A Swim Against the Tide

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White Knight Publications, 2003 - Gay adoption - 295 pages
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This book examines the long-time frustrations encountered by one of many married members of the gay community who search to find and adopt needy children who will complete their loving families. Endorsed by Rev. Tom Harper, a champion of civil rights and famed author. McKinstry's three-time near victory of swimming Lake Ontario makes him more determined to be successful at the adoption game. His partner, Nicholas, joins him in his desire to adopt children to complete their loving family After great financial sacrifice he wins the right in India to adopt a ten-year-old street kid. His second son, Canadian born, helps in his struggle to change society's rules and customs. He grieves from a major personal loss but the love and support receives from his new partner in marriage sustains his drive to create a family of their own. McKinstry, as an adopted child who later finds his birth parents, brings a fascinating read so timely and evident in today's media. He's a front runner of what is happening in today's society. With his new partner, Michael, and the hoped-for adoption of a third child, a little girl, their loving family continues to set a splendid example of the joy there can be in gay families. The book's insights will help all to understand the love and values to society that same-sex marriages make in their commitment

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David McKinstry lives near Toronto, Ontario.

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