The 'Gayby' Boom

More gay men seek surrogates for genetically linked kids
By Harry Kimball,  Newser Staff
Posted May 18, 2008 4:47 AM CDT
The 'Gayby' Boom
Gay father Peter Halpern smiles with his son Nathan in Cherry Hill, NJ.   (Flickr)

What’s the latest in the gay lifestyle? Babies—lots of them. Smashing the old cliché of wild and fabulous freedom, more gay men are settling down with kids, in some cases partnering with surrogates to forge a genetic link. And it’s not just for couples. Singles are also opting for parenthood—without sacrificing their dating prospects. Unlike in the heterosexual scene, parenthood for gay singles tends to increase their hottie quotient, reports Details.

"It's definitely happening," popular gay columnist (and proud dad) Dan Savage said of the gayby boom. "Most of the people I know have adopted, but more and more gay men are opting for surrogacy because it gives you more control, and there are gay men who want that genetic relationship with their children." (More gay parent stories.)

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