Thanks Marley K.! You know, one thing I didn’t make clear is that this story did not take place in the United States. We lived in Montreal, Quebec where attitudes even all those years ago were very, very different from what they are in the US.
Did you know that on May 3, Oklahoma and Kansas passed allows allowing adoption and child welfare agencies run by religious institutions to disqualify LGBTQ people as foster and adoptive parents?
Very distressing, especially for the children who will have to endure group homes and institutions when loving families are available to take them in.