Balanced Parenthood

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Does my adopted son or daughter need a mantor of his/her same gender?

Balanced Parenthood

Although you and your partner may be of the same sex, this has no bearing on how well you can raise an adopted child of either gender. Two men are just as capable of raising a healthy and happy girl child as two women are raising a boy child. However, keep in mind that your child will need gender balance in his/her life for the sole purpose of giving him or her a more well-rounded social education. Particularly if you are raising a child whose gender is different from yours and your partners, you will need to seek out positive role models who share your child's gender. These can come in the form of close friends and family members as well as teachers and community mentors.

   

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