Family Isn’t Just Biology, by Roger A.

When the NOH8 Campaign came to our area, my son and I thought it was time to show the rest of the world that ‘family’ was defined by love, support, and mutual understanding – not just biology. With many groups still restricting adoption by gay parents or couples, our voices needed to be heard to prove that a gay man can raise a young man who has his own sexual identity – gay or straight.

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Family Separation

This past week was the first time that I was away from my family for more than 2 days due to the military. I often look back and ask myself and wonder how in the heck some parents such as my brother is able to just leave their families behind for long periods of time. I know that I have only been gone for a week but it seems like forever. I give huge props to Juan and all other military spouses that support the family while their spouse is out serving our country. Thank you all!!!
This year I think is going to be a challenge for me and my family. This year I have this training that I am just now completing and then I have to Mississippi in July for 2 months and I am not looking forward to leaving Juan and my son. I hope that we are able to figure out the adoption stuff before I have to leave. If we are not able to I just hope that we are not ordered to court while I am gone.
I miss my son so much I am just thankful that technology is where it is today and I am able to video chat with Juan and Edgar. Yesterday I spoke to Edgar via Facetime and when he seen me he had a huge smile on his face and he Yelled “Daddy!!!”. That made me feel so good when I heard that. I know that we have only had Edgar for about 3 months now and the child has already been through several parents and I just do not want him to think that I am leaving him and that I am still here for him and that I love him more than ever. I am so happy that I am able to go home and see my son and give him all the kisses and huges that I wasn’t able to give him this past week.