The Age newspaper in Australia reports that a gay foster father in Victoria has been allowed to adopt an 11-year old boy, a first in that Australian state. Since it is still illegal for gay couples to adopt children together, the man, who is partnered, has adopted the child by himself.
The piece n The Age includes a heartwarming quote by the newly-adopted young boy proving once again that it doesn't matter if parents are gay or straight, so long as they provide childre with a nurturing and loving home.
From the article:
The boy's adoptive father said it had felt like they were going on trial for their sexuality, and the possibility of losing their son had been ''hell''.
''It's been a nightmare … in this limbo state.''
He said it had been a strain on him and his partner to decide who would be the one to adopt, but the outcome was just: ''We feel as though we've done our bit to help pave the path for others.''
The man's partner said he could understand why some people thought every child should have a mother and a father but many children had neither.
Earlier this week, Andy reported on the passing of a bill making it legal for same-sex couples in The New South Wales state to adopt.
Related, Australia's first gay parenting conference will take place next weekend.