Do men adopt children more than women do?
Apparently, stats from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show that for every kid adopted by a woman, two are adopted by a men.
First reaction was: you mean we stereotypically heartless species from mars running to the rescue the poor orphans?
My immediate reaction: what does this say about gender norms? Is the stereotypically less-nurturing sex heading in droves to rescue poor orphans?
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Though the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, doesn’t list the reasons why the figures are disparate, their presumption is that men are adopting their spouse’s children in second marriages.
According to Yahoo, 1.2 million men and 613,000 women had adopted children by 2002.
Why are these figures so? Where are men getting this kind of inspiration? Do you think the legalization of gay marriage in California will influence these figures in the future?
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