If you are starting the journey toward becoming an adoptive parent, you are likely considering the future challenges that you may face, and preparing yourself mentally for the endeavor. Like many things in life, going through the process of adoption is not an easy undertaking, but in the vast majority of cases, it is one of the most rewarding accomplishments of a person's life.
Adopting a child, just as having a biological child, can be one of the most simultaneously rewarding and challenging things that you will ever do. Adopting can take a great deal of planning, and it is important that you take many things into consideration before you make the commitment.
On Sept. 14, a Detroit judge decided against dismissing an American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) lawsuit that had been filed in federal court earlier this year. In the plaintiff's filing, they allege that Michigan's public child welfare purposely discriminates against those involved in same-sex relationships and individuals on religious grounds.
The traditional view of adoption is that of a male and female couple who take a baby or child in their home. However, times are changing. Considering how many marriages end in divorce, and that a child may end up in a single parent home anyway, why shouldn't single people be able to skip the wedding vows and go straight to having a child through adoption?