Story claims single men adopting more, but is it true?

Single dads are adopting kids on their own. Photo credit: Dan Pearce/SingleDadLaughing Flickr

Single dads are adopting kids on their own. Photo credit: Dan Pearce/SingleDadLaughing Flickr

So, it seems that the Orlando Sentinel is trying to sell us on the notion that some non-gay men are adopting children simply because they want to be a parent and haven’t found a partner that they want to be with.

It could happen.

And there could be a million dollars stored in the walls of my historic home, after some eccentric demented person lived here 60 years ago, distrusting banks. And I could eat all the chocolate in the world and not gain a pound either.

ABC News quoted one single dad who went the adoption route as saying, “Guys out here now are saying hey, you know, I can be me, you know, and still be a good parent to some kid.”

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Now, this sounds, ya know, like a super intellectual, grounded, profound reason coming from a single male who wants to go it alone…you know.

The father goes onto say, “I actually have had a lot of women go out with me once they found out I was a single adoptive dad. But that was more out of a curiosity. I was an oddity. They wanted to find out, well, why did you do it?”

Maybe he should have gotten a puppy?

I thought I was reading a parody, but then the father said that every day he questions if he did the right thing in adopting his children, but…, “When you look back on how well they’ve adjusted or you get the comments from the teachers or friends on how great those kids are, then you know I did a good job with them.”

Adoption agencies are claiming this trend is growing because the social stigma is being lifted, but they don’t have any concrete numbers to share because that kind of information apparently violates privacy laws.

It’s just a guess, but I’ll take a stab at it — that, like 16 men in the U.S. have done this.