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Some Families is a podcast dedicated to celebrating LGBTQ+ families. Hosts Lotte Jeffs and Stu Oakley share funny, emotional and true stories from a diverse range of families with the series exploring all routes to queer parenthood including adoption, IUI and IVF donor insemination, surrogacy and co-parenting. The series also explores many different topics such as transitioning gender as a parent, growing up with LGBTQ+ parents, fostering, raising disabled children and general day to day parenting highs and lows – all through a queer parenting lens.

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Questions From Our Straight Allies
36:57

In the final episode of Season 2, we turn the tables and have parenting allies ask Lotte and Stu questions about being LGBTQ+ parents. Some Families reached out to the wider parenting community to help answer any questions about queer families, in a non-judgemental space. 


As one listener once said “As a straight parent of two young children who have friends from LGBTQ+ families, this is a great educational tool for myself and answers a lot of the questions I am afraid to ask / don’t ask.”


So this episode, Marvyn Harrison from Dope Black Dads, Lorraine Candy author of 'Mum, What's Wrong with You?': 101 Things Only Mothers of Teenage Girls Know and Helen and Ellie from the podcast Scummy Mummies send their own questions in to Some Families. Plus Stu and Lotte reflect back on this season of the podcast and some of things they’ve learned from our fabulous guests. 



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Jul 05, 2021
The small gift that made this whole word possible: donors, IVF addiction and parenting as people
49:49

This week, in the penultimate episode of the series, Lotte and Stu are joined by Claire Lynch, author of the new book 'Small: On motherhoods’. Claire is mum to three daughters with her wife, who they had via reciprocal IVF. Her new book considers whether it is our smallness that makes our lives so big. 

LINK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Small-motherhoods-Claire-Lynch-ebook/dp/B08YDHDSV7



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Jun 28, 2021
TV’s finest Kieron Richardson a proud parent to four year old twins
29:48

Actor, presenter and dad, Kieron Richardson joins the Some Families hosts, Lotte and Stu to talk about all things parenting from bedtime, swimmings classes and balancing his long shooting schedule with being a parent. Kieron had the twins with his husband Carl, four years ago via surrogacy. Lotte and Stu catch up on the representation of gay parents in TV shows, specifically Modern Family. 

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Jun 21, 2021
Adopting Six Children with Complex Needs; The Single Dad who Started Adopting at 21
40:45

We meet Benjamin Carpenter in this week’s episode. Stu caught up with adoptive Dad to six children with additional and complex needs. Benjamin talks about being the youngest single gay male adopter, as he wanted to adopt when he was 21, he discusses how he ended up adopting six children and the devastating loss of his son. Lotte and Stu catch up on meeting ally parents, and being misgendered. 

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Jun 14, 2021
The Kids are Alright: Celebrating the stories of children in LGBTQ families
33:04

Gabriela Herman is a Brooklyn-based photographer. She is a Mum and a wife and her mum came out when she was 15. At the time Gabriela found it difficult to come to terms with it because not only had her mum come out, but her parents were separating. It was when she came across COLAGE, the charity for people with a lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or queer parents, that she decided to make a book about her experience, showcasing others experiences. 

Her book ‘The Kids’ came off the back of the question of the impact of being raised by LGBTQ+ parents. In the photo book she interviews kids across America who have been brought up by LGBTQ+ parents. 


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Jun 07, 2021
A circular rainbow; with Paeton McGuire, a non-binary, sapphic, cisn't woman
35:10

In this week’s episode Lotte and Stu are joined by Paeton McGuire. Paeton identifies as non-binary, sapphic, cisn't woman and came out in 2020. Paeton has two sons who are grown up and they talk about how they explained their transition to their sons, how lock down has affected their transition and what they think of binary gender norms. Paeton and their son organised the Tour de Trans which is cycling 'Across Britain and AcrossGenders’. To raising awareness of trans issues and starting positive conversation about gender identity. 

FUNDRAISING PAGE

gofundme.com/f/tourdetrans


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May 31, 2021
‘I found a baby on the subway.’ Danny and Pete; The Subway Dads from New York
44:00

In 2000, Danny Stewart was rushing to meet his partner Pete Mercurio for dinner, when he came across a new born baby at the exit of the subway station. Fast forward two years and they adopted that baby, Kevin, who is now grown up and at college. Danny and Pete join the hosts of Some Families to share their magical story and talk about the unusual circumstances that the adoption took place, what it’s like to be two dads and how that one moment in August 2000, changed their lives. 

