She looks just like you

June 16th, 2010

Choosing parenthood in the best of circumstances is a complex and daunting journey with no guarantees of success. But when you have to adopt your own child, when you have to show up at the hospital with a thick folder of legal documents to justify your being there, it's even more difficult. The number of children being raised by gay parents is growing each year. Yet the challenges are growing as well. Amie Klempnauer Miller, in her memoir She Looks Just Like You: A Memoir of (Nonbiological Lesbian) Motherhood, tells about her 12 year, often darkly comic, journey to the doorstep of motherhood. My conversation with Amie Klempnauer Miller: