Why I Adopted My Husband

Why I Adopted My Husband by Yuta Yagi is a heartwarming and thoughtful nonfiction story about a gay couple in Japan who found a unique way to be together. Because same-sex marriage is not yet legal in Japan, the book highlights the challenges that LGBTQ couples face in a country where their relationship can’t be legally recognized. Yuta and Kyota meet, fall in love, and spend twenty years together, but can only be considered “family” if Kyota legally adopts Yuta. The book is a beautiful, profound exploration of love and the fight for recognition and independence in society.