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LGBTQ+ Families and Parenting - See also books for children about lesbian & gay families

Related categories: Children & Young People / Lesbian, Gay, Bisexuality & Transgender /
Related booklists: LGBTQ+ Characters and Families - Books for Children, Positive Parenting, Parenting, Pregnancy & Childbirth for Lesbians,

These are some of the books on this subject that we have had in our shop - but there will be many others that we can also order! (Note: this website cannot tell you if we have a book in stock right now or not, and though we do our best to keep information up to date, occasionally prices may have changed.)
The COVID-19 crisis is causing delays in supply from some book distributors, and currently most books take at least 1 - 2 weeks to come in - so if you need any of these books urgently, or by a specific date, use the enquiry links to ask about supply time.

Books are listed in order of year of publication - newest titles are at the top. There are 19 books in this booklist

  • Cover image of book The Other Mother: A Wickedly Honest Parenting Tale for Every Kind of Family by Jen Brister
    The Other Mother: A Wickedly Honest Parenting Tale for Every Kind of Family - by Jen Brister

    £14.99   hardback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9781910931967 | ISBN 10: 1910931969

    I'm Jen Brister, stand-up comedian, middle-aged adolescent and, more recently, a mum. But not that mum – I'm the other one. Confused? Let’s back up a bit. Two years ago, my partner (a woman – we're not solicitors) gave birth to twins. Yes. Yes. ... more

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  • Cover image of book Lesbian and Gay Foster Care and Adoption (Second Edition) by Stephen Hicks and Janet McDermott
    Lesbian and Gay Foster Care and Adoption (Second Edition) - by Stephen Hicks and Janet McDermott

    £19.99   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9781849055192 | ISBN 10: 184905519x

    A new collection of stories from lesbian, gay and transgender foster and adoptive parents about the challenges and rewards of parenting children of all ages.  Interviews with some of the first LGBT families to adopt or foster also gives unique i ... more

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  • Cover image of book Pride and Joy: A Guide for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans Parents by Sarah and Rachel Hagger-Holt
    Pride and Joy: A Guide for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans Parents - by Sarah and Rachel Hagger-Holt

    £11.99   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9781780664200 | ISBN 10: 1780664206

    There have always been lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGBT) parents. But now there is a 'gayby boom'. Changes in social attitudes, the law and medical technology mean that more LGBT people are becoming parents, and living proud and open family liv ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Argonauts by Maggie Nelson
    The Argonauts - by Maggie Nelson

    £9.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9780993414916 | ISBN 10: 0993414915

    A timely and genre-bending memoir that offers fresh and fierce reflections on motherhood, desire, identity and feminism. At the centre of The Argonauts is the love story between Maggie Nelson and the artist Harry Dodge, who is fluidly gendered. A ... more

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  • Cover image of book Gay Fathers, Their Children, and the Making of Kinship by Aaron Goodfellow
    Gay Fathers, Their Children, and the Making of Kinship - by Aaron Goodfellow

    £20.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9780823266043 | ISBN 10: 0823266044

    While the topic of gay marriage and families continues to be popular in the media, few scholarly works focus on gay men with children. Based on ten years of fieldwork among gay families living in the rural, suburban, and urban area of the eastern Uni ... more

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  • Cover image of book Double Pregnant: Two Lesbians Make a Family by Natalie Meisner
    Double Pregnant: Two Lesbians Make a Family - by Natalie Meisner

    £11.95   paperback   (2014) - ISBN 13: 9781552666012 | ISBN 10: 1552666018

    Girl meets girl. Girl marries girl. They want to have babiesbut they need a little help.   Double Pregnant is author Natalie Meisners light-hearted, poignant and informative true story about starting a family with her wife Vivin. Because Vi ... more

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  • Cover image of book Fairyland: A Memoir of My Father by Alysia Abbott
    Fairyland: A Memoir of My Father - by Alysia Abbott

    £11.99   paperback   (2014) - ISBN 13: 9780393348903 | ISBN 10: 0393348903

    After his wifes death in 1973, poet and activist Steve Abbott came out of the closet and moved, with his three-year-old daughter, to San Francisco. There they discovered a city bustling with gay men in search of liberation few of whom had responsi ... more

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  • Cover image of book Proud Parents: Lesbian and Gay Fostering and Adoption Experiences by Nicola Hill
    Proud Parents: Lesbian and Gay Fostering and Adoption Experiences - by Nicola Hill

    £13.95   paperback   (2013) - ISBN 13: 9781907585661 | ISBN 10: 1907585664

    Proud Parents is a compelling and poignant collection of stories of lesbians and gay men who have adopted or fostered children. Single and in partnerships, they share their experiences on a number of issues. What motivated them to adopt or foster? Ho ... more

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  • Cover image of book Becoming Dads: A Gay Couple
    Becoming Dads: A Gay Couple's Journey to Adoption - by Pablo Fernández

    £8.95   paperback   (2011) - ISBN 13: 9781907585296 | ISBN 10: 190758529x

    This is the story of Pablo and Mike, and their journey to becoming adopters. Set against a contemporary backdrop of diverse perceptions – both encouraging as well as hostile, as to whether gay men should adopt, Pablo’s diarised narrative tracks t ... more

