Books for Parents

Reproductive Losses Challenges to LGBTQ Family-Making by Christa Craven
Reproductive Losses Challenges to LGBTQ Family-Making by Christa Craven

This book considers LGBTQ people’s experiences with miscarriage, stillbirth, failed adoptions, infertility, and sterility. It includes detailed stories drawn from over fifty interviews with LGBTQ people (including those who carried pregnancies, non-gestational and adoptive parents, and families from a broad range of racial/ethnic, socio-economic, and religious backgrounds) to consider how they experience loss, grief, and mourning. The book includes productive suggestions and personal narratives of resiliency, commemorative strategies, and communal support, while also acknowledging the adversity many LGBTQ people face as they attempt to form families and the heteronormativity of support resources for those who have experienced reproductive loss.