Pete has written a children's book about their story called Our Subway Baby.

Link here:

https://gayprideshop.co.uk/products/our-subway-baby-book?variant=39291462156342&gclid=Cj0KCQjwkZiFBhD9ARIsAGxFX8C7q6HuhMpgvZxuJpjUiOSLZWplJmqLt-ICzwAg4dYfwBz5Fo2V22saAtVCEALw_wcB


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May 24, 2021
Reciprocal IVF and LGBTQ+ Equality in Ireland with Ranae Von Meding
41:20

Ranae Von Meding joins Lotte and Stu from Ireland to talk about her two daughters, who she had via reciprocal IVF, with her wife. Ranae is also campaiging for equality for LGBTQ parents in Ireland to ensure both parents are protected and also the rights of the children are protected. She discusses mental health, being an LGBTQ family and the current law in Ireland. 

PETITION: https://my.uplift.ie/petitions/equality-for-children-now



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May 17, 2021
Andrew Moffat MBE No Outsiders: the importance of visibility
33:00

In this week's episode Lotte and Stu are joined by the amazing Andrew Moffat MBE who wrote the educational resource 'No Outsiders' which is a programme promoting inclusivity and tolerance for children in primary schools. Andrew made headlines when he came out in the school he was teaching at in Birmingham, and was hit with backlash from the parents at the school. Andrew is paving the way for diversity and inclusivity for the next generation.

LINK

https://no-outsiders.com/



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May 10, 2021
Adoptive mums; Didi and Priscilla, advocates for adoption, representation and LGBT families.
34:24
Didi and Priscilla join as the first adoptive Mums on Some Families. They join the hosts, Lotte and Stu to discuss being two mums who decided to adopt, the process of adopting their daughter Ava, or Miss A, and shed light on post-adoption depression. 

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May 03, 2021
What not to say to LGBTQ+ parents; Sean Szeps breaking down the stereotype of 'Dad’
41:55

Sean Szeps is a proud gay dad, writer, comedian and podcast host, and joins Some Families from Austrailia. Sean and his husband are Dads to twins born via surrogacy. Sean discusses what it is like to be an LGBTQ+ parent in Sydney, how to tackle people assuming he has a wife or is the nanny, and how to manage your mental health as an LGBTQ+ parent. Sean's podcast 'The Dad Kit' breaks down the stereotypes and cultural ideas we have about fathers.

LINKS: https://open.spotify.com/show/0uakEF7zBlWQCaKPxE9daS



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Apr 26, 2021
Do queer people make better parents? Prof Susan Golombok has all the answers (plus the data)
35:19

Professor Susan Golombok joins Lotte and Stu to discuss the research and findings in her new book, 'We Are Family: what really matters for patents and children'. Susan talks about where her research started, in the 70s, where lesbian mothers were having custody of their children taken away because of their sexuality. Her research has since developed to study different types of family structures, and has been used as evidence in same-sex marriage legislation in a number of countries. Susan is Professor of Family Research and Director of the Centre for Family Research at the University of Cambridge.

LINK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/We-Are-Family-matters-children/dp/1912854376/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=we+are+family+golombok&qid=1618563004&s=books&sr=1-1

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Apr 19, 2021
‘Homosapiens' Chris Sweeny starts his surrogacy journey: Who, where, why, how?!
44:12

We have podcast royalty Chris Sweeney co-host of Homosapiens Podcast. Chris has started on the surrogacy journey with his husband, which has been halted since lockdown 2020. Chris joins the hosts of Some Families Lotte and Stu for a good gossip PLUS Chris talks about the start of his queer parenting journey, and the fact that it takes more than “a lasagne and a bottle of wine” for LGBTQ+ people to make a baby.

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Apr 12, 2021
When Two Became Four: A good gossip about queer parenting with Nana and Rose
46:02

Nana Duncan and Rose Frimpong from the podcast TwoTwos, join Lotte and Stu for a podcast love in. Rose has a 9 year old daughter, who she conceived with a friend and Nana is starting to think about having children with her girlfriend. They discuss the stereotypical constructs of what it means to be a mum and what it means to be maternal, and why having children shouldn't stop you from going OUT out.

