The Queer Parent

Lotte Jeffs

Stuart Oakley

11 May 2023
598 pages


This audiobook includes an exclusive introduction from Sandi Toksvig OBE.

Find all the information you need - and more - to become a parent with this groundbreaking and comprehensive guide for the LGBTQ+ community, written and read by the hosts of the award-winning podcast Some Families.

Funny, informative and empowering, The Queer Parent is the ultimate resource for chosen families everywhere.

The path to parenthood is never easy, but for LGBTQ+ people, it can be even less straightforward. There are more options than ever before for queer people to start families, but a lack of specific information and resources can leave would-be parents floundering. From IVF to surrogacy to adoption, there is so much to learn and consider. How do you work out the best option for you?

As hosts of the award-winning podcast Some Families, authors Lotte Jeffs and Stu Oakley have spoken to dozens of queer families, all of whom found their own unique path to parenthood. The Queer Parent is the product of these conversations and the authors' own experiences of becoming parents through IVF and adoption. The audiobook includes further interviews with diverse LGBTQ+ parents, providing advice and support from a wide range range of sexual orientations, gender identities and backgrounds to help you navigate the many different roads you could choose from.

'I wish this book had been available when my kids were young. It would have made me feel less alone.'
An indispensable and urgently necessary guide to parenthood in all its forms
'A fantastic read. Full of knowledge, empathy, laughs and above all hope.' - Suzi Ruffell