Well, if we used your standard, my parents did a horrible job because I turned out gay.<quoted text>
The key here, is by their OWN married mother and father in a stable home. That's the gold standard. I was raised by mom and dad, my children are,......and you?
True.....but who doesn't want their own Mom and Dad, absent abuse of course?
Ask the kids. Seriously.....that's not the point. We all have mothers and fathers, even you. Married mom and dad in a stable home is still the hold standard.
And I'm not trying to argue that children don't want their biological parents. I'm just saying it's unrealistic to believe that every single biological parent makes a good parent.
The "Gold Standard" is a stable, supportive, loving home. Whether it's parented by biological parents or not.
Kids can hope for a good biological parents, but it's just not always available.