This is a comment by jemima101 on the post “A Single Man’s Adoption Story“.
“A beautiful post about stereotype ideas of what makes a parent help no one, men, women or children. I have written many times of the children lost because society assumes that women are born with the ability to care and nurture, the flip side of the sexist clap trap that made you jump through hoops to do something you are clearly cut out for.
“It also reminds me of something one of my partners wrote recently (I am non-monogamous) ‘Does Mark Kennedy wake up at that point in the night where absent dads in empty houses imagine they’ve heard a child’s colicky whimper?’ It made me cry in its honesty and beauty.
“People tend to assume men do not yearn, do not carry that boundless love that is all powerful, and when it comes down to it that love is all children really need.
“Your son is blessed to have such a parent, and I hope you bring attention to the underlying prejudices in the whole adoption process.”
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