From Dan Savage, the writer whose sex-advice column, "Savage Love",
enrages and excites four million people every week, comes the story
of his journey into parenthood.
For Dan and his boyfriend Terry, the odyssey begins at a seminar
in Portland where (after rejecting the idea of making a "biokid"
with a lesbian couple, a lesbian single, and their straight
next-door neighbor), they decide on an "open adoption". The birth
mother who selects them as the adoptive parents for her child is a
street kid named Melissa, who drinks and uses drugs during
pregnancy and who, despite doctor''s orders, is still living on the
streets. As Dan and Terry tag along on her prenatal visits and the
due date rapidly approaches, the fears common to adoptive parents
mount: What if the baby isn''t healthy? What if we aren''t parent
material? What if the birth mother changes her mind and decides to
keep the baby?
In The Kid, Dan Savage shares his views on what it means to be
gay and raising a child in America today. In the process, he takes
his usual scathingly funny potshots at everything from growing up
gay to committing to a younger man, from the gay left to the
religious right, homophobia...love...getting fat...getting
married...getting older...and the very human desire to have a