in the US alone, their experiences are still unusual in many ways. In Scattered Seeds, journalist and writer Jacqueline...

Raising Ryland

by Hillary Whittington HarperAudio (February 23, 2016)

This powerful, moving story--which has already touched more than seven million through a viral video created by the Whittington family--is a mother's first-hand account of her emotional choice to embrace her...


by Tom Macher & Corey Brill Simon & Schuster Audio (February 06, 2018)

From a searing new literary voice, a raw, compulsively readable memoir about a young man seeking hope, community, and ultimately recovery from addiction in a series of halfway houses and boys’ homes--the first...

Take This Man

by Brando Skyhorse & Bronson Pinchot Blackstone Publishing (June 03, 2014)

From PEN/Hemingway award winner Brando Skyhorse comes thisstunning, heartfelt memoir in the vein of The Glass Castle or TheTender Bar, the true story of a boy's turbulent childhood growing up withfive stepfathers...

Gender Born, Gender Made

by Diane Ehrensaft & Edgardo Menvielle The Experiment (May 17, 2011)

A groundbreaking guide to caring for children who live outside binary gender boxes

We are only beginning to understand gender. Is it inborn or learned? Can it be chosen—or even changed? Does it have to be one...

Life Work with Children Who are Fostered or Adopted

by Joy Rees Jessica Kingsley Publishers (January 18, 2018)

This new book from life work expert Joy Rees explains the value of effective and meaningful life story work with fostered and adopted children, and how best to carry it out. Simple to read and to implement,...


by Wendell Affield Whispering Petals Press, LLC (November 15, 2017)

Herman Affield (1906-1970) was discharged from the army at the end of World War Two. He returned to his farm in northern Minnesota with a dream and a .50 caliber ammo box packed with war memories. On December...

The Transgender Myth

by Paula Mirare Overby Mirare Publishing (November 24, 2017)

In my childhood I believed I was a girl. I hated the short hair and the hand me down cloths from my brother but otherwise I felt certain I was the same as my girl friends. When I finally accepted the social...

The Sexual Assault of BABYGIRL

by Rachael Leah Robertson MNMS Charitable Giving Projects, INC. (November 27, 2017)

It had been a good day. Leah, who tended toward shyness, had finally managed to work up the nerve to ask her supervisor for a modest raise.

“You’re really going to do it?” Mindy, the pool secretary at the...

Queer Families

by Sage Kalmus & Curry Kalmus Qommunity LLC (November 23, 2017)

Every family has a rainbow sheep! These are some of their stories. The premiere publication in Qommunicate Media's LGBTQ+ True Stories Anthology Series features stories and poems by children of gay dads and...

A Fundamental Freedom: Why Republicans, Conservatives, and Libertarians Should Support Gay Rights

by David Lampo Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (June 16, 2012)

It is an axiom of modern American politics that many Republicans and most conservatives are not only anti-gay but that they have capitulated to an anti-gay agenda formulated and pursued by the religious right...

For Lesbian Parents: Your Guide to Helping Your Family Grow Up Happy, Healthy, and Proud

by Suzanne M. Johnson & Elizabeth O'Connor The Guilford Press (February 21, 2012)

Raising a child is overwhelming, thrilling, exhausting, terrifying, and joyous--and all at the same time. In addition to the adjustments that any new parents must make, lesbian mothers face numerous special...

Parent Deleted: A Mother's Fight for Her Right to Parent

by Michelle Darné She Writes Press (August 08, 2017)

Michelle Darné shares the story of her fight for her children as a non-biological, lesbian mother-stepping forward once again as the spokesperson of emergent civil rights paradoxes that will define the coming...

Same-Sex Marriage in the United States

by Jason Pierceson Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (March 08, 2013)

Same-sex marriage has become one of the defining social issues in contemporary U.S. politics. State court decisions finding in favor of same-sex relationship equality claims have been central to the issue’s...

Gay Fathers, Their Children, and the Making of Kinship

by Aaron Goodfellow Fordham University Press (June 01, 2015)

Gay Fathers, Their Children and the Making of Kinship' explores the status of fatherhood when paternity can no longer be tied to procreative sex. It addresses how the anxiety associated with securing the paternal...

Same-Sex Marriage in the United States

by Jason Pierceson Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (April 01, 2014)

Same-sex marriage has become one of the defining social issues in contemporary U.S. politics. State court decisions finding in favor of same-sex relationship equality claims have been central to the issue’s...

