Adoption http://kalw.org en Two men and a baby: Navigating parenting and partnership in a two-dad family http://kalw.org/post/two-men-and-baby-navigating-parenting-and-partnership-two-dad-family <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;">&nbsp;</p><p></p><p dir="ltr" id="docs-internal-guid-327b9e5e-dbf0-dfea-e611-b8a410b0147d" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span style="font-size:19px;font-family:Arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:normal;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;">When Amos and Mickey Lim met in 1995, they had no idea they would someday have a daughter together. It just didn’t seem possible. They lived an ocean away from each other, and didn’t know if they would ever even meet face-to-face. That’s because they first connected online, on a gay discussion group. </span></p><p></p><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span style="font-size:19px;font-family:Arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:normal;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;">“Someone was talking about long-term relationships, how there’s no such thing as long-term relationships,” Amos says. “Probably because we don’t see the role models out there.” Wed, 29 Jan 2014 03:11:41 +0000 Jen Chien 38979 at http://kalw.org Two men and a baby: Navigating parenting and partnership in a two-dad family Special Adoptions: Connecting special kids with special parents http://kalw.org/post/special-adoptions-connecting-special-kids-special-parents <p><span id="yui_3_13_0_rc_1_1_1382497173062_3768" style="font-weight: bold;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p><p><span id="yui_3_13_0_rc_1_1_1382497173062_3768" style="font-weight: bold;">Special Adoptions</span>: <strong>Thursday at 7pm</strong>, <em>Out in the Bay</em> host Eric Jansen speaks with Dennis Hanley, the gay single adoptive dad of three brothers, and with Doni DeBolt, the executive director of <a href="http://www.aask.org">Adopt A Special Kid</a> (AASK). Founded 40 years ago, this Oakland-based agency was among the first in the U.S. to encourage lesbian, gay, single, lower-income and older adults to adopt children, and the first to focus on special needs children, including sets of siblings, older kids, and queer youth neglected in foster care.&nbsp; Live interview 7pm Thursday, Oct. 24, on kalw.org + 91.7 FM; <a href="http://www.outinthebay.org/aask-queering-adoption-for-40-years/">listen after broadcast</a> at <a href="http://www.OutintheBay.org">OutInTheBay.org</a><a data-mce-="" href="http://www.aask.org/register-now-for-our-fabulous-40th-anniversary-celebration/" target="_blank"> Wed, 23 Oct 2013 03:16:21 +0000 Eric Jansen 34829 at http://kalw.org Special Adoptions: Connecting special kids with special parents StoryCorps: A mother remembers meeting her adopted daughter http://kalw.org/post/storycorps-mother-remembers-meeting-her-adopted-daughter <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Before Laurie </span>Brookner<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> adopted Kate, she knew her as only as a blown-up, photocopied photograph. On the photograph was a Chinese name: Yu </span>Mingren<span style="line-height: 1.5;">. Anxiously, Laurie traveled all the way to </span>Jiangsu<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> in China to adopt her. Soon </span>Mingren<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> became Kate. As Laurie held Kate in her arms, she was filled with utmost joy&mdash;mixed with a dash of sadness that her daughter would never know her Chinese birth mother. Fifteen years later, Kate and Laurie came to the </span>StoryCorps<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> booth at the Contemporary Jewish Museum in San Francisco. Kate wanted to ask her mom what it was like when she saw her for the first time.</span></p><p> Wed, 16 Oct 2013 00:10:31 +0000 Judy Silber 34496 at http://kalw.org StoryCorps: A mother remembers meeting her adopted daughter