If two loving adults, whether they are same-sex partners, two siblings, cousins or grandparents, want to share in the emotional and financial commitment to care for a child, they should be able to. For the sake of individual responsibility, we should be encouraging families to take on the role of raising children. Too many children in Virginia are without a loving home, and that is something that is within your power to fix. Studies have shown that children do better in two adult families, both emotionally and financially. The financial and emotional sustainability and lifetime success of the child should be the priority in adoptions. We must end the outdated restrictions placed on who can adopt a child.