Love Song For Baby X

by Cheryl Dumesnil Ig Publishing (February 15, 2013)

Love Song for Baby X is the moving and humorous story of a lesbian couple's struggles with infertility as they attempt to become parents, set against the backdrop of the marriage equality movement.

While poet...


by Telaina Eriksen Mango (April 18, 2017)

• Reliable estimates indicate that between 4 and 10% of the population is gay, which means in a public school system of more than one million, like New York City’s, there are at least 40,000 to 100,000 gay...

Phil the Logger

by Brandon J Wright Huddleshare (February 28, 2017)

According to statistics, children who grow up without a father figure are more likely to abuse drugs, take part in criminal behavior, live in poverty, and struggle with emotional issues.

When Brandon J. Wright...

Thicker Than Blood

by Marion Crook & Adam Pertman Arsenal Pulp Press (July 11, 2016)

The act of adopting children, and the processes and politics around it, have changed drastically in recent decades, mostly for the better. Still, many prospective adoptive parents remain bewildered or apprehensive,...

The Gay Man's Guide to Open and Monogamous Marriage

by Michael Dale Kimmel Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (June 08, 2017)

Legal gay marriage is still a relatively new phenomenon.

As gay men who are now able to get married, we find ourselves in a bit of a quandary: for many male couples, sex is a lot more important for us than it...

Co-Parenting from the Inside Out

by Karen L. Kristjanson & Edward Kruk Dundurn (December 02, 2017)

Effective co-parenting, or sharing significant parenting time with an ex-spouse, is one of the best gifts separated parents can give to their children.

The interviews in Co-Parenting from the Inside Out are with...

My Kids Know More than Me!

by Renee Hettich Robert's Family Publishing (February 14, 2017)

This book shares true stories of how foster and adopted children inspire new understandings and teach us fifteen important life lessons. Each chapter explores a life lesson taught through the stories of my foster...

Life Story Books for Adopted and Fostered Children, Second Edition

by Joy Rees & Alan Burnell Jessica Kingsley Publishers (February 21, 2017)

Through words, pictures, photographs, certificates and other 'little treasures', a Life Story Book provides a detailed account of the child's early history and a chronology of their life. Fully updated, this...

Transitioning Together

by Wenn B. Lawson & Beatrice M. Lawson Jessica Kingsley Publishers (February 21, 2017)

This is the story of a long-lasting relationship, surviving against the odds. It is the story of Wenn and Beatrice Lawson, born almost twelve years apart in different countries with different cultures, who were...

The Sisterhood: Inside the Lives of Mormon Women

by Dorothy Allred Solomon St. Martin's Press (October 01, 2007)

Many hold a deep fascination with Mormonism but erroneously think of it as a secret religion that celebrates polygamy and confinement. Most outsiders regard Latter-day Saint women as submissive and pitiable....

Untangling the Knot: Queer Voices on Marriage, Relationships & Identity

by Carter Sickels Ooligan Press (February 28, 2015)

Untangling the Knot: Marriage, Relationships & Identity, an anthology of essays and creative nonfiction, delves past the mainstream focus on marriage equality-beyond the knot- to examine the broad scope of issues...

Blending Families: Merging Households with Kids 8-18

by Trevor Crow Mullineaux & Maryann Karinch Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (May 26, 2016)

So many families are considered blended these days, and yet many parenting books don’t consider the roles and responsibilities of step-parents and step-parenting. While this book looks at the common parenting...

Becoming Sister Wives

by Kody Brown, Meri Brown, Janelle Brown & Christine Brown et al. Gallery Books (May 01, 2012)

The uncensored, New York Times bestselling memoir by the polygamist stars of the hit show Sister Wives, Kody and his four wives openly discuss what it’s like living in a plural marriage.


Mixed-Up Love

by Jon M. Sweeney & Michal Woll Jericho Books (October 14, 2013)

Dating, commitment, kids, and family--it's all hard work, and when you come from different religious backgrounds it's even harder.

Jon, a Catholic writer, and Michal, a Reconstructionist rabbi, live out the...

The Story of a Star

by Tari White & Sotirios Vougiouklis Redwood Press (August 28, 2015)

An inspirational story of a young girl who is not so common. She can communicate with plants, animals and beings that not everyone can see. She helps others to feel good about themselves by sharing her abilities....

How We Live Now

by Bella DePaulo Atria Books/Beyond Words (August 25, 2015)

A close-up examination and exploration, How We Live Now challenges our old concepts of what it means to be a family and have a home, opening the door to the many diverse and thriving experiments of living in...