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33. People who say GLBT people cannot/should not adopt need to learn about this family ...
Dozens gathered for a memorial service organized by the youngsters foster father to honor the memory of Katherine Lee, the mother of 15-year-old twins Shane and Patrick; Emily, 14; and Grace, 12.

(...)

Lee, a 46-year-old employee of a Venice moving and storage company, was stricken with a heart attack at the familys North Hollywood home. Although the children quickly called 911 and Patrick followed directions from the emergency operator and performed CPR until paramedics arrived, their mother died later at UCLA Medical Center.

A family friend took in the four children until her landlord demanded that they leave by Feb. 1. The eviction order prompted a counselor at Fairfax High School, where Shane and Patrick are students, to launch a frantic campaign to find a place for the four to live before they were swept into the countys 51,000-child foster-care system.

(...)

Within a few days, the search turned up Glynn, who heard about the children through a gay fathers support group called Pop Luck. Because the 41-year-old television writer was already adopting an 8-year-son, Iby, he was certified as a foster father. The Lee children moved immediately into his five-bedroom West Adams District home.

--Los Angeles Times, 2002


Defying all odds, they have remained a family.

The four Lee siblings were together again in the rambling West Adams district house theyve come to call home. The elder three had come back from college to celebrate the 18th birthday of their youngest sister and to celebrate their good fortune at being rescued by total strangers when they were orphaned six years ago.

(...)

We stayed a family. Thats the most important thing. We became a strong family, said Shane, now 21 and a junior majoring in communications at San Francisco State. We used to be individuals. Our dad helped our bond as a family grow.

