Thursday, November 11, 2010

Yet another article!

This has been a long time coming! I remember learning about this first when Rosie O'Donnell came out publicly to highlight a family who was being torn apart because they couldn't adopt their foster son.

Florida Overturns Gay Adoption Ban

Background on the Rosie thing.

A gay couple living not-in-Florida had become foster dads to a bunch of HIV+ kids, all black. Because they got the kids when they were just little, anti-retroviral therapy given during childhood can eliminate HIV. The only kid who managed to shed the virus was a little boy who was born in Florida. When it turned out he was HIV-, the ministry of children or whatever it's called, sought to remove him from his parent's home and place him with a permanent family.

Keep in mind that this little boy knew no other family (they got him as an infant) and was now SEVEN years old. His parents wanted to adopt him, but were barred because they were gay.

I don't know what came of that, but it was heartbreaking.

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