David Paul Morris

Portfolio: Stories: Raising Wade

Rasing a 3 year old can be a challenge for any family.

Lesbian couple Lois Bukowski and Katie Baer have been together for 15 years and have been married/commited to each other for over 10 years. 3 years ago they decided to have a family and their son Wade Baer-Bukowski was born. Wade is the biological son of Katie and was adopted by Lois when he was born.

Despite facing the hardships and stereotypes of being a lesbian couple trying to raise a family, they raise Wade in a home that is filled with love and normality.

  
Katie Baer and her son Wade Baer-Bukowski, 3 enjoy a night out at a music concert in Richmond,  California.
  
Katie Baer (L) and Lois Bukowski play with their son Wade Baer-Bukowski, 3 at home on in Oakland, California. Photograph by David Paul Morris
     
  
Katie Baer (L) comforts her son Wade Baer-Bukowski, 3 as she tries to get him to brush his teeth. Lois Bukowski looks on at home on in Oakland, California.
  
Lois Bukowski (R) and Katie Baer read to their son Wade Baer-Bukowski, 3 before he goes to bed at home in Oakland, California.
  
Katie Baer wakes up her son,Wade Baer-Bukowski, 3 after a nap at home in Oakland, California.
     
  
Lois Bukowski (L)  and Katie Baer (R)  play with their son, Wade Baer-Bukowski, 3 as their dog Jackson looks on at home in Oakland, California.
  
Katie Baer (L) and Lois Bukowski (R) tickle their son, Wade Baer-Bukowski, 3 during a gathering after attending church ceremonies in Oakland, California.
  
Lois Bukowski with her son, Wade Baer-Bukowski, 3 get ready to go home from church in Oakland, California.
     
  
3 year old Wade Baer-Bukowski plays in his backyard as his mom Lois Bukowski and their dog Jackson looks on.
  
Lois Bukowski (C) and Katie Baer (R) say a blessing with their son, Wade Baer-Bukowski, 3 before their meal at home in Oakland, California.
  
Lois Bukowski (C) and Katie Baer (R) play music with their son, Wade Baer-Bukowski, 3 at home in Oakland, California.
     
  
Katie Baer dries her son, Wade Baer-Bukowski, 3 after his bath at home in Oakland, California.
  
Katie Baer (L) massages her partner Lois Bukowski during a rare few minutes away from raising their son Wade Baer-Bukowski, 3 at home  in Oakland, California.