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Parenting Our Future

Aug 24, 2021

I honour all families no matter how they come together. This week, I’m talking with Steve Disslehorst who, as a gay man, wanted to expand his family to become a dad. He is now the proud dad of two kids...but the journey was less than easy.
Steve talks about his rollercoaster journey in his book, Determined to Be Dad: A Journey of Faith, Resilience and Love.

In this episode, we talk about:
The millions of Millennials who are actively looking to expand their families
The difficulties of adoption and surrogacy as a gay man
The stresses and disappointments
The hope for families with an LGBTQ child who don’t know how to navigate parenting their child
For a free chapter of Steve’s book, Determined to Be Dad, visit

About Steve Disselhorst
Steve Disselhorst specializes in personal & professional leadership development and consulting for diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) and is the author of the memoir Determined To Be Dad: A Journey of Faith, Resilience, and Love. Before founding his firm, Steve worked for Genentech, a biotech company, and is a veteran healthcare marketer.
Currently, he serves on the San Mateo County LGBTQ Commission and is a speaker for the San Francisco LGBTQ Speaker’s Bureau. Steve is the father of two wonderful children who are the center of his world.

Contact information:
Phone Number: (510) 604-7818
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