Little did we know we were early members of the Gayby Boom: the first generation of children being raised by openly LGBTQ parents.
Indeed, the rights of the LGBTQ community have advanced at a clip far exceeding expectations since the Stonewall Uprising.
New Jersey became the first state to legalize adoption by LGBTQ parents 18 years later, and Florida became the last state to overturn its ban on LGBTQ adoption in 2010.
However, because the decision was left up to judicial discretion, often with bad news resulting for LGBTQ parents, many couples looked for alternatives.
It’s the law, it’s the way that media depicts gay families,” Simard-Halm shared.