Throuple’s historic first – three parents on birth certificate – recounted in book


Talk about Three Men and a Baby. But unlike that 1987 film, this is a real-life gay polyamorous San Diego throuple. Dr. Ian Jenkins and his partners, zoo hospital worker Jeremy Hodges and Dr. Alan Mayfield (a psychiatrist), made history in 2017 becoming the first California family to have three parents on a birth certificate. Now, Jenkins has written about their journey to become the legal fathers of daughter Piper, 3 – born via surrogacy with a female friend – in a new book, Three Dads and a Baby, out March 9 (Cleis Press).

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