Regardless of how I was raised is irrelevant.....my biological parents divorced before I was a year old......I'm thankful that I'm alive and living......but I am the person I am not because of my parents, but in spite of them!!!We're you raised by your Mom and Dad?
Gender DOESN'T make the parent and in a society were divorce happens at least 50% of the time in first heterosexual marriages and subsequently that number goes up for multiply marriages.......I'd say many children are growing up in some sort of extended family........there are many more in the foster care system as well as orphanages.....wonder why biological parents AREN'T always raising their own children? My guess is some just can't handle it and therefore throw their own kids away.......and you think because of the way you see how you want the world to be......that make you right.....and it doesn't!!!
To be honest with ya Pete.......every child deserves to be raised in a loving, stable home environment and that is usually better when their are 2 adults sharing the responsibility.......whether the 2 parents are mom/dad, aunt/uncle, grandpa/grandma, 2 mom's, 2 dad's, 2 aunt's or 2 uncle's........and this in NO WAY says that single parents are bad parents because they aren't.......and truly if ya ask kids what they want......most will tell ya......they just want to be loved and belong!!!
Now, please go twist this to meet your justifiable animosity towards those people, my family included who DON'T meet your standards of acceptance!!!