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Resource ID: #17727
Subject: Children
Source: Philadelphia Magazine
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Date: May

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"Six million to fourteen million children nationwide live with a gay parent- a demographic so large that the phenomenon has been dubbed the 'gayby boom'." And as more and more homosexual couples adopt children, the laws preventing adoption continue to get tested. Barb and Carole have been together for 18 years, and have four year-old twins, Robby and Reese. Because Carole gave birth to the boys, she has legal status as their mother. However, Barb's plead to adopt the boys has been turned down by the courts, seering her simply as a non-biological parent who happens to be a partner in a same-sex couple. Despite Barb's involvement with the twins over the last four years, "she has no more legal right to her sons than a stranger, and less of a claim than Carole's immediate family." Family reporters looked into the court cases as well as family circumstances of homosexual families facing this dilemma.

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