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Now We are a Family
Robin Marcotte (left) and Bobby Kelly adopted Aurora when she was an infant and they were living in Philadelphia; Wednesday, June 26, 2013. They now live in Concord.
ALEXANDER COHN / Monitor staff

Gay parents speak: How three New Hampshire families came together

Sunday, June 30, 2013

We couldn’t parent in a vacuum. Even before my husband and I adopted our son, we knew that we would need to enlarge our circle of friends. Concord isn’t exactly known for having a big gay community, and we wanted Baxter to know other kids with same-sex parents. So we set out to meet families with experiences similar to our …

How adoption in the Granite State has changed over the last quarter-century

Sunday, June 30, 2013

When I interviewed Caroline Glennon and Ginny Tsiromokos of Child and Family Services in Manchester our conversation didn’t focus same-sex adoption. We spoke at length about adoption more generally, which was only appropriate given that I was still gathering information for this series of articles. Glennon manages the program at CFS, and Tsiromokos the adoption home study coordinator. Here’s further excerpts of what …

Supreme Court cases put spotlight on gay parenting

Sunday, June 30, 2013

The White House told the Supreme Court it favored same-sex marriage. So did dozens of big corporations, a host of political and legal heavyweights – and 9-year-old Austin Covey. “My dads take the best care of me and my brother,” Austin said in one of the many legal briefs submitted to court. “My family is no different than any other family.” In fact, …