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Gay couple from Illinois brings cheer to adopted children

Many Lake County, Illinois, residents may agree that for any orphaned child, a home where he or she is loved and cared for can be a heartening and wonderful experience. It does not matter if the family that adopts the child is a gay or straight couple. Adoption itself can provide security for any homeless kid.

Take, for instance, the case of two siblings, ages 11 and 10, who have found a new home with a gay couple in Illinois. For the children, adoption has brought them a ray of hope, after being moved around five times. They were the responsibility of the state and were placed in various homes before they found this new home. Now the two kids are happy that the two men who adopted them are kind and love them like their own. And when the two men got married, the children were even more delighted.

One of the siblings says that the previous adoptive family never treated her well. The mother never intervened when the girl fought with her foster sisters. Each time, the family that adopted the children promised to keep them safe, but was unable to deliver the promise. However, the children's present couple is very kind-hearted. The men had been married earlier, but the state where they married annulled their marriage. They say that adoption has reinforced the bond between them.

Marriage can definitely strengthen the legal bond many couples feel for each other. Another same-sex couple has three adopted children and two sons from one woman's earlier heterosexual marriage. After adoption, the children are happy and healthy. But many adoptions can have many issues that need to be settled before the adoptions can be finalized. In cases such as these, it may be helpful to consult with an Illinois family law attorney.

Source: Daily Herald, "Foster kids finally find love, family with their two dads," Burt Constable, June 22, 2014

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