They may not be “mom” but as Mother’s Day approaches, these gay dads are giving thanks to the birth mothers, surrogates, egg donors, and other women in their lives who helped make them dads. Enjoy the touching photo essay below, and then be sure to check out our feature story this week, “Mother’s Day the Gay Dad Way.”

Richard and Carlos with son Devon
Marietta, Georgia.

Carlos and Richard MD

“Tye’kiah, thank you for giving us the joy of a lifetime with our son Devon. From the bottom of our hearts, thank you for making our family a reality.”

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