Like the Emperor who in the famous fable was convinced he could go through the town without clothes so is the unrealistic reasoning that foster children or children waiting to be adopted do not require the same opportunity to be raised by a male father and a female mother. As a parent of five grown children and a medical and educational professional that has worked with hundreds of children over the last 30 years I can only state that the gender roles of the parents is crucial to their development.
Adoption and foster care is set up to meet the needs of the children, not to further a social cause of " equality". This is not about gay rights. It is about private agencies being able to determine the healthiest and happiest homes for the children they are responsible for assisting.Our society must make a determination to provide homes for the children that give them the BEST opportunity to overcome the loss of their birth parents.