Three Dads and a Baby - Adventures in Modern Parenting Book
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RELEASE DATE - 23 MARCH 2021
As a closeted teen, Ian wondered if he would ever fall in love or be able to live openly with a male partner. Years later, he had not one but two partners in a polyamorous Throuple, and the support of family, friends, and coworkers. But something was still missing.
Spurred by a friend's donation of two embryos, Ian and his partners embarked on a sometimes hilarious, sometimes tearful quest to become parents. Along the way, they faced IVF failures, the threat of Zika virus, a battle at their clinic that forced them into an urgent hunt for a new doctor, pregnancy-threatening bleeds, costly legal battles and a reluctant superior court judge.
Ultimately the grace of women - embryo donors, their egg donor, their surrogate, even a surprise milk donor - allowed them to complete their family with one perfect girl.
And in fighting for their family, they set a legal precedent, and became the first polyamorous family ever named as the legal parents of a child.
"An amiably narrated LGBTQ] odyssey through equitable polyamory and nontraditional child rearing."
"An inherently fascinating and thoroughly absorbing read from cover to cover, Three Dads and a Baby: Adventures in Modern Parenting is an extraordinary account and one that is unreservedly recommended for the personal reading lists of any member of the LBGTQ community contemplating or experiencing parenthood with the context of their lives and aspirations."
Midwest Book Review
"Three Dads and a Baby is a delightful read with vital insights on polyamorous families and navigating the world of surrogacy. I highly recommend it to anyone considering parenting in a "chosen family!"
Valerie White, Esq., executive director of the Sexual Freedom Legal Defense and Education Fund, Inc. and part of a parenting triad.
"An eye-opening, wild ride of a journey of three men trying to create a baby. Harrowing, moving, humorous, and entertaining -- and a very happy ending!"
Will Halm, Esq. Managing Partner, International Reproductive Law Group
"Delightfully well written and witty, Three Dads and a Baby details the adventures of three dads and the two women who help them have children. Along the way Jenkins explores the legal and social tribulations, adventures, and triumphs of his unconventional family. This charming book is required reading for laypeople to legal scholars and anyone else who is interested in getting lots of information about expanded families in an entertainingly smart style."
Elisabeth Eli Sheff, PhD, CSE, Expert witness, relationship coach, educator & consultant, CEO, Sheff Consulting
"Ian Jenkins, MD proves it takes a team to build a family in his entertaining new book Three Dads and a Baby."
Jerry Nunn, GoPride.com
|Ian Jenkins MD