A lot of people think adoption is trendy. They think those considering it are just following in the footsteps of Hollywood, à la Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt, Sandra Bullock, Connie Britton, and Charlize Theron. However, most singles who are thinking about adoption would roll their eyes and unequivocally state that it has little to do with Brangelina…or Maddox or Pax or any of the other Jolie-Pitt family members. It has to do with orphans and Love and The Gospel.
One of our more popular posts in the last few years was KB Thomas’s story of adoption on “Single and…Adopting a Child.” More recently, SingleRoots sometimes-contributor Ruth Rutherford announced she is adopting a sibling group from another country. And we know a good number of other singles who are praying about fostering or adopting children.
Still, some struggle with the question of whether or not it is good for a child to live with one parent instead of two. So is there a clear answer on whether or not singles should foster or adopt children?