Are same-sex parents different than traditional parents?

Chris Rice, a same-sex parent of two adopted siblings, explains how his family unit and other aspects of his family aren't any different from those of any other traditional parents
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Are same-sex parents different than traditional parents?

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When I told my mother I was thinking about adopting children, I think she was somewhat surprised. That surprised me because my mother never had a problem with the fact that I was gay; it was a non-issue. But when I mentioned it to her, she said, "Why do you want children?" And I think the answer to that is why does anyone want children. And the fact that I'm a gay man and I'm not in what society calls a traditional relationship, has no bearing whatsoever on my goals in life or how I feel about myself or what I want to contribute to the world. And I've always wanted children and I've always wanted to raise a family and watch my children grow up and make an impact on their lives. And so there are certain innate feelings about family that you have no matter what your marital status or sexual orientation is. And so my family unit is no different than anyone's family unit. My goals for myself and my children are no different than anyone's goals for themselves or their children.

Chris Rice, a same-sex parent of two adopted siblings, explains how his family unit and other aspects of his family aren't any different from those of any other traditional parents

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Chris Rice has two young children, ages two and three. He and his husband Joseph adopted their son and daughter - who are biological siblings - from the foster system. Chris works in real estate investment. Before becoming a dad, he enjoyed world travel. Now, the idea of dragging toddlers around the world makes him prefer reading about travel from the comfort of his own home. 

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