Gregory Maguire and Andy Newman are on Skype.
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Andy says he was initially worried about how his community would react to his decision to adopt. "But I was pleasantly surprised because right from the start, whether it was neighbors or whether it was people in the stores or supermarket, everybody seemed to be enthusiastic and very much on board," he says.

Gregory says they encourage family discussion about their situation. "I bring up the subject maybe once every three months to remind them that it is legitimate to talk about," he says. "But the children live it as naturally as they breathe oxygen. Sometimes Luke will even suggest: 'Look, you might ask me what it's like to breathe the air on a different planet, but I don't live on a different planet. I live here, I breathe oxygen, and you are my dads." 

FROM: Unconventional, Unforgettable Dads
Published on June 20, 2009

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