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Out-of-print books may be found at used book stores or libraries. Availability and costs change often, so it’s best to contact distributors before ordering.

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For videos on parenting, please see our article: Media Resources: Videos

—— Books ——
Considering Parenthood: A handbook for lesbians
by Cheri Pies (1985)
$9.95 +$1.50 p&h, Spinsters Book Co., Box 410687, San Francisco, CA 94141.
Deciding whether, how to become a parent; much applies to gay men.

Co-parents Rights Packet
$15, Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund, 120 Wall St., #1500, New York, NY 10005
Amicus briefs, bibliographies of law review articles and existing cases.

Custody/Visitation Packet
$15, Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund, 120 Wall St., #1500, New York, NY 10005
Amicus briefs, psychological articles, bibliography of law review articles, list of cases and laws on custody and visitation and sexual orientation.

Different Daughters: A Book by Mothers of Lesbians
edited by Louise Rafkin (1987)
$9.95, Cleis Press, PO Box 14684, SF, CA 94114
Accounts of 25 mothers; text on family, community, religion and neighborhoods.

Different Mothers: Sons and daughters of lesbians talk about their lives
edited by Louise Rafkin (1990)
$9.95, OUT OF PRINT, Cleis Press, PO Box 14684, SF, CA 94114
Accounts of 38 children; some talk about mother’s partner.

The Family Next Door
edited by Lisa Orta & Karen Rust (bimonthly newsletter)
$50/year, Next Door Publishing, Box 21580, Oakland, CA 94620
Focus on lesbian and gay parents.

Family Values: Two moms and their son
by Phyllis Burke (1993)
$21, Random House, 201 E. 15th St., New York, NY 10022.
Warm and political autobiographical novel.

For Lesbian Parents: Your guide to helping your family grow up happy, healthy, and proud
by Suzanne M. Johnson, PhD & Elizabeth O’Conner, PhD (2001)
$16.95, Guilford Press, 72 Spring St., New York, NY 10012
Packed with very useful information, suggestions, and resources. Any sensible child would want these authors for parents.

Gay & Lesbian Parents
edited by Frederick W. Bozett, RN DNS (1987)
$16.95/38.95 soft/hard, Praeger Publishers, Box 5007, Westport CT 06881.
Includes information on gay and lesbian step-parent families.

Gay Parenting: A complete guide for gay men and lesbians with children
by Joy Schulenburg (1985)
OUT OF PRINT, Anchor Press/Doubleday, Garden City, NY.
Includes couples with children. Based on survey, interviews, personal experience.

Getting Simon: Two gay doctors’ journey to fatherhood
by Kenneth B. Morgan (1995)
$14.95, Bramble Books, 8 Route 212, Bearsville, NY 12409
A journal on the extraordinary efforts a same-sex couple must make, and emotional costs they must pay, to adopt. Contains an application and contract for a surrogate mother and a birth plan.

Heather Has Two Mommies
by Lesléa Newman, illustrations by Diana Souza (1989)
$7.95 +$1 p&h, Alyson Wonderland, 40 Plympton St., Boston, MA 02118
Explains alternative fertilization and alternative families to young children.

Jenny Lives With Eric and Martin
by Susanne Bösche, photos by Andreas Hansen (1983)
OUT OF PRINT, Gay Men’s Press, London.
For 8-12 year olds; a day in the life of a young girl, her gay father and his lover.

Lesbian & Gay Parenting Handbook: Creating and raising our families
by April Martin, Ph.D. (1993)
$15, Harper Collins 10 East 53rd St., New York, NY 10022.
A complete guide; includes many examples of couples.

Politics of the Heart: A lesbian parenting anthology
edited by Sandra Pollack & Jeanne Vaughn (1987)
$11.95 + $1.75 p&h, Firebrand, 141 The Commons, Ithaca, NY 14850
Covers co-parenting, the “other” mother, legal challenges.

Whose Child Cries: Children of gay parents talk about their lives
by Joe Gantz (1983), OUT OF PRINT, Jalmar Press, CA.
Accounts of children, their gay parents, parent’s lovers. Emphasizes challenges.

—— Book Sales ——
My Family!
Offers many books, DVDs, and music CDs which feature interracial, multi-ethnic and same-sex parents
Dodi Press LLC, PO Box 144, Sicklerville, NJ 08081
“It’s our mission that the array of multi-cultural products we offer can be used to give children of same-sex parents a sense of normalcy, while promoting the celebration of our differences and the importance of family values. We also strive to educate children and reinforce the morality already taught in the home.”

—— Periodicals ——
Gay Parent Magazine
Box 750852, Forest Hills, NY 11375-0852
“Resource for lesbians and gay men who are, or wish to be parents.” Gay Parent offers articles and resources.

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