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The trials of adoption, with humor & triumph,
This review is from: The Kid: What Happened After My Boyfriend and I Decided to Go Get Pregnant (Hardcover)
I often enjoy Dan Savage, though I am by no means a rabid fan. I picked up _The Kid_ on a recommendation from a friend, and read through it fairly quickly. The book is a true story recounting the trials of Dan and his partner trying to adopt a child. As if the adoption process weren't rife with terrors for straight folks, Dan candidly discusses the additional hurtles he and his partner faced as gay men. As if that weren't difficult enough, the birth mother is a tough street kid with issues of her own, including alcohol and drug use, and even shows Dan and Terry where to buy drugs in her gutter-punk hang-outs.
Savage does a good job of portraying the couple's anxiety as the birth looms closer and closer, with a good mixture of humor and frankness (and sometimes both at once.) Overall, it's a satisfying and entertaining story that's well-told.