Friday, June 15, 2007

Single Men Adopting More Foster Children

I read on about the fact that the number of single men adopting foster children has risen over the past few years. There are many reasons for this, including the strict rules regarding gay couples' ability to adopt in states such as Florida. Foster children are unique in that, they need a place to live now, and if a person qualifies as a foster parent, there is a good chance that those foster children turn into adopted children. While you may agree or disagree with one's sexual preference, often times, a single man, regardless of whether he is gay or straight, can provide a safe, stable and loving environment for children who have been left in the foster care system. While their are challenges for any single parent, its good to see that more and more men are not letting the fact that they are involved with a woman affect their wants to have a child. Taking in a foster child is a good way to ultimately become a parent.

If you would like to read the USAtoday article mentioned above, visit:

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Yes they can. My boyfriend wants to adopt as a single man. Im so proud of him.