Good for state Rep. Willa DeCastro, R-Wichita, for giving the idea of barring gays and lesbians from adopting foster children the attention it deserved this week in her interim Joint Committee on Childrenâ€™s Issues â€” which was none. “It will not be coming out of this committee,” she said Wednesday, after suggesting earlier that it might come up as part of a larger discussion of adoption. Her reticence makes sense, as there has been no indication of any problems with adoptive parents who are homosexual. Besides, with kids in foster care averaging 4,500 a month, Kansas needs all the caring adoptive parents it can get. Wish other lawmakers could be counted on to keep that in mind next year, and similarly keep a gay adoption ban off the full Legislatureâ€™s agenda.
Posted by Rhonda Holman
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