LINK

Just Like Us: https://www.justlikeus.org/



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Apr 05, 2021
Trans Dad Freddy McConnell: changing laws, changing minds, changing nappies
48:18

We are thrilled to have Freddy McConnell on Some Families! Freddy joins Lotte and Stu to talk about his journey to parenthood and how he felt about his body being pregnant. Freddy also talks about the on-going court case that is now being taken to the European Court of Human Rights for him and his son, and the legal challenges and discriminations trans families face. The group also discuss and break down gendered parenting terms and how stereotypes can often limit parenthood, and look at how important it is to utilise the word parent and parenting.

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Mar 29, 2021
Trans-racial and LGBTQ+ Adoption: with Nathan Yungerberg and guest host Leon Wenham
41:34

Lotte and Stu are joined by guest host, Leon Wenham. Leon, who spoke about his own adoption journey in Series 1, joins the hosts and invites a friend Nathan Yungerberg from New York, to discuss when someone of one race adopts a child that is different to their own race, aka trans-racial adoption. Nathan, who is African-American, is the product of trans-racial adoption himself as he was adopted by a white couple when he was a baby. He is now a gay single adoptive dad to two siblings from a Puerto Rican and Italian background. Nathan and our hosts discuss how important it is to consider race, when it comes to adoption, especially in a trans-racial scenario and how that can impact your parenting style, understanding race from the point of view of an adoptive parent and why having diversity on an adoption panel is so important to the adoption process. 

LINKS

https://www.instagram.com/black.gay.dads.global/?hl=en

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Mar 22, 2021
Equality and the path to parenthood: Laura-Rose Thorogood LGBT Mummies Tribe
38:42

Laura-Rose Thorogood, co-founder of the LGBT Mummies Tribe, join Lotte and Stu on this week’s episode of Some Families. Laura-Rose started Mummies Tribe as a space for women and people globally to make friends and meet other families with similar experiences. Since then it has grown to an international community that aims to educate, share and celebrate LGBT+ women who want to start a family. 

Laura-Rose is currently pregnant with her and her wife’s third child. She discusses their road to parenthood, being a bio and non-bio mum, the inequality and postcode lottery that people face within fertility treatments. 

LINKS: 

https://www.thelgbtmummiestribe.com/



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Mar 15, 2021
A Truly Grand Mother: Lady Phyll on Motherhood, Chosen Families and Activism
46:00

In this international women’s day special Lotte and Stu are joined by the fabulous Lady Phyll to discuss, motherhood, chosen families, activism and UK Black Pride. Lady Phyll is one of the founders of UK Black Pride, she has previously been a trustee at Stonewall, worked for the Mayor of London and is now the exec-director of the human rights charity Kaleidoscope Trust (a charity that campaigns for the human rights of LGBTQ+ people in countries where they face discrimination).

Lady Phyll became pregnant when she was 19 and talks about coming out while her daughter was a child and what that meant for their relationship. She has a chosen family within the black queer community. She discusses her passion for equality and rights for all minorities and how important it is to understand every point of view and generational experience. 


LINKS

https://www.ukblackpride.org.uk/

https://kaleidoscopetrust.com/


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Mar 08, 2021
Reading is fundamental: The best books about LGBTQ+ Families and why we need more of them
42:34

To celebrate World Book Day it’s Some Families inaugural book special! Lotte and Stu talk to different authors and illustrators about LGBTQ+ family books. Stu talks to Carolyn Robertson, author and owner of Sparklypoo Publications. Carolyn wrote Two Dads, that Will Young read on CBeebies Bedtime Stories. Lotte chats to Garry and Gareth, the illustrator and author of the new book, My Daddies, the first LGBTQ+ family book published by a major publishing house. They talk about how important it is for people to continue to write LGBTQ+ family books, just because there are some out there already, there is space for a lot more! 