--Los Angeles Times, 2007


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  -prohibiting gays from adopting or being foster parents is short-sighted and ultimately . . . OneBlueSky  Nov-10-08 11:21 AM   #0 
  - Singles are often prohibited as well I think  dmordue   Nov-10-08 11:24 AM   #1 
  - Singles are prohibited here in Arkansas  Dont_Bogart_the_Pretzel   Aug-16-09 05:41 PM   #49 
     - I'll bet those "singles" aren't prohibited from paying taxes to support  kevinbgoode   Aug-16-09 05:43 PM   #50 
        - +  Bluebear   Jun-20-10 04:03 PM   #131 
  - Let me tell you something...  TwoSparkles   Nov-10-08 11:27 AM   #2 
  - You and me both, TwoSparkles.  Hello_Kitty   Mar-31-10 11:15 PM   #121 
  - Two close friends of my mom adopted a young troubled teen  DemoRabbit   Nov-10-08 11:40 AM   #3 
  - For reference purposes:  cali   Nov-10-08 11:46 AM   #4 
  - kick  mdmc   Nov-29-08 09:05 PM   #5 
  - Your list needs at least two corrections  dsc   Nov-29-08 09:13 PM   #7 
  - kick  mdmc   Dec-20-08 09:25 PM   #9 
  - Also Utah only allows married couples now too  FreeState   Jun-07-09 11:07 PM   #30 
  - Arkansas is clear now  dsc   Jan-13-09 04:26 AM   #11 
  - Did you see the movie about the gay couple that adopted several  tsuki   Nov-29-08 09:07 PM   #6 
  - kick  mdmc   Dec-16-08 07:47 PM   #8 
  - just thought i'd give this a good, swift kick  orleans   Jan-13-09 04:22 AM   #10 
  - kick  mdmc   Mar-21-09 05:26 PM   #14 
  - me too  Bluebear   Mar-30-09 04:18 AM   #15 
  - Word  XemaSab   Jan-24-09 04:21 AM   #12 
  - kick  mdmc   Feb-06-09 06:37 PM   #13 
  - Gay Marriage with Adoption or Abortion ....... which would the fundies choose?  TWiley   Mar-30-09 04:22 AM   #16 
  - They choose to testify against gays, then hire a rentboy for a vacation  MajorChode   Sep-23-10 07:13 AM   #134 
  - .  mdmc   May-02-09 04:08 PM   #17 
  - 505  mdmc   May-09-09 10:51 AM   #18 
  - Indeed.  Bluebear   May-15-09 07:24 PM   #19 
  - Not this shit again ...  ColbertWatcher   May-15-09 08:05 PM   #20 
  - Being short sighted is what the religious right is all about  ShadowLiberal   May-15-09 08:06 PM   #21 
  - 602  mdmc   May-20-09 11:15 PM   #22 
  - How is this not archived???  Number23   May-20-09 11:40 PM   #23 
  - It bears repeating.  Karenina   May-21-09 06:56 AM   #24 
  - I wholeheartedly agree.  AngryOldDem   May-21-09 07:10 AM   #25 
  - 664  mdmc   May-26-09 07:30 AM   #26 
  - 692  mdmc   May-31-09 06:14 PM   #27 
  - when the law was first pushed, i was concerned my gay brother in law, who will get my kids  seabeyond   May-31-09 06:17 PM   #28 
  - 721  mdmc   Jun-07-09 09:23 PM   #29 
  - Amen. My (white) friends  XemaSab   Jun-07-09 11:11 PM   #31 
  - and justice for all in the land of freedom and equality,,,  madura   Jun-08-09 02:53 AM   #32 
  - People who say GLBT people cannot/should not adopt need to learn about this family ...  ColbertWatcher   Jun-08-09 04:05 AM   #33 
  - 827  mdmc   Jun-13-09 07:10 AM   #34 
  - 887  mdmc   Jun-17-09 04:25 PM   #35 
  - Not to Mention Immoral, Bigoted, and Flat Out Evil.  Toasterlad   Jun-17-09 06:30 PM   #36 
  - 952  mdmc   Jun-25-09 09:23 PM   #37 
  - 989  mdmc   Jun-30-09 10:24 PM   #38 
  - 1048  mdmc   Jul-08-09 06:54 AM   #39 
  - YES  HOLOS   Jul-11-09 11:59 AM   #40 
  - 1188  mdmc   Jul-21-09 12:30 PM   #41 
  - 1218  mdmc   Jul-25-09 03:52 PM   #42 
  - 1251  mdmc   Jul-29-09 02:22 PM   #43 
  - 1327  mdmc   Aug-05-09 11:03 PM   #44 
  - But they'll teach them to be gay-give me a break-homophobes  Expedite Trucker   Aug-05-09 11:04 PM   #45 
  - My parents certainly didn't teach me to be straight!  jesus_of_suburbia   Nov-13-09 07:05 PM   #84 
  - 1351  mdmc   Aug-08-09 11:40 PM   #46 
  - 1404  mdmc   Aug-13-09 04:34 PM   #47 
  - 1442  mdmc   Aug-16-09 05:22 PM   #48 
  - What's with the numbers?  Jkid   Aug-16-09 05:44 PM   #51 
     - these threads never die  mdmc   Aug-16-09 06:29 PM   #54 
        - 21 to 1 again  Bluebear   May-22-10 10:40 PM   #126 
           - .  Bluebear   Jul-05-10 11:56 PM   #132 
  - yes, that is the most ridiculous thing I've heard  crazy_vanilla   Aug-16-09 05:45 PM   #52 
  - kick  Dont_Bogart_the_Pretzel   Aug-16-09 05:46 PM   #53 
  - Calling it short-sighted is actually being too kind. It's just plain nasty.  pipi_k   Aug-16-09 07:16 PM   #55 
  - 1553  mdmc   Aug-19-09 07:29 PM   #56 
  - 1605  mdmc   Aug-26-09 03:16 PM   #57 
  - 1674  mdmc   Aug-29-09 03:34 PM   #58 
  - 1750  mdmc   Sep-02-09 07:55 PM   #59 
