This is exactly what we like to hear!
According to the latest census, gay adoptions in the U.S. are increasing, despite all the legal issues that gay couples must contend with in at least half of the states in the country.
Here's what executive director of the Evan B. Donaldson Adoption Institute Adam Pertman had to say about the trend:
"The trend line is absolutely straight up. It’s now a reality on the ground."
And here's what Moira Weir, the director of job and family services dept in Hamilton County, Ohio had to say about it:
"The reality is we really need foster and adoptive parents, and it doesn’t matter what the relationship is. If they can provide a safe and loving home for a child, isn’t that what we want?"
We 100% agree! More from Bryan Samuels, the commissioner for the Administration on Children, Youth, and Families:
"The child welfare system has come to understand that placing a child in a gay or lesbian family is no greater risk than placing them in a heterosexual family."
This is SO wonderful to hear! Let's keep those numbers going up, and let's keep providing children with loving and caring families!
EQUAL RIGHTS FOR ALL!
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