Gay Daddy

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RTÉ Two, Tuesday 18 Sept 2012, 9.30pm

Darren Kennedy is a TV presenter, journalist and stylist. He lives with his partner of ten years Aidan, dotes on his dog Harry and commutes between London and Dublin leading a glamorous lifestyle of opening nights and celebrity parties.

However, now in his thirties, all around him his friends and siblings are having babies. This is forcing Darren to re-evaluate his priorities but how easy is it for a gay man to become a dad in Ireland? If Darren is serious, then he needs to start planning now.

Like all would-be parents who cannot biologically conceive themselves, the road ahead for Darren involves overcoming some serious obstacles and facing some difficult choices.

We follow Darren on his journey as he explores the options of surrogacy, co-parenting, adoption and fostering, taking a close look at the kind of society we think we are, and the stark realities of parenting in the 21st century.



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