The Huffington Post introduces us to Steven and Roger, an Arizona couple who are raising 12 adoptive kids.
Despite living in a state where gay marriage is still prohibited, the longtime foster parents have successfully cleared several legal hurdles on their way to adopting a family that requires a 15-seat van just to go to the park, Today.com reports.
The Hams’ journey began back in 2003, when the Phoenix couple took in Michael, then 5, a victim of abuse who was living in a group home.
But Michael had other relatives in need of parents, and the Hams decided to open their home to the whole family, bringing their total brood to six, reported ABC News. Then the Ham’s added even more children: Logan, Isabel, Cooper, Olivia, Marcus and Ambrose.
While anti-gay groups are bashing gay parenting as bad for society, this article shows that parenting, whether gay, straight, married or single, is really about creating a loving, supportive, welcoming environment for kids.