On the day that my son and his wife were in the Baltimore courthouse to finalize their adoption of my grandson, 13 couples were there to adopt children. Seven of them were same-sex couples. Two men were adopting a 4- or 5-year-old boy who was deaf. What a difference those men will make in that boy’s life. How can this be considered “wrong” for all those children?

Too many of our children are living in single-parent homes — often without a father, sometimes with only a father — or in foster homes. It is important to remember that providing children with a home where they are loved and cared for gives them the best start in life. Whether the parents are a man and a woman, two men or two women is not the important piece of this picture.

A.J. Tepe, Alexandria