LINKS 

My Daddies: https://amzn.to/3cEUm3o

Garethwww.garethpeter.co.uk

Garrywww.garryparsons.co.uk

www.sparklypoo.com

https://www.facebook.com/carolyncursive


BOOKS MENTIONED

My Daddies by Gareth Peter and Garry Parsons

Two Mums and a Menage and Two Dads by Carolyn Robertson

Julián Is a Mermaid by Jessica Love

The Argonauts by Maggie Nelson

The Proudest Blue: A Story of Hijab and Family by Ibtihaj Muhammad

Heather Has Two Mummies by Lesléa Newman

Princess Kevin by Michael Escoffier

Spacegirl Pukes and If I had 100 Mummies by Vanda Carter

Hello Sailor by Ingrid Godon


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Mar 01, 2021
“My wife and I gave birth on the same day” - The joys and challenges of being simultaneously pregnant
39:47

In the first episode of Season 2 of Some Families, Lotte and Stu catch up on lockdown life and parenting in the pandemic. The hosts are joined by Sandeep from Hong Kong. Sandeep and her wife fell pregnant within a few days of each other and gave birth within hours of one another to two baby boys. She talks about being pregnant at the same time as her wife, the health care system in Hong Kong and being an LGBTQ+ family.

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Feb 22, 2021
Coming Soon: Some Families Season 2
0:55

Some Families Season 2 is coming soon. Join Lotte and Stu as they share emotional, funny and true stories from the LGBTQ+ community. This series, the hosts delve into topics such as BAME and trans-racial adoption, being an asexual parent, post-adoption depression, the fight for IVF equality for same sex couples, trans-parenting rights, queer representation in children's books and parenting a transgender child.


SOME FAMILIES HAVE TWO MUMS,

SOME FAMILIES HAVE TWO DADS,

THERE ARE COUNTLESS ITERATIONS OF WHAT DIFFERENT FAMILIES LOOK LIKE TODAY.


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Feb 17, 2021
"Jingle My Bells" - Some Families Christmas Special
34:54

A family-sized helping of queer festive cheer from Lotte and Stu. Your hosts ‘fess up to an Elf on The Shelf massacre, drop an exclusive Kristen Stewart story, discuss a trip to lesbian-friendly Lapland and review the best LGBT books for kids. Alongside other gin-soaked shenanigans and a cameo from the London Gay Men’s Chorus, Lotte and Stu also offer advice for encountering ignorance and homophobia from wider family members at Christmas and where to get support. So put the kids to bed, pour yourself a glass of ‘Parents Ruin’ and settle in for this cracker of an episode.


Help and support:

https://www.switchboard.org.uk/

https://www.mind.org.uk/

https://www.stonewall.org.uk/help-and-advice


London Gay Men’s Chorus: 

https://fb.me/e/cxXHpeP6Y


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Dec 18, 2020
Coming Soon: Some Families Christmas Episode
1:46

Some Families Christmas Episode coming out on Friday 18th Dec. Join Lotte and Stu as they ‘fess up to an Elf on The Shelf massacre, discuss a trip to lesbian-friendly Lapland and review the best LGBT books for kids. Alongside other gin-soaked shenanigans and an extra special cameo performance.


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Dec 15, 2020
“We Just Want Her To Be Happy” - Jake and Hannah Graf and 8 Week Old Millie
44:33

In the final episode of Season 1 of Some Families, Lotte and Stu chat to Jake and Hannah Graf, with their 8 week old daughter Millie. Jake and Hannah are a transgender couple from the UK. They talk to the hosts about how they met, their journey to surrogacy, the pregnancy and the birth, being new parents during lock down and what parenting roles mean to them. Lotte and Stu discuss what they have learnt from this Season of Some Families.


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Jul 13, 2020
"You Me And A Lot Of Love" - Being A Single Gay Adoptive Dad
39:14

In the penultimate episode in the series, Lotte and Stu are joined by Leon, a single adoptive Dad to a 5 year old. Leon adopted his son a year ago. They discuss Leon’s adoption journey, therapeutic parenting vs.Leon’s traditional Jamaican parenting values and how important his support network is. Lotte and Stu catch up about their plans for a Sylvanian family exchange programme for same sex families. 


LINKS:

https://themodernfamilyshow.co.uk/

https://www.facebook.com/groups/154867988479296/


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Jul 06, 2020
"They Have Taught Me Kindness" - Linda Riley On Teenagers, Parenting and Pride
41:22

Lotte and Stu are joined by Linda Riley, the publisher of DIVA magazine, and Sophia, one of Linda’s teenage twins. Sophia talks about growing up having two mums, how it is at school and what advice she would have for LGBTQ+ families with younger children. Linda discusses what she has learnt from her daughters, how mindsets have changed from when Linda had the twins and how it is being a parent to teenagers. 

