Ever since I started writing about being a single gay dad, I've had quite a few guys reach out to me to hear more about my experiences, as they too are interested in becoming a dad someday. Our conversations usually cover what the process of becoming a dad is, the transition from being a single person to caring for a child, and a plethora of other topics around parenting as a gay man. After we cover the basics nearly all the guys ask that one burning question: After I divorced my husband, I was not very interested in going out and meeting guys. My priority was to take stock of my situation and figure out how I was going to proceed with my life -- adjusting to being a single dad. Maneuvering schedules, both work and home.
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The process of becoming a father, through surrogacy, for gay and single men can be arduous. Myriad searches must be coordinated -- egg donor, surrogate, attorney, and treating clinic -- over the course of multiple years. We break down a number of the major challenges you may face on the road to parenthood.
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.