Should single women who long to be mothers be able to adopt children?
What do you think?
My historical knowledge comes largely from Anne of Green Gables books, but my impression is that in the past single women adopted kids all the time. Before the days of good medicine and abortion there were always kids who needed to be looked after. It was seen (by L.M. Montgomery, at least) as a godly thing for a single woman to look to adopt. So why not now?
I know that adoption is very difficult these days. There aren't that many Australian kids up for adoption and adopting from overseas countries is a notoriously long and painful process.
But if these things weren't barriers? Theoretically? What do you think?
[Single women are able to foster children. In fact, most foster carers are single women.]