LINKS:

https://www.diversityrolemodels.org/education-services/helping-you-with-home-learning

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCLlF7ZvTNlMSEdCzvPy4JnQ


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Jun 29, 2020
"I Want Our Son To Be Proud" - Talking Surrogacy, Family and Pride with Dustin Lance Black
48:07

In this special Father’s Day edition Lotte and Stu are joined by the Oscar winning, writer and director, Dustin Lance Black. Dustin and his husband, Tom Daley had their son, Robbie Ray, two years ago via surrogacy in California. Dustin discusses their journey to surrogacy, the differences between the UK and the US laws, his and Tom’s parenting roles, the decision to keep Robbie Ray out of the press and the importance of Pride.


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Jun 22, 2020
"It's Just So Rewarding" - Being an LGBTQ+ Foster Mum
34:43

This week on Some Families, Lotte and Stu are joined by Annabelle Avis, a foster parent from Swindon. Annabelle and her wife have been fostering since 2013. They currently have 3 children in their care. Annabelle is a big advocate for LGBTQ+ fostering. She discusses the training you receive as a foster carer, changing mindsets and myths, and the importance of the first night in a new home for a child.

LINKS:

Five Rivers Fostering Agency: https://five-rivers.org/

PACE: http://simplyfosteringconsultancy.co.uk/pace-training-for-foster-carers/

Albert Kennedy Trust: https://www.akt.org.uk/

The Fostering Network: https://www.thefosteringnetwork.org.uk/


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Jun 15, 2020
"To Be Fabulous" - Drag Dads and Chosen Families
42:04

This week on Some Families, Lotte and Stu chat to the fabulous Mrs Kasha Davis from Ru Paul’s Drag Race about the dynamics of being a step-parent and a drag queen. Kasha is married to her husband, who has two daughters from his previous relationship, and discusses her parenting role, the wider family dynamic and how the drag community has provided a sense family for many young queer people.


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Jun 08, 2020
"It's Ignorance Rather Than Hate" - A Mummy and a Mama
43:18

This week on Some Families Lotte and Stu are joined by Kym and Jade, from East London. Kym and Jade have a two year old. They discuss the difficulty they had finding a black donor as a bi-racial couple, why some women don’t want to carry and how they discuss having same sex parents to their son. Lotte and Stu catch up about lock down life.

References:

https://www.gov.uk/register-birth/who-can-register-a-birth

https://www.ngalaw.co.uk/knowledge-centre/parenthood-after-donor-conception-female-partners-of-birth-mothers


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Jun 01, 2020
"Whatever Normal Is, We Don't Want It" - Discussing Disability, Adoption And Fostering With The Atwal-Brice Family
44:15
This week on Some Families, Lotte and Stu talk to Michael and Paul Atwal-Brice, who are adoptive dads from Yorkshire. Paul and Michael have two sets of identical twins. The eldest twins, Levi and Lucas, have severe autism and epilepsy. They discuss being foster parents, having children with disabilities and how being a same sex couple has taken a back seat.

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May 25, 2020
"Focus On What You Have" - Questions From The Some Families Community
26:02
We join Lotte and Stu, still in lockdown, who have some questions from the Some Families community. They cover how to broach the conversation about having two mums or two dads with your kids, their parenting landmarks, making the right decision when going through the adoption process and the pressure to perfect the role being a gay parent.

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May 18, 2020
"Prejudice Isn't Something You're Born With" - Sharing 'Mum' And Being A Transgender Parent
42:14

This week in Some Families, Lotte and Stu are joined by Zoey and Kelly, from ‘Our Transitional Life’. They have been married for nearly 12 years and have two children. Zoey came out as transgender on New Years Eve 2019 and since they have started their blog, ‘Our Transitional Life’. They discuss how they approached and communicated it to their children. How the roles have and haven’t changed and what labels mean within a family dynamic. 


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May 11, 2020
"He's Using It As A Garden Hose" -The Parenting Journey Continues For Lotte And Stu
35:04

This week the hosts interview each other on how their parenting journeys have developed since the start of the podcast. Whilst still in lockdown, Stu records his interview in a circus tent and Lotte shares an instagram faux pas. Stu talks about being a father of 3 and how Covid has halted the adoption process. Lotte talks about being the other mother, what that meant whilst her wife was pregnant, and what sort of mother she wants to be for her daughter. 


