The Ultimate Guide for Gay Dads: Everything You Need to Know about LGBTQ Parenting But Are (Mostly) Afraid to Ask

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About the Author

Eric Rosswood is a multi-award-winning author whose broad body of work centers around family, authenticity, diversity, hope, and strength. He is a commentator on LGBTQ+ issues including civil rights, parenting, marriage, and politics, and has led panels on LGBTQ+ parenting issues for organizations such as Family Equality and the Modern Family Alliance.

Rosswood's bestselling parenting books focus on the LGBTQ+ journey to parenthood and have helped couples around the world start their own families. These titles include The Ultimate Guide for Gay Dads, Journey to Same-Sex Parenthood, and We Make It Better. His latest picture book, STRONG, featuring the world's first and only openly gay professional strongman, won a 2023 Stonewall Honor from the American Library Association. Find him on Twitter @LGBT_Activist

Bestselling author and parent, Eric Rosswood, was an Award-Winning Finalist in the 2017 International Book Awards for his book, Journey to Same-Sex Parenthood. He has spoken about LGBT parenting issues for organizations such as the Family Equality Council and the Modern Family Alliance, and he is a major influencer on social media with over 100,000 followers on Twitter alone. Rosswood is an in-demand authority and commentator on LGBTQ issues including civil rights, parenting, marriage, and politics. He has been featured in major media including The Washington Post, Cosmopolitan, CBS News, and The Huffington Post. After the birth of his son, Rosswood realized there were numerous challenges gay dads had to deal with that straight parents did not, from answering ridiculous questions like, "Where's his mom?" to having to come out as gay to strangers all over again on a daily basis. This resulted in him writing a follow-up book called, The Ultimate Guide for Gay Dads: Everything You Need to Know About LGBTQ Parenting But Are (Mostly) Afraid to Ask. Rosswood resides in New York with his husband, son, their two cats, and a dog named Mr. Buggles.


"The Ultimate Guide for Gay Dads" is a rich resource of knowledge that will prove a useful tool in any gay father's diaper bag."- Gay San Diego "The Ultimate Guide for Gay Dads is a great resource that goes beyond birth certificates. It includes tips and advice from lawyers, doctors, and educators on a plethora of other topics including parental leave when it comes to adoption and surrogacy, how to find LGBT-friendly pediatricians, and how to find LGBT-friendly schools. Firsthand stories from other gay dads are also sprinkled throughout the book, and that "lived experience" helps make the book relatable to other gay men looking for advice." "This guide offers answers from legal birth certificate issues to nutrition tips for dads feeding infants. It also lists possible ways that parents can respond to their babies' cries and to outside queries about their family. As well, it includes advice on how parents can approach sexuality and orientation topics with older children." - Intersections, Toronto University