ABC television series The Parent Test returns tonight. The unscripted series looks at different perspectives of parenting through 12 families that are followed.Hosted by Ali Wentworth and Adolph Brown, the families share their experiences in parenting as camera crews film the highs and lows of being a parent.
The hosts help moderate the conversations between the families about their common goal: raising their kids the best and healthiest they can.The show features a couple of queer parents, including Yan Dekel and Alex Maghen.
They aren’t new to discussing their parenting. The couple, who met in Tel Aviv in 2007 and were married in 2014, have been running Daddy Squared: The Gay Dads Podcast for five years now.The two told The Advocate that it was important to them to appear on a parenting show alongside straight parents.“We were approached to do The Parent Test right after 'don’t say gay,' which was so devastating to me, passed in Florida.
My heart broke for all the little kids there who may think they’re gay and who will go to schools where who they are won’t be discussed, won’t be acknowledged.