幸福無所不在 Happiness is Everywhere

 扶養議題 We are Family 

漢人文化、原民文化、異國文化,性別多元,文化也多元。
而串起我們的,都是,愛。

Nga'ayho(阿美語意思是「你好」),大家都叫我小杰,我是阿美族人。每天帶小孩散步是我們最快樂的親子時光。領養小孩應該是我生命中最正確的決定,我們成為更成熟的家長,小孩帶來無限的滿足感。其實人都是後天影響才逐漸對人有偏見和分別心,一開始我們很擔心該怎麼跟小孩解釋他有兩個爸爸,而且兩個爸爸沒有結婚。但小孩能透過教育來理解,並不覺得有什麼奇怪。現在我全心在家帶小孩,我們都不想錯過孩子的成長。希望有朝一日我能成為孩子法律上的父親。

我是小揚,每天下班只要看到牛牛壓力就全消了。牛牛是我兒子,遺憾的是明明是兩人扶養,父親卻只能有一個。在台灣同志根本不可能領養小孩,儘管我們多麼渴望孩子,也想給棄嬰一個家,最後還是只能到國外領養。隨著他漸漸長大,我們開始思索到底要給小孩怎麼樣的教育?就像性別多元,我們家文化也多元――漢人文化、原住民文化,和來自異國牛牛背後的文化,這真的不容易。同居這些年,如果沒有小杰的包容還有照顧,我不可能擁有現在的家庭。我真的很感謝我的伴侶與孩子所帶給我的一切。

 

All the different cultures – Taiwanese, Aboriginal culture, foreign culture. 
Even our gender identity and orientation are multicultural.
What connects us is love.

Nga'ayho ( Ami for 'Hello' ), My name is Jeff and I’m an Ami. Taking my son Koko out for a walk is the simplest pleasure in my life. Even though it was a difficult decision at the time, adopting a child is best thing I, we, ever did. Koko brings such a sense of satisfaction that we never imagined before becoming parents. Now I am full-time, stay-at-home dad. At first I didn’t know how to explain to Koko why he has two fathers, especially two unmarried fathers. But children innately accept what they see. For Koko, there is nothing strange about having two dads; we’re two parents who love each other and also him. I hope one day our government will see our family as Koko does.

I’m Jet. My son is Koko, and my partner is Jeff. The happiest moment of my life is to come home and see Koko running into my arms. How lucky am I to relive this moment everyday of my life. What is unfortunate is that in the eyes of the law, Koko can have only one father, even though there are two men raising him. Adopting a child is impossible for a gay couple in Taiwan. We both wanted to have a family with children, so we went abroad to make our dream come true. As Koko grew up, we discussed the type of education we wanted to give him. Our family is multicultural – I am Taiwanese, Jeff is aboriginal, and Koko is mixed from America. I have to confess it hasn’t been easy. But with their love, I know our family can accomplish anything!

 

主視覺人物故事 Our Stories Are Everywhere