  - 1728  mdmc   Sep-05-09 05:14 PM   #60 
  - kick  mdmc   Sep-10-09 05:43 PM   #61 
  - Kicky poo!  graywarrior   Sep-10-09 05:47 PM   #62 
  - 1900  mdmc   Sep-13-09 05:36 PM   #63 
  - 1951  mdmc   Sep-16-09 07:39 PM   #64 
  - Kick, but too late to recommend.  Telly Savalas   Sep-16-09 08:14 PM   #65 
  - What a wonderful story  TommyO   Sep-16-09 08:40 PM   #66 
  - 2027 views to date  mdmc   Sep-20-09 12:43 PM   #67 
  - 2067  mdmc   Sep-25-09 06:20 PM   #68 
  - 2116  mdmc   Sep-30-09 01:11 PM   #69 
  - 2148  mdmc   Oct-03-09 09:21 PM   #70 
  - 2229  mdmc   Oct-08-09 10:20 AM   #71 
  - Too late to rec, but consider this a "100% in agreement" kick. nt  Romulox   Oct-08-09 10:22 AM   #72 
  - I'm sorry the recommendation period is over. I can only kick & endorse!  bullwinkle428   Oct-08-09 10:37 AM   #73 
  - 2267  mdmc   Oct-11-09 02:31 PM   #74 
  - 2316  mdmc   Oct-16-09 11:43 PM   #75 
  - 2401  mdmc   Oct-24-09 05:15 PM   #76 
  - 2450  mdmc   Oct-28-09 05:26 PM   #77 
  - 2484  mdmc   Nov-01-09 01:24 PM   #78 
  - 2563  mdmc   Nov-04-09 07:25 PM   #79 
  - Amen....  Hepburn   Nov-04-09 07:32 PM   #80 
  - 2608  mdmc   Nov-08-09 03:20 PM   #81 
  - 2667  mdmc   Nov-13-09 05:50 PM   #82 
  - kick  LeftishBrit   Nov-13-09 06:21 PM   #83 
  - 2783  mdmc   Nov-19-09 04:49 PM   #85 
  - 2878  mdmc   Nov-24-09 04:48 PM   #86 
  - 2933  mdmc   Dec-03-09 05:23 PM   #87 
  - 2970  mdmc   Dec-08-09 09:56 AM   #88 
  - 3010  mdmc   Dec-13-09 06:31 AM   #89 
     - 3064  mdmc   Dec-17-09 05:07 PM   #90 
  - OMG, this thread is over a year old!  Quantess   Dec-20-09 10:54 PM   #91 
  - And yet sadly GLBT families and children still don't have their civil rights n/t  FreeState   Dec-29-09 05:51 PM   #94 
     - Sad, indeed.  bigwillq   Mar-31-10 11:12 PM   #119 
  - 3200  mdmc   Dec-24-09 04:04 PM   #92 
  - 3261  mdmc   Dec-29-09 05:42 PM   #93 
  - Error: you can only recommend threads which were started in the past 24 hours  Echo In Light   Dec-29-09 05:53 PM   #95 
  - sadly, some people would rather have kids be abused, and die than have gays adopt them  JI7   Dec-29-09 06:26 PM   #96 
  - I wish I could recommend this one. It's too late.  Nikki Stone1   Dec-29-09 06:27 PM   #97 
  - 3347  mdmc   Jan-03-10 02:35 PM   #98 
  - 3428  mdmc   Jan-07-10 05:58 PM   #99 
  - Our love for religion and tradition should be abandoned. nt  ZombieHorde   Jan-07-10 06:04 PM   #100 
  - NO! Gays can't have the babies!  JackDragna   Jan-07-10 06:24 PM   #101 
  - 3559  cherokeeprogressive   Jan-14-10 09:25 PM   #102 
  - A ruby slipper kick  xchrom   Jan-14-10 09:26 PM   #103 
  - Testing, 1.2.3  Canuckistanian   Jan-14-10 09:26 PM   #104 
  - Sombody HAD to do it......n/t  galileoreloaded   Jan-14-10 09:28 PM   #105 
  - 3681  mdmc   Jan-21-10 04:59 PM   #106 
  - 3728  mdmc   Feb-04-10 07:56 PM   #107 
  - 3942  mdmc   Feb-12-10 09:35 AM   #108 
  - 3996  mdmc   Feb-16-10 09:18 PM   #109 
  - You are correct on the short sitedness  Gore1FL   Feb-16-10 09:21 PM   #110 
  - 4120  mdmc   Feb-23-10 05:15 PM   #111 
  - 4160  mdmc   Mar-07-10 05:05 PM   #112 
  - 4215  mdmc   Mar-22-10 03:19 PM   #113 
  - 4307  mdmc   Mar-28-10 09:18 AM   #114 
  - My ex sister in law saved a Chinese girl from certain death... against a republican's wishes...  AnArmyVeteran   Mar-31-10 10:33 PM   #115 
  - .4451  krabigirl   Mar-31-10 11:01 PM   #116 
  - Prohibiting gays and lesbians from doing ANYTHING straights can do is fucking barbaric.  cherokeeprogressive   Mar-31-10 11:04 PM   #117 
  - I agree.  proteus_lives   Mar-31-10 11:10 PM   #118 
  - people who want to ban gays from adopting don't care about the kids  JI7   Mar-31-10 11:15 PM   #120 
  - In Hawaii, they were the "default" parents for orphaned children and much loved for that ...  defendandprotect   Mar-31-10 11:17 PM   #122 
  - .  Bluebear   Apr-28-10 03:50 AM   #123 
  - In a somewhat related issue, out of LA  MountainLaurel   Apr-28-10 07:45 AM   #124 
  - kick  Bluebear   May-15-10 05:26 AM   #125 
  - .  Bluebear   Jun-09-10 09:10 PM   #129 
  - More to the point, it's actually downright evil and bigoted. nt  Codeine   May-22-10 10:42 PM   #127 
  - people who want to ban gays from adopting don't give a shit about any kids  JI7   May-22-10 10:44 PM   #128 
  - +  Bluebear   Jun-16-10 08:12 PM   #130 
  - 5509  mdmc   Sep-23-10 06:56 AM   #133 
  - kick  BeFree   Nov-03-10 02:52 PM   #135 
  - You can bet  ampad   Nov-03-10 03:24 PM   #136 
 

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