I'M A

HUSBAND

FATHER

WRITER

 

FROM DECATUR, GEORGIA

PopDaddy is available from Amazon.

How do two fabulous, thirtysomething gay men end up adopting a baby? Three magic words: Honey, I'm pregnant!

 

PopDaddy is the true story of boy meets boy meets baby. Ken and Jeffrey's lives take a sudden and unexpected turn when their best friend announces she's pregnant. Ken wants a baby too. What follows is a hilarious and heartwarming story of two gay men in their thirties who decide to pursue an international adoption from Guatemala. The story is told from Jeffrey's perspective and begins with the big announcement and ends with their son's first birthday party. In between the boys have to work hard to overcome bad luck, bad karma and Jeffrey's fat childhood to get to their storybook ending.

 

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A LOOK AT HOW I'M DOING

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Here's the

STRUCTURE

Most of the book takes place from the fall of 2,000 until the spring of 2002. There are a couple of time shifts that bookend the narrative. The Prologue is set in 2008, just after we have relocated (hopefully for the last time) to Decatur, and the Epilogue takes place on the eve of our wedding in 2011.

BEGIN

The action kicks of with a late-night nosebleed that introduces the reader to our family and gives them some insight into how we are not so different than any other family.

If you can't bring the baby to his family you take his family to the baby. How many trips will we make before we finally get to bring him home with us?

Lots of setbacks, red tape, delays and bad luck keep Jackson in Guatemala while Ken and I are in Dallas.

His extended family is ready to get their hands on Jackson, but is he ready to meet this nutty crew? Is anyone ever?

In these chapters Ken and I discover that a friend is pregnant and decide that we want child of our own.

Jackson has his passport and is ready to come home to Dallas. Is it smooth sailing from here on out?

The book closes with Ken and I finally getting a chance to say our "I dos" surrounded by friends and family in New York.

PROLOGUE

VISITING JACKSON

THE WAITING GAME

MEET THE FAMILY

BABY FEVER

WELCOME HOME

EPILOGUE

FINISHED

FINAL DRAFT

FINISHED

FINISHED

FINISHED

FINISHED

FINISHED

2002

2011

GET TO KNOW THE FACES BEHIND THE CHARACTERS OF POPDADDY. WHENEVER I NEED A LITTLE INSPIRATION I LOOK THROUGH MY PHOTOS AND REMIND MYSELF OF HOW LUCKY I AM.

These are the Characters

PHOTOS

Our family wouldn't exist without all of the love and support we received before during and after we brought Jackson home. You can use the buttons below to get to know some of the people who inspired PopDaddy.

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