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May 04, 2020
"When You’re Young, You Don’t Question It." - Growing Up With Two Mums
37:20

This week the Some Families hosts catch up with Mike Wooller. Mike talks about growing up with two mums in the 90s, his experience at school and how having same sex parents affected his own coming out. Our hosts discuss Stu’s son wearing a dress, celebrating identity and gay agendas.


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Apr 27, 2020
"I've Become More Dad Material With Each Year That Goes On" - Potential Future Dad, Riyadh Khalaf
27:12

In this week’s episode Lotte talks to Riyadh Khalaf, YouTuber, podcaster, documentary maker and the Future Dad. Riyadh explores the idea of being a father and what it means to be gay, how relinquishing control can be difficult for queer parents and what he’s learnt from being the proud owner of Claire the cat. Lotte and Stu discuss role models, their coming out stories and how it can affect parenting.


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Apr 20, 2020
"Going Down This Path Alone" - A Single Lesbian Mum’s Story
31:26
We join Lotte and Stu this week in our remote recording studio as they talk about Stu’s conversation with Holly Ryan, a single lesbian mum of two, and her journey to becoming a mum through IUI. Holly was raised by a single dad, who gave her the confidence to do it alone. Lotte and Stu discuss the benefits of being a single parent and how they are both managing parenthood this week.

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Apr 12, 2020
"We’re Both The Other Daddy" - Two Dads, An Egg Donor, A Surrogate And A Baby
33:40

This week we listen to Stu’s chat with TwoDads.U.K, Michael and Wes, fathers of three; two via surrogacy and one from a previous relationship. Michael and Wes talk about the relationship they have with their surrogate, preparing yourself for every possibility when it comes to fertility treatments and the reforms on the Surrogacy Arrangements Act. Stu and Lotte catch up on the good old fashioned telephone and learn about surrogacy and talk changing mindsets when it comes to heteronormative methods of having a child.


Not for profits in the UK

https://surrogacyuk.org/

https://www.brilliantbeginnings.co.uk/

https://www.surrogacy.org.uk/


Manchester clinic:

https://www.carefertility.com/our-clinics/fertility-clinic-manchester/


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Apr 06, 2020
"What's It Like Having A Man About The House?" - Birth Mother Through IVF
26:32

Lotte talks about her IUI journey, the emotional and physical impacts. Stu shares an update on his family and they are joined in the studio by Producer (and Producer on this show!) Kirsty Hunter. Kirsty talks about her journey through IVF and the decision to be the birth mother.


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Mar 30, 2020
"The Three of Us" - Co Parenting with Charlie Condou
33:56

This week Stu shares some very exciting life changing family news and then Lotte and Stu catch up with Charlie Condou, actor and Dad of two. Charlie’s family is made up of Charlie, his husband Cameron and Catherine their children’s biological Mum. Charlie talks about the decision to co-parent, how it works and why being a gay parent is no different to being a straight parent.


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Mar 23, 2020
"Stop Thinking and Start Feeling" - Being The Other Mother
27:50

Stu talks emotional labour, impertinent questions and raising boys with Comedian & Author of 'The Other Mother' Jen Brister… Meanwhile Lotte explores whether she wants to be pregnant herself, and what having a baby herself would mean for her family dynamic.


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Mar 16, 2020
"You Have to Really, Really Want It" - The Adoption Adventure
27:22

Lotte and Stu hear from Niall, a TV producer-turned stay-at-home Dad. He talks about being the Daddy at Mummy's group, how sometimes kids just need a squidgy hug and who's called what in their house. Also our hosts discuss the importance of having differently gendered role models for their kids, as they admit their inexperience in matters of the opposite sex.


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Mar 09, 2020
"Are We Nearly There Yet?!" - The Journey Begins
31:51

Some families have two mums or have two dads or even a daddy and two mummies…

There are countless iterations of what different families look like today. Some Families, the UK’s first LGBTQ+ parenting podcast series, will break down queer parenting myths and answer questions for those thinking about parenthood. Hosts Lotte Jeffs and Stu Oakley will be sharing their own experiences as queer parents and chatting to a plethora of guests.


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Mar 02, 2020
Coming Soon: Some Families
1:46

Some Families, the UK’s first LGBTQ+ parenting podcast series, will break down queer parenting myths and answer questions for those thinking about parenthood. Hosts Lotte Jeffs and Stu Oakley will be sharing their own experiences as queer parents and chatting to a plethora of guests.


Some Families is created and produced StoryHunter.



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Feb 20, 2020