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  • Cover image of book Pagan and Her Parents by Michael Arditti
    Pagan and Her Parents - by Michael Arditti

    £7.99   paperback   (2011) - ISBN 13: 9781906413743 | ISBN 10: 1906413746

    Michael Arditti's moving, passionate and provocative novel was hugely acclaimed on its first appearance in 1996.  Candida Mulliner and Leo Young have been the closest of friends since university, living together but loving separately. Whe ... more

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  • Cover image of book Undoing Homophobia in Primary Schools by No Outsiders Project Team
    Undoing Homophobia in Primary Schools - by No Outsiders Project Team

    £16.99   paperback   (2010) - ISBN 13: 9781858564401 | ISBN 10: 1858564409

    This book is a celebration of recognition, affirmation and inclusion. Primary teachers tell the story of how they have challenged the taken-for-granted norms and silences in primary schools around sexual orientation and gender expression. These norms ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Pink Guide to Adoption for Lesbians and Gay Men by Nicola Hill
    The Pink Guide to Adoption for Lesbians and Gay Men - by Nicola Hill

    £13.95   paperback   (2009) - ISBN 13: 9781907585593 | ISBN 10: 1907585591

    Can lesbian and gay couples adopt jointly? Is the adoption process any different to that for heterosexual adopters? Is it true that only hard to place children get placed with lesbians and gay men? The Pink Guide to Adoption has the answers to thes ... more

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  • Cover image of book Invisible Boundaries: Addressing Sexualities Equality in Children
    Invisible Boundaries: Addressing Sexualities Equality in Children's Worlds - by Edited by Renee DePalma and Elizabeth Atkinson

    £19.99   paperback   (2008) - ISBN 13: 9781858564302 | ISBN 10: 1858564301

    This book tells the stories of children's experiences of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender identities in their families, communities, personal lives and schools. Researchers, practitioners, interest groups, policy makers and young people came to ... more

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  • Cover image of book Gay and Lesbian Parenting Choices: From Adoption to Surrogate Mothers or Choosing the Perfect Father by Brette McWhorter Sember
    Gay and Lesbian Parenting Choices: From Adoption to Surrogate Mothers or Choosing the Perfect Father - by Brette McWhorter Sember

    £12.99   paperback   (2006) - ISBN 13: 9781564148377 | ISBN 10: 1564148378

    Creating a family is one of the greatest joys a couple can have, but gay and lesbian couples face unique challenges when they wish to become parents together. Gay & Lesbian Parenting Choices provides a complete explanation of the many ways gay ... more

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  • Cover image of book An Introduction to GLBT Family Studies by Jerry J. Bigner (ed)
    An Introduction to GLBT Family Studies - by Jerry J. Bigner (ed)

    £40.99   paperback   (2006) - ISBN 13: 9780789024978 | ISBN 10: 0789024977

    Gain a better understanding of the special therapeutic issues and needs of GLBT families   In terms of research, GLBT families constitute a neglected segment of society. Gender and sexual orientation can make the issues in family studies even ... more

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  • Cover image of book Breakfast with Tiffany: An Uncle
    Breakfast with Tiffany: An Uncle's Memoir - by Edwin John Wintle

    £6.99   paperback   (2006) - ISBN 13: 9781416511175 | ISBN 10: 1416511172

    When you are a fortysomething gay New Yorker with a stressful job as a film agent and the odd obsessive-compulsive tendency, you may not see yourself as an ideal parent. However, when Ed's sister asks him to take in her daughter - the beautiful, cap ... more

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  • Cover image of book Gay Dads: A Celebration of Fatherhood by David Strah and Susanna Margolis
    Gay Dads: A Celebration of Fatherhood - by David Strah and Susanna Margolis

    £12.99   paperback   (2004) - ISBN 13: 9781585423330 | ISBN 10: 1585423335

    Inspiring portraits of gay men and their families from all across America.   An evolution has quietly been occurring in the world of parenting. Recent surveys reveal that millions of children have found loving homes either by being born t ... more

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  • Cover image of book He
    He's My Daughter: A Mother's Journey to Acceptance - by Lynda Langley

    £16.99   paperback   (2002) - ISBN 13: 9780957873551 | ISBN 10: 0957873557

    Tonys wife was on the phone, ringing from their interstate home. My husbands face drained to ashen. Tony had totally castrated himself. He had lost a lot of blood and was now in surgery.   A shocking phone call from their distraught daug ... more

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  • Cover image of book Lesbian and Gay Fostering and Adoption: Extraordinary Yet Ordinary by Edited by Stephen Hicks and Janet McDermott
    Lesbian and Gay Fostering and Adoption: Extraordinary Yet Ordinary - by Edited by Stephen Hicks and Janet McDermott

    £25.00   paperback   (1998) - ISBN 13: 9781853026003 | ISBN 10: 185302600x

    "A book written by lesbians and gay men, concerned exclusively with fostering and adoption, produced here and not in the US, is a very rare treasure! This book is immensely readable. It tells openly and honestly how it is, without resorting to jargon ... more

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