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davidinalameda Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 12:17 PM
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Florida Gay Adoption Bill Falters
http://www.365gay.com/Newscon06/03/030906flaAdopt.htm

A bill that would let gay foster parents adopt children already in their care is faltering, but two lawmakers and advocates tried to drum up support for it Thursday before two committees.

A group of social workers, child advocates, foster parents and clergy members came to the Capitol to support a bill (SB 172) that would modify Florida's decades-old ban against gay adoption.

"I just want to make it clear, the bill is not dead on the Senate side. It can be brought up at any time during the next 58 days of session," said Sen. Nan Rich, D-Sunrise.

The bill's supporters say gay foster parents who have already shown they are good caretakers should be able to adopt children and provide them with permanent, loving homes.

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rodeodance Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 12:20 PM
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1. ripping these kids out of gay homes seems barbaric to me--it is HOME
to these kids already.


Fri Mar-10-06 12:17 PM
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Florida Gay Adoption Bill Falters

http://www.365gay.com/Newscon06/03/030906flaAdopt.htm

A bill that would let gay foster parents adopt children already in their care is faltering, but two lawmakers and advocates tried to drum up support for it Thursday before two committees.

A group of social workers, child advocates, foster parents and clergy members came to the Capitol to support a bill (SB 172) that would modify Florida's decades-old ban against gay adoption.

"I just want to make it clear, the bill is not dead on the Senate side. It can be brought up at any time during the next 58 days of session," said Sen. Nan Rich, D-Sunrise.

The bill's supporters say gay foster parents who have already shown they are good caretakers should be able to adopt children and provide them with permanent, loving homes.
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Maat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 12:24 PM
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2. Exactly!
This adoptive parent thinks so. My daughter told me last night that I'm her real mom, and that she needed to be near me. She told me that she is mildly curious about her "bio," but not obsessed (she is an 'old soul,' all of 9).

This PFLAGer and retired social worker believes that it would be unconscionable to take these children from their families here.

This will be a disaster (shaking head).

Maybe we need to raise funds to smuggle them out to California (I'm kidding - I guess).
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RagingInMiami Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 12:24 PM
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3. Here's an FYI I just learned about
The mayor of North Miami, Kevin Burns, is openly gay and he and his partner are raising a girl they adopted. So it's not all republican ignorance down here.



http://cbs4.com/topstories/local_story_067190419.html

http://www.northmiamifl.gov/cityhall/mayor_council /
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