Love Will Always Win

It was pizza and gelato night. We look forward to special nights like these. What family doesn’t? We were getting out of the car as I opened the back door to get my youngest daughter out. I unbuckled her car seat and took her into my arms and then stood up on the sidewalk. A…

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Gay Dads’ Top 3 Tips for New Parents

Parenthood itself is the wildest ride you could ever imagine. For some, the process to even become parents is just as crazy. My husband and I adopted all three of our children and brought them home from the hospital. Our oldest was premature and needed to stay in the NICU until she was about a…

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With Dreams in Our Pockets

Love is a magical thing. It often comes out of nowhere and bites us in places that we wouldn’t think possible. TRUE love is something we all long for yet is so hard to find. Every family begins somewhere. With a dream in our pockets and hope in our hearts we started our own journey…

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A Papa’s Promise

The recent events which transpired in our country over the racial injustices and oppression towards African Americans breaks my heart. I have been searching for ways to open the crucial dialogue with my girls. This hits close to home for my family in particular because not only are we two dads raising a family, but…

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The Importance of an Open Adoption

As hours turned to days, I am left with an empty feeling regarding our country. Is this in part because of the months worth of Covid isolation? Or is it the undeniable racial trimmer that is finally shaking us out of a paralyzed delusion? What happened to #georgefloyd was WRONG. There is no denying that.…

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Viral Circus

COVID-19 has shaken the whole world to it’s core. From one part of the globe to the complete opposite, it has all but stopped life as we know it. This scenario seems all too reminiscent of something that the American South will never forget. Living in New Orleans, Louisiana we are accustomed to dealing with…

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Shane’s Story

Sharp turns in life can rock you. Unspeakable pain and heartbreak can make us feel like we are being ripped apart from the inside out. Oftentimes those turns in life’s twisted road can appear out of nowhere with little to no warning. In a way, it is almost like hydroplaning in a vehicle. Losing complete control of…

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Christmas Metamorphosis

Everything that happens in our lives is meant to teach us something. These experiences–good, the bad, and the ugly–accumulate to help us grow into the people we are. I see how true this is with each passing day. In 2005, my life was turned upside down. Katrina blew everyone’s life to hell and then we…

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Stand Up and Speak Out, Part 1

Four years ago we received the phone call that changed our lives forever. We were told that in our own city of New Orleans, there was a newborn baby that needed a forever home. What we were told by the agency would likely take 5 or more years took mere weeks. We frantically started putting…

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Stand Up and Speak Out, Part 2

Twenty years ago when I came out, it was unbearably hard. As I have written before, I am from the Deep South. Anyone who dares to deviate from social norms was sure to be ostracized. It’s not that these people were born hateful or mean, rather, it probably was more to do with not them…

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