Loving homes come in a variety of ways. A loving, committed couple with strong ethics can provide a stable home to a child. It does not matter if the couple is homosexual or heterosexual. There are many gay couples who have raised wonderful, well-adjusted children. Please do not put into law a prohibition against gay couples who would like to adopt. Research and empirical data suggest that children are not harmed just because Mommy and Daddy are not Mommy and Daddy. To add this prohibition is strictly discrimination against a productive segment of our population and does nothing to benefit or protect homeless children. There are enough protections in the adoptive process to weed out undesirable prospective parents. Sexual orientation should not be one of them.