Saturday 24 February 2018

Myers on adoption

• Under the umbrella of 'opinion', Kevin Myers (Irish Independent, July 27) claims that same-sex couples being considered as adoptive parents would be an affront to the welfare of children and to Catholic organisations involved in the adoption process.

He makes sweeping statements about how children would be harmed by such adoptions, yet there are rigorous studies debunking such statements.

Kevin Myers also asserts that children without a male role model are more at risk, but since he does not cite the study he is referring to I will assume he is referring to studies of single-parent families (which, it's worth reminding him, are not illegal).

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